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46KM peg, Matobo Kezi Rd, Matobo National Park - The Matopos Zimbabwe
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#3 of 8 Speciality lodging in Matobo National Park - The Matopos
Big Cave Camp reposes atop an enormous granite whaleback commanding inspirational views across the famous Matobo National Park. Big Cave Camp has a four star lodge with restaurant, as well as a well equipped camp site with adjacent Ndebele village. Sophisticated African architecture incorporates colossal boulders into a luxuriously appointed thatched lodge positioned amidst ancient Khoisan rock art.Retire at a day's end to the natural rock-pool and sundeck, the Leopard`s Lair lounge and bar, a cave-style boma for pre-dinner drinks or the popular lodge library. The seven thatched A-frame lodges, each with en-suite bathroom and private balcony, resonate African creative flair.Find solitude within an intimate retreat as secluded as the original Kalanga grain bins that nestle amongst the rocks.
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46KM peg, Matobo Kezi Rd, Matobo National Park - The Matopos Zimbabwe
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Candi K wrote a review Sep 2018
16 contributions3 helpful votes
This was a experience of a lifetime, staying in the rocks and boulders, the views magnifasint,the staff very nice ,the food great ,tawanga and Shepard where great guides saved us during a rhino encounter,lmao✌,thank you , Lynn is a great inn keeper, we recommend you stay here ,great fun
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave Camp
Responded 13 Sep 2018
Thank so much for the enthusiastic and fun review!! We are so pleased you enjoyed the rhino and staff. The rhino encounter is certainly special. Hope to have you back soon. Best Dave Waddy
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JSunFla wrote a review Aug 2018
18 contributions3 helpful votes
Can’t rave enough about Big Cave Camp and the incredible hospitality, food and experiences we had. The setting, atop a massive rock outcrop is amazing. Essentially the lodge is built amongst all the boulders that make up the vast landscape. There are even bush paintings on site. The manager, Lin Goodwin, was a wonderful hostess. Ask her about the leopard in the lodge story! Our guides were fabulous- friendly, knowledgeable and fun! The food was excellent. We wanted for nothing. They arranged a thrilling rhino viewing, cave tours and awesome hikes. We visited local schools and homes, which we highly recommend. Life there is juuuust a little different than what you may be experiencing. This is not the place where you’ll safari like in Kruger or Hwange. More desert-like
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave Camp
Responded 29 Aug 2018
Hi Jason. Thanks so much for your incredibly enthusiastic review, and the staff and myself are thrilled that you had such a memorable stay. Cant wait to see you back with us again!! Best Dave Waddy
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Ferg42995 wrote a review Aug 2018
Texas403 contributions35 helpful votes
What a wonderful and surprising lodge! It is built directly into the hills and gigantic boulders of the region. The rooms are very comfortable with nice working showers. Dining is delicious and it is fun to meet other guests in the dining room or around the nightly bonfire. There are multiple tours you can elect to participate in for an added fee. We did the Rhino Tracking Tour, World's View and Cave Painting Tour, and the sundowner safari and hike. All were worth the fee and added so much to the trip. Stay here for the beautiful views and the extreme uniqueness of staying amongst the boulders!
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Date of stay: July 2018
Response from DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave Camp
Responded 23 Aug 2018
Thanks so much for taking time to review Big Cave. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Matopos is certainly something fairly unique, so we are thrilled you managed to take the tours and enjoy it! Best Dave Waddy
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mhuehn604679 wrote a review Aug 2018
Zagreb, Croatia1 contribution
The view from this camp is breath taking. From our leopard chalet (family chalet) we could look out on the rocks in front of it or on the the opposite side. We will never forget the evening walk with Sherpard, which was very informative and sort of adventurous. The Matobo National Park nearby has a lot to see.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Response from David W, Owner at Big Cave Camp
Responded 18 Aug 2018
Thanks for taking the time to review Big Cave. We really appreciate your thoughts and experiences! Hope to have you back soon. Best Dave
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rhanna546372 wrote a review Jul 2018
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Located on the edge of the matobo national park, a jewel in the southern Africa landscape. The Big Cave is a wonderful location and the experience is enhanced by great service, good wholesome food and one of the best guiding teams we have met.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Response from DaveWCapeTown, Owner at Big Cave Camp
Responded 23 Jul 2018
Hi Rhanna. Thanks so much for the tremendous review. I will convey your thoughts to the staff immediately. They will be thrilled for sure! We really hope to have you visit again soon. Best Regards Dave Waddy
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US$190 - US$281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ZimbabweMatabeleland South ProvinceMatobo National Park - The Matopos
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