Beautiful accommodation made in the rocks. A really individual place and a very friendly manager and helpful staff. Really enjoyed our stay there but it was very expensive. Decided not to do the tours as just couldn't afford them, and a shame nothing was offered as a substitute. Also the bikes we were hoping to use weren't available. The pool was nice but could be much nicer if there were towels and better sunbeds etc. The food was good, but early start for breakfast especially as it was just us there. A lovely place and it has even more potential than what it has got at the moment, but i dont think it was good value for money.
We spent a couple of nights at Big Cave - our second trip there after a gap of 20 years - and had a wonderful time. Lin and her team, including Thabi and Eugene in the dining room, were first rate; friendly and attentive. Our guides, Shepherd and Tawanda, were outstanding and really went out of their way to make our game drives (including a walk with rhinos!) and other visits fun and interesting. The camp itself is spectacular, perched on top of the rocks and our little cottage was spotless, comfortable and well equipped. The food was delicious and plentiful. And the evening campfire was such a lovely, relaxing experience after a busy day in the bush.
Location: Beautiful setting with view over the valley and sunrise from the balcony of our room. Not in the middle of the national park but about 20 km from the main entrance. I would recommend warm clothing because it can get chilly in the open game drive vehicle (even though blankets were provided). Check in: The parking lot is down the hill where the lodge is located and they provide a free jeep to bring the clients and luggage up. Check in was very smooth. Rooms: Very nice beds and bed linen - no luxury but everything you need There was no electricity (fire at electricity company) while we were but they managed to prepare nice meals for us. We enjoyed our talks with Sheppard and Lynn very much and like how they take the time to have meals with the guests. They are…
The Big Cave lodge is in a beautiful location just outside the park. Excellent chalets that are one with the environment. Very knowledgeable guides with deep understanding of the local legends and history. excellent food too. We enjoy every minute.
The lodge is very well located being just a short drive from the Matopos National Park. It is very quiet and commands lovely views over the surrounding hills. The lodge is not luxurious but the rooms are very pretty and very comfortable. They have their own patio.The bathroom is rustic but everything works perfectly. Our room included full board: the meals were excellent and the communal table provided entertainment with like-minded travelers. The icing on the cake were the presence of Lynn the manageress (warm and always helpful) and Sheppard, our appropriatedly named guide, who took us to walk with rhinoceroses and showed us some amazing and well hidden stone paintings - always with a smile! I would definitely recommend the lodge