Matopos

Matopos, also known as Matopo Hills, is an area located in Matobo National Park, South East Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, characterized by a striking assemblage of granite hills. Over the course of thousands of years, these unique hills were shaped by the relentless forces of river erosion, resulting in their distinctive appearance. Within this beautiful landscape, one can find extraordinary caves adorned with ancient Khoekhoe paintings, bearing testimony to the rich cultural heritage of the region. These caves also serve as valuable archaeological sites, revealing evidence of stone and iron age civilizations that once thrived in the area. In fact, the Matopos boast an exceptionally high concentration of rock paintings, ranking among the highest in Southern Africa.

With their imposing size and towering height of approximately 1,500 meters, the Matopos cover a vast expanse of around 3,100 square kilometers, making them a truly awe-inspiring sight to behold. The grandeur and historical significance of these hills make them a must-visit destination for those seeking to marvel at the wonders of nature and unravel the mysteries of the past.

Matopos Wildlife

Safari Ideas for Matopos

For an unparalleled experience in the Matopos area, make sure to book your stay at Big Cave Camp. This exceptional camp offers a gateway to the wonders of Matobo National Park, where you can indulge in thrilling activities that highlight the region’s unique features and rich history.

Experience an exhilarating rhino tracking expedition, as the Matobo National Park is home to these massive creatures, part of the renowned Big Five. Scale granite hills of historical significance within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, uncovering ancient rock paintings that provide glimpses into the past. Pay homage to Cecil John Rhodes’ grave, a figure of historical significance. Visiting Matopos promises a thrilling adventure infused with rich history. Choose Big Cave Camp as your base for an unforgettable experience that seamlessly blends natural wonders, cultural heritage, and awe-inspiring moments.

Safari Packages in Matopos with Hideaways

Planning your holiday in Matopos is easy with Hideaways. Use Big Cave Camp as your exclusive base for exploring this magnificent area.

Plan Your Safari

Get in touch with our dedicated reservations department, where our consultants are eager to assist you in selecting the ideal destination and lodge that perfectly aligns with your preferences.  Let our experts guide you through the exciting possibilities and help you craft a trip that will create lasting memories.

Explore More Destinations

Matobo Hills Zimbabwe rhino tracking safari

Matopos

Matopos, also known as Matopo Hills, is an area located in Matobo National Park, South East Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, characterized by a striking assemblage of granite

Hluhluwe River Cruise

Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park

Occupying nearly a thousand square kilometres in central KwaZulu-Natal, Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park proudly carries its status as the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa. A safari

Animals Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park

Located in northern Zimbabwe, on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Mana Pools National Park is wild and provides a true ‘out of Africa’

Khwai River - Hippo

Khwai River

The wilderness area around the Khwai River, Botswana makes this destination a true African safari gem. It extends from the mighty Okavango River all the