Take an educational journey into Zimbabwe’s rich cultural past with a rock painting walk in the Matobo Hills. The area is encased in history, with a myriad of archaeological sites accessible from your safari lodge in the Matobos.
In 2003, the hills were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to their formation over 2 billion years ago, with granite being forced to the surface. Over 3,000 registered rock art sites are present in the area, and during your rock paintings walk, you can explore these sites, which contain various archaeological finds dating as far back as the Pre-Middle Stone Age.
When exploring the old Matobo Hills rock painting, you will find that the area most certainly delivers on a grand scale. It boasts one of the highest concentrations of rock art in the world, with cave walls adorned with detailed and abstract art. This provides clear insight as well as incites interpretation of past events.
A rock painting walk in Matobo Hills is truly like no other African safari experience. A professional guide will lead you along the paths of history on your cultural journey as you peek into the past. Walk in the footsteps of giants, read the tales of ancient rock art and feast your eyes upon granite formations. This experience will leave you appreciating the landscapes that represent the cultural foundations of Zimbabwe. The best place to stay in Matobo Hills is Big Cave Camp.