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Matobo Hills

Covering 3000 square kilometres of Matabeleland in south-western Zimbabwe, a profusion of huge granite masses rise up to form a sea of hills.
These are the Matobo Hills of Zimbabwe, massive boulders that form natural shelters, which forty thousand years ago became home to the 'San', Zimbabwe’s earliest inhabitants. These ancient Zimbabwe bushman used the rock faces as canvases to record their history in the form of their unique and extraordinary art, leaving a legacy of outstanding rock paintings.

Mzilikazi, founder of the Ndebele nation, named the Matobo Hills "amaTobo", as the smooth granite boulders reminded him of the bald heads of his old indunas. Mzilikazi is interred in Matobo Hills in a hillside tomb. His possessions, including wagons and furniture, have been sealed for over a century in a cave nearby, and visitors can view this fascinating collection through small openings in the rocks.

When looking for Matobo Hills accommodation, you will find the essence of tranquillity at Big Cave Camp - Matobo Hills Bush Lodge (catered) accommodation which squats atop an enormous granite whaleback, commanding inspirational views across the famous Zimbabwe Matobo Hills National Park. The colossal boulders are incorporated into the luxuriously appointed thatched lodge positioned amidst the ancient Matobo Hills Khoisan rock art.
Voted in the top 3 Zimbabwe safari lodges, Camp Amalinda - Matobo Hills Bush Lodge (catered) accommodation is 'an African inspired refuge', where world-class facilities combine with the spiritual energy, allure and unique beauty for which Matobo Hills is so celebrated. It is here in Matobo Hills that you'll find the highest concentration of leopard and black eagle in the world, as well as a healthy population of the endangered black and white rhino.

Matobo Hills is known as a living cultural landscape, situated in the heart of Zimbabwe's Matabelaland, just 35km south of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe - the second largest city in Zimbabwe. To get there, take the A47 leading to the south-west from Bulawayo, and after driving about 35 minutes along the well-tarred road, you'll see Matobo Hills, some of the most breathtaking granite scenery in the world.

If you're visiting Matobo Hills and need accommodation in Bulawayo, you'll find comfortable Bulawayo Bush Lodge (catered) accommodation near Bulawayo on the Matopos road, in the heart of the Matopos World Heritage site. At 'The Farmhouse', you can relax by the poolside or spend the evening around the open campfire in the enclosed traditional boma. This Bulawayo bush lodge accommodation is the ideal location from which visitors can discover the many natural wonders of the Zimbabwe Matobo Hills.

While exploring Matobo Hills, make sure you visit the grave of Cecil John Rhodes on the summit of Malindidzimu, the 'Place of Benevolent Spirits'.
Cecil John Rhodes lies buried in the Matobo Hills of Zimbabwe, on a massive granite formation called 'World's View'. Rhodes made the Matobo National Park a gift to the people of Bulawayo, and since his death his burial place has become a place of pilgrimage for thousands of people.

There is no beauty and mystery greater than the brooding majesty of Zimbabwe's Matobo Hills, a place that should be on every visitor to Zimbabwe's itinerary.

The Matobo Hills .... if only they could speak.

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It is our mission to search for, and recruit a wide selection of suitable Matobo Hills accommodation, particularly the more popular categories such as Matobo Hills bush lodge accommodation, Matobo Hills bed and breakfast accommodation, Matobo Hills self catering accommodation, Matobo Hills guest house accommodation, and other Matobo Hills lodges such as self catering cottages in Matobo Hills, and Matobo Hills hotels.
We strive to present a mixture of upmarket Matobo Hills accommodation, and affordable accommodation (to suit all pockets and tastes), especially for self catering accommodation in Matobo Hills, which is a category more geared for family holiday accommodation in Matobo Hills.
Matobo Hills hotels should be considered for business or holiday accommodation in Matobo Hills (or in towns near Matobo Hills).

Suitable Matobo Hills accommodation can also be found in nearby towns such as Bulawayo, 40.1km from Matobo Hills.

We recommend that, if in doubt about accommodation quality, and to put your mind at ease, you should consider Star Graded accommodation in Matobo Hills, whether it be Star Graded self catering Matobo Hills accommodation, or Star Graded Matobo Hills bed and breakfast accommodation. See here for our Star Graded Matobo Hills accommodation page.
Be sure to check our other Special Categories for Matobo Hills pet friendly accommodation, or Matobo Hills conference accommodation, Matobo Hills wedding venues and Matobo Hills accommodation that sleeps 10 or more persons, etc. etc.

Afrikaans alternate search phrase - Matobo Hills akommodasie or Matobo Hills akomodasie.

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WhereToStay Matobo Hills accommodation ranges from a variety of specific categories such as Matobo Hills self catering accommodation to Matobo Hills b and b accommodation and many more.

More sought after Matobo Hills accommodation categories include Matobo Hills pet-friendly and Matobo Hills wheelchair-friendly accommodation. If you are specifically pursuing these Matobo Hills accommodation categories, then we highly recommend that you contact the accommodation owner directly to ensure that the facilities are satisfactory and to your liking.
The Matobo Hills pet-friendly accommodation and the Matobo Hills wheelchair-friendly accommodation facilities can vary between large Matobo Hills Hotels as well as small room only accommodation. Self catering Matobo Hills accommodation will occupy the majority of these listings.

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