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Matobo National Park

Matopos road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 241 787
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Mbila Lodge accomodation: very disappointing

Matobo National Park is stunning, despite the paucity of game (apart from abundant baboons!). We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
One of Africa’s most stunning parks, but...

Sadly the park has been badly poached out and you’ll be very lucky to see much in the way of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Matopos road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 241 787
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Matobo National Park is stunning, despite the paucity of game (apart from abundant baboons!). We stayed at Mbila Lidge, which is a National Parks Lodge - built in 2002, at Maleme Dam. Beautiful site, but the Lodge, at USD250/night was dreadful. The layout was unusual...More

Thank Lorraine1666
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly the park has been badly poached out and you’ll be very lucky to see much in the way of wildlife. Elephants have gone but there are supposed to be 20 or so rhinos, but they hide because of the poaching. There’s no proper access...More

Thank hileydangerous
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much to our surprise, this was one of our favorite game parks in all of Africa. Very cool, and they protect the rhinos here. We highly recommend making a this a stop on a trip to Zimbabwe! WORTH IT!

Thank jessicaaU9987DE
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the park was one of the best on our tour, we had a really nice guide Jordan who took us on a hike to see rhinos and we found a Group of them. really amazing to see them in real life and so Close. we...More

Thank V_2020
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A unique park where you can enjoy giant rock formations and Bushman rock art while you search for rhinos and leopards. For an impressive view of the landscape below, take the time to climb up the large granite rocks to Cecil Rhodes gravesite. If you...More

Thank WonderfulWorld59
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Spent a couple of days here, beautiful national park with amazing balancing rocks. We saw hippo and a few other small game but however no Rhino, which was sad considering it has the highest concentration of Rhino in Zim. Park rangers were alright, tried to...More

Thank lsipo
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Well what can I say, beyond amazingly awesome. Was staying in Bulawayo for a month volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary and this place kept being mentioned. We finally got to go with a group of friends on our last week and OMG it was overwhelming!!...More

Thank Lefty73
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Very peaceful setting and beautiful rolling hills. Didn't see any animals and the cost is high for foreigners but it was good to see actual history and Cecil John Rhodes resting place

Thank Bergs401
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Not far from Bulawayo. Absolutely stunning scenery seeped with true history. If you have time make sure you visit the Mother and Child rock, the cave paintings and the tomb of John Rhodes. Advisable to book a tour guide as you may miss some of...More

Thank Zoey A
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Well its hard to review Matobos in one short paragraph. But i'll give it a go, first off the common spot are accessible by most cars but better to have something with decent clearance. The common picnic spots have decent settings but the facilities are...More

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26 July 2016|
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Response from Alessio L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea as a local friend brought me there ...
25 November 2015|
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Response from MerimyB | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for the delay in answering this , I missed the email. I did not see rhinos on this trip as I was only in the park overnight and out the next morning. I was up at Rhodes grave scattering my mother's ashes. I have... More