Matobo National Park occupies a total area of 44 500 hectares. Established in 1953, the park was awarded World Heritage Status in June 2003. The park is an Intensive Protection Zone for endangered black and white rhinoceros. Matobo National Park is in southwest Zimbabwe about 42 kms from Bulawayo, roughly a 40 mins drive.
It’s known for the Matobo Hills, a range of balancing rock formations created by erosion of the granite plateau. The walls of Nswatugi Cave feature Stone Age rock art. The park has significant populations of black eagles and both black and white rhinos The Matobo National Park offers a diverse package of tourist attractions and activities.
The national park is well known for its unique balancing rock features with the popular “mother and child” balancing rocks. There are curio souvenir sales crafted by the local communities around the park. The park has a quiet and unpolluted environment idea for outdoor outings with friends, family, schools, churches, and corporates
The Matobo National Park is excellent for educational trips for schools, colleges and universities because of its rich history, geography and tourism.
- Unique balancing rocks in the park.
- The Grave of Cecil John Rhodes
- Wildlife and flora and fauna
- Cultural villages and community craft centres
Maleme lodges for self-catering accommodation in Matopos. The Maleme has 23 facilities, 3 executive, 15 standard self-contained lodges and 5 chalets with communal ablutions. Facilities have a capacity of 80 guests at full capacity. There are kiosks within the park at the entrance points and at Maleme lodges.
For visitor communication, Matopos National Park has WiFi and for entertainment we have DStv at the reception lounge. Renovations of lodges are in progress with Zebra Lodge is first one bedroom lodge to be renovated and last done so far.
The park has camping sites that include Maleme, Sandy Spruit, Mtshelele, Togwana and Mesilume.
Your answer lies in the Matopo Conference Centre for all your conferencing needs. Carry capacity is 40 clients, with modern equipment moveable projection screen and projector.
Picnic sites at Sandy Spruit, Maleme, Mtshelele, Mpopoma, Mesilume dams and Rhodes Grave and other unpopular sites for family, church, corporate and other outings.
Fishing is done in different dams namely, Mpopoma, Maleme, Togwana, Sandy Spruit and Mesilume.
A boat launch can be done at Mtshelele Dam, while you are in Matopos, you can enjoy our sports facilities from tennis, basketball, volleyball to pool @ Maleme Lodges. Schools and clubs can come to tournaments and practices.