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Meaning “rest” in the seSotho language, Phomolo Safari Lodge offers a friendly and personal atmosphere with stunning views and an authentic wildlife experience. The safari lodge is built on granite rock formations situated in a privately owned game reserve. The lodge is located 30 minutes away from the Matobo (Matopos) Hills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to one of the highest concentrations of birds of prey in the world.

Attractions at Phomolo Safari Lodge include game drives, ancient rock art, fishing and bird watching. Guests are encouraged to arrange a walk and a drive to view the wildlife. The Matobo area is well known for rhinos, leopards and black eagles and guests can look forward to spotting these on some game drives. Discover hidden San tribal paintings and bowls on granite associated with the San way of life.

Delight in the tranquility of grazing game such as the zebra, wildebeest, kudu, sable, eland and impala which roam freely and can be spotted on game drives and from the lodges. Spot antelope, duiker, klipspringer, squirrels, rock daisies, warthog, waterbucks, monkeys, baboons, spring hares, badger, night apes, mongooses, meerkat in the surrounding areas.

As a self-catering venue with fully equipped kitchens, Phomolo Safari Lodge offers guests two lovely thatched suites with en suite bathrooms. The suites are built from granite and guests can choose between the honeymoon suite (Thakgalo) which sleeps two and the family suite (Moloko) which sleeps four.

Enjoy the many trails that thread themselves through the bush and rock formations enticing you with a safari experience like no other. Revel in an authentic breakaway in the midst of wildlife, complete with game viewing and African hospitality. Situated only 43 kilometres outside the second capital city of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, Phomolo is an ideal base from which to explore the attractions of the city, the Botswana Border Post and the Matobo National Park.

Phomolo also has facilities that cater for the perfect outdoor wedding ceremony. To get the Phomolo from Bulawayo, drive along Plumtree Road and turn left off the highway at the 37km peg. Following the signs, drive 6.5km to Phomolo on a good dirt road.


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