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Welcome to Matobo Hills Lodge! Matobo Hills Lodge was designed and constructed by Touch The Wild and was built using local labour and material. It opened in August 1992.The lodge is situated within a private nature reserve bordering the Matobo National Park and is surrounded by some of the most spectacular granite scenery in the world. The Matobo Hills are renowned not only for their beauty and abundant flora and fauna but also for their unique historical, cultural and spiritual significance. The granites of Matobo were formed over three thousand million years ago and have been carved by the erosive forces of nature into a remarkable gallery of sculptured rock covering several thousand square kilometres.In general terms two types of granite hills occur in Matobo. The chaotic jumbles of rocks and balancing boulders or ' castle kopjies' have been created by erosion working along the horizontal and vertical lines of weakness that formed as the ancient granites cooled. The massive ' whale backed' domes or ' dwalas' are the result of spheroidal weathering or 'onion skin peeling' that occurs during sudden changes in temperature. All of these forces of erosion act at an excruciatingly slow pace and it has taken nature hundreds of millions of years to create the incredible landscape we see today. Unfortunately she is not yet content with her efforts and her erosive power continues to act upon the surfaces of the rock. Nature will only rest when all the granites are gone and the Matobo becomes a flat, featureless sandy plain. Luckily for us this is going to take several more hundred million years so for now at least, we can continue to enjoy this amazing wilderness in all it's complexity. The northern section of the hills is a national park and it's wooded gorges and open valleys are home to a wide range of wildlife species including black and white rhinoceros, giraffe, sable antelope, kudu, impala, zebra, wildebeest and tsessebe.
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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed two nights and had three days packed with activities. The food was to the point. and Bheki was a wonderful guide! Just for future marketing it would be good that Matobo clarifies that the all inclusive amount don't include drinks and National park...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We amazed our family by taking them to Matobo Hills Lodge and what an unforgettable experience it was for all 7 of us! Unforgettable views, game viewing, delicious meals, superb service by a very hospitable staff -- the only thing we regret is that we...More

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Thank Sylvia W
Response from MatoposHillsLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Matobo Hills LodgeResponded 17 January 2018

Dear Sylviaw Thank you for your review, Matobo Hills lodge staff and management are glad we could make your day extra special. The views are well worth it and the scenery that surrounds the lodge definitely breathtaking. It was truly our pleasure hosting you. All...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights at the lodge as part of a three week safari tour of Southern Africa. The lodge was one of the best places that we stayed, both for its location and food and comfort. Our chalet style room was spacious, clean...More

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Response from MatoposHillsLodge, Managing Director at Matobo Hills LodgeResponded today

Thank you so much for visiting us and leaving a wonderful review. This is one of our favorite reviews, it is wonderful to hear about the Fantastic Team Spirit at the lodge. We are very proud of our work, under sometimes difficult conditions and generous...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunately we visited this lodge during a cold spell in Zimbabwe. The restaurant could not be used as it is open to the environment, and unfortunately the doors on the hall do not close properly and it remained cold. Also collecting food on the verandas...More

Thank Klaus G
Response from MatoposHillsLodge, Owner at Matobo Hills LodgeResponded today

Dear Klaus G Thank you so much for visiting us and for leaving us and honest and candid review. It is a company motto that we continually try to get better every single day. Thank you for your constructive feedback, as a management team we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were welcomed like old friends when we arrived later than expected. The new managers made sure we had everything we needed. They were without power but managed to provide bacon, toast, even ice for gin and tonics! The food was excellent,we enjoyed two safaris....More

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sandysue84
26 August 2017|
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Response from MatoposHillsLodge | Property representative |
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KarenRoos
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Hi Karen, apologies for not responding. If you ever need to contact us: (+263) 9 479 909
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5 August 2014|
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Hi, we have fans that keep them at bay, apologies for not responding, we only managed to get a hold of this section to answer lately. Regards,
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"Bulawayo is a very hot city but the rooms at Matobo lodge are very much cool without the use of a fan."
namataim2018
2 days ago
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"Room below the hill"
kropash
3 weeks ago
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"Good views, all round."
NorthStar819540
27 Sep 2018
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"the farther guest houses are secluded."
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17 Jul 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$241 - US$298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ZimbabweMatabeleland South ProvinceMatobo National Park - The Matopos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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