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Matobo National Park

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Address: Matopos road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Phone Number: +263 9 241 787
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Ikes Journey

A real special majestic place with a playground of mountains... balancing rocks.. the area has a soothing effect on you.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Ioakeem K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A real special majestic place with a playground of mountains... balancing rocks.. the area has a soothing effect on you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Peaceful and beautiful. It is a shame the rhino had to be dehorned but I understand the reason behind it. Definitely need to visit this place on your trip

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Talmei Yosef, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A short hike up the granite rock brings us to the top, "View of the World" where Rhodes' grave is surrounded by unusual natural rock formations. The rocks are bare of any form of plant, but home to hundreds of blue-headed Rainbow Skinks and the shy orange-headed blue Agama lizard. Worth the visit - a must for your bucket list.

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Wonderful to be back so lovely and majestic. Sad to see the drought toll and the Malemi dam empty... Stayed at Eagles Nest. No power (storm took it out) but staff helped with use of a gas freezer.

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Cecil John Rhodes for all his other faults had an amazing eye for real estate and it is no wonder he chose to be buried in the Matopos.

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are after massive number of animals, this park probably not for you. If you like peace , tranquility, no other vehicles and scenery which can not be described, this is for you. It seems that some power has been playing " rock " lego. Of course there are all types of wildlife here and there are even leopards,... More 

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Thank David G
Hwange, Zimbabwe
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

charged exorbitantly for various activities without any value for money ,the scenic beauty is ok .but wild life sighting sp rhinos is poor .didnt see any in my last three visits.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Well I have been out to the Matopos several times, but this time i had not been out in while, so i was really looking froward to it. Well we took the trip out, and to my surprise and disappointment, there are now many payment points in the park. Before one just paid at the main entrance and that covered... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure to view the beautiful scenery and see the historical sites. Disappointing to see copious amounts of (privately owned) cattle grazing and hear their bells constantly, when the Nations wildlife is supposed to be protected, prolific and visible in this "secured" and (unfortunayely-no longer) wilderness area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This place is magical ! Drive on your own if you have a good car, low car might be difficult. Don't miss Cecil Rhodes grave at the top ! Beautiful sunset from up there.

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