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Matobo National Park

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Address: Matopos road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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+263 9 241 787

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Most beautiful place I have ever been

Stunning,spectacular and all the other superlatives will never be adequate to describe the beauty of Motapos. Rock painting by ancient bushmen 7,500 years ago as fresh as if 100... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
mikeynaas
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning,spectacular and all the other superlatives will never be adequate to describe the beauty of Motapos. Rock painting by ancient bushmen 7,500 years ago as fresh as if 100 years old and beautiful views as far as the eye can see. Rock formations with granite boulders balancing at peculiar angles add to a sense of being in paradise. I can... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately game is now scarce in this park due to poaching, and the comments in the Comment Book, since Sept 2015 said the same thing: no game.... The scenery is spectacular, however, but tragically lacking animals.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am visiting Zimbabwe primarily as a tourist from San Diego California. We have an amazing Safari Park in San Diego where a great effort is being made to preserve African animals. It has been my life dream to visit a nature preserve in Africa, so when the opportunity arose to travel with friends who have good personal relationships with... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will be at peace when you visit Matopos, its refreshing even though it was just a day trip but, worth it. Especially the balancing rocks yooooo!! there are marvelous, stunning. Climbing to the Rhode's grave and the 'View of the World" that view is amazing...splendid..you definitely can't resist the view.. its lovely!!!!!!. The gate fees are manageable as well... More 

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Thank Bruce H
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The balancing rocks are a marvel of nature. It is well maintained and reasonable sized park. I would recommend at least one night stay, though unfortunately we could not stay due to lack of time. Beautiful scenery and wildlife. Saw dik dik, mongoose, impala and a lot of other animals. The climb to Rhodes's grave requires some physical fitness but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely lovely place that I return to again and again. I take wildlife/birding photos and this place is a gem worth visiting.

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Thank zimsmith
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

National Parks staff are helpful and friendly. The roads are in good condition and Matopos is so beautiful right after the rain. Game spotted, impala, warthog, monkeys, duiker, bush buck, klipspringer and baboons! It is disappointing to see so many cows in the park though, we were advised the fence has been cut.

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Thank sheralyn s
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Matobo National Park has always been a must Visit, it houses the very old gain bins believed to have been used by the bushman and the kalanga tribe, it houses the rock art painting, patterns of granite rocks and boulders, the mother and child rock, the weathering patterns have curved the rocks so beautiful that you might think it's man... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 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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Thank Ioakeem K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 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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