Welcome to Big Cave Camp in Matobo National Park

AboutBig Cave Camp

Big Cave Camp offers an escape back in time, an intimate retreat within a 'lodge on the rocks'. Plus a chance to see rhino (black and white) in Matobo National Park.

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Key facts of Big Cave Camp

Open All Year
Country Zimbabwe
National Park Matobo National Park
Accommodation 8 chalets
Policy All ages welcome
Big Cave Camp
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Set atop rocky hill country, Big Cave Camp offers incredible views across the Matobo National Park.
A small rustic camp, built of granite and thatch, blending in with its surroundings. The main area has a natural rock pool with a sun deck, perfect place to end the day.

You can explore the Matobo for plains game, leopard and the endangered black and white rhino! This is home of the last significant population of rhino.

There are various site with ancient rock paintings by the Khoisan in both Matobo National Park and Big Cave’s private property. These are popular cultural experience in addition to the school, Ndebele village, traditional healer and local clinic visit.

For those seeking a little bit more adventure, the owner is a mountain bike enthusiast, and will arrange races for groups too.

En suite
WiFi in main area at extra cost
Limited cell connection
Family Unit
Honeymoon suite


Each of the 8 chalets is en suite and has a private balcony to enjoy the views.
The honeymoon suite also includes a lounge area, Family suite accommodates 2 adults and 2 children with a king sized bed, setup as a twin or double, and a double-bunk bed.


Matobo is prime leopard country, in fact it has the continent’s largest population of these cats. For the best chance to see black and white rhino in Zimbabwe, this certainly is the place as there is a high concentration of this endangered species. There is also a healthy population of eland, tsessebe, greater kudu, sable, rock hyrax, bushbuck, impala, zebra, giraffe, baboon, monkey and klipspringer. Lions and elephants are however absent here.

An incredible 400 bird species (35 of which are protected), are found in Matobo making it truly a birder’s paradise. Interesting it has the highest population of black eagles in the world. Common birds include weavers, pied crow, Egyptian geese, fish eagle, martial eagle, francolin, and secretary bird.

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