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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

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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.

  • Game Viewing

    See a selection of game in Matobo National Park, plains game, leopard as well as both black and white rhino (rhino are best tracked on foot) . The park has the last significant population of rhino in the country.

  • Mountain Biking

    Fantastic terrain for mountain biking. The owner can arrange racing adventures as well for groups.

  • World's View

    Learn a bit of Zimbabwe's history with this historical setting, where Cecil John Rhodes was buried and spiritual home of the local Ndebele people.

  • Birding

    Any keen birder will be delighted at Big Cave as there is the highest concentrations of birds of prey anywhere in the world. The Black Eagle and the elusive Cape (Mackinder's) Eagle Owl are major highlights.

  • Cultural Tour

    A step into the lives of the local people which includes a visit to a school, traditional healer, Ndebele villages, and the local clinic.

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.

The 8 chalets are A-frame granite under thatch, en suite, with private balconies. They include a family chalet, a honeymoon suite and 6 standard twins.

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