Welcome to Matobo National Park


The national park is separated into two sections – the recreational park and the game park. The recreational area includes World’s View (a scenic viewpoint and burial site of Cecil Rhodes) and ancient San rock art caves. The widlife park may not have the most prolific animals in Zimbabwe – it's been hard hit by poaching – but it remains one of the best places to see both black and white rhinos (although the black rhinos are difficult to spot).


Top experiences in Matobo National Park

Matobo National Park activities

$2001.50 Multi-day & Extended Tours

14-Day Small Group South Africa Safari from Johannesburg

A 14 day accommodated adventure highlighting the best in Southern Africa, connecting to African grass routes, incorporating the panoramic sights of Mpumalanga and the Big 5 of Kruger. Cruising the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers with hippos and crocodiles, walking the Polokwane National Game Reserve, Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe, viewing elephant in Botswana, feeling the wet Zambezi spray off the thundering Victoria Falls, gliding the waterways of the Okavango Delta in a mokoro and open vehicle game drives in Chobe and Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

$1117.90 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Small Group Kruger and Victoria Falls Safari from Johannesburg

Day 1: Johannesburg - Hazyview - Kruger National Park (D)Depart Johannesburg and drive through Mpumalanga province. Stop at the Blyde River Canyon to view Three Rondavels rock formations. After lunch you continue to your accommodation, set in attractive gardens situated an hour or so drive from Kruger National Park. Overnight: Nsele LodgeDay 2: Hazyview - Kruger National Park (B/D)Board the 4x4 game viewing vehicles for a day in Kruger National Park. The park is home to over 505 species of birds and 148 species of mammals as well as good numbers of reptiles and abundant flora. Game drive morning and afternoon with a break during the middle of the day to enjoy the peace of the rest camp and wait out the hottest part of the day (when wildlife is usually less active). Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Nsele LodgeDay 3: Kruger National Park - Polokwane (B/D)Leave the Kruger area and travel across undulating country-side to the northern town of Polokwane.  Arriving in Polokwane, you enter the nearby Game Reserve and set out on foot to explore (sensible footwear recommended). Being on foot may allow you closer views of some of the gentler animals of the reserve. Overnight: Boma in the bush or similar Day 4: Polokwane - Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (B/D)This morning you make your way across the north of South Africa to the border where you cross into Zimbabwe. After border formalities at the bustling and busy Beitbridge, you continue on to Bulawayo. Free time to explore. Overnight: Travellers Guest House or similar Day 5: Bulawayo - Matobo National Park (B/D)Meet your guides for your visit and game drive into Matobo. Situated a short distance outside of Bulawayo, the wind-sculptured Matobo Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings. The reserve has the largest concentration of Black and White Rhino in Africa.Accommodation: Travellers Guest House or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)Day 6: Bulawayo - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (B/D)Departing Bulawayo, you continue north to Victoria Falls, arriving early afternoon. The Victoria Falls themselves are only a short walk and the town has a variety of markets, shops, cafes within easy distance. Later you visit the Victoria Falls National Park itself.End with a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.Accommodation: Sprayview Hotel or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)Day 7: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (B)Tour ends after breakfast. Please Note: Each small group tour has a Safari Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at $620 per person 

$1693.58 Multi-day & Extended Tours

12-Day Small Group Delta and Chobe Waterways Tour from Johannesburg

See Africa at its best on this small group safari tour. Experience the spiritual Matobo National Park, the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, huge elephant herds at Chobe National Park and Mokoro safaris through the Okavango Delta. Marvel at sunsets over the Kalahari Desert and encounter rhinos at Khama Rhino before heading back to the city of Gold, Johannesburg.

$5130 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day Zimbabwe Highlights Tour from Harare

From Harare you'll journey to the Eastern Highlands and experience the Bvumba Mountains, then head for Masvingo with a tour of the Great Zimbabwe ruins, a national monument and World Heritage Site. We visit the Matobo Hills and enjoy a tour of the Matobo National Park. Make your way to Hwange National Park and enjoy open-vehicle game drives on the Hwange concession, and visit the Painted Dog Sanctuary. Travel to the district of Binga towards Lake Kariba's south-western shore, getting ready for spectacular views and dramatic sunsets! Relax on scenic boat cruises and enjoy time at leisure at the lake. Transfer to Victoria Falls, with the perfect opportunity to extend your trip to include the impressive Victoria Falls.

$1619 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Days Victoria Falls to Johannesburg

ItineraryDay 1: Victoria FallsTonight, the adventure begins but feel free to explore your surroundings before your welcome meeting. Your time in the small town of Victoria Falls can be filled with a variety of activities.  Please be back in time to meet your group at 18:00. After introductions, your Tour Leader will review the details of your trip.  Day 2: Victoria Falls to Gwango (Hwange area)Today we continue to Gwango Heritage Resort which is situated just outside Hwange National Park, named after a local chief. This park is the largest park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14,650 square kilometres. B & D Day 3: Gwango (Hwange area) to BulawayoWe head south towards Matobo National Park, which is at the Matobo or Matopos Hills, a scenic area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys. Banff Lodge, in the leafy suburb of Ilanda, Bulawayo will be your home for the next two nights.  B & D Day 4: Bulawayo (Matobo National Park)Enjoy a day full day game drive in the Matobo National Park. Visitors to Matobo National Park regularly spot white and black rhino, sable antelope, and impala, among other wildlife. B, L & D Day 5: Bulawayo to MusinaWe cross the Zimbabwe / South Africa Border and overnight at the Bolayi Game Lodge. Klein Bolayi Game Lodge is set in the Limpopo Valley, in the heart of the world`s largest concentration of Baobab trees, surrounded by fascinating granite outcrops in pristine bushveld vegetation.   B & D Day 6: Musina to JohannesburgToday you travel to Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city, and also known as Egoli, or The City of Gold, referring to the gold mining history of this fast-paced city. Book a day or two post tour to explore this fast-paced city.   B Day 7: JohannesburgOur last goodbye, a healthy breakfast, and the end of another incredible tour.

$1112 Outdoor Activities

7 Days Victoria Falls to Johannesburg Camping

ItineraryDay 1: Victoria FallsTonight, the adventure begins but feel free to explore your surroundings before your welcome meeting. Your time in the small town of Victoria Falls can be filled with a variety of activities.Day 2: Victoria Falls to Gwango (Hwange area)After breakfast, we continue to Gwango situated just outside Hwange National Park, named after a local chief. This park is the largest park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14,650 square kilometres. Look forward to an included afternoon open vehicle game drive on the Estate. B, L & DDay 3: Gwango (Hwange area) to Matobo National Park (Bulawayo)We head south towards Matobo National Park, which is at the Matobo or Matopos Hills, a scenic area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys. We overnight at Big Cave Camp, in preparation for a full day of activities on Day 4.  B, L & DDay 4: Bulawayo (Matobo National Park)Enjoy a day filled with the best that Matobo National Park offers, a guided rhino walk, and game drive bring you as close as possible with these ancient looking giants. Visitors to Matobo National Park regularly spot white and black rhino, sable antelope, and impala, among other wildlife. Return to Big Cave Camp after your exciting day and enjoy a sundowner while watching another spectacular African sunset.  B, L & DDay 5: Bulawayo to MusinaWe cross the Zimbabwe / South Africa Border and overnight at the Bolayi Game Lodge. The Lodge is set in the Limpopo Valley, in the heart of the world`s largest concentration of Baobab trees, surrounded by fascinating granite outcrops in pristine bushveld vegetation.  B, L & DDay 6: Musina to JohannesburgOur last night is spent in Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city, also known as Egoli, or The City of Gold, referring to the gold mining history of this fast-paced city. Book a day or two post tour to explore the city.  A visit to Gold Reef City, the amusement park and museum built on an old mine shaft will give you the opportunity for a ride on the Shaft of Terror, a vertical-drop roller coaster that is known as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Africa due to its sheer 47-metre drop. For the historically inclined there is the ever-popular Soweto tour or just jump on a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus to discover Johannesburg at your own pace.   Tonight, you can dine in one of the many excellent restaurants the city offers.  B & L Day 7: Johannesburg Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast, and the end of another incredible tour.  B

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