Matobo National Park


The Matobo Hills are quintessential Zimbabwe. These imposing smooth stacked boulders have been witness to a great deal of Zimbabwe history ranging from the ancient San (Bushmen) who  decorated hundreds of rocks,  Lobengula's fierce skirmishes, to the final resting place of colonialist Cecil John Rhodes after whom Rhodesia was named after.
The Matobo National Park is known for its high concentrations of leopard and healthy population of rhino -  both the black and white varieties. Here one can enjoy game viewing, safari walks with qualified guides and even a spot of fishing. Cecil John Rhodes'  tomb in the rocks is at a place known as View of the World which looks over an endless vista of untouched Africa is definitely worth a visit.

If you are a cultural history fan, you will marvel at the many amazing San art examples on offer. Even if you're not a history buff, just seeing these ancient artworks really brings home the realisation that we are just one of many layers of humanity that have passed before us.