25Apr

Big Cave bordersthe Matobo National Park. 46km from Bulawayo

Setting
On top of a granite ridge (kopje) accessible only by 4×4. Bushman paintings, caves and grain bins surround the lodge.
The Matobo Hills is home to the greatest variety and density of birds of prey anywhere in the world –

The highest concentration of Leopard in Africa – regularly heard at night at Big Cave.
One of the world’s largest concentrations of San rock art

Big Cave entrance
the lodge situated in the granite boulder strewn landscape of the Matopos

Lighting: Electric lighting in lodges, 220 v mains power. Hurricane lanterns and candlelight.

Chalets (sleeps total 14-19):
1 x Triple with en-suite flush toilet, shower and basin with hot water. Doors open onto a balcony.

4 x Twins with en-suite flush toilet, shower and basin with hot water. Doors open onto a private balcony.

twin bedroom at Big Cave
rooms all have wonderful views of the Matopos

1 x Family room (double bed and double bunk bed) with en-suite flush toilet, shower and basin with hot water. Doors open onto a private balcony, with superb views to the valley below.

1 x Honeymoon suite (2 queen beds), lounge area, with en-suite flush toilet, shower and basin with hot water. Doors open onto a private balcony

Bar / Dining : a huge rock is incorporated into the room, with trees growing through the roof. Guests all sit around the dinner table with staff and managers. Relaxed, cosy atmosphere. Romantic feel with flickering candles. Good home cooking. Bar is fully stocked with local and imported drinks.

lounge and dining area
lounge and dining area

Vehicles: 1 Toyota Hilux and 2 Land Rover (Open safari vehicles). All licenced for the Matobo National Park

ACTIVITIES:

Rhino tracking, walks, game drives, horse rides, bird watching, hiking, bush breakfasts.

Visits to caves, rock art galleries, Rhodes Grave tours, Ndebele village, school, clinic visits and Cyrene Mission, Moonlight walks

Bulawayo Natural History Museum, Khami Ruins, Bulawayo Art Gallery

Meals: Table D’hote. Special meals available by prior arrangement

Transfers: Mini Bus. To / from Bulawayo Airport, Train Station and Bulawayo surrounds.
Children: Under 12 years and sharing with parents less 50% on accommodation. Infants under 2 years are free.

Check In / Out: Arriving morning- after 11am. Arriving afternoon – after 3pm.

Departing morning – after 11am. Departing afternoon – before 2.30pm