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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet and peaceful in the bush, amongst rocks and caves. Very unique and different. Had a great morning bush walk; several animals around in the afternoon; close to Matobo National Park to explore World's View; good facilities and service; excellent food.

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Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay, and our chefs will be particurlarly pleased with your review of our food :) Best Dave

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This camp is located on a large private reserve and is built on a hill with panoramic views across the park to other hills and with the typical sight of rocks precariously balanced at all angles on view for miles in the distance. The approach is via a dirt track and the feel is of total isolation. The camp consists...

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Hi Mike. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am very proud of our staff, and I think you really made mention of this. They are very enthusiastic, and we are so glad that this comes through. We really hope to see you again soon in the Matobo Hils. Best Dave

Old Bar, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Our stay here was great.We needed time to recuperate and relax and swimming in the rock pool,walking over the rocks,breathing in and taking in the awesome views,dining with other travellers and restful sleep in the thatch room-bliss.

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Thank you very much for your super review. We are so glad you managed to relax enjoy our facilities!! best Dave

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a well refined lodge, seamlessly blending with the spectacular environment of the Matopos. The chalets are all beautiful, all have a view over the valley and into the hills. The common areas are warm and very cleverly built to incorporate the boulders of the kopje. Night lighting enhances the magic of the place. Kids love to roam around...

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Thank you so much for the lovely review Andrea, and we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you back soon with us again! best Dave

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Where to start........ From the moment we were picked up by our guide Shepard we knew this would become a trip of a lifetime. The room was fantastic, very comfortable with all the amenities needed to make our stay just right. The balcony provides a wonderful view of the surrounding game park where we were able to see monkeys, zebra...

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Thank you so much for your review, and congrats on your engagement!! We are very privileged to have had you with us, and so glad you enjoyed Shephards company, and that of the other staff! Best Dave

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Big Cave's location is an outstanding asset! The Camp takes full advantage of this settling into the amazing Matopos as if it was always part of the scenery. Manager Lynn hosts guests with family style dining in a delightful multinational atmosphere. Guide Tawanda is personable, professional, humorous, and quite knowledgeable about the cave drawings, the area wildlife, and the history...

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Hi Dorinda. Thanks so much for reviewing the lodge. I am sure we can make a plan to get improved quieter fans in time for your next visit!! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! Best Dave

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed at Big Cave Camp for two nights on a recent visit to Zimbabwe. What an experience - a lovely room built amongst the huge stones of the area. This had a view of the whole valley with only dassies for company! Lynne and her staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent, the sunset drives wonderful...

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Hi Peter and Judith. Thanks very much for your review. Sorry for the delay in responding. I seem to have had something wrong with my notifications on T.A. Anyway so glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to have you back soon! Best Dave

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Our stay in this unique place was excellent! Thank you Lyn and all the team for helping us have the best experience we could! Sunsets, walks with Towanda the drumming call for dinner - uplifting Wendy and Kylie

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Hi Wendy and Kylie, sorry for the delayed response. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and enjoyed the unique experience the Hills have to offer! Hope to see you back soon. Best Dave

Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights on the campsite and we were there were no other tourists. The camp facilities were a bit older, but they were clean. When we arrived it was dificult to find some staff-member, and the man at the campsite was a little bit reserved.

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Colorado Springs
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed here because a local friend arranged our doing so, and at first were put off by the price — but it was well worth the splurge! Keep in mind that the rates include 3 hearty meals, served in a lumberjack-type hall around an enormous table; fun to swap travel stories with other guests, both there and around the...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Big Cave Camp reposes atop an enormous granite whaleback commanding inspirational views across the famous Matobo National Park. Big Cave Camp has a four star lodge with restaurant, as well as a well equipped camp site with adjacent Ndebele village. Sophisticated African architecture incorporates colossal boulders into a luxuriously appointed thatched lodge positioned amidst ancient Khoisan rock art.Retire at a day's end to the natural rock-pool and sundeck, the Leopard`s Lair lounge and bar, a cave-style boma for pre-dinner drinks or the popular lodge library. The seven thatched A-frame lodges, each with en-suite bathroom and private balcony, resonate African creative flair.Find solitude within an intimate retreat as secluded as the original Kalanga grain bins that nestle amongst the rocks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Cave Camp

Address: 46KM peg, Matobo | Kezi Rd, Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland South Province > Matobo National Park - The Matopos
Price Range: €148 - €282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Big Cave Camp 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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