price avg $355,00/night

The luxurious Big Cave Camp sits on an enormous granite whaleback, commanding inspirational views across the famous Matobo National Park, close to Bulawayo.

The Lodge
The central living areas are set against a backdrop of massive boulders that form part of the design of the structures. The Leopard’s Lair includes a teak bar, lounge and communal dining area. The adjacent library is a cosy retreat for those wishing to spend a quiet moment learning more about the history of the area.

Outside, the natural rock pool and sundeck is a cool contrast to the warm granites that surround the pool. Refuge can also be taken at midday in the nearby pool boma area where ice cold drinks are served.

At sundown the cave-style boma is illuminated by lanterns as guests sit around a traditional fire while recounting stories of the days activities.

The design of the 7 lodges is A-frame granite under thatch, which ensures they are cool in summer and warm in winter. The seven lodges, each with en-suite bathroom and private balcony, resonate African creative flair. Included is a honeymoon suite, as well as family rooms for those with small children.

Big Cave offers drives into the Whovi Park, with a professional guide-to view not only rhino, but also leopard and a selection of plains game. Guests can enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to creep up on these wonderful animals on foot once the correct area has been located by the professional guide. Night drives on the Big Cave wilderness area can be enjoyed (depending on the time of the year) to view the nocturnal creatures of the Matobo Hills.

Matobo is ideal mountain biking territory and cyclists can ride through the National Park and on Big Cave property. Matobo Hills gained its World Heritage Status principally on the rich cultural diversity of this area. The Matobo Hills boasts one of the highest concentrations of rock art anywhere in the world.

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Hotel Facilities

  • Camp Fire
  • Child Friendly
  • En-Suite
  • Family Room
  • Game Drives
  • Game walks
  • Pool
  • Professional Safari Guide

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