Big Cave Camp

Resting atop an enormous granite whaleback, with views across the famous Matobo National Park, makes this sophisticated African architecture incorporates colossal boulders into thatched lodges positioned amidst ancient rock art.


During the hot days, retire to the natural rock-pool and sundeck that will be sure to satisfy your afternoon with drink in had. The Leopard`s Lair lounge and bar, a cave-style boma for pre-dinner drinks are all at your disposal and will most enjoyed during your stay. The seven thatched A-frame cottages, each with en-suite bathroom and private balcony, resonate African creative flair.

Description, Services & Facilities

From history, culture, flora and fauna in the Matobo Hills, guests have a wide variety of activities to choose from, all accompanied by a qualified guide. 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 found anywhere in the world. This ancient Khoisan art can be viewed in the both the National Park and even within the immediate vicinity of Big Cave Camp. Matobo Hills boasts one of the highest concentrations of birds of prey anywhere in the world. Big Cave has several nesting sites on and adjacent to the property. The Black Eagle is one of the more majestic birds to grace the area, and other sought after species is the elusive Cape (Mackinder's) Eagle Owl.
Big Cave borders the Matobo National Park, and game viewing is done both on the private property as well as into the Whovi Game Park. The Whovi wilderness area is a specially protected area for both white and black rhino. Matobo Hills has the last significant population of rhino in Zimbabwe, and the best way to view and photograph these rare creatures is on foot, with a professional guide. Activities on the Big Cave 2000 acre private wilderness area include game walks, game drives (approximately 1.5 hours) , and the not to be missed sundowner drive to get the Matopos Hills at its very best!

Hotel Location


Thatched Suites


The A-frame thatched lodges that are built in and around granite boulders ensures they are cool in summer and warm in winter. Each lodge has an en-suite bathroom and private balcony which oozes African creative décor and architecture. There is also a family room for those with small children on offer.

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