Holiday Destination - Matobo National Park

Matobo National Park Holiday Travel

Matobo National Park is not only an easily accessible national park in Zimbabwe, but also the landscape is captivating and scenically beautiful. Piles upon piles of red-tinged granite boulders; also known as kopjes balance precariously on top of each other. Locally the giant boulders are known as Matopas and the areas within the park are scared places for the Matabele people.

The park is also an important archaeological site where artefacts dating back to 35, 000 years ago were discovered. Caves, scared places and rock paints can be found. Mzilikazi, The highest concefounder of the Ndebele nation, gave the area its name, meaning 'Bald Heads'.

ntration of leopards, black Eagle and others raptors in the world can be found in Matobo National Park. Other raptors include Wahlberg’s eagle, tawny eagle, secretary bird, snake eagle and Peregrine falcon. In addition, the park is a sanctuary for quite an impressive number of both black and white rhinos, as well as a variety of antelope species, baboons, rock hyraxes, giraffe, zebra, jackal, and perhaps caracal, porcupine, civet and genet. There are, however, no lion or elephant - meaning that you can walk freely amongst the hills and explore on your own, making it an intimate experience.

Popular African holiday themed activities at the park include; cultural visits, walking safaris, photography, wildlife watching tours as well as archaeology studies and research. The Matobo Hills is an area of high botanic diversity, with over 200 species of tree recorded in the national park, including the mountain acacia, wild pear and the paperbark tree. There are also many aloes, wild herbs and over 100 grass species