• Big Cave Camp, Zimbabwe

About Big Cave Camp

About Big Cave Camp

Matobo Hills consist of huge granite structures sculpted over time by the elements into intriguing shapes and formations. By incorporating the large surrounding rock art and boulders, Big Cave Camp has become a very unique lodge. Accommodation is in large cottages built from granite with thatched roofs – keeping you warm in the winter nights and cool in the summer. The lodge has awe-inspiring views over Matobo National Park, a world heritage listing.

lodge details


Granite and thatch accommodation incorporating the surrounding environment.


Adjacent to the magnificent Matobo Hills. Access is by road transfer.

Accommodation & Facilities

The 7 cottages are made from granite under thatch and are all en-suite with their own private balcony. The main area consists of The Leopards Lair, where you will find the communal dining area, teak bar and a lounge, where you can clearly see the use of the huge granite boulders within the structure – even from the inside. There is also a natural rock pool with sparkling blue water, a welcome contrast to the warm coloured rocks the lodge is surrounded by. There is ample room here to relax as well as a ‘cave style’ boma where cold drinks are served. At night this area is illuminated by paraffin lanterns and guests can sit around the roaring fire and recount the day’s adventures.


Dining is communal and is usually done in the Leopards Lair dining area.


There is fantastic game viewing here which an be done in the area and across in Whovi Game Park, a protected sanctuary for black and white rhino. These amazing creatures, and others, can be tracked in a vehicle (day and night) and on foot with a professional guide. This is also a great place to spot leopard. Other activities include bird watching, mountain biking and adventure races and cultural visits. The Khoisan rock art is a must while you are here and it is great to take the time to visit a local school or village if you can.

Child Policy

Children welcome.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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