Big Cave Camp

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  • Big Cave Camp
  • Dawn over Rhodes Grave
  • Ntwane suite
  • Ndwangu room
  • Ingwe ;lodge
  • Bhejane room
  • The natural rock pool
  • The leopards lair dining area
  • Matobo Hills has the highest concentration of rhino in Zimbabwe
  • The natural boma area
  • Big leopards
  • The view from Bambata rock art site is amazing
  • Description
  • Facilities
Big Cave Camp reposes atop an enormous granite whaleback commanding inspirational views across the famous Matobo National Park. Sophisticated African architecture incorporates colossal boulders into a luxuriously appointed thatch lodge positioned amidst ancient Khoisan rock art.

Retire at 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. Big Cave Camp resides on a 2000-acre private wilderness area that borders Matobo National Park and is included in a World Heritage Area.

There are seven thatched A-frame cottages, each with an en-suite bathroom and a private balcony, which resonate African creative flair. Find solitude within an intimate retreat as secluded as the original Kalanga grain bins that nestle among the rocks. Included is a honeymoon suite as well as family rooms for those with small children.

Game viewing is done both on the private property as well as into the Whovi Game Park. Guests can choose to walk or view the game from open four-wheel drive vehicles to view, in particular, black and white rhino, among a wide variety of plains game. 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 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 another sought-after species is the elusive Cape Mackinder’s eagle owl. Big Cave offers excellent opportunities for the birdwatcher.

The Matobo Hills has one of the highest concentrations of rock art 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. These famous rock art galleries can be visited on foot or by 4x4. One of the more famous sites is Nswatugi Cave, which is normally combined with a trip to Rhodes Grave, World’s View, which is a beautiful drive through the recreational park.

Tours to the nearby Ndebele village and Whitewaters Secondary School provides an insight into the lives of the local people. The school in particular has been supported by guests of Big Cave Camp for many years.
  • Type: Safari Lodge
  • Sleeps: 21
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 10
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Grading

  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

10 Reviews on Big Cave Camp

Wonderful location-great friendly service-delightful room-cool rock pool-heartfelt thanks for a great stay.

michael kolbe, Australia
30 October 2013

Very hospitable, good home cooking. relaxed and friendly atmosphere. met the other interesting guests. There was a fire raging so it was not easy for the staff to operate normally. Plenty to see and do in the area.

Linda Clark, South Africa
12 September 2013

Wonderful. Beautiful and enjoyed it 100%. Thank you for your help.

Dawid Rossouw, South Africa
02 August 2012

Interesting game drives. Tailored to individual needs. Excellent hosting.

Patrick Makhwanya, South Africa
17 July 2012

Our family of six from Johannesburg stayed over for one night and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The setting is magnificent, and the hospitality and food first class. Hope to return sometime soon!

Colleen Snyman, South Africa
10 January 2012
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Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
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Includes: All Meals
This Family suite accommodating two adults and two children has an en-suite flush toilet, a shower and a basin with hot water. Doors open onto a private deck with breathtaking views.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite
 
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This Triple chalet including a double bed and single bed has an en en-suite flush toilet, a shower and a basin with hot water. Doors open onto a private viewing deck.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Single beds, Double beds
 
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Twin ChaletX 3
Includes: All Meals
This Twin chalet has an en-suite flush toilet, a shower and a basin with hot water. Doors open onto a private deck.
 
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Family RoomX 1
Includes: All Meals
This Family room includes a double bed and a double bunk bed with an en-suite flush toilet, a shower and a basin with hot water. Doors open onto a private balcony, with stunning views of the valley below.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Bunk beds, Double beds
 
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Honeymoon SuiteX 1
Includes: All Meals
The Honeymoon suite can include two children on a sleeper couch. There is a lounge area, an en-suite flush toilet, a shower and a basin with hot water. Doors open onto a private deck with spectacular views.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Sleeper couch
 
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Family Suite x 1

Includes: All Meals

This Family suite accommodating two adults and two children has an en-suite flush toilet, a shower and a basin with hot water. Doors open onto a private deck with breathtaking views.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite

Triple Chalet x 1

Includes: All Meals

This Triple chalet including a double bed and single bed has an en en-suite flush toilet, a shower and a basin with hot water. Doors open onto a private viewing deck.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Single beds, Double beds

Twin Chalet x 3

Includes: All Meals

This Twin chalet has an en-suite flush toilet, a shower and a basin with hot water. Doors open onto a private deck.

Family Room x 1

Includes: All Meals

This Family room includes a double bed and a double bunk bed with an en-suite flush toilet, a shower and a basin with hot water. Doors open onto a private balcony, with stunning views of the valley below.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Bunk beds, Double beds

Honeymoon Suite x 1

Includes: All Meals

The Honeymoon suite can include two children on a sleeper couch. There is a lounge area, an en-suite flush toilet, a shower and a basin with hot water. Doors open onto a private deck with spectacular views.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Sleeper couch

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