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Matopo Hills

The Matopo Hills are located to the southwest of Zimbabwe, in Matabeleland, one of the two main rock art regions in the country. The Matobo Hills, also known as the Matopos, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its striking granite formations, ancient rock art, and profound spiritual significance. These captivating hills are not only a testament to nature’s artistry but also a repository of spiritual and cultural heritage.

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When To Travel

The Best Time To Visit Matobo Hills is during the dry season, which typically runs from April to October. This period offers pleasant weather with sunny days, making it ideal for outdoor activities and exploration. Wildlife viewing is also excellent during this time, as animals gather around water sources.


  • Rock Art Exploration: Explore on a journey through time as you explore the enigmatic rock art sites scattered across Matobo Hills. These ancient paintings and engravings provide insights into the spiritual beliefs and daily lives of the San people who once inhabited the region.
  • Hiking and Trekking: Matobo Hills offers a range of hiking and trekking trails suitable for all levels of fitness. Traverse rugged landscapes, ascend granite kopjes, and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness.
  • Wildlife Safaris: Venture into Matobo National Park on a wildlife safari to encounter a variety of animals, including rhinos, leopards, and antelope species. The park is known for its diverse fauna and the opportunity to spot both black and white rhinos.
  • Cultural Experiences: The San only their paintings are found in the caves Participate in traditional dances, witness rituals, and gain a deeper understanding of their rich heritage.
  • Rhino Tracking: Matobo National Park is a haven for rhino conservation. Join rhino tracking excursions accompanied by expert guides to witness these magnificent creatures and contribute to their protection.
  • Cecil Rhodes’s Grave: Rhodes’ grave is located within what is now known as the Matobo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. His grave is a popular tourist attraction and is situated atop a granite hill in a location that offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

At Africa Travel Tours, we specialize in curating personalized Matobo Adventures that cater to your interests and preferences. The Matobo Hills are a hidden treasure in Zimbabwe, where spirituality, history, and natural beauty converge harmoniously. Whether you’re in pursuit of ancient wisdom, wildlife encounters, cultural immersion, or outdoor adventures, Matobo has it all. Join us to explore your dream Matobo Hills Tour with us today!

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