Big Cave Camp, Lodge on the Rocks

Big Cave Camp

Trade a couple of days of city life for a few days at the enchanted Big Cave Camp where you can enjoy a relaxed holiday in secluded bliss. Indulge in culinary delights that explode with local flavors and spend your days exploring the pristine wilderness with its wealth of wildlife and Bushmen rock art.

  • Matobo Hills has one of the highest concentrations of leopard in Africa.
  • Enjoy exclusive wildlife within the game-rich private wildlife area.
  • The Whovi Game Park is an intensive protection zone for White & Black rhino.
  • Visit Cecil John Rhodes’ grave and observe well-preserved Khoisan rock art.

Amalgamating with the prehistoric boulders on the crest of a giant granite rock on a 2000 acre private wilderness area, the exquisite A-frame chalets of Big Cave Camp enjoy excellent views across the hills of Matobo Hills National Park, about 46km from the town of Bulawayo. Zimbabwe vacation packages at Big Cave are low enabling guests with a rather tight budgets to also enjoy the thrills of a safari holiday.
Seven A-frame chalets encompass the Southern Zimbabwe accommodation at Big Cave Camp. Each of the rooms has an en-suite bathroom and private verandah, a vantage point from where spectacular panoramas of Matobo Hills can be sighted.An intimate retreat as remote as the original Kalanga grain bins that nestle among the rocks, the camp makes for an ideal honeymoon holiday in Zimbabwe. There are family rooms for those with small children.
A perfect place to retire to after the day’s excursions is the natural rock-pool and sundeck or the Leopard’s Lair lounge and bar. There is a cave-style boma where guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks. Also available is a library.
Matobo Hills safaris comprise both cultural and wildlife activities.Game drives and walking safaris to view white and black rhino are offered on both the property and Whovi Game Park.Matobo boasts the greatest diversity and highest density of birds of prey worldwide, affording Big Cave Camp several nesting sites on and adjacent to the property. One of the more majestic birds to grace the area is the Black Eagle and the sought-after Cape Mackinder’s Eagle Owl, an elusive specie. The highest concentrations of prehistoric rock art in the world is also found here. This primordial Khoisan art can be viewed in the both the national park and even within the immediate vicinity of Big Cave Camp.Visits to the nearby Ndebele village and Whitewaters Secondary School provides an insight into the lives of the local people.

  • Dining, lounge & bar
  • Boma area
  • Natural rock pool & sundeck
  • Library
  • Art gallery
From $ 140



  • Small, intimate lodge offering personalized service
  • Game drives, guided walking safaris, birding
  • Rhino tracking, stargazing
  • Visits to a local Ndebele village


  • Includes all meals
  • local drinks & activities

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