Big Cave Camp
Safari Camp on the rocks with stunning views of Matobo hills
Perched atop a granite whaleback rock, Big Cave Camp offers stunning views of the surrounding Matobo Hills. The luxury thatched chalets are built into the natural landscape, blending seamlessly with the surrounding rocks. The luxury thatched chalets, and the main guest areas offer inspirational views of the surrounding Matobo Hills.
The owner run lodge is located in a private wilderness area, just 3km from the entrance to Matobo Hills National Park, making it a convenient base for exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also an hour's drive from Bulawayo Airport, making it easily accessible by air or road from Victoria Falls.
The ten A-frame chalets all have en-suite bathrooms, private decks, and breathtaking views. Standard and honeymoon suites are available, as well as a family lodge.
The communal guest living area, known as the "Leopard's Lair," features a teak bar, lounge, and dining area. This warm and inviting space is centered around a large rock, with trees growing through the roof. There is also a library containing books on the history of the area, and a fireplace for those cool nights.
Outside, the natural rock pool and sun deck are the perfect place to cool off on a hot day. The pool boma is a great spot to enjoy a drink with friends or family.
Big Cave Camp offers half board, full board and fully inclusive stays, and a variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets and needs.
There is also a campsite with shared braai area, fireplace, ablutions, gazebo and bar. The Ndebele Village offers very basic thatched rondavel accommodation for up to two guests in each room. Think camping, but bedding is provided, and you have a roof over your head, and electricity.
We love that Big Cave has something for self-drivers, and non-self-drivers, from camping to comfortable fully inclusive options. They offer good rates and are located not too far from the park entrance, as well as the city of Bulawayo.
• Camp perched on top of huge granite rock
Accommodation at Big Cave Camp
• 10 Chalets in total
All Chalets have:
• En-suite bathroom with flush toilet, shower and basin.
Each Ndebele Hut has:
• Basic bedding and linen
Each camp site is equipped with:
• 220V power point
• A-frame thatch design makes for cool summers and warm winters
• Bar in central living area as well as the campsite
Facilities and Services
• 220V power supply
• Children are welcome at Big Cave Camp
How to Get to Big Cave Camp
• Self drive to Big Cave Camp via Bulawayo into Matobo hills