Big Cave Camp reposes atop an enormous granite whaleback, commanding inspirational views across the famous Matobo National Park. Retire at a 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. The seven thatched A-frame cottages, each with en-suite bathroom and private balcony, resonate African creative flair.
Big Cave Camp offers an overnight experience in authentic Ndebele Village Huts. The Ndebele hut sleeps a maximum of 2 people. The hut has electricity and a plug point so you can recharge cameras or phones. The art on the walls was done by a local Ndebele staff member so is completely authentic. There are shared ablution facilities with the Big Cave Camp campsite. You get the rustic camping experience but with a permanent roof over your head and don’t have to pitch a tent!
Big Cave Lodge
The design of the lodges is A-frame granite under thatch, which ensures they are cool in summer and warm in winter. The eight lodges, each with en-suite bathroom and private balcony, resonate African creative flair. Included is a honeymoon suite, as well as family rooms for those with small children.
The chalets can sleep up to a total of 21 guests.
Mountain biking & adventure racing
Rhode’s grave and World’s View
Famous rock art galleries
Yoga and wellness
Game viewing and rhino tracking
“A very pleasant and comfortable place, the rooms have all the commodities although a bit small. Nevertheless the staff insisted on putting an extra bed for the kids and it fit in! Very nice people, always making sure we were fine. Fantastic relaxing swimming pool area. The restaurant is in a very nice area with a patio for a boma in the middle. The food is varied and well presented. Great location upon the river, not exactly in town center but not too far. It’s a place we would like to visit again!” –openminded85
“We were supposed to camp but decided to upgrade to the lodge. We are very pleased that we did. The room was beautiful with a stunning view and so peaceful. Bed very comfy. Food was delicious – The company and service were excellent. Shepherd was a brilliant guide very knowledgable about the area including all the history. Lin was a top class hostess. We would highly recommend staying here if you are visiting Zimbabwe and we will be back. Would just like to add all the staff without exception were friendly and helpful. Really cannot find any fault.” –Krugerfan
“We did not stay at the famed cave lodge, but used their campsite. There are only 4 sites around rocky outcrops, as well as 5 Ndebele huts that one can occupy. The ablution is old but clean with hot showers. Activities into Matobos can be booked via the lodge. There is also a small bar. It is a wonderful quiet campsite and a very good sleep-over en-route north or south in Zimbabwe. The camp attendant, Brown, is a wonderful guy and supplied firewood and drinking water.” –ritaSouthAfrica
Let the adventure begin!