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Discover the beauty of nature with Matopos.

Matopos is a breathtaking destination offered by Untamed Trails Safari that will leave you in awe of nature's beauty. Located in the southern region of Zimbabwe, Matopos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts stunning rock formations, rolling hills, and diverse wildlife.

As you explore Matopos with Untamed Trails Safari, you'll witness the unique balancing rock formations that have been sculpted by thousands of years of erosion. You'll also have the opportunity to see the endangered black and white rhinos that roam freely in the national park. But Matopos is more than just a place to see wildlife and natural wonders. It's also a place of cultural significance, with a rich history that dates back to the Stone Age.

Matopos Hills

The area is home to numerous caves and rock shelters that contain some of the world's best-preserved examples of rock art, providing a window into the lives and beliefs of the indigenous people who once called this place home. With Untamed Trails Safari, you'll have the opportunity to experience the magic of Matopos in a way that few others will.

Our experienced guides will take you on a journey through the heart of the park, sharing their knowledge and passion for the area with you every step of the way. So if you're looking for a destination that offers natural beauty, wildlife, and cultural significance, look no further than Matopos with Untamed Trails Safari.


Matopos has a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. The rainy season lasts from November to March, with the heaviest rainfall occurring in December and January. During this time, temperatures can reach up to 30°C (86°F) during the day and drop to around 15°C (59°F) at night. The dry season runs from April to October, with cooler temperatures and lower humidity.


Matopos offers a variety of safari camps and lodges that provide comfortable accommodations and a unique safari experience. Here are a few examples:

  1. Camp Amalinda: This luxury safari lodge is built into the granite boulders of the Matopos Hills, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
  2. Big Cave Camp: Big Cave Camp is a family-owned lodge that offers comfortable accommodations in a secluded wilderness setting. The lodge features 7 thatched chalets, each with its own private balcony and en-suite bathroom.
  3. Matobo Hills Lodge: The lodge features 18 luxury chalets, each with its own private balcony and en-suite bathroom. Guests can enjoy game drives, guided walks, bird watching, and visits to nearby cultural and historical sites.
  4. Maleme Rest Camp: The camp features 10 self-catering chalets and 20 campsites, as well as a restaurant and bar. Guests canenjoy game drives, guided walks, bird watching, and hiking in the nearby hills.
  5. Khayelitshe House: The guesthouse is run by a local family who provide guests with an authentic taste of Zimbabwean culture and hospitality.

Maleme Rest Camp Matobo Hills Lodge


These are just a few of the safari activities available in Matopos. Other activities include bird watching, horse riding, fishing, and camping. With so much to see and do, Matopos is a destination that offers something for everyone.

  1. Game drives: Matopos is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including black and white rhinos, leopards, zebras, giraffes, and more.
  2. Guided walks: Guided walks are a great way to explore the Matopos Hills on foot and get up close to the unique rock formations and wildlife.
  3. Rock art tours: Matopos is home to some of the world's best-preserved examples of rock art, with over 3,000 sites scattered throughout the hills
  4. Rhino tracking: Matopos is one of the best places in Africa to see the endangered black and white rhinos. Rhino tracking offers a unique opportunity to get up close to these magnificent animals and learn about conservation efforts to protect them.
  5. Cultural tours: Matopos has a rich cultural history that dates back to the Stone Age. Cultural tours offer the opportunity to visit local communities and learn about their traditions and way of life.