Rhodes Matopos National Park Things to Do

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    Rock formations on Matobo Hills

    by Rusket Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Stone people

    Rock formations like this is found around the Matobo hills. They are formed by nature over two thousand million years. Rock paintings can be seen as well.

    Linked below is a very informative page about Matobo, with links to booking opportunities.

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    Rhodes Matopos National Park

    by Alain_Smeets Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Rock formations  (photo Thieu)

    In this park you can see incredible rock formations and the grave of Cecil Rhodes. It's worth a visit.

    It's located outside of Bulawayo. You can ride in their with your own car or do a tour with a local company.

    More information and photos you can find on my travelogue A visit to the grave of Cecil Rhodes.

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    At last......Rhino!

    by kentishgirl Written Feb 6, 2007

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    We finally found the Rhino's again!
    This time though he was accompanied by his wife and baby!
    These Rhino were white Rhino which are the most common, white Rhino are in general friendly animals - black rhino are aggresive and so you would never be able to walk with them!

    Rhino dont have the best eyesight and it took them ages to spot us, we were ever so quiet and kneeled down in the grass watching them for ages......such a magnificent experience.

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    A Rhino along the road

    by kentishgirl Written Feb 6, 2007

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    Rhino on the road - Matopos NP


    Finally just when in the African rain we had all given up any hope of spotting a rhino - who walks along the side the road??!!

    Amazing. He soon moved on leaving us with just a glimpse of him and even more determination to find him again!

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    Walking in Matopos

    by kentishgirl Written Feb 6, 2007

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    Matt walking in Matopos NP - Zimbabwe
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    The walk we took through the national park was an easy and interesting walk.
    We enjoyed marvelling at the scenery and looking for wildlife!

    The walk was relativley flat, I remember there being one steep section but it wasnt difficult.

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    Lakes and Hippo Watching!

    by kentishgirl Written Feb 6, 2007

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    Standing by the Lake in Matopos NP - Zimbabwe
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    Maopos National Park offers some superb scenery and brilliant landscapes.
    Our first stop for the day was here at this lake, we stretched our legs and jumped out of the jeep, enjoying a nice little walk by the lake spotting Hippo - of which there were numerous bobbing up and down in the Lake!

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    Crocodiles

    by Rusket Written Oct 9, 2005

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    Two crocs in the lake, Matobo

    There are two crocodiles in this lake! Difficult to spot in the picture, but I know they are there, cause I wrote it in my diary. The first time we saw crocs irl and not in a zoo, though we had seen alligators in Everglades before :-)

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    Rhino pictures

    by Rusket Updated Oct 9, 2005

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    Mother and child crossing the road, Matobo
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    I don't know whether these rhinos are black or white. In fact, there is no color difference. We were told that the name white origins from wide, that the difference between the two kinds of rhinos basically is the width of their mouths!

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    Safari

    by Rusket Updated Aug 22, 2005

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    Drifters, the company we were travelling with, use local experts as guides in all the national parks on the tour. This time we went with an open jeep with 16 passanger seats and one seat on the hood :-)

    I strongly advise everyone to go with a local tour operator. You learn and see so much more than if you go alone. Our guide was very knowledgeable, both about animals and plants, and not least important: about safety!

    It is difficult to find websites for local gude companies, seems like the best idea is to go through one of the bigger operators. Linked below is the "Safari" page of the "Destination Zimbabwe" website.

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    Fauna Found at Whovi Game Area and Suroundings

    by Waxbag Written Jan 27, 2004

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    Fauna in Matobos

    Animals Spotted:
    Impala
    Blue wildebeest
    Sable
    Kudu
    Waterbuck
    Bushbuck
    Klipspringer
    Steenbok
    Burchell’s zebra
    Giraffe
    Rock Hyrax
    Dwarf Mongoose
    White rhino (one baby)
    Leopard
    Vervet Monkey
    Chacma Baboon

    Bird Sightings:
    Yellowbill hornbill
    Redbill hornbill
    Grey hornbill
    Black eagle
    Bateleur
    Helmeted guineafowl
    Knobbilled duck
    Whitefaced duck
    Grey lourie

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    Whovi Game Reserve

    by Waxbag Written Jan 27, 2004

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    Baby White Rhino

    Fourthly, the fauna here is quite spectacular. There is a game reserve called Whovi Game Area where white rhino may be spotted. But that is not all. This area has the highest density of eagle and leopard in the world. The landscape has not only drawn ancient peoples here but is excellent terrain for the wild life as well.

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    Cecil Rhodes Grave

    by Waxbag Written Jan 27, 2004

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    View of the World

    Secondly, it the final resting place of Cecil Rhodes, one of the founding fathers of Zimbabwe for good or bad. His grave is situated on top of the “View of the World” at Malindidzimu among a ring of gigantic boulders. The view is amazing!

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    Dr. Sues Rock Formations at Matobo Hills

    by Waxbag Written Jan 27, 2004

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    Landscape of Rocky Cities

    Matobo National Park has many interesting things to see. Firstly, it has one of the most unusual landscapes in the world. The granite domes that have been pushed up and eroded leave bizarre, Dr. Sues rock formations. The horizon appears to be like a city landscape with sky scrapers. At a closer inspection of these strange formations it would appear that the balancing boulders are at any moment ready to fall.

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    Rock Formations

    by kentishgirl Written Feb 6, 2007

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    Rock Formations in Rhodes Matopos


    Rhodes Matopos National Park has some fantastic rock formations. One at the main entrance to the park and others scattered throughout the park itself.

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    It's another Lake!

    by kentishgirl Written Feb 6, 2007

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    Lake in Matopos NP
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    Whilst walking through the park we soon came across this other lake.
    We never saw anymore Hippo here but the lake and surrounding scenery was gorgeous anyway.

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