Big Cave Camp

Big Cave Camp  offers seven A-frame chalets lodges of granite under thatch with stunning views across the Matobo Hills. Activities include game drives, game walks, bird watching, tours to famous rock art galleries, as well as tours to Rhodes Grave site. Blending in amongst ancient boulders on top of a large granite whaleback; Big Cave Camp offers fairly basic accommodation together with both cultural and wildlife activities.

The Big Cave’s seven A-frame chalets – a triple, four twins, one family chalet and a honeymoon suite – are solidly built with stone walls and timber frames. Thatched roofs and tiled floors help to keep them cool in summer and warm in winter, and outside each is a balcony with metal chairs and a wooden table. The views from the front of the chalets are fantastic, especially in late afternoon when the sun hits the rocks. 

Behind the main lodge is Big Cave’s large campsite. Over the last decade or so, the camp has survived mainly on business from overland trucks that pass through Zimbabwe on their journeys between Cape Town and Nairobi or Cairo.

The main area at Big Cave Camp has a natural rock pool with a sundeck, a perfect spot to relax after a day exploring Matobo Hills National Park. A bar, lounge and communal dining area are included within the Leopard’s Lair, which features a large boulder as a centrepiece. 

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