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Matobo Hills Lodge

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Overview of Matobo Hills Lodge

Matobo Hills Lodge

3.5 star property
3.5-star lodge in Matopos with safari and outdoor pool

9.4/10 Exceptional

16 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Lounge area
  • Bathtub
Matobo Hills, Matopos National Park, Matopos

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Bulawayo (BUQ-Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Intl.) - 102 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Matobo Hills Lodge

Matobo Hills Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 60 per person one-way. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other features include a snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the pool and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Safari

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Wedding services


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Turndown service

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 15.00 for adults and USD 7.50 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 60 per person (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 5 and 11 costs USD 30 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Matobo Hills Lodge Rivona
Matobo Hills Rivona
Matobo Hills Lodge Matopos
Matobo Hills Lodge
Matobo Hills Matopos
Matobo Hills
Matobo Hills Lodge Lodge
Matobo Hills Lodge Matopos
Matobo Hills Lodge Lodge Matopos

Frequently asked questions

Does Matobo Hills Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Matobo Hills Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Matobo Hills Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Matobo Hills Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Matobo Hills Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Matobo Hills Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Matobo Hills Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 60 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Matobo Hills Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Matobo Hills Lodge and nearby?
On-site recreation at Matobo Hills Lodge includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive and a safari. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Matobo Hills Lodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Matobo Hills Lodge like?
Matobo Hills Lodge is located a short 7-minute walk from Matobo Hills. Travellers say that this lodge is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Amazing area of Zimbabwe. Lodges comfortable, but need updates, bathroom was dated and shower extremely small and narrow, as water is an issue perhaps get rid of the bath and enlarge the shower. Tiles and bathroom floor need a good scrub - we had mould.. beds were comfortable, and it would have been nice to have seating outside our lodge to take in the views. Overall an enjoyable stay and the food was excellent. all cooked on open fires the chef is amazingly talented considering he has to work with the vagaries of a fire and not temp controlled oven/ hob!.the swimming pool could also do with a clean/scrub, the floor was slimy but welcome after a hot afternoon drive and walk. Communal toilets near bar and dining area need to have soap provided. Small details which management need to pick up on. Staff attentive and welcoming. We would still recommend
Sharon, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very good hotel just outside the reserve
Extremely nice hotel with very friendly staff. Good location
a, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Visit to Matopos Hills Lodge
Slightly unsure about visiting Zim - however, what a great country, fantastic people and the guys at the Lodge were nothing short than amazing. The Lodge is set in the hills within the National Park. A stone's through away from Rhode's Grave, and White Rhino. Breath taking scenery!
6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

a beautiful lodge in a simply magnificent location
The Matobo Hills Lodge is a place of absolute serenity and beauty. The lodge is designed to completely blend with the environment in such a way that you do not feel that you are intruding in an area of natural beauty. The staff were helpful and friendly from the start and could not do enough to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. We cannot recommend this lodge highly enough.
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10/10 Exceptional

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10/10 Exceptional

Great Lodge
Would recommend this lodge to everyone. We had one night with fantastic service, a great room and dinner under the stars. We did an afternoon safari and walked with Rhinos which was an unbelievable experience.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Enjoyable stay among granite boulders
We stayed for 3 nights at Matobo Hills Lodge and we had overall a great experience. The location was very good inside Matopos National Park, well marked from the main road and convenient for visiting Rhodes' grave and the caves in the area. The lodge and cabins are spread among granite boulders making for a great first impression. They even have marked 3 hiking trails on their grounds that take you to some nice spots. Slightly less positive was the food - breakfasts were great however dinner was hit and miss with meat being sometimes overcooked and too salty. The room (which had a great view) could also use a bit more cleaning specifically the drapes which were quite dirty. Also the towels had a musty smell.
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10/10 Exceptional

lap of luxury in heavenly park
this is a unique and wonderfully peaceful place - total luxury and total peace
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10/10 Exceptional

Incredible location and scenery in remote Africa
Had a stunning time at this lodge. Great food, wonderful service and simply fabulous location. We really enjoyed exploring the fascination granite landscape with its ancient and beautiful rock paintings, birds and wildlife. The lodge has a delightful pool, like a natural rock pool and the bar and lounge area is fantastic, overlooking the valley.
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Lovely stay... a bit of upgrading would help
This was a bit difficult to find as signage to get into the area is a bit poor (however signs to get out were amazing). That said, the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were spacious and clean. Meals were good and they even allowed you to have breakfast in bed at no extra cost - in fact they suggested it which I thought was very good. My only complaints were the towels could be replaced and entrance fees could be included given the per night cost... The towels felt a bit overused and not appropriate to give to guests. We paid USD12 per person plus USD10 for the car just to enter in order to get to our hotel. Then at each site within the park you still had to pay fees for that site. At minimum the entrance fee to the park should be included in the hotel cost.
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