Set atop an enormous granite rock and commanding inspiring views across Matobo National Park, which is a World Heritage Site, Big Cave Camp offers rustic accommodation amid ancient Khoisan rock art. Matobo Hills has one of the highest concentrations of ancient Bushmen rock art found anywhere in the world and these well-preserved ‘galleries’ can be visited on foot or by 4x4. The park also has plenty of plains game and boasts an impressive leopard population. Birds of prey are also particularly prevalent here, especially raptors which can be seen circling the skies at almost any given moment.
You can choose either to explore this rugged wilderness on foot with an armed guide or view game from the comfort of a 4x4. Encounter wildlife on the camp’s private property as well as in the Whovi Game Park where night drives introduce you to the park’s nocturnal life. Spend the twilight hours before dinner sitting atop giant granite boulders around the campfire while gazing up at the stars.
Tours to the nearby Ndebele village and school provide insight into the lives of the neighbouring community, which has been supported by guests of Big Cave Camp through various social upliftment projects for many years.