Great Zimbabwe, Matopos Hills and Malilangwe
Zimbabwe is best known for Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River, and as such most travellers head here for their Safari. However, the south is certainly well worth a visit, with an array of cultural and wildlife attractions. Most notable of these is Great Zimbabwe, the ruins of what was once one of Africa's greatest civilizations. This ancient city was in its prime about 700 years ago and remains the oldest man-made stone structure south of the Sahara.
To the southwest, lies the enchanting Matobo National Park, with its iconic collection of boulders balanced on top of each other. The Matobo Hills are certainly well worth a visit, with some impressive game viewing, including a sizeable population of white rhino, while Bushman rock art adorns hundreds of caves scattered around the park earning it UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Further east lies the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, an unspoilt wilderness with rare and endangered species such as black rhino, Roan antelope and Sable as well as a magnificent collection of birds.
One of Africa's best-kept secrets, Singita Pamushana Lodge is found within the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in south-eastern Zimbabwe. Nestling beneath the trees, the lodge incorporates the natural environment.
Situated atop a large granite whaleback with sweeping views across the famous Matobo National Park is the Big Cave Camp.
Hidden away among the Matobo Hills in southern Zimbabwe, Camp Amalinda is a well-kept secret nestled in an ancient bushman's shelter with nine individually decorated suites built into the granite rocks that make this region famous.