Situated atop a large granite whaleback with sweeping views across the famous Matobo National Park is the Big Cave Camp in southern Zimbabwe. The seven thatched lodges, made of A-frame granite, are cool in summer and warm in winter. Each has an en-suite bathroom and private balcony, decorated in true African style. There is also a honeymoon suite and family rooms for those with small children.
Retire at a day's end to the natural rock-pool and sundeck, the Leopard's Lair lounge and bar, a cave-style boma for pre-dinner drinks or the popular lodge library.
The central living areas are set against a backdrop of massive boulders that form a part of the design of the structures. The Leopards Lair includes a teak bar, lounge and communal dining area. The adjacent library is a cosy retreat for those wishing to spend a quiet moment learning more about the history of the area.
Outside, the natural rock pool and sundeck is a cool contrast to the warm granites that surround the pool. Refuge can also be taken at midday in the nearby pool boma area where ice cold drinks are served. At sundown the cave-style boma is illuminated by lanterns as guests sit around a traditional fire while recounting stories of the day’s activities. Such activities on offer include: game viewing and rhino tracking, bird watching, cultural activities, mountain biking and adventure races.
Big Cave Camp