Matapos National Park
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Visit Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe
The park is only 35 kilometres south of Bulawayo and is the perfect place to venture out to for a day of sightseeing or for a picnic or braai BBQ. Some lodges have their own fully trained guides or can arrange one accordingly. Click on image to enlarge The Matobo hills area, commonly known as the Matopas, is approximately sq kms of which sq kms makes up the National Park with the remainder Matapos National Park largely communal land. The park extends along the Thuli, Mtshelele, Maleme and Mpopoma river valleys.
The area is characterised by a profusion of distinctive hilly granite rock formations. The highest point in the hills is the promontory named Gulati m just outside the north-eastern corner of the park. The grandeur and stillness of the hills has contributed to their hallowed reputation and are of special significance to the Ndebele and Shona people. Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt rituals and other religious activities are performed in the Matapos National Park.
The Matobo Hills area has significant botanic diversity, with over species of trees and there are also many aloes, wild herbs and over species of grass. The Park also boasts bird, 88 mammal, 39 snake and 16 fish species. Matobo National Park contains the highest concentration and number of breeding pairs of black eagles, worldwide. It is easily accessible from Bulawayo and offers a good variety of accommodation.
Matobo National Park contains the highest concentration and number of breeding pairs of black eagles, worldwide. Between the granite mountains, narrow valleys form. Peace at last!!