"Those round rocks..." Top 5 Page for this destination Rhodes Matopos National Park by SirRichard
Rhodes Matopos National Park Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 86 photos
This park is not famous for its wild animals but because of its strange rock formations and its unique landscapes.
Long before Cecil Rhodes "took" it for him (as his burial place), natives considered it a sacred place, as many bushmen paintings on the rocks show.
Matopos Park is in the south western part of the country, near Bulawayo, from where you can join one of the many safaris going there for a 1 day excursion.
At the top of the hill is buried Cecil Rhodes, Zimbabwe's founder and national hero.
This hil was named "Malindidzimu" (dwelling place of the benevolent spirits) by natives, who considered it sacred till Rhodes and Co. came, threw them away, made it a National Park in its honour, and a majestic burial place for Mr. Rhodes...
The landscapes of the park are made basically of rocks, giving it the appearance of lunar surreal landscapes. From... more travel advice
Although the main attraction of the Park are the rock formations, there are many wild animals to be seen, specially the... more travel advice
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