"Those round rocks..." Top 5 Page for this destination Rhodes Matopos National Park by SirRichard

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...

  • Last visit to Rhodes Matopos National Park: Aug 1999
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Porteplume's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2003 at 1:50 PM

    Wild, strange & beautiful at the same time. You expect to see little green creatures at any moment ! ;-) Great photography, but too bad you / we don't see the rhinos...

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2003 at 7:00 PM

    Interesting formations. It looks like another planet.

  • jorgblaser's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2003 at 12:16 PM

    me gusto mucho...quiero un dia ir alli.... muy bien! joerg


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