Shashani Matobo Hills is your best choice for fun safari day trips close to Bulawayo. This stunning lodge sitting on top of a rock escapement is one of the top spots to see the sun set! While it delivers breathtaking views,
Shashani Matobo Hills Lodge
The Hideaways collection of bespoke properties and luxury safari experiences are superbly positioned across Southern Africa’s most exclusive wilderness areas, Zimbabwe and Botswana. We want the continent to transform our guests as we share its natural wonders, endless unspoiled vistas, and heart-warming hospitality. Touching the earth lightly is our eco-philosophy that is at the heart of all our operations. For a truly life-changing experience, we entice you to discover the soul of Africa with us.
SHASHANI | MATOBO HILLS, ZIMBABWE | GPS (GOOGLE MAPS) -20.4916569, 28.1864676
Shashani Lodge is situated on a private game reserve only a short drive away from Plumtree and approximately an hour’s drive from Bulawayo on the border of Matobo National Park. Ancient rock paintings and a historical grain-bin site are a morning’s stroll away. You can watch many species of plains game from the lodge.
10 individual en-suite lodges are spaced widely on the edge of a huge rock dome with views over a wooded valley and the characteristic Matobo granite hills. All rooms are comfortably furnished and have private verandas.
The main building has a comfortable lounge and bar with adjoining dining room, all open-fronted towards the breathtaking view. A large fireplace takes the chill out of winter evenings. The swimming pool is ideally placed to gather the sun’s warmth and to offer beautiful views over the surrounding landscape whilst relaxing.
In less than an hour’s drive through beautiful landscape, you can visit the iconic giraffe paintings at Nswatugi Cave or Worlds View and Cecil Rhodes’ Grave.
A separate site is available for overland trucks and 4×4 travellers, with its own lounge, bar and pool as well as some permanent tents
Each lodge comes with twin beds and a spacious bathroom. The lodges, widely spaced on the edge of a huge rock dome, have stunning views over scenic Matobo Hills.