Khayelitshe House is a sole-use villa situated in the heart of the Matobo Hills located just outside the boundary of the National Park. With breath-taking views of the iconic balancing rocks that surround the house, this natural amphitheatre features massive boulders and offers an exclusive experience for families and friends. Khayelitshe House got its name from the Ndebele words ‘Ekhaya’ and ‘Litshe’- Home in the Rocks. Khayelitshe House draws its design and inspiration from places all over Africa offering an eclectic atmosphere that provides tranquillity and a great energy. This is a home that is completely off-the-grid, one that inspires peacefulness and being at one with nature.
Its environmentally friendly design is a perfect amalgamation of the ancient and majestic landscape that surrounds the house. Fully serviced and consisting of 4 en-suite bedrooms with incredible views from every window, the house inspires a feeling of remoteness that is hard to capture. The private land around Khayelitshe House covers over 1200 acres of breath-taking wilderness, making it a beautiful escape from the grind of daily life.
Guests can spend their days exploring the magic of the Matobo landscapes on walks, hikes, or drives and discover this ancient land that is steeped in history and mystery.
The Matobo Hills are located to the south of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second-largest city. The area covers about 3,000km2 in total, of which about 400km2 is protected by the Matobo National Park, formerly the Matobo Hills National Park and before that the Rhodes Matopos National Park.
The landscape of Matobo is breath-taking, consisting of an abundance of small hills, massive granite outcrops and boulders which balance on top of each other, creating spectacular forms, known as Kopijes. Looking at these Kopijes you can see figures, similar to clouds. Some of them are recognizable for everyone, e.g. ‘the camel’ or ‘the mother and child’; others are unique and exclusively reserved for your own imagination.
The Matobo National Park is right in the middle of the Matobo Hills area. The area was declared a National Park in 1926. It is a beautiful, but little-visited area that’s easily reached either by road from either Bulawayo or Hwange National Park. This rugged landscape receives better rainfall than the surrounding areas. As a result, it can sustain a high diversity of vegetation and a variety of faunal species.
All ages welcome
Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe
All ages welcome
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