A very popular tourist attraction in Zimbabwe is the Matobo National Park, as one leaves Bulawayo travelling south, many granite outcrops are seen increasing in number and size as the distance from the city grows and the wilderness takes over from the city outskirts. By the time you enter the Park, you are surrounded by dramatic and enveloping scenery that is unique and extraordinary. Matopo is a place where erosion is tearing at the very core of the country, a place where the heart-rock is exposed to the elements, a place where, as it is destroyed, great beauty is created. It is this great beauty that keeps bringing people back again and again. Set in a sea of fascinating rock formations, the park contains many historical sites, namely the burial site of Cecil John Rhodes.
Another strong point of interest is the plentiful, well-preserved galleries of rock paintings to be found in the park. Despite their antiquity, many of the depictions are well preserved and very clear with vibrant overhangs with which they shelter.
Matobo National Park also boasts excellent wildlife including the more beautiful larger antelope (kudu, sable and eland) as well as black and white rhinoceros. The park boasts the largest concentration of raptors and leopard in an area of its size in the world. Birdlife is prolific and includes the world’s largest concentration of black eagles.