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Matobo or Matopos Hills: Zimbabwe

Today we revel in the splendour and beauty of Matobo or Matopos Hills, which is part of Matobo National Park one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Matobo Hills is an area of granite kopjes situated near the city of Bulawayo, in southern Zimbabwe.

Matobo or Matopos Hills, is an area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys situated about 35 kilometres south of the city of Bulawayo, in southern Zimbabwe.

Matobo Hills has one of the world’s finest examples of rock art and carvings. The hills formed through a long weathering process where the granite was exposed to the surface and it has been sculpted by water and wind erosion over time into a solid granite plateau that present a spectacular landscape marked by kopjes, and balancing boulders.

The national park also boasts a wide diversity of fauna and flora.

One of the world's finest examples of rock art and carvings. Nswatugi Cave. Photo Wiki commons/Kate
One of the world’s finest examples of rock art and carvings. Nswatugi Cave. Photo Wiki commons/Kate

 

Nswatugi Cave. Photo: Flickr/Carine06
Nswatugi Cave. Photo: Flickr/Carine06

 

Dams such as Maleme and their environs offer opportunities for game viewing, hiking, fishing and boating. Photo Wiki commons/Babakathy
Dams such as Maleme and their environs offer opportunities for game viewing, hiking, fishing and boating. Photo Wiki commons/Babakathy

 

Nswatugi Cave. Photo: Flickr/Carine06
Nswatugi Cave. Photo: Flickr/Carine06

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