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Big Cave Camp
Big Cave Camp
Big Cave Camp
Big Cave Camp

Big Cave Camp: Information from the owner

General information

Safari Lodge
No. of rooms

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Big Cave Camp, which contains our own observations and views.

Last updated by Owner
1 Dec 2019
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Facilities at Big Cave Camp

Property facilities
24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Paid), Laundry Service (Available), Library, Malaria Free, Meal on Request, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Room facilities
Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry Facilities, Mosquito Nets, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Activities on site
Bird Watching, Cycling, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Natural History Tours, Night Drives, Rhino Tracking, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided), Wildlife Tours
Nearby activities
Adrenaline Activities, Battlefield Tours, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Cycling, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, General Sightseeing, Hiking, Historical Tours, Horse-back Safaris, Mountain Biking, Museums, Natural History Tours, Rhino Tracking, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided), Wildlife Tours

Room types at Big Cave Camp

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Family Lodge - Ingwe

Family suite accommodating 2 adults and 2 children with en-suite flush toilet, shower and basin with hot water. Doors open onto a private deck with breathtaking views.

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Honeymoon Suite - Ntwane

Honeymoon suite with queen size bed, lounge area, en-suite flush toilet, shower and basin with hot water. Doors open onto a private deck with spectacular views.

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Standard Twin Lodge

Lodges with en-suite flush toilet, shower and basin with hot water. Lodges can be made up as king size beds, or with two singles. Doors open onto a private deck. All lodges have beautiful views.

Activities at Big Cave Camp

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Local Drive on Big Cave Property

If you arrive late in the day, or perhaps just feel like having an easy afternoon, then the drive on the Big Cave property is well worth considering. We have quite a lot of plains game to see, 100 year old grain bins, as well as our own rock art hidden away! We normally land up having sun downers at either Leopard rock, or at Lightning rock. Both have magnificent views. Price US 20.00 per person. Duration 1.5 hours.

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Rhino tracking into Matobo National Park

Our qualified guides will take our 4 x 4 safari open vehicles into the Matobo National Park. Once in the Park we will pay for our walking permit of US 15.00 per person. From there we proceed to look for the rhino by vehicle. The vehicle is then parked close to where the rhino were last seen or where we can see fresh spoor, and we then continue on foot. Once we have sighted the rhino we accompany a team of National Parks officers up close and personal to get amazing pictures of the white rhino. US 60.00 per person excluding Park Fees and walking permit. It is truly an amazing experience! US 60.00 per person excluding Park Fees US 15.00 per person, and walking permit US 15.00 per person. Duration 3.5 hours approximately.

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Visit to famous rock art galleries and Rhodes Grave / Worlds view.

We normally do this activity in the afternoon. We drive from the lodge, and enter the Park from the Western side. We proceed to Nswatugi cave, which is one of the best quality San rock art sites in the Matobo National Park, and as a reminder is a World Heritage area. Once we have visited the cave, and chatted about the origin and meaning of the rock art paintings, we then proceed via Maleme Dam to Rhodes Grave. We try and get to Rhodes Grave / Worlds View around sunset, which makes for a wonderful historical tour, and even better sun downers with an incredible view! US 60.00 per person excluding Parkk fees US 15.00 per person, and Monument fees US 10.00 per person. Duration 4 hours approximately.

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Visits to Whitewaters Secondary School, Ndebele village and Traditional healer.

We have been supporting the Whitewaters Secondary School for close to 25 years now. It has been a remarkable project that has taken many different turns over the years. At one point in a severe drought we were feeding the entire school of 480 children lunch every day. Today we are sponsoring over 40 children's education every year through donor funding from our wonderful guests. In addition we are building a large computer block at the school which will have 24 laptop computers for the children to use. This through a Swedish donor Peter Karaszi. Thus guests can visit the school and join classes and chat to the staff, and then we also include a visit to one of the local Ndebele villages, as well as a visit to a traditional healer if requested. US 40.00 per person. No park fees. Duration 3 - 4 hours.

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Walk on Big Cave property

We offer a 1.5 hour walk on the property to view rock art, grain bins, balancing rocks and just the general fauna and flora of the Matobo area. The granite is incredibly easy to walk on, and makes for a very pleasant walk. US 10.00 per person. Duration 1.30 hours.

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