Matopos National Park: A World Heritage Site

MATOPOS NATIONAL PARK

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A World Heritage Site

Matopos Hills, a world heritage site, are located to the Southeast of Bulawayo inside the great Matopos National Park. The hills are associated with folklore and tradition linking them as the dwelling place of departed Ndebele chiefs spirits. The word Matobo means bald rocks which are scattered around the vast 106 000 acre park which is also the home of a great number of black eagles, white and black rhinos. The summits of the hills are as high as 1400 meters above sea level with the highest peak Malindidzimu being the final resting place of Rhodesian founder Cecil Rhodes.