Set in the heart of the Matobo Hills4 on the boundary of the National Park lies Khayelitshe House. Surrounded by the iconic balancing rocks and massive boulders that make Matobo so distinctive, the house got its name from the Ndebele words ‘Ekhaya’ and ‘Litshe’ - Home in the Rocks.
Completely off the grid, this is a home that is all about peacefulness and being at one with nature. The charm of Khayelitshe comes from its simplicity and eclectic design, bringing both tranquility and energy.
The private land around Khayelitshe House covers over 1,200 acres of breath-taking wilderness, making it a beautiful escape from the grind of daily life. Spend the day exploring the magic of Matobo and its unique landscape on walks, hikes, bikes or drives, discovering all there is about this ancient and mysterious region.
Matopo has the world’s highest concentration of rock art that can be seen through a series of short hikes to well-known sites, many of which are sacred. Small hikes can be done from the house that will keep any visitor fascinated. Hiking and biking can be done without a guide, however a knowledgeable guide will bring to life the incredible landscape that make Matopo so iconic.
Fully serviced and consisting of 4 double bedrooms with simple yet elegant furnishings and en-suite bathrooms, each room offers incredible views of the surrounding hills and boulders.
The house itself has plenty of areas to just simply relax, and includes a swimming pool, outside deck, comfy lounge and an outside firepit.
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All meals; all drinks (except premium imported spirits and champagne); 2 activities per day; National Park fees; the Conservation levy; emergency medical evacuation insurance (personal travel insurance still required); and a laundry service are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
General Information For Guests
All of the rooms are en-suite with a bathtub and shower. They also have fans and in-room charging facilities.
Facilities at the house include a swimming pool, bar, a lounge with games and a satellite TV, a viewing deck with a dining table, outdoor lounge, a wine cellar and indoor and outdoor fireplaces. The house is solar powered.
Activities that are available include game drives, mountain biking, visiting rock art sites, rhino tracking and hiking/walking.
Heritage tours of important historical sites such as the Khami Ruins can also be arranged.
Khayelitshe House is a 1 hour road transfer from Bulawayo Airport.
The house is open year round.
A laundry service is included.