Matobo National Park

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Matobo National Park


Matobo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Site and is situated in the Matobo Hills in Bulawayo, Matabeleland South Province. The park is located 34 kilometres south of Bulawayo along the Kezi / Maphisa road. Visitors from schools, colleges and universities go there for educational trips. Matobo National park offers history, geography and tourism aspects.[1]



Background

The Matobo National Park forms the core of the Matobo (this being the correct vernacular pronunciation of the area) or Matopos Hills, covering an area of about 3,100 square kilometres, of which 424 square kilometres is National Park; the remainder being largely communal land and a small proportion of commercial farmland. The area was founded by Mzilikazi who gave its name meaning “Bald Heads”. Mzilikazi was buried in the Matobo Hills just a short distance Northeast from the Park.

  1. Matobo Park Overview , Matobo, , Retrieved: 10 April 2018 '