Just over 30km south of Bulawayo, southern Zimbabwe. The park is made up of many granite rock formations known as Kopje’s. The Hills were formed over 2000 million years ago with granite being forced to the surface, this has eroded to leave what we see today known as the traditional African kopjes, or in this case called ‘hills’ interspersed with thickets of vegetation. Mzilikazi of the Ndebele nation named the area, meaning ‘Bald Heads’, as seen clearly in our photo here, and better known and the mother and child kopje. The resident Rhino popluation is good and sightings are generally high. This area is known to have the highest leopard density, based on the high numbers of rock hyrax that live here, making for a good easily available food source. San Bushmen lived in the hills about 2,000 years ago, leaving behind a rich heritage in many rock paintings found throughout this park and certainly worth a visit, especially when accompanied by a good guide, make this a meaningful visit. The Matobo Hills were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.