Rowallan Adventure Camp (Hot Off The Press)


We have just acquired a brand new concession in Matobo National Park, only13km from Cecil John Rhodes World View memorial site!  Nestled beneath a beautiful whaleback granite rock (typical of the spectacular Matobo scenery), we are building a semi-permanent tented camp for discerning safari guests who want to enjoy the fascinating history hidden in the hills, the dramatic rock formations, the bushman caves and rhino tracking!… watch this space for the launch of the new camp!  Until then, we are operating at Rowallan with our luxury mobile tented camp – and all are welcome!

Quick Facts – Luxury Mobile Tented Camp

  • Accomodates up to 70 pax !
  • Families welcome !
  • On site activities available ! (rates on request)
  • Weddings & functions facilities availabe !
  • Special focus safaris – e.g. hiking, birding, photogrphay available!

Rowallan Camp

Rowallan Camp is a picturesque camp site nestled beneath a massive granite whaleback rock, just 2km inside the Matopos Road Park entrance. With quick access from Bulawayo Rowallan is the perfect escape for local and international guests alike, offering sanctuary in beautiful bush surrounds, just a short way from Bulawayo. A new semi-permanent tented camp is due for completion in early 2015, but until that time Rowallan operates as a luxury mobile tented camp comprised of East-African A-frame tents, each with en-suite bathroom (hot water bucket showers and flush or drop toilets). The camp operates without electricity and offers ambient paraffin and solar LED lighting. In future, once the luxury tented camp is open, the mobile camp will continue to operate at an adjacent, independent site at Rowallan.


Rowallan Camp is situated just 2km inside Matopos National Park with access 34 Kilometres South of Bulawayo along the Matopos Road. 100m beyond the boom gate the road forks left towards World’s View. The entrance to Rowallan Camp is sign posted 2km along this road. There is a short dirt road approach to camp.


In addition to the stunning scenic surrounds, Matopos offers a variety of historical, cultural, sport and leisure activities to entertain guests. For guests on All-Inclusive board basis, activities are included and guests on any other board basis are welcome to pre-arrange these as paid activities.

Game drives, bush walks, rhino tracking, tour of bushman caves, tour of Rhodes Grave ($10 charge to see the monument), tour of local school/village, and hiking. Soon we’ll be offering horseback safaris, cycling, rock climbing and birding safaris.

Standard daily activities may include:

  • Rhino tracking
  • Game drives & bush walks
  • Tour of the Monuments e.g. Cecil John Rhodes Grave
  • Tour of a local village
  • Tour of the bushman cave paintings
  • 7km Bushman Cave hike
  • Cycling
  • Birding
  • Rock climbing
  • Horse back safaris

We will also tailor activities for specific groups, such as bush cookery, photography challenge, conservation / mini guiding course etc.