African safaris aren’t generally the first idea that jumps to mind when planning a family holiday, and we think that’s a shame.
After all, a safari provides a wild playground for bonding, exploring and creating lifelong family memories. And isn’t that what going away as a family is all about? Set atop an enormous granite rock in Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe, Big Cave Camp provides just such a playground for the perfect family safari.
As the story goes, Big Cave Camp was originally created as a recreational facility for the Waddy family back in the 1980’s, before later being converted into a lodge. Having lived in Zimbabwe for four generations, The Waddy’s are from ‘pioneering stock’ and are a family of avid bush lovers. As a result, Big Cave Camp has been designed with family in mind.
Family Accommodation at Big Cave Camp
Big Cave Camp offers a selection of accommodation options. Ranging from large family rooms to twin chalets, families can choose the option best suited to their needs. Made from granite, each of the thatched A-frame cottages has its own en-suite and private balcony and exudes a sense of authentic Africa.
Activities at Big Cave Camp
With its incredible granite kopjes and rugged wilderness, Matobo Hills provides the perfect place for families to explore, hike and learn about the many species flora and fauna that call this unique area home. There are also numerous rock art galleries that can be visited from the camp, which provides a fascinating insight into the ancient world of Khoisan people. Guided game drives and nature walks will allow you to get up close to wildlife and explore the spectacular natural scenery, while back at the lodge, the pool provides the ideal spot to sit back and relax while the kids splash about.
Recently, Big Cave Camp was visited by the Hounsel family, another old Zimbabwe family, and they had a wonderfully wild and fun time. Dave Waddy said, “It was fantastic to see just how much fun the children had at the camp.” Take a look at this little video of their trip: