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Khayelitshe House, Matobo Hills

Khayelitshe House • Zimbabwe


Matobo Hills is an area steeped in culture, history and breathtaking granite rock formations. The softer side of Africa, it calls for exploration, reflection and connection. Khayelitshe House is held in the heart of Matobo – surrounded by balancing rocks and golden grass. Its name is derived from the local Ndebele language; ‘Ekhaya’ and ‘Litshe’- Home in the Rocks. Khayelitshe House is the perfect getaway to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, settling into the silent serenity of Matobo Hills.


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$ 2,860.00

per night

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Built with the vision of blending into nature, the property’s charm reflects the simplicity of its surroundings. Elegant and eclectic in design, this off-the-grid villa evokes tranquility – organic and peaceful in its presence. Its charm lies in its pan-African inspired architecture, style and décor collected from travels throughout the continent.

Nestled beneath an amphitheater of granite boulders, the villa accommodates 8 guests. Each of the en-suite bedrooms boast incredible views of Matobo. A top viewing balcony offers views over the scenic and rugged landscape, while a swimming pool below is an invitation for relaxation. The games room is perfect for evenings after a day of exploring Matobo, as well as an indoor fireplace to share stories around on winter nights. Activities around Matobo Hills include rock art expeditions, hiking, horse riding, cultural tours, rhino tracking and a historical visit up to Cecil John Rhodes’s grave.


  • 4 double en-suite guest rooms
  • Accommodates a maximum of 8 guests. Extra guests can be added at an additional cost.


  • Indoor/Outdoor Fireplace
  • Swimming pool
  • Games / TV room with Satellite TV
  • Solar Power with in-room charging facilities


  • Morning & Afternoon Game drives in Matobos National Park
  • Walking & Hiking
  • Bird Watching
  • Rhino tracking in Matobos National Park
  • San rock art walk
  • Visit to World’s View


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Return airport transfers
  • 2 shared activities per full day


  • Community & Conservation Levy is a compulsory at USD 85 per person per night