Khayelitshe House


4 Suites
All Ages
En suite
  • Sleeps 6 adults & 3 children (U16 yrs)
  • Slipper bath
  • Solar power
  • Private Luxury Suites
  • En-suite Suites

Additional Information

  • Airstrip to camp - 1 hour
  • Closest international airport - Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (Bulawayo - BUQ)
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Khayelitshe House Zimbabwe
Khayelitshe House, Matobo National Park, African Bush Camps, Zimbabwe
Khayelitshe House, Matobo National Park, African Bush Camps, Zimbabwe

Discover Khayelitshe House, a secluded retreat nestled in the heart of Matobo Hills

Bordering the Matobo National Park, the exclusive-use villa draws its name from the local Ndebele language, ‘Ekhaya’ and ‘Litshe’, Home in the Rocks. Hidden amongst the ancient granite boulders, the villa seamlessly blends with the majestic landscape, offering four en-suite suites with breathtaking views of the iconic balancing rocks. With a minimum two-guest policy, once booked, the villa becomes a private sanctuary, fully staffed with a private chef, host, and guide.

The Matobo Hills have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site owing to their exquisite natural beauty and immense spiritual significance. Led by their private guide, guests can uncover the rich history of Zimbabwe by exploring the Khami Ruins, discovering ancient cave paintings, and hiking to Rhodes’ Grave.
Wildlife enthusiasts will be thrilled to encounter the Park’s thriving rhino population, along with a diverse array of birdlife.


Experience the essence of Zimbabwe at this serene and secluded retreat. Extend your stay with 3 nights at Somalisa Camp, Somalisa Acacia or Somalisa Expeditions. (subject to availability). 



Includes & Excludes

Included in Rates:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne
  • Laundry
  • Private guide, private chef, housekeeper and waiter.
  • Activities.

Excluded from Rates:

  • Visa Fees
  • International / Regional Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Staff Gratuities
  • Conservation levies


  • Walking & Hiking

    Explore the Matobo Hills area on foot either on a short walk or a longer hike. From the endless views to the sights and sounds of the animals that inhabit it.

  • Ancient Cave Paintings

    Matobo Hills is known for having one of the most prolific collections of ancient cave paintings in Southern Africa. These paintings date back over 13 000 years.

  • Rhino Trekking

    Matobo Hills has one of the last populations of wild white rhinos in the world. On foot, you’ll be able to get close.

  • Rhodes Grave

    Experience the History of the area, hike up to Rhodes grave and do some sightseeing of the area.


Renowned for being in one of Africa’s finest wildlife havens, these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay in Matobo Hills.

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Our Foundation Projects

The Vukani Group Project

The Vukani Group Project is a community of women who are making beautiful, handcrafted necklaces, bracelets, and napkin rings out of recycled magazines. This project takes items that we typically throw away and repurposes them into something beautiful. Items are for sale at the ABC trading post in our camp.

Khwai Pre School

Khwai village has a population of approximately 400 BaBukakhwe (River Bushmen), the majority of which are from low-income households. The service delivery in this community is limited and faces challenges accessing education, health facilities and water and electricity connections. The community of Khwai was without a pre-school school in the area. Primary school learners would attend boarding schools out of the village in Maun and surrounding communities.


Thandanani, which means “love each other,” is a local sewing group run by women in the community of Dete, in Hwange. They make beautiful African print placemats, bags, robes, travel wallets, and clothes. Everything they make is unique and made with love. Items are for sale at the ABC trading post in our camp.