DIE FARMHOUSE BY GRANITE RIDGE

VERBLYF IN DIE MATOBO HEUWELS Granite Ridge Lodge word nou weer die Farmhouse genoem

Cecil John Rhodes was one of the great imperialists, discoverers and founders of the colony which later became the Republic of Zimbabwe. When he died at the age of 49 he left a fortune behind but most interesting about his will was his request to be buried in the granite rocks of the Matobo Hills near Bulawayo, which later became the Matobo National Park of Zimbabwe.


Rhodes Matobo is home to the Farmhouse Lodge. An old farmhouse was renovated and is now used as the main building of the Farmhouse. For a while it was known as the Granite Ridge Lodge but it has recently reverted back to being called The Farmhouse.


A massive granite ridge behind the lodge reveals the origin of the previous name. The granite was eroded through millions of years to form huge rocks and some of Africa’s most spectacular views. It looks as if a giant has placed boulders on top of each other.


The Matobo National Park is home to more than just rocks. Sable and rhino are two of the more common mammals of this park and the vegetation is extraordinarily beautiful.


At Granite Ridge you will be accommodated in one of 19 chalets which all accommodate 4 people in the main bedroom and kitchen/ lounge area. The restaurant and bar at The Farmhouse provide excellent meals. Their English high tea is a favorite with most visitors.


The views from the lodge are spectacular. The gardens and swimming pool contribute to a very relaxed atmosphere. The Farmhouse is without doubt the best choice for families, only 40km on a tar road from Bulawayo, in the Matobo Hills in Zimbabwe.

  

  

Site Map 
Most visitors to the Farmhous and the Matobo region must have visited Namibia and its coastal resort Swakopmund before.
Accommodation in Swakopmund 
range from five star hotels to self-catering and camping.

Canon Lodge near the Fishriver Canyon in the south of Namibia.  This lodge offers unique luxury accommodation in caves style rooms.
Etosha Lodge is just south of the Etosha National Park.  Etosha Lodge offers self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation and luxury fully inclusive accommodation.

Kruger Park Safaris offers affordable safaris in The Kruger National Park in South Africa in open vehicles.
Palmwag Lodge in Kaokaoland or Damaraland in Namibia.  Palmwag Lodge is in the Palmwag private game reserve.
Sangiro Lodge near Bloemfontein offers accommodation in wooden cabins just outside Bloemfontein in the Freestate.  You can enjoy game viewing from your room at Sangiro Lodge. There are also wonderful hotels in Swakopmund
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The Savoy Hotel in Mthatha (formerly Umtata) is the best hotel in the former capital of the Transkei. The Mthatha Savoy Hotel is in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Sikumi Tree Lodge is a very extraordinary lodge at Hwange Game reserve in Zimbabwe.  Sikumi Tree Lodge offers excellent accommodation and safaris through this game park.
Matobo Hills Lodge a magnificent lodge in the famous Matopo Hills Nature reserve in Zimbabwe.  The views from Matopo Hills Lodge is breathtakingly beautiful.

Fothergill Island is a luxurious lodge on an island in Lake Kariba.  The island is in the Matusadona National Park in Zimbabwe.
The Jameson Hotel in Harare for many years has been the best known hotel in the CBD of Harare.  The Jameson Hotel is a luxury but affordable destination.

Great Zimbabwe Hotel is the closest hotel to the Great Zimbabwe Monument.  It was for many years the most famous hotel near the Zimbabwe Ruins.

The Kingdom Hotel is the newest and therfore the most modern hotel at Victoria Falls. The Kingdom Hotel is within walking distance of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
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Among Africa's and the world famous National parks are Etosha National Park in Namibia certainly one of the best. Both game viewing anc accommodation in Etosha are very good.