Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2003
Size of heritage: 205,000 ha
- Buffer zone: 105,000 ha
The area exhibits a profusion of distinctive rock landforms rising above the granite shield that covers much of Zimbabwe. The large boulders provide abundant natural shelters and have been associated with human occupation from the early Stone Age right through to early historical times, and intermittently since. They also feature an outstanding collection of rock paintings. The Matobo Hills continue to provide a strong focus for the local community, which still uses shrines and sacred places closely linked to traditional, social and economic activities.
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Medium airport - 37 mi (59 km) Hwange National Park Airport
Medium airport - 114 mi (184 km) Francistown Airport
Medium airport - 133 mi (214 km) Hwange Airport
Small airport - 152 mi (244 km) Masvingo International Airport
Medium airport - 158 mi (255 km) Sua Pan Airport
Medium airport - 171 mi (276 km) Selebi Phikwe Airport
Medium airport - 182 mi (293 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Katima Mulilo
- Louis Trichardt
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.