To get to this cave, we had to drive through the “Makaya’s” or Communal Lands. This involved some pretty nifty guesswork and driving skills – most of the traffic there is a scotch cart or donkey with bags hanging over its whithers.
We just followed the power-line – its what we usually do when faced with some of the “interchanges” we come across in our travels.
I couldn’t resist stopping and snapping this very clever cattle kraal up against the rock feature…
And THEN…a school painted Viagra Blue????? Why is it, that against the back drop of yellow ochre and burnt sienna, people must paint things that terrible colour? It should be banned, that paint. What kind of message are we giving the children?
Matopos has some strange rock features, but this one must take the cake. It’s a huge boulder, seen in this picture end on. It stretches away from you for miles and miles. We surmised it formed in this strange way because it is the last of the truly big rocks in the Matopos before the Tuli valley.
This tree invited us into the area. We parked the car and walked through a very unMatabeleland-like forest. Huge trees and soft underfoot. And then we climbed and climbed and climbed and I died…I have no photos of that, cos it wasn’t a good death – I was red in the face and wheezing and swearing.
I had to stop here…I couldn’t walk another centimeter…this view is looking towards Tuli-Makwe Dam (sort of south.)
Below is a picture of the cave
I have thousands of pictures of the rock art, you will probably have to email me if there are any you particularly want…
Baboons on the rocks, taken on the way down, show the sheer size of the boulders in the Matopos…