The Matobo Hills cover about 320 000ha and have been eroded from an exposed granite batholiths thought to be over 3 000 million years old. Hump-backed domes have resulted from exfoliation of the granite often forming remarkable ‘balancing rock’ formations. The Matobo region is particularly well known for the number and quality of its Stone Age rock art site. The Matobo Hills, are located 40km south of Bulawayo, they are remarkable for their unusual scenery and the diversity of their flora and fauna. They are also a focal point of much of Zimbabwe’s history and prehistory. The hills were the scene of the famous indaba between Cecil Rhodes and Ndebele leaders in 1896. Rhodes and several other leading early settlers are buried on the summit of Malindizimu, the “hill of the spirit’s”, 44 km south of Bulawayo.