Big Cave Camp was started by Mike and Yvonne Waddy as a recreational facility for the family in 1980, and was subsequently developed as a tourist facility by David and Caron Waddy. Dave can recall how they first lived in a two man tent, with no electricity or generator. Everything was either paraffin or gas operated. A true test for his new bride! Today they are still very much involved in promoting tourism to Zimbabwe, after what has been a tough few years. The lodge was expanded to accommodate 16 guests, the property restored to pristine condition and a wildlife sanctuary was created for the natural species of game that occur in the Matobo Hills.