The granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe, are among the most spectacular rock sceneries in the world. Nestled in this unique range of hills is Camp Amalinda.
Tucked away into an ancient bushman’s shelter, Camp Amalinda’s charm will leave an indelible impression on every visitor, it’s spirituality is almost tangible. Some of the most breathtaking granite scenery in the world is found in the Matobo Hills. It is here that the hopes, trials and tribulations of the San Bushmen are recorded in the ancient rock art.
Amalinda has to be one of my favourite properties that we have visited on many different occasions over the years and the Matopas is a truly incredible area offering not only great game viewing and historical and cultural experiences but also the most incredible scenery. Amalinda is privately owned by Phil and Sharon Stead as has consistently been voted one of the top Safari Lodges in Zimbabwe.
The granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobo Hills echo the essence of tranquility and the majesty of untamed Africa, where mammal and bird species are prolific. Included here are the highest concentrations of Leopard and Black Eagle in the world, as well as a healthy population of the endangered Black and White Rhino.
Location: Situated 45 kilometers outside of Bulawayo in the Matobo Hills area just outside of the Matopas National Park. The Matopos region has been classified as a World Heritage Site and is home to profusion of wildlife. Bulawayo is the most convenient location to access the camp and the Bulawayo airport is 20 kilometers away. There are daily flights into Bulawayo from Johannesburg and Harare. Matopas is also an easy self drive destination from Harare, Victoria Falls and Hwange. Scheduled road transfers can also be organized.
Number Rooms: 9 rooms set within the granite boulders. Each of these rooms have a distinctive look and feel due to slightly different furnishings, thus giving Amalinda’s guests a unique and bespoke accommodation experience. (3 suites, 3 family rooms, 3 double rooms, 1 single room)
Room Features: the suites have queen sized beds, family rooms have 2 double beds, double rooms have queen size beds, single room has two separate single beds. The lodge has electric blankets for the winter season, and showers and toilets are built into the granite rock face.
Other Camp Features: Thatched, elevated dining area, library area, two bar areas, Wi-Fi available, sunset lounge, tea and coffee station, swimming pool, spa and sauna
Power Source: Mains Electricity and Back-up Generator
Activities: Historic trek to Rhodes’ Grave, Sunset Hikes, Walks to Caves and Bushman Paintings, Game Drives into the National Park, Spa Salon and Sauna, Abseiling and Rhino Walks
Child Policy: Children of all ages
Season: Open all year