Camp Amalinda

This exclusive, privately owned safari lodge is in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Matobo Hills, situated only 45kms from Bulawayo. 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. Amalinda’s charm will leave an indelible impression on even the most intrepid traveler. Camp Amalinda, an African inspired refuge, where world-class facilities combine with the spiritual energy, allure and unique beauty, for which the Matobo Hills is so celebrated.

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Amalinda consists of nine individually thatched rooms including a trio of suites, ideal for honeymooners, all of which are set into the imposing boulders. 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.

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Amalinda consists of nine individually thatched rooms including a trio of suites, ideal for honeymooners, all of which are set into the imposing boulders. These three suites have recently been refurbished and it brings us great pleasure to introduce to you for the first time “The Lobengula Suite”, “The Rhodes Suite” and “The San Suite”. Each are steeped in African historical artifacts of a bygone era. 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.

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    The lounge and entertainment area is tucked away into a bushman shelter with a panoramic view of the Matobo Hills. Delicious meals are served on a massive teak table in the open air dining room.

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      A cosy library contains some of the old "African Classics", whilst a secluded chess room, located amongst the tree tops guarantees peace and tranquillity. At the base of the camp is a large swimming pool with comfortable loungers and a bar, all over-looking a waterhole. Amongst this most miraculous backdrop, which is famous to the Matobo Hills, is an irresistible treasure worth experiencing – situated near the pool is our Heritage Spa.

        Camp Amalinda Activities

        During your stay at Amalinda you can enjoy a wealth of activities. Rhino tracking by vehicle or on foot. Track the “horn of sorrow” as they have become known – the endangered black rhino. -- Explore the hills where mysterious nomads once held their sacred ceremonies. The rocky granite topography boasts more than 2000 sites of the San (Bushman) tribes and is probably the richest source of San rock art known. -- Drive through the granite hills in the footsteps of Cecil John Rhodes. Visit his world famous tomb known as the “View of the World”, it’s an experience guaranteed to send a thrill down your spine. -- Take a tour to an African homestead and get down to earth with the local Matabele people. Enjoy their gracious hospitality as they show you around their “pole and dagga” huts. -- Walking on our property is entirely safe – you could bump into warthog, zebra, klipspringer, kudu, impala, wildebeest, reedbuck, duiker, steenbok, hyrax and a vast variety of bird life. For more adventure, abseil these magnificent hills – Amalinda’s new adrenalin activity. $40 per person and all ages welcome.

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