price avg $453,33/night

Amalinda Camp

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.

The granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobo Hills are among the most majestic rock sceneries in the world. Nestled in this unique range of hills is Camp Amalinda.

Camp Amalinda consists of nine individually thatched rooms including 2 honeymoon suites, which are set into the huge boulders. These 2 suites have just recently been refurbished and it brings us great pleasure to introduce to you for the first time “The Lobengula Suite” and “The Rhodes Suite”. Each are steeped in African historical artefacts of a bygone era from these two famous men who once walked around these very rocks.

Tucked away into an ancient bushman’s shelter, Camp Amalinda’s charm will leave an indelible impression on every visitor, it’s spirituality almost tangible. Some of the most majestic 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.

The Lodge
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. A cosy library contains some of the old “African Classics”, whilst a secluded chess room, located amongst the tree tops guarantees peace and tranquillity. For the wine connoisseur, we recommend a visit to our natural cave wine cellar. Sundowners can be enjoyed around a warm fire in the enclosed “boma” area. 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 is our Heritage Spa. Drift away on crisp linen, whilst the scents of Ancient African aromas swirl under the canopy of thatch and rock. Drops of aromatherapy oils are added to generous amounts of carrot and nut oil for that exclusive and private massage by our expert in-house Masseuse. Spoil yourself with a full Body Massage, Back and neck Massage, Manicure or Pedicure.

We are in a malaria free zone and children are most welcome. Children can spend their days rock climbing and chasing rock lizards, skinks and Giant Plated Lizards.

Camp Amalinda offers a range of varied activities including Rhino tracking, by vehicle or on foot. Track the “horn of sorrow” as they have become known – the endangered black rhino. White rhino are easier to see in these parts.

Abseil and 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. The view will leave you gasping……It is hard to imagine a more beautiful setting.

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. Watch out for the exclusive leopard, although he’ll see you first.

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. Then on to the rural clinic and come face to face with a Traditional Healer – she may even heal your ailment. Whitewaters Primary School and Cyrene Mission School are next on the agenda – understand that no matter what adversity children face, one of their basic wants is to learn. Many projects at the schools, clinic and Orphanage have been completed through our Social Responsibility, The Mother Africa Trust.

Social & Environmental responsibility.
The Mother Africa Trust was founded in 2006 as a way to build a better future in Zimbabwe. The vision for the Trust is to create a way for people to “give back” to both the environment and to the people of Zimbabwe. The Mother Africa Trust seeks to make a positive difference in the areas of education and cultural and environmental research and conservation. The Mother Africa Trust works with volunteers from around the world at the same time, actively sourcing equipment and materials for our conservation, research and education projects. Always ready to learn and improve, our team are widely experienced, passionate and committed to building Zimbabwe in a sustainable, ethical and compassionate manner.

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Hotel Facilities

  • 4x4 vehicles
  • Airport Transport
  • Bar
  • Big 5 Game viewing
  • Child Friendly
  • Cultural Visit
  • Drinks (Selected) Included
  • Game Drives
  • Game walks
  • Laundry Service
  • Pool
  • Professional Safari Guide
  • Room Service
  • SPA
  • Sundowners
  • Weddings

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