Camp Amalinda, Zimbabwe

Camp Amalinda, Matobo Hills

Combine the best of wildlife viewing and culture at Camp Amalinda. Discover the 2,000 rock paintings that depict the daily lives of an ancient tribe and enjoy excellent game viewing. Go there for rewarding leopard spotting and absorb the mystical aura of this magical place.

Amalinda Lodge, 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.

The granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe, are among the most majestic rock sceneries in the world. Nestled in this unique range of hills is Camp Amalinda, situated only 45kms from Bulawayo.
Amalinda consists of nine individually thatched rooms including 3 honeymoon suites, 3 family rooms, 2 double rooms & 1 single room, which are all set into the huge boulders.
Each room is steeped in African historical artefacts of a bygone era and tucked away into an ancient bushman’s shelter, Camp Amalinda’s charm will leave an indelible impression on every visitor.

Amalinda Lodge is a unique four-star luxury lodge set in the granite boulders of The Matobo Hills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This exclusive, privately owned & family run safari lodge is the premier accommodation in the area. Tucked away in an ancient bushmans shelter, Camp Amalinda boasts a spa, infinity rock pool, library, wine cellar, sunset lounge, show kitchen and many varied activities. Ranging from game drives to rhino trekking, cultural tours, hikes to the renowned San bushman paintings & a chance to follow in the footsteps of Cecil John Rhodes at his world famous tomb known as “View of the World.”

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  • The lodge nestles among the most spectacular rock scenery in the world
  • Discover the highest concentrations of Leopard and Black Eagle in the world plus a healthy population of the endangered Black and White Rhino
  • Wine cellar & hilltop honeymoon suites with outdoor tubs
  • Discover Bushmen rock art and visit the grave of Cecil John Rhodes
Camp Amalinda Overview

Nestled in a superb setting amongst the boulders of a bygone era, in a 300acre private concession of the Matobo Hills National Park, is Camp Amalinda. This exclusive and chic accommodation in Southern Zimbabwe is in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, approximately 45kms from Bulawayo. The granite domes and kopjes of Matobo Hills are amongst the most remarkable rock sceneries in the world and home to an eclectic range and concentration of birds of prey worldwide.

Camp Amalinda has been expertly designed into the rocks, affording the impression that it has almost grown out of the landscape itself. Comprising nine individually thatched rooms including three honeymoon suites, this Matobo Hills holiday accommodation offers high levels of comfort, sophistication and excellent service. Each suite has its own unique aura so as to create a romantic ambience without losing the vital essence of Africa. Children are welcome at the allowing for Zimbabwe holidays for families.

The camp features a lounge and entertainment area that are tucked away into a bushman’s den with spectacular vistas of the Matobo Hills. An open-air dining room is where delectable meals are served, on a massive teak table. There is also a comfortable library and a treetop chess room. A cave cellar is also available for the wine connoisseurs. A large infinity rock swimming pool with comfy loungers and a bar overlook a waterhole and the Heritage Spa completes the picture of bliss.

Southern Zimbabwe safaris on offer at Camp Amalinda include activities for both adults and children. Children can spend their days chasing rock lizards and climbing rocks. Home to both the white and the black rhino, the camp affords guests the most exhilarating opportunities to track rhino by vehicle or on foot. Game viewing, village tours and expeditions of the Matobo Hills are also on offer.

  • 9 Rooms
  • Dining & bar
  • Lounge & boma
  • Spa & steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine cellar
  • Wi-Fi & library
From $ 472



  • Small, intimate lodge offering personalized service
  • Game drives, rhino trekking, walking trails, birding
  • Hiking, historical & cultural tours
  • Signature spa treatments


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All local drinks
  • Two game viewing activities per day
  • Laundry services
  • Return road transfers from Bulawayo Airport

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