Amalinda Lodge

Amalinda Lodge is located on a private 300 acre concession bordering the Matobo Hills National Park, one hour’s drive south of Bulawayo.

The long-established family-owned property is set in and around granite boulders which are typical of Matobo Hills National Park and this gives the property a feel that is pretty unique and full of character. The accommodation is an interesting mix of luxury and adventure, with many rooms having interior rock walls just metres away from luxurious four poster beds. However, we would certainly not recommend this lodge to anyone seeking conventional five star accommodation, as the entire build has a very outdoor and ‘close to nature’ feel. There are also quite a few steps to some rooms. Rock hyrax and klipspringer are found amongst the boulders, whilst birdlife flitters through the tree canopy. The management of the lodge is efficient and friendly, whilst food is of a good standard and activities are well guided. All in all, Amalinda is a great place to stay if visiting Matobo Hills and the most upmarket lodge in the area.


Accommodation is provided in nine thatched rooms, including three family rooms (each has two double beds) and three suites. Each room is…


Matobo (formerly known as Matopos) Hills National Park has a varied terrain, with the rocky granite hills interspersed with deep valleys…


Amalinda Lodge accepts children of all ages and can accommodate families either in spacious family rooms at the main lodge, or in The Homestead…

Conservation & community

The Amalinda Safari Collection is a partner of the Mother Africa Trust which is a non profit organisation that operates various…

Location Matopos, Zimbabwe
Access Scheduled flight into Bulawayo Airport (one hour drive from the lodge)
Open All Year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Safari lodge
Focus Rhino tracking / Cultural Activities / Rock Art
Children All Ages
Activities Game drives / bush walks and hikes / rhino tracking / rock art site visits / village visits / cycle tours
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes (additional cost)
Off-road Driving Yes (on private concession only)
Number of Rooms 9 in the main lodge and 3 in The Homestead
Family Accommodation 3 family rooms or the 3 bedroom Homestead
Bathroom Flush Toilet / Basin / Plumbed Shower / Some include outside shower/ Bath
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer Provided in room
Heating/Cooling Standing fans
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Air horns
Wi-Fi Communal areas
Mobile Reception No
Swimming Communal
Wellness Spa
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks only
Credit Cards No