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.
|Access||Scheduled flight into Bulawayo Airport (one hour drive from the lodge)|
|Camp Style||Safari lodge|
|Focus||Rhino tracking / Cultural Activities / Rock Art|
|Activities||Game drives / bush walks and hikes / rhino tracking / rock art site visits / village visits / cycle tours|
|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|
|Hairdryer||Provided in room|
|Communication in room||Air horns|
|Drinks Included||House drinks only|