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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…

LocationMatopos, Zimbabwe
AccessScheduled flight into Bulawayo Airport (one hour drive from the lodge)
OpenAll Year
Camp StyleSafari lodge
FocusRhino tracking / Cultural Activities / Rock Art
ChildrenAll Ages
ActivitiesGame drives / bush walks and hikes / rhino tracking / rock art site visits / village visits / cycle tours
Maximum Guests on Vehicle6
Private Vehicle OptionsYes (additional cost)
Off-road DrivingYes (on private concession only)
Number of Rooms9 in the main lodge and 3 in The Homestead
Family Accommodation3 family rooms or the 3 bedroom Homestead
BathroomFlush Toilet / Basin / Plumbed Shower / Some include outside shower/ Bath
Power for chargingIn room
HairdryerProvided in room
Heating/CoolingStanding fans
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomAir horns
Wi-FiCommunal areas
Mobile ReceptionNo
Dining StyleCommunal
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks only
Credit CardsNo