|Some of the most majestic granite scenery in the world is found in the Matobo Hills.
Amalinda has gained an excellent reputation for its warm African hospitality and bushveld charm.|
The natural granite domes and castle kopjies of the Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe, are among some of the most majestic rock sceneries in the world. Nestled in this unique range of hills, tucked away into an ancient bushman's shelter is Camp Amalinda.
Fly-In Wildlife Game Drives Safari Walking Culture Honeymoon Rock Art Photography Birding Luxury Tented Camp Spa Swimming Pool Price Range - Southern Africa: $200 - $400 Child Friendly
Camp Amalinda Attractions
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 Bushman are recorded in the ancient rock art. Mammal and bird species are prolific and include the highest concentration of Leopard and Black Eagle in the world.
Camp Amalinda consists of 8 individually thatched suites, including a romantic honeymoon suite, which are carved into the huge boulders, each have en-suite facilities and a unique character.
The lounge and entertainment area is tucked away into a bushmen 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 treetops guarantees peace and tranquility. 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.
Amongst the most miraculous backdrop which is famous to the Matobo Hills is an irresistible treasure worth experiencing - situated near the pool is our Safari Spa.
Drift away on crisp linen whilst the scents of Ancient African aromas swirl under a canopy of thatch and rock. Drops of aromatherapy oils are added to generous amounts of carrot and nut oils for that exclusive and private massage by our expert in-house Masseuse.
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Camp Amalinda Additional Information
Activities in the Matobo Hills:
Game drives into the Matobo Park
Tracking Black and White Rhino
Horse-riding from the camp
Elephant back trails
Bushman caves and paintings
Walking and hiking the majestic rock formations
Rural School & Clinic Tours
Cecil John Rhodes' Grave
The View of the World
Natural Rock pool overlooking the Matobo Hills and a water hole below
Highest concentration of Black Eagle and Leopard in the world
Visit to Cyrene Mission
Night drives for nocturnal wildlife
An option to overnight in a Traditional African Village:
One of the most popular activities at Camp Amalinda, Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe, has been the tour to a local village, school and traditional healer. This has been taken a step further and now Amalinda offers visitors the opportunity to stay overnight in a genuine African village.
The village chosen belongs to a Mr. Ndebele and is located in the Khumalo Communal lands a mere 15km from Camp Amalinda. This communal land borders the Matobo National Park and the typical Matobo granite scenery extends into this area. In fact the village is built in the shadows of a spectacular granite outcrop.
The aim is to provide guests with a complete cultural experience - to become part of the village for a 24 hour period. Learn about "ukulima" - ploughing with oxen; "senga" - milking the cows; and "ukugiga" grinding the maize for the evening meal. Visitors will see how water is carried for miles in a 5 gallon container balancing on women's heads. Even the collection of firewood is no easy task.
In the evening everybody sits around the fire for "Inganu" - the local tradition of storytelling. One of Mr Ndebele's wives is a traditional healer and guests may learn about ancient healing methods which have been passed down from Mother to Daughter over hundreds of years.
Evening meals will be of a local flair and consist of maize, potatoes, chicken and beef varieties. Some of the more exotic local delicacies will be on offer should our guests wish to sample, eg: "macimbi" - sun dried mopane worms; "amazambane" - freshly roasted groundnuts; "amagodo" - home grown watermelons etc.
Accommodation will be in a mud hut with thatched roof. Traditionally the Ndebeles sleep on a reed mat on the floor, however there will be regular beds and fresh linen for the visitors.
This hut has been specially built for the guests exclusive use. An outdoor bathroom is situated at the back of the hut. This is constructed of grass up to the height of 6 foot and is fitted with a bucket shower, chemical toilet and wash hand basin with water pitcher.
Guests will be accompanied by one of the Amalinda guides who are fluent in both English and Ndebele. These people live a simple life and do not utilize knives, forks, cutlery, etc. Therefore all the cooking equipment is taken into the village. Amalinda's team is aware of their guest's hygienic requirements and will ensure a high standard throughout.
A genuinely unique cultural experience can be guaranteed and there will be the opportunity to meet these amazing people and hopefully make lasting friendships.
Camp Amalinda Children Policy
0-2 years free of charge
3-11 years sharing with adults = 50%
Children under 12 years in their own room pay full adult rate.
Check In Time: 02:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00:00 AM