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Kezi Road Matobo Hills, Matobo National Park - The Matopos Zimbabwe
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#1 of 8 Speciality lodging in Matobo National Park - The Matopos
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Driving over the magnificent granite whale-back dwalas famous to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matobo Hills brings you to the stunning Amalinda Lodge. An award winning property and rated top 3 Best Safari Camp in Zimbabwe in 2010, this lodge is ideal for the true safari connoisseur who is also looking for much more out of their experience. Guides here are Professional Archeologists whose knowledge of both the natural and historical splendor of the Matobo Hills completes the whole spiritual ambiance. Children of all ages welcome, malaria free area.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Outdoor fireplace
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Kezi Road Matobo Hills, Matobo National Park - The Matopos Zimbabwe
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Carleigh C wrote a review Oct 2020
Harare Province, Zimbabwe35 contributions3 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay at Amalinda...only wish the weather had been better so we could have enjoyed the stunning pool! Thankfully the game drive vehicle was well equipped for chilly rainy weather and super comfy.. As was our room!!! We were so thankful to be able to snuggle into our preheated bed after dinner. Food was tasty and service was great. Would love to return one day.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Jennifer Barnes Kerns wrote a review Oct 2020
Seoul, South Korea17 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband, our six-year-old son, and I stayed here for three nights over a long weekend. We had such a relaxing and enjoyable time, taking to the trails, hiking, swimming in a fantastically unique pool, exploring caves and ancient paintings...it was wonderful. The Amalinda hospitality team is lovely - they work so well together and treat you like family - from surprise car washes to delicious meals to detailed turndown service and guides full of knowledge. We will be back! The rooms are all well-spaced for natural social distancing; the employees were wearing masks and practiced excellent hand washing/sanitizing; and they took our temperatures upon arrival. The dining times were staggered and spaced apart physically, too.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: There are large family rooms at ground level, but be sure to checkout the upstairs rooms, too!
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Justin wrote a review Aug 2020
Harare, Zimbabwe22 contributions1 helpful vote
A one-night stop on the way back from Hwange to Harare in a magically, unique setting. The design and detailing of the construction of the lodge as a whole is very well thought out. There are lots of interesting spaces and the rooms are truly exceptional. Staff were good, although we had heard the service was "exceptional", so we felt slightly let down... Having said that special mention must go to Chef Richard who catered to the special dietary requests and to our guide Kevin who was refreshingly open with some of the historical details. A very well-rounded and knowledgable in all aspects. He was very accommodating to try to ensure we could do a rhino viewing (which we did), as well as see Cecil John Rhodes grave (where we had fantastic sundowners, with tasty meatballs prepared by the lodge). It would have been nice to have a manager on-site, overseeing everything and ensuring everything was as ship-shape (as we'd heard it was). The benefit of the doubt must given due to COVID and perhaps short-staffing, as we've only ever heard good things.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: We were fortunate enough to get room #8, apparently the most-requested room, with the best view.
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Nigel wrote a review Feb 2020
Mississauga, Canada4 contributions
My wife and I stayed at Amalinda in 1994, and out of interest, I looked it up. Back in '94, it was the most amazing place to stay in, we were there for a few days, enjoyed the lodge tremendously, as well as an incredibly knowledgeable and experienced guide. The highlight for us were visits to old Bushmen sites, with paintings on the rocks, as well as the incredible scenery and wildlife. The Lodge itself was one of a kind, unique and picturesque, and in looking at the Lodge's current website, I recognize a few things that haven't changed - the dining table made from refurbished railway sleepers of what I recall was Rhodesian teak, absolutely beautiful and incredibly heavy. The cabins are also unique, african-styled with thatched roof's and bathrooms built into and around the naturally occurring rocks. Amalinda is a place that's lived on in our memories, and from the look of the current website, it's only improved. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Jaya T wrote a review Jan 2020
Hamburg, Germany10 contributions16 helpful votes
A stunning lodge nesting in the massive granite stone formations of Matopos. We stayed in rooms 8 and 10, both of them were incredibly spacious and beautifully furnished. The entire staff is committed to making your stay as memorable as possible...This lodge is full of ambiance. If you want to create some magic moments for yourself and people you care about, this place will definitely make it happen.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$844 - US$1 223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ZimbabweMatabeleland South ProvinceMatobo National Park - The Matopos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amalinda Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Amalinda Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Cecil Rhode's Burial Place (0.00 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Amalinda Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Amalinda Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Amalinda Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Amalinda Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Amalinda Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Amalinda Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.