Camp Amalinda

Location: Matobo Hills | Zimbabwe

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Surrounded by the giant whale-back dwalas, vast granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobo Hills, Camp Amalinda is an architectural gem: quirky, imaginative, and unique.
Perfect forEnergetic travellers looking to take in the extraordinary geography and culture of the Matobo Hills.
In the knowDon’t miss the opportunity to chat to guide Paul Hubbard, whose wealth of knowledge extends to the Matabele War, San rock art and the spectacular geology of the Matopos Hills.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eco-tourism
  • Family-friendly
  • Guiding

Hotel Overview


The granite wilderness of the Matobo Hills, 45km outside Bulawayo.

Rooms at Camp Amalinda

Set in and around huge boulders are nine secluded rock "suites" that are all individually decorated. The two romantic honeymoon suites pay tribute to two great men: Cecil John Rhodes and King Lobengula.

Food and facilities

The lounge, library, fire pit and dining area have been crafted into the side of a hill and spill out over a number of different levels. At the base of the camp, overlooking a scenic water hole where zebra graze, is the Heritage Safari Spa and swimming pool, flanked by comfortable loungers and a shaded bar.

Activities at Camp Amalinda

Activities are many and varied: tours can be arranged in the company of archaeologist and historian, Paul Hubbard, taking in the grandeur and beauty of the Matobo area, its history and inhabitants. Walking tours can vary from a gentle stroll to visit nearby San rock art sites to a more strenuous full day hike to Nanke Cave, while tracking both white and black rhino on foot in the company of a professional guide is an incredibly rewarding experience. Drive through the park as you follow in the footsteps of Cecil John Rhodes and King Mzilikaze, chief of the Matabele, before visiting Rhodes’ final resting place atop the 'View of the World'. Excursions can also allow you to gain an insight into the everyday life of the local Matabele, by visiting a real homestead, an orphanage, a primary school and a rural clinic. Note: Due to there being a number of steps, Camp Amalinda is not ideal for guests who have difficulty walking.

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