Located in the granite boulders of the Matobo Hills, Amalinda Lodge is a unique four-star family-run luxury lodge.
Luxury accommodations at the lodge consist of nine individually thatched rooms including a trio of suites, ideal for honeymooners and all set within the granite boulders. Each room has an attached bathroom with an inside and outdoor shower. The Lobengula Suite is ninety steps up in the boulders and includes tea & coffee stations, a lounge area, fan, mosquito net, mosquito coils, open wardrobe, private outside deck, king-size bed, hairdryers, & electric blankets. The family room is on the ground floor and features an open plan bedroom, lounge, and bathroom area with two double beds. The Cecil John Rhodes Suite is the most secluded lodge and thirty-six steps up in the boulders. The Home-Stead is perfect for families and includes a master bedroom with an attached bathroom and private deck as well as two additional bedrooms, outside decks and sliding door and separate bathrooms, with an open-plan dining and living area.
The lodge is ideally situated in the Matabo Hills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and malaria-free area. These hills once welcomed nomadic tribes and their sacred ceremonies. The rocky granite topography here boasts more than 2000 sites of the San (Bushman) tribes and is probably the richest source of San rock art. Cecil John Rhodes, a British businessman and politician who founded Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe and Zambia is buried nearby in the granite hills in a tomb called the ‘view of the world’. The Matobo Hills is also one of the last strongholds of both black and white rhino in Africa.