Welcome to Amalinda Lodge in Matobo National Park

AboutAmalinda Lodge

Amalinda Lodge offers you a chance to immerse in a unique combination of history, culture, and nature within the Matobo Hills.

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Key facts of Amalinda Lodge

Open All Year
Country Zimbabwe
National Park Matobo National Park
Accommodation 9 chalets
Policy Children 12 years and older
Amalinda Lodge
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Amalinda Lodge is set within a private concession in Zimbabwe’s oldest National Park, Matobo. Its location within the Matobo Hills, offers a unique combination of history, culture and nature.

The accommodation has been built within granite boulders, formerly home of the bushmen. Each of the nine chalets is unique in shape and size, with the boulders often making up the walls. There is a true sense of being in nature here.

For cooling off, the lodge has an infinity pool which has interestingly been set on a naturally formed depression in one of the granite boulders.

The rich culture and history of the area are great highlights in Matobo. The Park is rich in San rock art and is renowned for it. Moere culture is available with a visit to local Ndebele villages. There are also graves of Cecil John Rhodes and Leander Starr Jameson nearby.

Wildlife and birldlife are a bonus here. However, the Park has an incredibly rich population of rhino – both black and white, which is a major treat for many.

En suite
Internet available at extra cost
Mobile connectivity
Family rooms available


The lodge has 9 chalets including 3 suites, each is unique is size and shape. Most of the chalets have private balconies with views of the surrounding hills and kopjes.


For the best chance to see black and white rhino in Zimbabwe, this certainly is the place as there is a high concentration of this endangered species. There is also a healthy population of leopard, eland, tsessebe, greater kudu, sable, rock hyrax, bushbuck, impala, zebra, giraffe, baboon, monkey and klipspringer. Lions and elephants are however absent here.

An incredible 400 bird species (35 of which are protected), are found in Matobo making it truly a birder’s paradise. Interesting it has the highest population of black eagles in the world. Common birds include weavers, pied crow, Egyptian geese, fish eagle, martial eagle, francolin, and secretary bird.

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