The granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe, are among the most majestic rock sceneries imaginable. Nestled in this unique range of hills lies Camp Amalinda – tucked away into an ancient bushman’s shelter amongst some of the most majestic granite scenery in the world. It is here that the history of the San Bushmen is recorded in some of the most prolific and finest quality cave paintings and rock art. The Matopos region has been classified as a world heritage site and is home to a profusion of wildlife including the black eagle and leopard.
The camp itself is set within the granite boulders and all 9 chalets (lodges) have a distinctive look and feel, all with showers and toilets built into the granite rock face – giving a unique accommodation experience.
An added bonus is the Heritage spa – situated near the pool. “Drift away on crisp linen, whilst the scents of Ancient African aromas swirl under the canopy of thatch and rock. Drops of aromatherapy oils are added to generous amounts of carrot and nut oil for that exclusive and private massage by the expert in-house Masseuse.”
Activities – The camp is positioned outside of the Matopos National Park; this gives you more freedom with less attention paid to the clock. All activities are lead by very knowledgeable professional guides and include:
Sunset walks to the tops of granite dwalas, Walks to world renowned caves and bushman paintings, Game drives into the National Park, Rhino walks (on request) plus of course the Spa salon with a professional masseuse.
Camp Amalinda has been going for over 25 years now, it is in a malaria free zone and children are most welcome. (They can spend their days rock climbing and chasing lizards!) with these positive points – we highly recommend Camp Amalinda for any visitor wanting to spend time in this fascinating area.