From the moment you start climbing up the rocky terrain in your vehicle, you know something special is waiting for you. Amalinda Lodge, part of the Amalinda Safari Collection, is nothing short of spectacular.

The pathways leading to your private oasis are groomed yet rustic and well planned as you are taken to your space. Each room is uniquely nestled into granite boulders with every amenity you can imagine at your fingertips.

The rocks and other natural elements add privacy within the rooms with such a unique feel as they blend into the thatched roof. Screened windows let in the air and sounds of being in the African bush.

Soaking in your ensuite or outdoor bath is a great way to relax after a day of adventures in the Matobo Hills.

There are so many magical, cozy places to find within the property. If you want to read, there is a nook for that. You can sit and enjoy the expansive views. There is an incredible boma to sip some wine or a G&T and reminisce about the day. The dining area is centered amongst all the property areas and a great place to connect with other guests, the team at Amalinda, or relax on your own.

The pool area is an oasis in itself. Gorgeous, spacious, away from the main area and rooms but stocked with what you need for a day of relaxation.

There are so many activities in Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe for you to enjoy – you could easily spend 4 or 7 nights here!! From Game Drives in the concession to Rhino Tracking on foot, walking to the caves with Bushman paintings, sundowners “on top of the world”, Cecil Rhodes grave, cultural village tours, and so much more.

You could even have your own cocktail evening watching the sunset with the sounds of African drums and marimbas playing for you courtesy of Drums of Peace.

This private, family-run property is definitely worth spending time at. Through Mother Africa Trust, they help the people of Zimbabwe through education and conservation efforts.

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