Amalinda Lodge

A boutique lodge set in the stunning Matobo Hills, Amalinda Lodge has nine thatched rooms and a couple of newly renovated honeymoon suites.

About Amalinda Lodge

About Amalinda Lodge

Amalinda Lodge is a unique and characteristic boutique lodge, set in the untamed unique beauty of the Matobo Hills. Tucked away in an ancient bushman’s shelter, the lodge has that intimate and secluded feel that lots of us look for in safari lodgings.

Accommodation consists of 9 thatched chalets each brimming with African historical artefacts, giving guests the feeling of a bygone era and a true safari atmosphere. 


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A charming and unique boutique lodge, full of character and a sense of old.


Just 45 km from Bulawayo in a 300 acre private concession in the Matobo Hills National Park.

Accommodation & Facilities

Out of the 9 thatched rooms, 2 are recently redeveloped honeymoon suites; The Lobengula Suite’ and The Rhodes Suite’. The structures all incorporate the surrounding rock and have polished concrete floors dotted with mats, substantial beds swathed in mosquito nets and large open windows complete with reed blinds. Furniture is made from traditional leather and teak and photos of old Southern Rhodesia’s colonial past adorn the walls. Chalets also have private balconies and an indoor seating area, including the traditional writing desk and a coffee table. All of the rooms are en-suite, the shower is intriguingly designed, carved into a rock face, there is also a flush toilet as well as hot and cold running water.

Honeymoon suites also have an outdoor freestanding bath!

Chalets are connected to the main area via winding sandy paths weaving through the boulders and acacia trees. It consists of a lounge, library, dining area and an impressive bar. Other facilities include a huge swimming pool and a heritage spa.


Usually guests dine in the dining and reception area.


Game viewing is done via drives and walks, the process to become a walking safari guide is tough, so you know you are in safe hands. There is the option of following a heritage trail in the steps of King Mzilikazi, the chief of Matabele. These trips are a few days long.

Child Policy

Children are welcome at Amalinda Lodge.

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