Amalinda: Information from the owner
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
|No. of rooms||9|
Main description of Amalinda
|Room facilities||En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Lounge Area, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Smoking Rooms, Verandah, Balcony / Deck, Internet, Outside Shower, Tea / Coffee|
|Available services||Airport Shuttle, Babysitting Service, Laundry Service, Credit Card|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Massages, Rhino Tracking, Safaris, Walks, Gourmet Picnic, Animal Encounters, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, General Sightseeing, Hiking, Historical Tours, Museums, Rock Climbing|
Room types at Amalinda
Room 3 – Family Room
Room 3 is a Standard Family room on the ground level of Camp Amalinda and still incorporates some of the granite structures. There are no stairs to Room 3 and it is an open plan bedroom, lounge & bathroom area with 2 double beds. The ensuite bathroom consists of a shower & bath, toilet and single rock basin. If required, there is space for an extra single bed in the family room. Amenities include tea & coffee stations, fan, mosquito nets, mosquito coils, open wardrobe, private outside veranda, hair dryers & electric blankets. Plug points in the room are South African 3 pinned round plugs, grounded, 15A, 220-240V. Hot water systems heated by wood fire twice daily, in the morning at 6am and the evening at 6pm. However, water can be heated upon request outside of these times and please allow for 30minutes for water to reach a suitable temperature.
Suite 10 – Cecil John Rhodes Suite
The Cecil John Rhodes Suite is the most secluded lodge, elevated to the back of the main area and behind Suite 8. There are 36 steps up to the room so would be most suitable for those guests that don’t mind a little uneven terrain. The suite consists of an ensuite bathroom with toilet, his & hers showers, outside bath, rock basin, tea & coffee stations, a lounge area, fan, mosquito net, mosquito coils, open wardrobe, king-size bed, hairdryers & electric blankets. This suite boasts a swing bridge leading out to a private viewing sala overlooking the waterhole. Plug points in the room are South African 3 pinned round plugs, grounded, 15A, 220-240V. Hot water systems heated by wood fire twice daily, in the morning at 6am and the evening at 6pm. However, water can be heated upon request outside of these times and please allow for 30minutes for water to reach a suitable temperature.
Suite 9 - Lobengula Suite
The Lobengula Suite is elevated amongst the granite boulders & situated behind the main area and library. There are 90 steps up to Suite 9 so would be most suitable for those guests that don’t mind a little uneven terrain. The suite consists of an ensuite bathroom with toilet, shower, outside shower, his & hers rock basins, tea & coffee stations, a lounge area, fan, mosquito net, mosquito coils, open wardrobe, private outside deck, king-size bed (suitable for extra tall guests), hairdryers & electric blankets. Plug points in the room are South African 3 pinned round plugs, grounded, 15A, 220-240V. Hot water systems heated by wood fire twice daily, in the morning at 6am and the evening at 6pm. However, water can be heated upon request outside of these times and please allow for 30minutes for water to reach a suitable temperature.
Activities at Amalinda
Cultural & Village Tours
Take a tour to an African homestead and get down to earth with the local Matabele people. Enjoy their gracious hospitality as they show you around their “pole and dagga” huts. Use this opportunity to get an insight into the way of life for the local people and to experience their culture. We offer a chance to visit a clinic, traditional healer and local primary school where one begins to understand no matter what adversity children face, one of their basic wants is to learn. Many projects at the school, clinic and orphanage have been completed, and some are ongoing, through our social responsibility program, The Mother Africa Trust.
Explore the sites of San Bushman Cave Paintings
Explore the hills where mysterious nomads once held their sacred ceremonies. The rocky granite topography boasts more than 2000 sites of the San (Bushman) tribes and is probably the richest source of San rock art known. This area, and several famous rocks here – known to the Ndebele people – hold spiritual significance of bygone rituals. Here, you can learn about their trials and tribulations, hopes and aspirations.
Relax beside our infinity rock pool
Take in the aura and beauty of the Matobo Hills while relaxing beside our specially designed infinity rock swimming pool.
Rhino Tracking by Vehicle or Foot
The Matobo Hills is one of the last bastions of both black and white rhino in Africa. The most unforgettable safari experience will be an approach up to this endangered species. This encounter is offered within the skills and knowledge of our experienced guides. Please note: For rhino tracking on foot, guests will need to hire national parks scouts - rates available upon request.
Indulge yourself in a full body massage, manicure or pedicure in our Safari Spa set amongst the boulders in the sunset lounge.
Visit the world famous tomb of Cecil John Rhodes
Drive through the granite hills in the footsteps of Cecil John Rhodes. Visit his world famous tomb known as “View of the World”, it’s an historical experience not to be forgotten. Leander Starr Jameson is also buried here and together with the spirits of of soldiers killed in battle by Matabele warriors, they gather around at sunset, there is a definite spiritual presence . This “dwala” is known as “the dwelling place of spirits” or rather “Amalindidzimu”, the view will leave you breathless…….
Walks/Hikes around Camp Amalinda
Walking on our property is entirely safe – you could bump into warthog, zebra, klipspringer, kudu, impala, wildebeest, reedbuck, duiker, steenbok, hyrax and a vast variety of bird life. Watch out for the elusive leopard, although he’ll see you first….
Restaurants at Amalinda
Guests are wined and dined around the Captain's Table & served a set gourmet-three course meal. In the late 1890's, Cecil John Rhodes had a vision to build a railway line from Cape to Cairo. The teak dining table at Camp Amalinda is made up of the exact railway ties from this railway line & considered to be Burmese teak as Rhodesian teak was not harvested in those days. Lunches are often served around the infinity plunge pool, near the sunset lounge and spa. Private/Romantic dining can be arranged with the managers in camp. Specific dietary requirements can be catered for and must be advised upon reservation.