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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolute phantastic romantic Location. The room was like in a dream, in the middle of and built around granite Stones. Service was outstanding. Even before asking wishes were already fulfilled. Food was comparable to a five star Restaurant, creative, tasty and delicious.

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Harare
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had one night at Camp Amalinda and loved it! There is something really special about the wide open spaces of the Matopos - the grandeur and the solitude. The setting of Camp Amalinda is spectacular and the service was first class.

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London
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An incredible location with accommodation that is unrivalled in the area. We had a fantastic guide and due to heavy rains did a fair amount of walking through some village communities which was a highlight and the guide made it especially his interaction with the local communities which is part of what Camp Amalinda are involved with. The rhino tracking...

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Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I discovered CA by accident but if this hotel was in Kenya or South Africa etc it would be in the Conde Nast Traveller Top 10 Hot List. For a start where in the world do you return to your ancestral roots and sleep in a cave, this was a unique sleeping experience right up there with Giraffe Manor in...

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Rafiki234, Public Relations Manager at Camp Amalinda, responded to this review

Definitely one of our most memorable guests of all time! You stole our hearts and made us laugh! Thank you for this AMAZING review. You have touched on every special thing that is Amalinda. People do not realise just how unique and unparalleled this incredible camp is. The Matopos itself is a destination like no other in the world -...

Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at Camp Amalinda on a number of occasions and it is always such a pleasure to go back. I have just taken some guests there from the UK and they were blown away by the rooms, the ambience, the staff and the food. It really is the whole package and Billy and all the staff couldn't have...

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Rafiki234, Public Relations Manager at Camp Amalinda, responded to this review

Sean, you are most favourite returning guest! Thank you always for your continued support and wonderful reviews. Your guests were indeed just lovely and we loved having them. We are so glad that they had such a wonderful time and we look forward to not only welcoming you back - but also your guests. There is something about the people...

Harare
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Cam Amalinda is a superb place to stay with very attentive, friendly and kind staff. The rooms which are carved in the rocks are really beautiful and the pool with it's outdoor setting is fantastic. The highlight for me was watching the sunset from the high point overlooking the camp. I highly recommend Amalinda!

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Rafiki234, Public Relations Manager at Camp Amalinda, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had such a wonderful time at Amalinda. It is a very special place indeed. One can spend a week there and still not have enough. The sun-downers from Sunset rock are always fantastic and every sunset is so different! The rocks, the setting, the sunrises and the sunsets - Amalinda and Matopos are truly...

Chisinau, Moldova
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We spent four nights in Amalinda for New Year. Colin was a wonderful host, we felt like we are in his own house. The waiters were very good. We really liked the setting of nine lodges and the whole environment. Our two children enjoyed playing with Colin and Eclina and hanging around reception area. Matopos National Park is truly worth...

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Rafiki234, Public Relations Manager at Camp Amalinda, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to spend your New Year with us at Amalinda. It is such an awesome setting to see in a new year - a new page - new dreams. It is a an adventure paradise for children and their delight in finding all the hidden nooks and crannies is contagious. How wonderful that your saw rhino -...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 6 March 2017

billy did a great job and gave us a very warm welcome. The rooms are very unique and the lodge is stunning. the bar, the atmosphere, the service all in all a very good product. the food was delicious.

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Rafiki234, Public Relations Manager at Camp Amalinda, responded to this review

Short and sweet and just perfect! What a lovely review. Thank you so much for choosing to spend time at Amalinda and we are so glad that everything was just right. It is such a special camp and we are so proud that we have 26 years worth of very happy guests who delight us by returning! So - you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We spent 4 nights at the amalinda and enjoyed it very much. The views from our room balcony were spectacular. The guides were very good and would recommend camp amalinda when visiting the motobo hills

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Rafiki234, Public Relations Manager at Camp Amalinda, responded to this review

You have summed up your stay at Amalinda perfectly and simply! No more words needed! Thank you so much and we are thrilled that you had a great time. Thank you for recommending us and we look forward to welcoming you back.....to see more views and experience more magic!

Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Nestled right into the Matopos Hills, this lodge is simply breathtaking! Whether relaxing at the bar, sitting in the dining room, enjoying the pool or taking an outdoor bath you are simply wrapped in comfort and luxury. We were cared for by gracious staff, enjoyed delicious food and were pampered all through our visit. We made an amazing visit to...

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You have certainly ticked every box when it comes to extra-ordinary safaris! Matopos has so much to offer and our guests dont realise this until they get there! It is so rewarding for all of us at the Amalinda Collection to see guests sitting wide eyed and spell bound at the myths and stories being told - tales spanning thousands...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Driving over the magnificent granite whale-back dwalas famous to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matobo Hills brings you to the stunning Camp Amalinda. An award winning property and rated top 3 Best Safari Camp in Zimbabwe in 2010, this lodge is ideal for the true safari connoisseur who is also looking for much more out of their experience. Guides here are Professional Archeologists whose knowledge of both the natural and historical splendor of the Matobo Hills completes the whole spiritual ambiance. Children of all ages welcome, malaria free area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Camp Amalinda

Address: Kezi Road | Matobo Hills, Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland South Province > Matobo National Park - The Matopos
Price Range: $419 - $2,310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Camp Amalinda 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Room no 8!!!”
soniah613, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Each room is different. They are all built into the rocks and every one has its own unique character.”
sheilal418, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try and get one of the rooms higher up in the property.”
andrewa390, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in 9 but 10 also a great location ”
JamesBrrrrrrrrrwne, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Some of the rooms are a "climb" to get to - if you need assistance, be sure to let the hotel know to give you the most accessible room.”
marty418, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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