Amalinda Lodge, Matobo Hills National Park

Each of the rooms is built into the dramatic rock face, set within the granite boulders with their own look and feel. There are nine rooms, including three suites, 3 family rooms and 3 double rooms.

Each of the rooms is built into the dramatic rock face, set within the granite boulders with their own look and feel. There are nine rooms, including three suites, 3 family rooms and 3 double rooms. Electric blankets keep the lodges toasty in the winter months, while the showers and toilets are built into the rock.

Nearby you'll be able to see any number of the 2,000 San rock art sites, still holding spiritual significance to the Ndebele people. Trek to the grave of Cecil Rhodes, enjoy a sunset hike to the top of the granite kopjes or hop in a 4WD for a game drive through the national park. There's a spa, salon and sauna, a swimming pool, library and sunset lounge. A thatched, elevated dining area is perfect for a delicious meal and there are two bars with a variety of drinks on offer.

Why we like it

  • Located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Guided walks to see ancient rock art
  • Rhino tracking by vehicle or on foot  

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