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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a brilliant one night stay here. Our whole family were treated like kings and the staff couldn't do enough for us. They were very accommodating with our two young daughters too. A special memory. Thank you.

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ann arbor, MI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Room 9 Iate Aug 2016. The room was lovely- built in to the rocks- very romantic. The food and service were excellent. When you go there, make sure you go into the park to track rhinos on foot and then go see the petroglyphs. It is delightful.

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

Thank you for such a warm review. We are so glad that you had such a wonderful time with us at Camp Amalinda. It is such a special place and the fact that our rooms although in caves can be described as "romantic" is fabulous! Of course the rhino are a huge attraction in the Matopos and the guests that... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights at Camp Amalinda with our 11 year old son Charlie and were made to feel most welcome by manager 'Billy' upon arrival with the offer of a refreshing drink. The camp itself is truly breathtaking both inside and out, and the surrounding area has to be one of mother natures finest achievements. Our room (number 4... More 

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

Wow! What a fantastic review! A great start to our Tuesday to read a review like this - Thank you! We are so thrilled that you all had such a wonderful time at Amalinda. It is such a special place and you have touched on everything that makes it an unforgettable stay - a memory for ever and especially for... More 

southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid for all inclusive which covered all our food, drinks, laundry and excursions for 3 days. It was a holiday to show off Africa to my son in law and new grandson from the UK. They were so impressed that they will be visiting agsin in 2017.

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

Bernita - nothing warms the heart more than family. We know this as we are family run operation. We are so glad that your son in law loved Amalinda and that we are now part of the reason that you will see your grandson next year. Thank you for this lovely review and we are so glad that you are... More 

Goleta, California
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2016

There is nothing in the world like Amalinda and Matopo. The rocks are more than special the way they are balanced one over the other. Paul Hubbard is a fantastic guide. We had him guide us in Amalinda and Great Zimbabwe. An unforgettable trip to Zimbabwe. More people should realize that Zimbabwe has wonderful resorts, like Amalinda and Chilo Gorge.... More 

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Rafiki234, Front Office Manager at Camp Amalinda, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so glad that you had such a great time at Amalinda and yes you are so right - there is nowhere like it in the world. It is such a magical place steeped in history and folklore whilst emanating a peace and tranquility that seeps into your soul.... More 

Seville, Ohio
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was an amazing place to stay, rooms were nestled into the rock formations and just beautiful.We were greeted by Colin who just made us laugh from the get go. The food was excellent, excellent views, the drives were amazing. Howard, our guide was incredible. He had so much knowledge and history of the area, he became our teacher, historian,our... More 

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

Sue - what a lovely review thank you! You have touched on everything that makes Amalinda so special. The magic of the Matobo Hills, our wonderful staff, our very precious rhino, the gastronomic delights and of course the fascinating history of this mystical place. Our rooms are always a big hit with our guests as NO room is the same.... More 

Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a spectacular location. The camp is set in an oasis of calm, spectacular views, with wildlife all around. The rooms are enormous and very comfortable, with the emphasis on luxury. Sitting on veranda and admiring the views, listening to the birds or even looking at the stars at night, will be memories we will never forget. The Camp is... More 

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

David, it is guests like yourselves that make our job such a pleasure. Thank you so much for this lovely review. Guests do not truly understand or appreciate just how special Amalinda is until they have been there - felt it - breathed in the magic. There is an energy in those amazing rocks. In a nutshell the Matobo Hills... More 

Kennebunk, Maine
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The topography in the Matobos is unlike anything I've ever seen. The rock formations are magnificent. Amalinda, right in the middle of it all is striking. Gorgeous accommodations,set right into the rock. Every room is unique. The staff go above and beyond every chance they get. The guides are super knowledgeable. Sundowners are amazing with the setting sun in the... More 

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

Thank You Kate for this awesome review. Your are so right. The Matopos is indeed magnificent and unlike any other place in the world. The fact that we have a camp right in the middle of the magic is very special. Of course our properties would be nothing without our staff and we love that they are passionate about their... More 

Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Unique and spectacular - just read all the reviews, you will not be disappointed! The Matopos scenery, Rhodes grave and bushman paintings make this a great place to visit for a few days (minimum 2). Although it is not suited to people with walking disabilities everything else is outstanding.

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

Thank you Nick - and yes you are so right - the Matopos never disappoints! There is so much to see and so much to do and is totally different to any other safari experience. There is something quite magical about the Matobo Hills - the energy and serenity are food for the soul. We are so glad that you... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were a family of 3 & we stayed on the 10th September, oh what a fabulous time we had. Without a doubt the best wilderness stay we have ever had, top notch service and accommodation. Situated just a few kilometres from Bulawayo in a spectacular setting. The place is awesome in the middle of the nature and wildlife, adding... More 

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

LadyLoz! Judging by your name you deserve only the royal treatment! We are so glad that you loved everything about our wonderful Amalinda and it is indeed very special. The location is magnificent - there is something truly magical about the Matopos. We know it, our past guests know it and our staff know it. That is why we are... More 

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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: $373 - $492 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Camp Amalinda 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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