Drive through Matobo National Park on the main drag south-west out of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and you’ll hardly notice Camp Amalinda, which wraps itself around a collection of large granite boulders within this majestic corner of the country. Established in 1953, Matabo National Park isn’t known for its big game, but for its geological beauty and golden sunset vistas.
Amalinda’s small collection of a 9 thatched rooms are spacious and welcoming, each unique in aspect and arrangement. Rooms are flanked by a central dining area, library and swimming pool, all within a stone’s throw of each other. This small community provides an ideal escape for southern African overland trips, but also works well for a group of around 20 people.
As for access, Amalinda is 35km south of Bulawayo which has a domestic airport connecting with several other Zimbabwean towns. Other drive distances include: Harare (439km), Victoria Falls (437 km), Beitbridge on the South African Border (322 km) and Plumtree on the Botswana border (102 km).