Large, orange-drenched granite domes and castle kopjes speckle Zimbabwe’s Matopos Hills. The fascinating rock formations carry the markings of the ancient San people and echo the essence of untamed Africa. Settled in the folds of a forgotten Bushman’s shelter, Amalinda Lodge blends comfort and style into its stark surroundings to create a luxurious retreat in a wilderness of granite.
Leopards wander among the hills where the nomads once held their sacred ceremonies and black eagle soar above the stony graves of historical figures. Track the endangered black and white rhino on foot, passing zebra, kudu, reedbuck and warthog along the way. Enjoy the company and hospitality of the local Matabele people and let them guide you through their village.
Accommodation consists of individually thatched rooms, including a trio of suites built into the imposing boulders – all designed with uncompromisingly high levels of elegant comfort. Sumptuous meals are served on a massive teak table in the open-air dining room. Leisure-seekers can indulge in the spa’s treatments or relax at the naturally shaped rock swimming pool carved over centuries by wind and rain.