Matopos

Zimbabwe

Description

Located close to Bulawayo, Matobo National Park is noted for its spectacular granite rock formations and its wealth of ancient rock paintings, so much, so it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park is situated in the magnificent Matobo Hills, a range of domes, spires and balancing rock formations, which have been hewn out of the solid granite plateau through millions of years of erosion and weathering. The majestic and rugged terrain of the park is a hiker’s paradise and the diversity of the vegetation supports a wide range of wildlife. Matobo National Park also includes an Intensive Protection Zone where a large population of Black and White Rhinoceros is successfully breeding. One can also visit the gravesite of Cecil John Rhodes, he is buried at the summit of Malindidzimu 'hill of benevolent spirits'. He referred to this hill as having a 'View of the World'. A short walk from the parking lot will lead the visitor to his grave, which is carved out of the solid granite hill and surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of massive boulders. The Matobo area has great spiritual and cultural significance to the local people. Tucked away into an ancient bushman's shelter, Camp Amalinda's charm will amaze you at every turn during your safari holiday in Zimbabwe. Relax and watch the wildlife drinking at the waterhole The honeymoon suites perfect for a romantic getaway Enjoy luxury Zimbabwe lodge accommodation and specialised activities View Matobo Hills rock art sites Camp Amalinda, situated in the Matobo Hills, offers luxury safari camp accommodation in Zimbabwe with specialised activities in and around the Matobo National Park. At Camp Amalinda guests are accommodated in 9 individually thatched rooms. There are 2 honeymoon suites at this safari camp. At Camp Amalinda you will find a large swimming pool with comfortable loungers and a bar, all overlooking a waterhole. The health centre at this safari camp in Zimbabwe has a fully equipped gymnasium with a sauna. A resident beauty therapist is available for a massage, manicure and pedicure. Some of the most majestic granite scenery in the world is found in the Matobo Hills. It is here that the hopes, trials and tribulations of the Bushmen (San people) are recorded in the ancient rock art. Mammal and bird species are prolific and include the highest concentration of Leopard and Black Eagle in the world.

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