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Southern Sun Ridgeway

Our rating

8/10

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Highlights

- Centrally located hotel
- Great access for airport
- Tranquil grounds and pool

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Overview

Southern Sun Ridgeway is a substantial four star hotel in Zambia’s capital Lusaka, offering friendly service, well-appointed accommodation, and facilities including a swimming pool and gym, all set within tranquil landscaped gardens. Located in an upmarket suburb just 3km from the city centre, and 27km from Lusaka Airport, the hotel is ideal for a short stay at the start or finish of a safari holiday.

The hotel’s airy lobby, bar and restaurant are located around a pretty pool which is home to several resident baby crocodiles. The Musuku restaurant offers continental-inspired cuisine, served both indoors and alfresco on the terrace. Guests can opt to dine in their rooms, and 24 hour room service is available. Facilities include a fitness suite and a gift shop, whilst outside in the beautifully landscaped grounds is a generous swimming pool with loungers.

The hotel is well located for the popular Arcades shopping mall, and the bustling Cairo Road area which is lined with all manner of shops and bazaars, including Lumumba, Lusaka’s largest street market. Beautiful ceramics can be found at the Moore Pottery Factory on the Kabelenga Road. In contrast, guests can take an excursion to Lusaka National Park just 15 km outside the city. Opened in 2015, the park is home to the endangered white rhino, along with giraffe, zebra, and wildebeest. It’s also worth taking a day-trip to the Lilayi Elephant Nursery on the outskirts of the city, to visit the rescued and rehabilitated orphaned elephants from Kafue National Park.

The hotel has 155 ensuite standard and executive rooms with garden views, each comprising a double or two single beds. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom with washbasin, WC, and either bath or walk-in-shower. Air conditioning, Wi-Fi, satellite TVs, and minibars are available throughout, and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available on request.

Children are extremely welcome. Under 18s are accommodated free of charge, with free breakfast included. Cots and highchairs are available on request, and a baby sitting service is also available.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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