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Victoria Falls Hotel

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Highlights

- Historic hotel in elegant grounds
- Exclusive access to Victoria Falls
- Pool, spa and numerous dining options
- Wide range of activities nearby

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Overview

The Victoria Falls Hotel is a prestigious colonial establishment situated in the town of Victoria Falls, northwest Zimbabwe. Built in 1904, this historic hotel from the Meikles and African Sun portfolios offers 161 rooms, a spa, tennis courts, and a large swimming pool, all housed in beautiful gardens with stunning views of the iconic Victoria Falls. A ten minute walk through verdant grounds brings guests to a private entrance with exclusive access to the falls.

The hotel’s communal areas comprise an elegant Edwardian lounge, and a formal dining room offering a la carte dinners and dancing to live music. Note that a smart casual dress code applies. The thatched, alfresco Jungle Junction has a laid back atmosphere, serving buffet style, African cuisine, along with nightly entertainment. Light meals and afternoon teas are available on the hotel terrace, which has splendid views of the majestic falls. The hotel’s cocktail bar is ideal for sundowners, whilst the bar beside the large swimming pool serves drinks and snacks. Further guest facilities include a gym, spa, gift shop, and hair salon, plus a library, and an internet lounge. Art lovers will enjoy the hotel’s contemporary sculpture exhibition and art gallery.

Activities available locally include canoeing, golf, and horse riding, whilst thrill seekers can partake in bungee jumping, white water rafting, and abseiling. Not to be missed is a breath-taking helicopter flight over Victoria Falls, at their most impressive from April to June. Back at the hotel, guests can enjoy tennis or a gym workout, relax in the pool, or indulge in a spot of pampering at the spa.

Accommodation comprises 161 rooms and suites, all with complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, minibar, hot drink facilities, and 24 hour room service. Several rooms have wonderful views of the Victoria Falls Bridge. Options range from the modestly sized standard rooms, which have twin or double beds and an ensuite bath with overhead shower, to deluxe rooms, which feature a larger bathroom. The stables deluxe rooms are larger still, boasting bathrooms with twin showers and a freestanding bath tub. The Honeymoon Suites feature romantic four poster beds and are ideal for couples, whilst the spacious Executive Suites have a separate bedroom and lounge, a luxurious bathroom, and a walk-in closet. Finally, the Royal Suite offers two interconnecting bedrooms and a separate lounge, plus a private balcony, and butler service.

Children are extremely welcome at the hotel. Guests under two years of age stay free of charge, and discounts are offered for under 12s. A number of interconnecting rooms are available, which are ideal for families. Cots are available upon request, and babysitting can be arranged.

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    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

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  • 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,
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    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:
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