The Victoria Falls Hotel is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a world heritage site, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group.
The Edwardian-style five-star hotel, built in 1904, was recently redecorated and refurbished and now combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway.
Stanley’s Terrace, with its clear view of the Victoria Falls Bridge, connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia, is renowned for its cocktails and afternoon teas. The Terrace has been a rendezvous for adventurers in Africa for over a century.
What Africa Uncovered says...
The Victoria Falls Hotel is a lovely place to stay whilst visiting the falls. Relax in luxury with the falls only a 10minute walk away and experience excellent service and great hospitality at this iconic Victoria Falls Hotel.
The ambience of the hotel is steeped in history with all suites decorated in the gracious Edwardian style of Zimbabwe’s colonial era.
All rooms are air conditioned and include digital satellite television and a personal safe. Rooms at the Victoria Falls Hotel range from standard rooms, twin standard rooms, deluxe twin, standard suites, honeymoon suites and the famous royal suite.
A large swimming pool, two tennis courts, a library, reading rooms and chapel are part of the complex. Golfers can enjoy 18 holes on the championship course of the nearby sister hotel, Elephant Hills Resort. For guests who wish to take in some game viewing, a five kilometre drive (or walk) brings them to the national park and, guided by professional rangers, they will seek out Zimbabwe’s “big five” – elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo – and be able to capture their encounters forever, on camera!
The major attraction for visitors though, is the Victoria Falls. A guided tour of the falls can be easily arranged as can a helicopter flight over the falls, a sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi River is also an activity not to be missed. All these activities and many more can be booked and paid for at the Victoria Falls Hotel.