Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

About Victoria Falls Hotel

Built in 1904 by the British as accommodation for those working on the Cape-to-Cairo railway, the Edwardian-style Victoria Falls Hotel is Zimbabwe’s oldest and grandest hotel.

Guests can nibble cucumber sandwiches and sip G&Ts on expansive manicured lawns, framed by postcard-perfect views of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, or more endearingly referred to by the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or, the ‘Smoke that Thunders’.

Now over 110 years old, this prestigious hotel in Zimbabwe boasts contemporary amenities whilst retaining its old-world colonial charm. Its symmetrical columns, latticed terraces and black and white tiles see this colossal estate exemplify the grand opulence of a bygone era with abundant charm and exceptional hospitality.

Outside, striped deckchairs and bright bougainvilleas adorn an azure pool, while a private pathway leads directly to the falls, through a humid forest teeming with birds.

Why We Love Victoria Falls Hotel

  • This palatial estate is one of the oldest hotels in Zimbabwe and Africa. With a magnificent history rooted in pioneer travel and railway development, a stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel is like stepping back in time.
  • Afternoon tea at the Victoria Falls hotel is really is something to be savoured. With the old colonial charm of the hotel, delicious finger sandwiches and Pimms or tea, guests delight in this elegant affair.
  • The views from Victoria Falls Hotel are astounding. Directly from the garden, the walkways and the patio, guests can gape at the beautiful sight of the Falls, and can also access it by a private pathway.

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Activities at Victoria Falls Hotel

  Victoria Falls tour

  Horseback safaris

  White river rafting

  Zambezi River sunset cruises

  Bungee jumping and gorge swings

Our Favourite Memories from Victoria Falls Hotel

  Seeing the Victoria Falls for the first time from the hotel garden.

  Laughing at warthogs playing on the hotel’s lawn.

  Enjoying an incredible show during dinner at Jungle Junction.

Pond and courtyard of Victoria Falls Hotel
View of Victoria Falls and bridge from Victoria Falls Hotel
Main entrance of Victoria Falls Hotel
Bedroom of deluxe suite at Victoria Falls Hotel
Bedroom of deluxe suite at Victoria Falls Hotel

Enjoy your stay at Victoria Falls Hotel

Despite the broad range of activities on offer, including sunset cruises, tours of the Falls, white river rafting, heli and microlight flips over the falls and more, sometimes nothing beats high tea and a good book, which is exactly what this grande dame of a hotel is all about.

View of Victoria Falls from the Victoria Falls Hotel Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls Tour

The world’s largest sheet of falling water, named Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘the Smoke that Thunders’ by the local Kololo tribe, guests can enjoy a guided walking tour of this incredible World Heritage Site and Natural Wonder.
Breakfast on the verandah at Victoria Falls Hotel

Five-star Dining

The hotel boasts a multitude of dining options and is famed for its high tea, served overlooking the falls. The two main restaurants include the signature Livingstone Room and the thatched outdoor-style Jungle Junction.
View of Victoria Falls from the Victoria Falls Hotel Victoria Falls Hotel

A Plethora of Activities

There really is something for everyone. Catering to history buffs, railway enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies, leisure lovers, guests staying the Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe are never short of thrilling activities and excursions.

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