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
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.
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.
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