An oasis of Edwardian-era charm just a stone's throw from the famous falls, the Victoria Falls Hotel is one of the most stylish ways to experience this wonder of the natural world. Walk into the grand entrance hall, hung with paintings and photographs of notable politicians, historical figures and explorers, and be transported back to the golden age of travel. In the hotel's public spaces are airy lounges cooled by ceiling fans and shady verandahs with soft chairs and loungers. Just a 10-minute walk from the falls, the hotel sits within acres of verdant gardens bathed in the mist of the cascading waters.
The 161 stylish rooms and suites feature dark native hardwood, spacious bathrooms and air-conditioning to keep the African heat at bay. In the hotel's Stable Wing, there are four-poster beds, vintage Victorian bathtubs and views over the gardens or courtyard. The opulent two-bedroom Presidential Suite comes with a private balcony overlooking the gardens and the services of a butler. There is an extensive range of adventures and activities around the falls, from helicopter rides and thrilling white-water rafting expeditions to high-speed ziplines over the rushing waters. After a busy day, relax and recharge in one of the hotel's restaurants and welcoming bars. Try the seven-course tasting menu at the Edwardian Livingstone Room, accompanied by vintages from the Diners Club Gold Award-winning wine list.
Couples and families
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Sip a gin and tonic on the Stanley Terrace taking in the distant spray of the falls
Work up an appetite for lunch on the tennis court
Cool down in the afternoon heat with a lap or two of the swimming pool
Unwind with a soothing aromatherapy massage in the spa
Dine in the Edwardian splendour of the Livingstone Room
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Take a memorable helicopter flight over the mighty Victoria Falls
Ramp up the adrenaline with a white-water rafting adventure
Take a serene sunset river cruise along the Zambezi
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