Posted by linda on Monday, July 4th, 2011
A visit to Victoria Falls comes with plenty of choice in activities, but also with plenty of choice in hotel accommodation. This is not the most affordable form of accommodation to choose from for your stay, but definitely luxurious!
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge aims to give you a natural feel of a bush lodge, with its thatch and wood lodges, conveniently close to the Falls. It is set on a natural high plateau and borders the Zambezi National Park, offering you views of a watering hole and the beautiful surrounds. There is a restaurant on the premises, combining luxury accommodation with good food and great views!
If you prefer a hotel that is modern with less old-world charm and more new-world luxury, then the Elephant Hills Hotel is for you. There are 276 rooms with great facilities on par with what is expected from a large hotel. Stunning views of the Zambezi River from the spacious rooms, each with their own balcony, encourage you to take in the spectacular views. Entertainment is also on-hand at the Elephant Hills with a Casino, tennis courts, two swimming pools, squash courts, a golf course and more. The sheer size of this hotel speaks of luxury and service.
For the most prestigious stay, choose the Victoria Falls Hotel. Built in 1904 it dates back to when the Cape to Cairo Railway line reached Victoria Falls. It is the choice of Royal families, international and local statesman and celebrities. Since this is the first hotel that was built, it has the advantage of having a prime position, with views of the Victoria Falls Bridge and gorges below. Rooms have colonial grandeur and services to match. A manicured garden complements this exquisite, colonial building with lily pools right in the middle of the hotel. If this grand hotel does not suit your pocket or is not your cup of tea, it is still worth it to dress up and enjoy a Gin and Tonic on the veranda of the Victoria Falls Hotel.
If you are familiar with Sun City and enjoy this fantasy-style hotel, The Kingdom is the right place for you. The Kingdom is built next to the Victoria Falls Hotel and mirrors the Great Zimbabwe ruins. It is built on a man-made lake with dramatic architecture. 294 rooms boast all the facilities needed to make your stay comfortable. You have a choice of restaurants on the premises, ranging from franchises well known in South Africa, to the more formal hotel restaurant. All rooms overlook the river or the pool.
This is only a short list of hotels you can choose from, but there is definitely something for everyone’s taste and style.