Places to Stay In Victoria Falls | Ilala Lodge Hotel Victoria Falls
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The Hotel

Ilala Lodge Hotel offers elegant accommodation and is one of the best places to stay in Victoria Falls. The ambience of this family-run, luxury hotel celebrates a unique African history and the inviting décor of the stylish rooms provides the ultimate in modern comfort. The Victoria Falls National Park borders the front of the property and, as such, wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns. Warthogs, in particular, are common visitors and they are sure to delight and entertain you. You might even be lucky enough to witness a herd of elephants feasting on the trees while you relax on your private balcony.


The award-winning Cassia Restaurant is famous for its gourmet cuisine and is rated ‘Excellent’ on TripAdvisor. Guests can see the spray and hear the thunder from the world-renowned Victoria Falls waterfall while enjoying al-fresco dining. The restaurant offers a delicious breakfast buffet, lunch and al fresco evening dining under the starry African sky.  The Cassia Restaurant’s unmatched menu is complete with an extensive wine list comprised of carefully selected wines from South Africa’s top vineyards. The calming and tranquil ambience is further complimented by the gentle rumble of Victoria Falls in the background.

Poolside Bar

Open 10h00 to 22h00 daily. Located alongside the duo of swimming pools is an idyllic space in which to unwind and enjoy an afternoon cocktail. Enjoy the warm and welcoming teak cocktail bar, made from locally sourced railway tracks from previous eras. An array of comfortable seating and sun loungers offer a relaxing space in which to enjoy a sundowner overlooking the Victoria Falls National Park and the mist rising from the Victoria Falls waterfall.

Swimming Pool

The hotel offers guests a choice of two swimming pools: a larger pool with a shallow end and gentle slope and a plunge pool located on a lower deck overlooking the hotel gardens, National Park and spray from Victoria Falls. The pools are frames with timber decks complete with pool loungers, umbrellas and cabana day beds. Both swimming options are conveniently located next to the hotel’s pool bar as well as a modern and relaxing poolside lounge equipped with open plan seating, writing desk, games table, books, USD charges and plug points.

Tours & Activities Desk

With so much to see and do in the Victoria Falls and surrounding area, the tours and activities desk offers an invaluable information asset to help guests plan their stay and book their activities in-house. A friendly and knowledgeable team can assist in booking an array of activities as well as transfers, Zambezi River cruises, guided tour of Victoria Falls and onward bookings.

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Conferencing & Event Facilities

Spacious and privately appointed, the Lodge Hotel conferencing room offers an expansive meeting place in which to host conferences, events, webinars, gatherings and more. Conferencing facility includes fully-serviced amenities, tea and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi, projector screens and USB connection points and is suitable for a maximum of 30 guests.

Beauty Spa

Unwind and relax, in the hotel’s relaxing spa. The spa offerings include a variety of aromatherapy treatments inspired by the natural surrounds, soothing massages and beauty treatments such as manicures and pedicures.

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