Classic Luxury

The Palm River Hotel

Just a short distance from one of the world’s most magnificent waterfalls, the handsome Palm River Hotel enjoys a privileged setting on the banks of the Zambezi River close to Victoria Falls, making it a chic and comfortable base for intrepid explorers.

Victoria Falls - the Zim side, Zimbabwe
The Palm River Hotel Victoria Falls
  • Look out over the Zambezi River from this comfortable and friendly hotel. 

  • Ride the complimentary shuttle to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls. 

  • Choose from a variety of accommodation options from Honeymoon Suites to a villa with private pool. 

  • Dine on delicious à la carte meals on the terrace against a backdrop of wonderful river views. 

With an idyllic location overlooking the mighty Zambezi River and just 4km upstream from spectacular Victoria Falls, the Palm River boasts well-appointed and tasteful accommodation. The hotel blends Australian Queenslander design with the Victorian architecture of Victoria Falls Town, to superb effect. Expect high ceiling, spacious verandas, and plenty of old-world charm. Set in glorious gardens amid towering indigenous trees, this family-run hotel has a warm, friendly, and peaceful vibe, along with fabulous river views. 
Guest accommodation includes a selection of modern rooms and suites, including two Honeymoon Suites and one Presidential Suite. All accommodation enjoys a river view, private balcony or terrace, comfortable bed, desk, Wi-Fi, climate control, satellite TV, minbar with complimentary initial stocks, ceiling fan, tea and coffee making facilities and ensuite bathroom with walk-in rainfall shower and hairdryer.  
Deluxe Rooms sleep up to two, while families or groups can book a Deluxe Suite, featuring two ensuite bedrooms, shared lounge, and large furnished veranda. Couples can book an Executive Suite to enjoy a separate lounge and spacious veranda or reconnect in one of the two Honeymoon Suites which include a freestanding bathtub, daybed on the veranda and fabulous river views. Or for a deluxe residential experience, the Presidential Suite will not disappoint. Larger groups and families can also book the Palm River Villa comprising a Deluxe Room, Honeymoon and Executive Suite. The villa includes a kitchen, dining area, secluded garden, and private pool. 
 Dining options include The Palm River Hotel Restaurant, with both an indoor dining hall and an al fresco area overlooking the Zambezi and where fresh local ingredients are used to prepare a selection of well-executed à la carte meals. There is also an inviting bar, the Alfresco at the front of the restaurant under a canopy of trees and a Café Bar within the main dining area.  
Guests can also book treatments in the hotel’s spa and enjoy soaking up the sun around the glorious infinity pool. The hotel is part of the Ilala Hotel Group who own three cruise boats and can arrange for guests to enjoy a variety of trips along the river. There is also a complimentary shuttle bus to take guests to and from Victoria Falls Town. 

When to visit

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Speak to an Expert on Zimbabwe

Our team of travel specialists are waiting to help you book your next adventure.

Enquire Now
or call us on 020 3468 1971


Victoria Falls - the Zim side, Zimbabwe
Just 4km from Victoria Falls on the banks of the Zambezi, the Palm River is around a 20-minute drive from Victoria Falls Airport or a 75-minute journey from Kasane Airport. 

You are on our UK website

We noticed that you are in US and recommend that you explore our US website instead.
switch to US website
Or continue to explore our UK website

Plan your trip

Please tell us a few details about your holiday plans and provide your phone number so we can call you back..
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

When would you like to go?

Please select Enter your departure date*
Please select Year*

Where would you like to go?

Please select Select your interest

How many nights?

How many nights? Drag the slider to select nights
0 21 nights +


Number of adults (aged 12+). Minimum 1 adult  
Adults (age 15+)
Children (age 0-15)

Select your budget per person

Please select

Contact details

Your First name First name*
Your Last name Last name*
Your email address Email address*
Your phone number Phone number*
Tell us about your trip
Let us know if you have fixed dates, who you’re travelling with or if it’s for a special ocassion
Please tick this box to continue  

Unable to submit your request

Unfortunately, we were unable to submit your request. Please try again later or contact us.