Fondly known as the 'Grand Old Lady of the Falls', the Victoria Falls Hotel was established in 1904 welcoming visitors from throughout colonial Africa and beyond. A wonderfully atmospheric hotel in a fantastic location, ten minutes walk from the falls.
High Tea on the terrace watching the spray from the Victoria Falls
Watch the sun rise through the spray from the lawn of the hotel
Absorb the history which seeps from every corner of the hotel
Just a short walk to the park gate of the Victoria Falls
Opening its doors in 1904, the Victoria Falls Hotel, the 'Grand Old Lady of the Falls', has seen it all over the years. Set in its commanding position with views down to the Victoria Falls Bridge and the column of spray that rises from the falls themselves, it is easy to see why this hotel has been a favourite of visitors for so long.
The grand rooms of the hotel are hung with portraits of colonial explorers, Matabele Chiefs and royal visitors of the past century. The corridors are lined with sable, eland and kudu horns, the size of which are hard to find in the wild today. Sitting on Stanley's Terrace with a deserved drink, warthogs digging in the lawn below, and the roar of the whitewater in the background, it is easy to let yourself imagine you have stepped into a past era.
The hotel is set in lush and well-established gardens providing plenty of space for all at the hotel and forming an relaxing oasis away from the drama of the waterfall, just a 10-minute walk away.
When to visit
Have high tea on the terrace with wonderful views of The Victoria Falls Bridge and spay from the Falls.
Plan your tripPlan your trip
The Victoria Falls Hotel is located high above the Zambezi River on the Zimbabwean side of the magnificent natural wonder of the world, the Victoria Falls.
11-hour international flight to Johannesburg International Airport, followed by a 1-hour 45-minute flight to Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls Hotel is a 15-minute road transfer from Victoria Falls airport. Alternatively, you can fly to Victoria Falls via Harare.
Canoeing on the Zambezi
Join an experienced and qualified river-guide for a canoe safari on the Zambezi River, this is a fantastic way to experience the northern safari areas of Zimbabwe and get a feel for the power of the Zambezi.
Dinner on the Livingstone Express
Dine onboard the Livingstone Express, a vintage train, offering guests the chance to travel in style, discover the mighty Victoria Falls at sunset and enjoy fine dining with a difference.
Helicopter Flight over Victoria Falls
Take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls to witness one of the seven wonders of the natural world from the air. A flight over the falls gives a dramatic perspective of the largest sheet of falling water in the world.
The Boma - Place of Eating
The Boma - Place of Eating is a restaurant that specialises in a selection of traditional Zimbabwean dishes and is famous for its warthog fillet.
White-water rafting on the Zambezi
Experience the thrill of white-water rafting on the Zambezi River on the rapids below Victoria Falls. This stretch of water is home to the largest number of high volume Grade 5 rapids on the planet. An adrenaline fuelled experience in a dramatic setting.