The Victoria Falls Hotel

Explore Pioneers Lodge, a modern and elegant guest lodge near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Nestled within lush gardens and committed to eco-friendly practices, the lodge boasts serene lounges and dining on an expansive terrace.

Elegant Retreat by the Seventh Wonder

The Victoria Falls Hotel, an iconic Edwardian-era establishment, was erected in the early 1900s during Cecil Rhodes’ ambitious vision of a railway line from Cape Town to Cairo. Over a century old, this grand hotel has witnessed significant milestones, including Rhodes’ dream of having train passengers showered by the spray from the falls. Its historic roots are intertwined with Zimbabwe’s railway development, emphasizing Rhodes’ aspiration of having a bridge near the falls, enabling the mist to drench passing trains.

Nestled amidst beautifully manicured tropical gardens, lily ponds, and age-old trees, the hotel boasts a prime location overlooking one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World: Victoria Falls. A ten-minute stroll via a private pathway leads guests directly to this natural marvel. The hotel’s architecture, featuring serene lily ponds, arched loggias, and broad verandas, offers magnificent vistas, especially from the Stanley Terrace that overlooks the historic Victoria Falls Bridge connecting Zimbabwe to Zambia.

With a rich history and standing as one of Africa’s oldest hotels, The Victoria Falls Hotel embodies the elegance of a bygone era, making it the pinnacle of grand luxury travel. The hotel offers a range of luxurious accommodations, from Standard and Central Deluxe Rooms to Honeymoon, Royal, and Presidential Suites. This opulent estate even provides a private path to the Falls, enhancing its allure.


Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls


Private access to the Falls – a 10-minute walk away.
Modern yet nostalgic style.
A Helicopter trip is the perfect way to experience the Falls and to fully appreciate their size and majesty.


161 Rooms

Child Policy

Children of all ages welcome


  • Varies based on room package
  • All packages include 2% Tourism Levy per person per night.

Guestrooms at The Victoria Falls Hotel are a blend of tradition and luxury, with some deluxe suites providing unrivaled views of the Zambezi River gorges and the mist from the falls. The hotel’s ambiance, during refined afternoon tea or sipping a gin and tonic on the terrace, epitomizes sophisticated relaxation. Furthermore, for adventure seekers, the hotel arranges sunset river cruises, guided game drives, and aerial views of the falls.

Originally operated by the railways administration, the hotel saw a transition in the 1970s when it was leased to the Southern Sun hotel group. Today, while the property belongs to the National Railways of Zimbabwe, it’s managed in a partnership between African Sun and Meikles Africa. Throughout its storied history, the hotel has maintained its allure, often described as “one of the truly special places in the world.” The close proximity to the mesmerizing Victoria Falls, a spectacle unparalleled globally, makes it a jewel in the crown of luxury travel in Africa.

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