The wide grassy valley in which the lodge is situated is sheltered by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft Mountains with a view reaching the distant dunes of the Namib Desert in the west. In this exquisite position, the lodge offers simple but stylish accommodation in thatched chalets which were designed…
The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a world heritage site, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three IS0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe.
The Edwardian-style five-star hotel, built in 1904, combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.
World-class service, and food and beverage choice and preparation second to none, make the hotel a magnet for international visitors and locals alike. The opulent Livingstone Room for fine dining and dancing, the Jungle Junction with its famous breakfast and dinner buffets and ethnic entertainment in the evenings, offer variety and wide choice. Stanley’s Terrace, with its clear view of the Victoria Falls Bridge, connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia, is renowned for its cocktails and afternoon teas. The Terrace has been a rendezvous for adventurers in Africa for over a century.
The ambience of the hotel is steeped in that history with all suites decorated in the gracious Edwardian style of Zimbabwe’s colonial era. Small executive meetings and private dining facilities are easily arranged for those who wish to combine a little business with a lot of pleasure, and all in a secluded and discreet environment.
It is the Victoria Falls Hotel that remains the major attraction for visitors. Waking up to the sound of “the smoke that thunders”, seeing the sun rise beneath the mist of one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the lunar rainbow at night, all the while soaking up the history and ambience of a bygone era, is more than unforgettable – it is unique.
Tongabezi Lodge is a luxurious and unique upmarket lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River, just upstream of the Victoria Falls. It is perfect for a honeymoon or for the discerning traveller seeking an unforgettable African safari holiday Zambia.
The exclusive and luxurious Tongabezi Lodge, situated on a private estate on the banks of the Zambezi River is only 15kms upstream from Victoria Falls. The central lounge, bar and dining room are under thatch and there is a swimming pool which has been landscaped into the rock face. Meals are served in the large dining room, on one of many decks overlooking the river, in the privacy of your room or floating on the Zambezi River.
There are a large number of activities (inclusive and non inclusive), which will keep you exhilarated throughout your stay.
Ti Melen, a quiet and peaceful haven surrounded by nature, offers the advantage of being only 5 minutes by car from the city centre of Windhoek. Situated on a small hill, it offers its visitor a beautiful view on the surrounding mountains.
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The River Club is a charming oasis on the Zambezi River, situated 18 kilometres upstream from the renowned Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia – a World Heritage Site and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
All 11 suites overlook the river and pods of hippo into the Zambezi National Park. A host of activities await young and old, on property as well as around the Falls. The River Club is a fantastic destination for families with children 6 and up, providing spacious family accommodation and extensive gardens to explore.
The lodge’s main area is a well-appointed Edwardian house with lounge, dining room, library, shop and veranda on which breakfasts and teas are taken. Midday meals are often served on manicured lawns, complete with a croquet court. The gazebo and the Summer House (with snooker room) are both alternatives for private dining. The pool seems part of the river itself, a secluded deck provides respite and beauty treatments are available in the Wellness Centre. For the energetic the gymnasium, running track on the secure property and all-weather tennis court are perfect. Eleven luxury en-suite chalets (including 1 family and three suites), with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, are renowned for their spectacular views and romantic ambience. Each room looks west into the glorious African sunset, best viewed from the privacy of the ball-and-claw bath.
Activities (on an inclusive rate) include a Victoria Falls Tour on the Zambian side, sundowner cruises, tiger fishing, and visiting a nearby village. Others (extra cost) include white water rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling, canoeing, and flights over the Falls. The area is steeped in local history and rich in wildlife; hippo and elephant are seen regularly and birdlife is prolific.
The Nest Hotel is situated in the Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg area of the KwaZulu Natal province in South Africa. The area is a popular South African holiday destination with a number of leading hotels and resorts and a great number of attractions and activites.
Recently re-opened after an extensive rebuild, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp has ten luxury pavilions, and two interconnecting suites offering a new Mini Suite and Luxury Suite. When visiting Sanctuary Chief’s Camp you’ll see why Condé Nast Traveler consistently rates it as one of the top safari destinations in Botswana. The camp is part of the magazine’s exclusive “Platinum Circle” in recognition of its inclusion in the prestigious Gold List for the last five consecutive years.
The split-level main deck offers expansive views over the floodplain while the lower level of the deck houses an exquisite swimming pool to cool off after a day of exciting game viewing. The main area houses a bar area, orientation room, fitness centre, children’s retreat, sitting room, curio shop, library, reception and both indoor and outdoor dining areas. For a rejuvenating pampering session, choose from a range of treatments at the camp’s spa.
The ten luxury pavilions are nestled in a jackalberry and sausage tree woodland that is characteristic of the area. Each luxury pavilion boasts their own private dining area, outside seating area, plunge pool, air-conditioning and fan, as well as beautiful bathrooms which offer a spacious outdoor shower, a large bath tub, beautiful floor to ceiling windows and folding glass doors with a stunning outlook over the surrounding waters of the Okavango Delta. Sumptuous four poster beds with generously draped mosquito nets and espresso machine also feature and for your convenience, the rooms are equipped with a hairdryer, Wi-Fi, room safe, emergency intercom and minibar.
For the epitome of luxury, two interconnecting suites can combine to create the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite which can accommodate two to six guests. Ideal for those looking for the utmost privacy and comfort, the suite offers a private kitchen, indoor lounge, private boma with fire pit, secluded deck areas, plunge pool, a private chef, private vehicle with its own guide, a personal waiter and a private housekeeper.
Set on a 14 000-hectare private concession within the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park, River Bend is family friendly and a mere 45-minute drive from Port Elizabeth. Home to the Big Five, River Bend is renowned for its unique viewing opportunities of elephants and includes a checklist of over 300 birds.
The eight stand-alone and individually decorated spacious suites have private patios which open onto the bushveld and afford guests the impression that they are the only ones in this unique Eastern Cape wilderness. The lodge’s Honeymoon Suite offers newlyweds the perfect romantic and private retreat with its own private veranda, secluded plunge pool and garden. River Bend prides itself on its culinary excellence and an award-winning wine list that accompanies delicious meals prepared in a classic French style with a modern contemporary twist. Individual and personalized game drives are led by enthusiastic and experienced guides, who will ensure you have a truly memorable experience.
River Bend Lodge also enjoys a reputation as a photographic destination and employs an in-house professional photographer to assist guests. For the kids there are mobile playrooms, mini-ranger courses and a selection of children’s DVDs for kids to choose from and which can be viewed in the Day Room.
Pennygum has some of the most magnificent views in the Southern Drakensberg Mountains – a World Heritage Site – and is set in peaceful, unspoilt surroundings in beautiful grounds with apple orchards.
The Okonjima Select Private Bush Suite overlooks a waterhole and is nestled in the open Acacia thorn-veld with the sandstone Omboroko Mountains in the background. Situated in a secluded wilderness area, the Bush Suite is approximately 3.5 km from Plains Camp and 500m from the Luxury Bush Camp.
The Bush Suite has 2 separate bedrooms under a magnificent thatched roof, which together, can accommodate a family or small group of 4. It consists of a modern, chef-designed kitchenette, with wine and soft drink coolers, both gas and electrical cooking facilities and an endless supply of ice from a double door refrigerator. The living space boasts a spacious lounge, a dining area under-roof or outside under natural shade and an open, wood-burning fireplace. The Bush Suite’s uniquely designed pool ads a wonderful ambiance with its crystal clear blue water on the edge of the wilderness.
Activities offered on Okonjima range from Tracking Leopards from a game-view vehicle; Tracking rehabilitated Cheetah on foot; Tracking rehabilitated Spotted Hyaena on foot; Tracking rehabilitated Wild Dog on foot , Guided walking / Bushman trail as well as a visit to AfriCat’s Carnivore Care and Information Centre. Not only is Okonjima a luxury lodge, but it is also home to The AfriCat Foundation, a non-profit organisation, committed to long-term conservation of Namibia’s large carnivores, especially cheetahs leopards and lions. A visit to Okonjima will give you an opportunity to witness some of AfriCat’s work.