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January 5, 2012

The Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel

For more than a century, The Victoria Falls Hotel has been the address of choice for Royal Families, statesmen, celebrities and discerning travellers as it occupies a fine location from which to explore the magical wonders of untamed Africa. From the thundering Victoria Falls at its threshold, to the big 5 that roam freely less than 5kms away, the “Grande Dame” provides an experience like no other. Less than a ten minute walk away from the Victoria Falls Rainforest, this is one hotel that can truly claim to be unique.

The Victoria Falls Hotel’s grand Edwardian architecture evokes the spirit of a bygone era. The courtyard and entrance completed in 1915, with flowering shrubs, palms and stately mango trees picturesquely reflected in the water lily ponds. The chic elegance of the marble floored reception area sets the tone for the style and sophistication synonymous with The Victoria Falls Hotel.

Many a guest has marvelled at the magnificent views seen from The Victoria Falls Hotel and the experience begins with the sun rising beneath the mist of one of the seven natural wonders of the World.

Combining old-fashioned, traditional elegance with warm and welcoming décor, the main lounge provides a perfect backdrop for relaxing with friends, whilst the Bulawayo Room offers serenity and seclusion in surroundings of exceptional comfort and luxury. There’s a well-appointed curio shop specialising in colonial memorabilia.

The Palm Lounge, bright and cool, is a quiet and secluded corner in which to relax, read or write. Throughout its many corridors and alcoves, the hotel’s long and fascinating history is depicted through photographs, posters and artistic impressions, reflecting the past glories of the empire. The quaint Chapel, built in 1929, has been the venue of many weddings and The Victoria Falls Hotel remains a favourite destination for honeymooners from around the world.

Echoing its glorious past, The Victoria Falls Hotel’s traditional rooms and suites are truly a 5 star experience. Style and sophistication are trademarks of the hotel’s executive suites, which are luxuriously appointed with décor being warm, inviting and rich with tradition.

Deluxe guest rooms are spacious, well-appointed and furnished in traditional Edwardian style with an “out of Africa” feel. All rooms are air-conditioned with every modern amenity including digital satellite television, direct dial telephone and a personal safe. Cast-iron, roll-top bath tubs in the stables wing rooms and suites turn the bathroom into a haven of sumptuous relaxation.

All three restaurants have ideal locations, making dining around the hotel a memorable experience. Lavish buffets at the casual Jungle Junction restaurant are but one of the many choices for breakfast and dinner.

Stanley’s Terrace is an excellent option for light meals throughout the day and is an absolute must for the infamous High Tea served every afternoon, with spectacular views of The Victoria Falls Bridge and the Falls themselves. Later, enjoy the hotel’s legendary cocktails or a gin and tonic in Stanley’s Bar while listening to the roar of the mighty Falls.

Evening dining at the open-air Jungle Junction restaurant offers an unforgettable experience with a fusion of flavours of Africa. Entertainment from ethnic groups epitomises the spirit of Africa; Jungle Junction is the ideal venue for incentive groups.

Enjoy dinner and dancing in the elegant, Edwardian Livingstone Room, with classic à la carte and table d’hôte menus. Whilst the Livingstone Room reflects the century old hotel’s style of grandeur and opulence, the dress code has been slightly relaxed for the convenience of the guest and it is no longer essential for gentlemen to wear jacket and tie for dinner. A fine selection of wines and liqueurs are available to complement the chef’s wonderfully innovative creations.

Cool off and enjoy the splendour of the glorious colonial swimming pool set amongst the beautiful landscaped gardens, overlooking the famous Victoria Falls Bridge with the Batoka Gorge below. Massage treatments are available in the airy gazebos located around the poolside or in the tranquillity of the hotel’s gardens.

The Pullman Suite and the Centenary Room are well-appointed with exquisite antique furnishing, adding a new dimension of sophistication to conferencing. Suitable for meetings of between 8 and 40 people, conference packages (including spouses’ programmes) are available.

The Victoria Falls are approximately 1,690 metres wide with an estimated 550 million litres of water per minute cascading over a 111 metre chasm. It must be highlighted that Zimbabwe has 16 out of the 19 prime viewing spots and is where you will find the “untamed” Victoria Falls Rainforest with its many winding pathways and trails. In 1855 David Livingstone, arguably the first European to see the awesome Falls, remarked “scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. The Victoria Falls have been declared a World Heritage Site and enjoy special conservation status.

Some of the activities that make Victoria Falls a truly magical destination:

Activities In The Air
Bungee Jump
Flying Fox
Foofie Slide
Helicopter Flights
Gorge Swing
Rap Jump
Ultra Light

Activities on Land
Bush Dinners
Bridge Tour
Bush Walks
Chobe National Park
Crocodile Farm
Elephant Back Rides
Game Viewing in a Hide
Hwange National Park
Lion Walk
Night Drives
Spa & Wellness
Steam Train Ride
Traditional Dancing
Victoria Falls National Park
Wine Route

Activities on the River
Boogie Boarding
Dinner Cruises
River Cruises
Sunset Cruises
Upper River Canoeing
White Water Rafting
Zambezi Jet Boat


I’m delighted to confirm that we will continue to offer “4 nights for 3” in 2012

• Stay 4 nights for the price of 3: i.e. 4th night is complimentary
• Applicable to ALL room/ suite categories
• Valid from 1st January 2012 – 31st December 2012
• Mutually exclusive: i.e. can not be combined with other promotions

2012 Rack Rates High Season:
(1st July – 31st December 2012)
Standard Room Single/ Double: USD 313/ USD 334
Deluxe Room Single/ Double: USD 375/ USD 404
Standard Suite: USD 499
Executive Suite: USD 705
Royal Suite: USD 1208

2012 Rack Rates Low Season:
(1st January – 30th June 2012)
Standard Room Single/ Double: USD 300/ USD 320
Deluxe Room Single/ Double: USD 360/ USD 386
Standard Suite: USD 479
Executive Suite: USD 677
Royal Suite: USD 1159

Key points to note: ~
• Rates are per room per night, and include daily breakfast
• Rates include 2% tourism levy
• VAT is included and is zero-rated if purchased outside the country
• Service charge is not included and is at the discretion of the guest
• Airport transfers can be arranged through Reservations Department for an additional fee
• Rate for Honeymoon Suites includes a bottle of sparkling wine and a box of Belgian chocolates
• Rate for Executive Suites includes a fruit platter, a box of Belgian chocolates, a welcome card and gift from our General Manager on arrival and a snack platter every evening
• Children 0 – 2 years of age can be accommodated in same room with parents in a cot, free of charge
• Children 2 – 11 years can be accommodated in an inter-leading room, at 50% of the accommodation rate
• Children pay 50% of the breakfast and other meal rates
• Offer only valid for individual bookings (not including group bookings)

The Victoria Falls Hotel Reservations: Richard Mapenzauswa

For more information, please contact Elle Reinink, Sales & Marketing Manager: Email; Phone +44 131 665 1511 / +44 7990 517678

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