The Falls are just a ten-minute walk along the hotel’s private path. 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.
Rooms are elegantly appointed and have en suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, radio and telephone. Guests may dine in the à la Carte restaurant and the ‘Livingstone Room’, and continental breakfasts, light lunches and afternoon teas can be taken in ‘Stanley’s’. There are two bars - the ‘Pavilion Brasserie’ occupies the upper terrace, looking out over the landscaped gardens and lawn and, in the distance, the Victoria Falls Bridge. It provides a light snack menu and sumptuous afternoon tea whilst guests savour the magnificent views and atmosphere. The ‘Bridge Room’, a fully air-conditioned clubroom, offers waiter service.
Leisure facilities include floodlit tennis courts, a billiard room and outdoor chess. The swimming pool area incorporates four summer houses, and a light snack menu and bar waiter service is available.
A sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, just upstream from the magnificent falls, is another possible activity and can be arranged by hotel staff. Crocodiles, abundant hippo and new friends are the staple of these legendary exhilarating cruises.