Victoria Falls camps - Victoria Falls Hotel
Victoria Falls Hotel
The “Old Lady" of the Falls is a bit of a museum. Walls are lined with art depicting colonial heydays, royal visits to Rhode’s grave and hunting trophies. A favourite collection of prints depicts aspects of “The British Character" which include “Preoccupation with the Weather", “Aptitude for Empire Building" and “Difficulty making Conversation".
Beautifully maintained and furnished, it is unlike any other hotel in Victoria Falls. It started its life in 1903 as a collection of wooden huts to house railway employees involved in the construction of the bridge. This same bridge makes a riveting feature as you walk through the arches and courtyards to witness the slightly surreal scene of the spray from the falls rising behind the bridge and black sides of the gorge. (You can also happily sit and munch scones on the terrace while foolish people throw themselves from the bridge with only a piece of elastic tied to their ankles).
Aside from the fact that you can spend a good many days wandering the hallways immersed in its history, the hotel also benefits from a very convenient location; just a few minutes’ walk from town and around 15 minutes from the bridge. The hotel is well placed for all the activities that Vic Falls has to offer. It is a reasonably large hotel at around 160 rooms but these are well laid out around courtyards and gardens with plenty of recreational space. As a pleasant contrast to remote safari lodges, its colonial splendour, green lawns and stunning views make this a worthy choice for a few nights.
Accommodation here is on a bed and breakfast basis allowing you flexibility to enjoy some of the other eateries in town. It's worth requesting a delux room which is front facing.
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