Aerial view of the dazzling blue water of Victoria Falls

Holidays to Victoria Falls

About Victoria Falls

As one of the seven natural wonders of the world, it is little surprise that Victoria Falls is one of the most popular attractions in Africa. The cascading waters can be seen and heard from miles around and their powerful spray cools down visitors to the area. Throughout the day the fierce sun beats down on the water, reflecting off of the streams and often creating beautiful rainbows that arch over the gully between the falls. There are few sights on earth as awe-inspiring and majestic to behold as Victoria Falls. This is the ultimate showcase of the unparalleled power of nature.

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During the rainy season, it is estimated that roughly 500 million cubic metres of water tumble over the edge of the falls every minute. The water drops over 100 metres and the length of the falls spans roughly 2 kilometres. However, if the sight of the falls isn't quite enough, just across the border, on the Zambian side of the falls, sits the Devil's pool. Only accessible in the dry season, this pool allows guests to take a dip in the glistening water whilst living, quite literally, on the edge.

There are a number of different ways to experience the best of what Victoria Falls have to offer. Several different trails wind their way around the area, offering a plethora of different viewing angles. Meanwhile, Knife Edge Bridge and Victoria Falls Bridge also provide some spectacular vistas. Alternatively, for the more daring explorer, helicopter rides over the falls allow for the most unique and breathtaking views imaginable. There is even the option of bungee jumping for the real thrill-seekers out there. You might not get the best views this way but it is certainly something to tick off the bucket list.

Victoria Falls Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls Experience

3 days FROM $595
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Elephant Lodge Safari

7 days FROM $3,095
Elephants Walking in the Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Elephants & Falls

9 days FROM $1,389
San Bushmen | Botswana | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Falls to Namibia

10 days FROM $985
Herd of Elephants | African Safaris | AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Botswana Lodge Explorer

10 days FROM $2,995
Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Falls to Joburg

12 days FROM $1,255
Chobe Boat Cruise | Botswana | AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Botswana Untouched

13 days FROM $3,695
Rhinos | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days FROM $1,615
Zebras drinking | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Cape to Falls

22 days FROM $1,615
Running Cheetah | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Wildlife Express

22 days FROM $2,065
Dune 45 | Namibia | AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Cape, Namibia & Falls

22 Days FROM $4,285
Fish River Canyon | Namibia | South AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Falls, Namibia & Cape

22 Days FROM $4,285
Lioness and Cub | Safari | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days FROM $3,775
Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Kenya to Kruger

33 days FROM $2,785
Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days FROM $3,505
Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

An African Adventure

37 days FROM $3,055
Table Mountain | Cape Town | South Africa | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Kenya to Cape

43 days FROM $3,505
Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

The Big Overlander

47 days FROM $4,405
Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Great African Expedition

57 days FROM $5,035
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Victoria Falls Hotels

If you are planning a Victoria Falls holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

A'Zambezi River Lodge Victoria Falls

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

A'Zambezi River Lodge features imaginative African-style architecture with sweeping curved buildings that are complimented by attractive gardens. Nestled besides the river, the lodge provides a quiet ambience for guests to enjoy nature and the facilities provided from award-wining restaurants to an outdoor pool with its own bar. The tastefully decorated rooms are well-equipped with modern conveniences from air-con to satellite TV. The hotel is minutes from Victoria Falls town (5km) and the mighty falls themselves.

Amadeus Garden Guest House Victoria Falls

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Simple and intimate, the Amadeus Garden Guest House has been designed by its German owner to give travellers a more personal touch. Guest rooms are spacious and furnished in a classic African design. The outdoor pool is a great place for a refreshing dip to escape the heat and the poolside breakfast comes highly recommended. Only 3 km from Victoria Falls and situated in a sub-tropical garden of palm trees, this accommodation is within a short walking distance of the towns centre.

Gorges Lodge Victoria Falls

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Gorges comprises of 10 quaint individual stone under thatch cottages dotted along the gorge's edge in front of luscious landscaped gardens. Boasting magnificent views each room also has a private garden and decked verandah where relaxing and absorbing the views, sunrise or sunset, is just part of your day. Each cottage has an en suite with a bath and shower, overhead fans to supplement the cooling breezes, mosquito nets, minibar and tea and coffee facilities. With possibly one of the most spectacular settings in the country, Gorges Lodge is located 22km downstream from Victoria Falls, perched on the edge of Batoka Gorge 250 metres above the Zambezi River.

Ilala Lodge Victoria Falls

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set amongst pretty landscaped gardens, the elegant Ilala Lodge is the perfect place for exploring Victoria Falls. Spread out over two floors, the guest rooms are beautifully furnished in a classic style with teak wooden furniture. The falls are much more visible from the upper floors however the ground floor offers charming proximity to the friendly warthogs who frequent the hotel grounds to graze. The hotel also benefits from a gorgeous outdoor pool and award winning restaurant. The lodge is located within walking distance of the mighty Victoria Falls.

Victoria Falls Safari Club Victoria Falls

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Set high on a plateau which forms a natural boundary to the Zambezi National Park and offering uninterrupted views, the Victoria Falls Safari Club offers luxury accommodation with the best of Africa. Designed with space and comfort in mind, the African styled rooms are elegantly furnished with a wide range of conveniences including a beverage station and complimentary WiFi. Glass sliding doors lead onto private balconies where you can enjoy the incredible vistas. The Safari Club offers a personal butler service with full access to the award-winning facilities of the adjacent Safari Lodge Resort including the pool and bar.

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