A trip to the Victoria Falls need not only be limited to the rich and famous. When you book at the Victoria Falls Rest Camp in Zimbabwe, a more limited budget will still get you clean, affordable, spacious self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation or camping facilities.
The Victoria Falls Rest Camp is a mere 2 km away from the mighty Victoria Falls – the campsite closest to this natural wonder in Zimbabwe. The campsite is spacious with lots of shady trees, and each camping spot has a braai facility as well as power point and share communal ablutions (with hot water).
The Victoria Falls Rest Camp has the following lodges: 10 self-catering ( self contained ) lodges (two bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each; bed linen provided; bath and toilet; kitchen with stove, fridge and all cooking utensils; ceiling fans in bedrooms), 15 self-catering ( self contained ) lodges (two bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each; bed linen provided; bath and toilet; kitchen with stove, fridge but no cooking utensils; ceiling fans in bedrooms), 11 single chalets (two single beds; bed linen provided; communal ablution facilities), 3 double chalets (2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each; bed linen provided; communal ablution facilities; small fridge), 2 dormitories (one for men with nine single beds, one for women with six single beds; all bed linen provided; communal ablution facilities), as well as 12 luxury tents (two single beds in each; bed linen provided; lighting in each tent). The management at the Victoria Falls Rest Camp are in the process of installing air-conditioning in all the lodges – if you are adamant about having air-conditioning, ask for a lodge already equipped when you book.
The In Da Belly Restaurant at the Victoria Falls Rest Camp offers delicious value for money meals, so mom can also have a few days’ rest. The children enjoy the swimming pool and the huge shady trees in the campsite, so they will be occupied if you decide to catch up with your reading. Laundry and safe-keeping facilities are also offered.
The Victoria Falls offers a large number of activities – from a safari on the back of an elephant to a number of adrenalin rush experiences. The “Big 5 interactive safari” is a value for money activity, where you undertake a variety of guided game viewing drives. The adrenalin junkies will delight in white water rafting on the Zambezi, viewing the Falls from the air in a microlight or helicopter, canoe and horse trials, bungi jumping from the Victoria Falls bridge, flying fox and abseiling, quad biking and a number of river cruises on the Zambezi. A swim in the ‘Devil’s Pool’ (a small rock pool right on the ‘lip’ of the Victoria Falls) will reveal if you are truly brave (or foolish, depending on your point of view…).
OTHER VICTORIA FALLS AND ZIMBABWE LODGES AND HOTELS.
Ilala Lodge the sister lodge of Victoria Falls Restcamp is a boutique hotel and the nearest hotel to the mighty Victoria Falls. If you decide to drive along the Southern shores of Lake Kariba Kulizwe Lodge in Binga ( self contained ) accommodation and a perfect stopover between Victoria Falls and Kariba. If you plan a visit to Bulawayo the Churchill Hotel is only 420 km from Victoria Falls Rest Camp but if you wants to visit the capital city it will take you at least a day. Dont worry the Harare Cresta Lodgeoffers good accommodation with cold beer in Harare. There are regular flights between Victoria Falls and Harare Harare..
The Caprivi in Namibia is only 80 km from Victoria Falls Restcamp but the best Caprivi lodges are along the Kwando River such as Namushasha Country Lodge,
Kwando Camp and Mazambala Island Lodge but all these luxury lodges is about 200 km from Victoria Falls. Once in Namibia you can perhaps include a visit to the Ugab Terrace Lodge with its breathtaking views over the Vingerklip.
Many South Africans overnight in Francistown in hotels such as Thapama Hotel, Marang Gardens hotel and Woodlands stop over self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation near Botswana second city. If you plan a visit to the Okavango Delta after your stay at Victoria Falls you can select a hotel, lodge or self-catering accommodation from Maun Accommodation.
SOUTH AFRICAN LODGES HOTELS AND TOURS
Victoria Falls Rest Camp is proudly associated with South African accommodation such as the romantic Amazian Mountain River Lodge in Underberg in Kwazulu Natal, a place where every night turn out to be a honeymoon. In contrast Gables Inn is in Colesberg offers basic self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg and the Merino Inn Hotel three star hotel accommodation in the same town. Perhaps you can use Colesberg as an overnight stop between Victoria Falls and The King David Hotel a five star hotel in the city of East London and popular coastal town in South Africa. In the Northern Cape you can select your self-catering accommodation at Upington Accommodation.
LINKS FROM VICTORIA FALLS REST CAMP TO OTHER LODGES AND HOTELS