Victoria Falls
Ilala Lodge

Ilala Lodge Hotel is a family-run hotel that offers luxury and comfort in the heart of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Nestled in attractive gardens, the well-appointed hotel is a mere eight-minute walk from Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located and it is very easy for guests to access all the historical sites, restaurants and activities available in Victoria Falls. The friendly and attentive staff of this welcoming hotel makes sure that your visit is perfect in every way. The hotel has 73 rooms and 5 suites and overlooks the “smoke” from the Falls.

Facilities & Activities

From high adrenalin activities like bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge and white-water rafting down the Zambezi River, to more sedate pastimes like Ra-Ikane river cruises, or fishing, there is something for everyone at Victoria Falls. Book at the Ilala Lodge Hotel Activity Centre, where staff will advise you on the best options available.

When not making the most of the fun activities and tours which can be enjoyed in the area, unwind in the new upgraded pool, or sip sundowners at the bar. Before dinner, why not head to the Safari Salon who can work wonders with windswept, waterfall-sprayed locks!

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The colonially-styled Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel is one of the finest restaurants in Victoria Falls and offers guests a delicious á la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gracious verandahs extend out to lawns where leisurely meals can be enjoyed. You’ll be in excellent hands with the accommodating and friendly staff. Guests can choose from an extensive list of South Africa’s finest wines and artisan gins. There are also tasty cocktails by the pool at the Poolside Bar.


The well-appointed rooms at Ilala Lodge Hotel are spacious and offer the ultimate in comfort and luxury. With a variety of room categories to suit – from Classic Rooms to Classic Suites, Deluxe Rooms to Executive Suites. The rooms on the upper tier open out onto a private balcony, while the lower floor rooms open onto the lush manicured gardens where you can watch the warthogs graze from the hotel lawn. You may even be lucky enough to have a visit from an elephant.

Guests can choose rooms in the West Wing, the Garden Wing or the Pool Wing. The West Wing and the Pool Wing boast splendid views of the mesmerising spray from Victoria Falls as well as the spectacular gardens that Ilala Lodge Hotel is famous for. The Garden Wing gives guests access to the lush and flourishing lawns where the animals visit.

The teak furnishings in all the rooms are made from local Zimbabwean railway sleepers, enhancing the African ambiance and laid-back atmosphere of the hotel. All the rooms in the hotel have high-quality cotton linens and luxurious pillows.

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Children of all ages are welcomed at Ilala Lodge and the Deluxe Suites can accommodate an extra bed for children who would like to share with their parents.

There are 26 twin rooms each with 2x large three-quarter beds for families wanting to share.


Ilala Cares – working with Green Tourism working towards more environmentally friendly practice. Numerous initiatives they have been involved with to help the local communities – linen donation to local hospitals, football coaching events and fund raising for Greenline Africa.


Ilala Lodge Hotel is geographically the closest hotel to Victoria Falls. It is only an 8-minute walk from the hotel lobby to the entry gate at the Falls. Located just before the Victoria Falls Bridge on the A8, also called the Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road.

It is situated approx. 20 minutes drive from Victoria Falls Airport.

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