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Gorges Lodge

Gorges Lodge, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

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Gorges and Little Gorges are a mere 30-minute drive from Victoria Falls town and offer a peaceful and idyllic base for your Victoria Falls safari adventure!

Perched 202m above the mighty Zambezi River, Gorges is famous for its spectacular views, described by some as the best in southern Africa; whether you are enjoying a cup of coffee at sunrise on your private veranda or a sundowner by the pool, you’ll be constantly drawn to the stunning vistas of the Batoka Gorge and the rushing waters of the Zambezi below. Small and welcoming, with rustic furniture and teak floors we love the unpretentious ambiance where the focus is very much on the views and the wildlife.

Little Gorges is perched on the edge of the Batoka Gorge next to main Gorges. This tented extension of Gorges overlooks the dramatic junction of the Dibu Dibu River and the Zambezi, where black eagles and lanner falcons nest in the sheer cliff faces. It’s a wonderful alternative to the main Gorges chalets while still providing all the same comforts.

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Gorges Lodge
  • rooms

    Gorges Main Lodge has 10 stone and thatch cottages set in landscaped gardens. There are two honeymoon suites, four view chalets and four double storey view chalets.

    The latter have a master bedroom upstairs, a small seating area and large balcony - downstairs can accommodate a child's bed. Each cottage is spacious with either a king-bed or two double beds (with mosquito nets over) and a spacious en-suite with separate shower. Each room also has a private veranda with stunning gorge views. Mini-bars, overhead fans and tea and coffee making facilities come as standard.

    Little Gorges consists of 5 luxury tented chalets on wooden decks. They are spacious and well-equipped and offer a stay that is a little different. Bathrooms are en-suite with a shower cut back into the rocky terrain.

  • facilities & activities

    The main lodge at Gorges Lodge is built on a raised deck of indigenous hardwood and has a lounge, dining room and bar that all offer extraordinary views over the gorge into Zambia. There is free Wi-Fi here but the connection can sometimes be slow. There is also a pool area surrounded by lush gardens. Fans of the local bird-life will enjoy the afternoon talks where raptors are enticed to sweep overhead. A telescope is usually set up so you can try and catch a glimpse of the nest.
    Little Gorges Lodge has a main lodge of its own constructed of stone under thatch with a dining room, seating area and bar, all with views over the spectacular Dibu Dibu Gorge.

    Guests at Gorges or Little Gorges can take advantage of an all-inclusive option which offers 2 activities per paying night: choose from a guided tour of the Victoria Falls, curio shopping at the craft village, a visit to the local village, a school tour (not available in school holidays), traditional dancing display, gorge walk with snacks, black eagle viewing with sundowners and snacks (weather permitting) and a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi. Additional activities such as helicopter trips or rafting can be arranged by the lodge direct. There are also in-house spa treatments available for an additional charge - prices and treatment options available on request.

  • dining

    The main seating area at the Gorges Lodge offers 180 degree panoramic views of the gorge – it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a drink from the. The dining room is set back from the gorge, and there is also a separate lounge area with fireplace to keep guests warm during the winter months.

    Little Gorges has its own dining lounge area, but guests can make use of the facilities at the main Gorges Lodge.

  • family

    Minimum age for this lodge is 7 years.

  • location

    It’s a 22 km road transfer from Victoria Falls and a 19 km road transfer from Victoria Falls Airport – the arrival and departure transfer are included in your room rate. We find guests enjoy the peaceful out-of-town location.

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