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Gorges and Little Gorges Lodge
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“View, view, view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

You wont find a better view standing on your deck 120 meters straight down seeing the Zambezi flowing and rumbling, dont slip though!
Book at least one night at the Gorges Lodges as its a must on your list if going to the Falls

  • Stayed August 2014
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Hayley P, Marketing Director at Gorges and Little Gorges Lodge, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Aerocody,

We are glad to hear you loved the view from the lodge - it really is spectacular and has been described as one of the best in Africa! Thank you for taking the time to review Gorges and we hope to see you again one day soon! All the best from the Imvelo team
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

I came to this lodge for a 24 hour visit of Vic Falls during a business trip to Zim. The lodge has about 10 cabins all overlooking the Zambezi river - an amazing location.
It takes about 30 minutes to get here from the airport and about the same to town.
The access is predominantly through dirt roads.
The proprietors Debbie Chris and their daughter Kerry along with Pepsi did a great job for the brief stay. There are two types of cabins one which is more luxurious than the two story one. (I paid $169 (BB) for a single night). They arranged for me all the activities - Vic fall tour, lunch in Vic Fall park, Sun-downer cruise ($70) and white water rafting ($140) (all down within 24 hour visit).
I had a steak dinner ($20) which was quite nice (a bit over cooked), came with first course main course dessert and drinks - quite a good value. They prepared breakfast just for me at 06:00 AM since I was picked up for the white water rafting at 06:30 - they were willing to prepare anything I requested - very good and most appreciated!
The room is well maintained, but is in dire need of renovations - especially the bathroom and bathroom/shower plumbing. They do have internet but coverage is only in the main building - they should extend the coverage. The room had no TV - you don't come here to watch TV!
I hope to return to the lodge for an extended visit with my wife in the near future!

Room Tip: Take the one floor room - I was in room number 9 - quite a walk from the main building but was very...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Hayley P, Marketing Director at Gorges and Little Gorges Lodge, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Manny,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Gorges! We are glad to hear you were happy with the service, i will pass on your kind comments to Debbie & Chris. The lodge is in an amazing location as you say and we are glad you could stay even if only for 24 hours. We are mid refurb currently having completed 4 of the 10 chalets. We aim to have the full lodge completed by mid next year, so work is definitely underway to make all the improvements you have suggested. We would love to host you and your wife again on your return - we hope it will be soon! All the best from the Imvelo team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

We just ended our two week family safari at Gorges Lodge. We had previously been to Bomani Lodge and couldn't imagine anything being comparable or better, but we were wrong!
The views at Gorges are spectacular, so picturesque! From the black eagles soaring thru the blue skies to the sun glistening on the water, it is just spectacular. One could never imagine something so beautiful.
We were initially a bit concerned about our young grandchildren being so close to the gorge, but Mark and Deb provided us with sitters to just oversee the children while we finished meals or just needed an extra pair of eyes. The whole staff is so accommodating and friendly.
Our room was very clean and we really felt like we were in a 5-star hotel room. There was a coffee maker, mini fridge with beverages and snacks, toiletries, everything and anything that you could need.
Vic Falls is an amazing area, and Gorges Lodge is the best place to experience it. We look forward to hopefully returning some day, we would never consider any place but.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Hayley F, Marketing Manager at Gorges and Little Gorges Lodge, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear Jackson753,

Your lavish accolades have made our day....”spectacular”....”so beautiful”....we are all glowing with pride! In particular thank you for making mention of our friendly and accommodating staff - they love to make our guests' stays wonderfully pleasant and it definitely looks like they succeeded with you! We will pass your praise on and this will surely inspire them to keep up with their friendly and agreeable ways.

Thank you, for taking the time to post your review and for choosing Gorges Lodge during your recent vacation to Victoria Falls and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next family holiday to Zimbabwe!

Sincerely,
The Gorges Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Gorges lodge was amazing. At first we we're very nervous seeing we were traveling with young children. The staff took great care in keeping us safe. The food was delicious. Our family got to go to a local school and learn about the native culture. The views were breath taking. The room we had was more than expected. I would recommend this lodge to everyone. The staff treated our kids with love. We felt part of the family. Thank you everyone.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Hayley P, Marketing Director at Gorges and Little Gorges Lodge, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Lehet,

Thank you so much for the 5 star review of Gorges Lodge! We are so pleased to hear that your family enjoyed their stay with us & that you got to experience some of our culture! The children at our local village love meeting our guests and learn so much from you spending time with them. We hope you will come back one day to the Imvelo properties and let us show you more of our beautiful country. All the best from the Imvelo team!
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Many thanks to Chris, Deb and staff for another wonderful time at Gorges Lodge. We stayed there the beginning of July 2014 and everything was superb! The accommodations very clean, lovely decor and all with amazing views! The food delicious and staff friendly and very accommodating. Our drivers, Conrad and Richmond, were great too!

We loved the eagle viewing and sundowners with Chris and other guests. Deb made sure our activities and transportation around Vic Falls went smoothly. I loved listening to her stories too! We will definitely be back and will recommend Gorges Lodge to others.

Be sure to inquire about the local school visit and Pack for a Purpose. Deb will arrange a special visit with the teachers and students.

We hope to see you next year!
Julie
Massachusetts, USA

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Hayley F, Marketing Manager at Gorges and Little Gorges Lodge, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Dear Julie,

Welcome back! Its truly wonderful to hear you had a lovely time during your recent stay at Gorges. Thank you for your great review, and thanks in particular for your kind words about Debbie, Chris, Conrad and Richmond.

We're glad to hear you enjoyed the black eagle viewing - its truly amazing to watch them swoop past you at eye level just a few feet away!

We look forward to welcoming you back next year and making Gorges Lodge your home away from home!

Warm wishes
The Imvelo Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Our family satyed here for a couple nights and from the moment we stepped out of our transfer to the time we left we were treated with the utmost of Class. The pictureque view of the Gorge, the service and the food was all exceptional. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. I loved to start the day just sitting on our deck with a cup of cofee just looking out over the Gorge. Awesome is all I can say!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Hayley F, Marketing Manager at Gorges and Little Gorges Lodge, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Carol,

Many thanks for your wonderful 5 star review of Gorges Lodge.

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do our best to accommodate every guests needs and we are happy to hear we met yours.

Please do come back for another visit soon!

Warm wishes from the Gorges Lodge team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

We were looking for a true safari honeymoon and these first nights have been a wonderful welcome!
Unique location! Great and stunning landscape, complete privacy in our bungalow, sunrise directly in front of our window, great breakfast, exciting activities.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank ValentinaV243
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Hayley F, Marketing Manager at Gorges and Little Gorges Lodge, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear Valentina!

Thank you so much for your lovely review of Gorges Lodge and we are delighted to have been able to host you for such a very special occasion in your lives!

We hope that it wont be too long until we can we welcome you at the front doors of our special lodge again and we wish you both many years of happiness as you begin this special journey of your lives together.

Warm wishes,

The Gorges Lodge team
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Property: Gorges and Little Gorges Lodge
Address: Zambezi River Gorge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 36 Speciality Lodging in Victoria Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gorges and Little Gorges Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gorges and Little Gorges is a mere 30 minute drive from Victoria Falls town and offers a unique Victoria Falls experience from a peaceful and idyllic base on the edge of the Batoka Gorge - a perfect choice for your Victoria Falls safari adventure! At Gorges you can relax away from the hustle and bustle of Victoria Falls town - our peaceful guest accommodation is nestled in a landscaped garden that makes walking to your room a joy, and our staff are renowned for their warm hospitality. 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 cool refreshment by the pool at sunset, you will be constantly drawn to the stunning vistas provided by the Batoka Gorge and the rushing waters of the Zambezi River below. 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. Construction of the luxury tents in this rugged, rocky and broken terrain necessitated careful planning and feats of engineering and is a wonderful alternative to the main Gorges chalets while still providing all the same comforts. ... more   less 
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