I think this is the best place on the Zimbabwe side of the Falls for a family to stay. The setting is very pretty, and the thatched-huts are comfortable, well-furnished and stylish in an appropriate "African bush" way. Winter nights can get a bit chilly because there is no heat and no way to completely seal up the units, but blankets will keep you warm enough.
Because the hotel operates a free, hourly shuttle bus into town, the out-of-town (just a few miles) location becomes a plus. You're not stranded out there, and it's much more pleasant and prettier than in town (which has more than its fair share of mildly annoying touts and young men trying to sell you old Zimbabwe currency). I highly recommend a dinner at their famous Boma restaurant/show, and the 25% discount you receive for on-site meals makes it relatively affordable ($30 for adults, kids about half price). For other meals, I'd recommend going into town to buy food and using the braai in your backyard.
We didn't see that much wildlife at the water hole behind the hotel (go to Kruger if you want to see animals), but it was certainly a pleasant place to hang out. We also did not see any major wildlife looking over the electric fence at our villa.
There is currently some major construction/expansion on the hotel side of the compound, so I agree with the previous poster about asking for a quiet unit.
My only real criticism would be that the owners should undertake increased pest control. We did encounter a few bugs in our unit, including a couple of roaches, something we did not find in other southern Africa accomodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a natural bush environment adjacent to the Zambezi National Park, Lokuthula’s luxurious self-catering lodges offer stylish comfort, flexibility and privacy. The 2 and 3-bedroomed lodges, sleeping 6 and 8 respectively, are furnished in a riot of African colours and are fully equipped and serviced daily. 8 of the 37 lodges may be booked on Bed and Breakfast basis. Additional facilities include a 3-tier swimming pool and children’s playground. The Boma – Place of Eating and MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant (both award-winning restaurants) are on the same resort complex. Situated just 4 kilometres from the mighty Victoria Falls, Lokuthula Lodges are ideally situated for families and groups to enjoy the wide range of activities on offer in the region. Lokuthula Lodges have consistently been awarded RCI (Resort Condominium International) Gold Crown status. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lokuthula Hotel Victoria Falls