Room facilities:Air-Conditioned, Bottled Water, Ceiling Fans, Coffee/Tea Facilities, Digital Safes, En-suite Rooms, Hair Dryers, Laundry Service, Mosquito Nets, Room Service, Satellite Television, Small Fridge in the Room, Soaking Tub
Room facilities:Air-Conditioned, Baby Sitting (on Request), Ceiling Fans, Coffee/Tea Facilities, Digital Safes, Hair Dryers, Mosquito Nets, Room Service
Room facilities:Air-Conditioned, Baby Sitting (on Request), Ceiling Fans, Coffee/Tea Facilities, Digital Safes, En-suite Rooms, Hair Dryers, Mosquito Nets, Room Service
Gorges Lodge in Victoria Falls clings to the Zimbabwean shoulder of Batoka Gorge with it’s steep cliffs just downstream of Victoria Falls. Sheer pleasure on the brink.
Gorges Lodge is uniquely positioned atop the escarpment of the Zambezi River gorge, a few miles downstream from Victoria Falls. The lodge environs comprise unspoiled riverine vegetation inhabited by numerous species of wild animals and birds.
Gorges Lodge has only 10 units, which are individual stone and thatch cottages set on the edge of the gorge over 800 feet above the Zambezi River: four double-story suites with wide sheltered balconies and six single-story suites with verandahs. The rooms and main building are tastefully appointed and cater for an international clientele.
They’re decorated in cheerful colours with Oregan pine furniture and have bar fridges, mosquito nets, fans (no air-conditioning) and en-suite bathrooms. Gorges Lodge gardens are beautiful and there is a swimming pool. From this vantage point you’re at eye level with black eagles, auger buzzards, gymnogenes, trumpeter hornbills, peregrine falcons and occasionally the rare taita falcon.
Gorges Lodge caters for a maximum of 20 guests.
There is no air-conditioning, but there are fans. A special feature at the lodge is an all day tiger fishing excursion to Sidinda Island Lodge, approximately 50 miles further downstream. This white water and exclusive use area provides some of Zimbabwe’s best tiger fishing. The tiger fish range from 2 to 18 pounds. The policy is catch and release, unless a trophy fish is caught. Price is available on request.
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Beach/Pool Ambrellas
- Bottled Water
- Business Center
- Ceiling Fans
- Coffee/Tea Facilities
- Conference Facilities
- Digital Safes
- En-suite Rooms
- Free Secure Parking
- Laundry Service
- Mosquito Nets
- Picnic Area
- Private Belcony
- Private Lounge
- Room Service
- Satellite Television
- Small Fridge in the Room
- Soaking Tub
- Swimming Pool
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The Victoria Falls are the most significant feature of the Victoria Falls National Park, and when the Zambezi is in full flood (usually February or March) they form the largest curtain of falling water in the world. During these months, over 500 million litres of water per minute go over the falls, which are 1708m wide, and drop 99m at Rainbow Falls in Zambia.
At low water in November the flow can be reduced to around 10 million litres/minute, and the river is divided into a series of braided channels that descend in many separate falls. Below the falls the river enters a narrow series of gorges which represent locations successively occupied by the falls earlier in their history.
Since the uplifting of the Makgadikgadi Pan area some two million years ago, the Zambezi River has been cutting through the basalt, exploiting weak fissures, and forming a series of retreating gorges. Seven previous waterfalls occupied the seven gorges below the present falls, and Devil’s Cataract in Zimbabwe is the starting point for cutting back to a new waterfall that will eventually leave the present lip high above the river in the gorge below.
Vic Falls attract many ‘extreme’ sports lovers; bungee jumping off the Zambezi Bridge, white water rafting and body boarding are just a few options available.
Less adventurous visitors will enjoy walking through the National Park, where there are excellent viewing points. The spectacular views that can be obtained by taking a helicopter or light aircraft ‘flight of the angels’ are unforgettable!
The Zimbabwean Town of Victoria Falls in is a vibrant ‘Tourist’ destination with numerous shops, activities, casino and nightlife. The recent political troubles in Zimbabwe have not seriously affected life, other than making incidental expenditure remarkably cheap!