Vic Falls Accommodation | Gorges Lodge
Gorges Lodge & Little Gorges
This unique lodge is situated on the very edge of the Batoka gorge only a short drive from the Victoria Falls. Outstanding views along with a silence of the remote wilderness makes it an idyllic place to relax....
The views from the lodge over the Batoka gorge and the Zambezi river below are
Located downstream of the Victoria Falls, perched overlooking the Batoka Gorge and the Zambezi River as it twists and turns in the depths some 250 metres below, Gorges Lodge is a long established and well known Victoria Falls lodge with a unique and breath-taking setting.
The luxury lodge offers the seclusion of a wilderness location, yet with the convenience of being just half an hour away from Victoria Falls town or airport (the Lodge is 10 kilometres downstream of the Falls in a direct line, 22 km by road). The Lodge operates a flexible shuttle bus service for guests to travel to and from town, allowing you to enjoy all that the town offers in terms of activities and tours.
Each of the lodge buildings is sensitively situated on the edge of the precipice, with dramatic views over the gorge and the gentle roar of the mighty Zambezi echoing from below. The ten stone and thatch chalets, each with their own private garden and viewing deck, are comfortably furnished and decorated, each including en-suite bathrooms (with bath and shower), mini fridge, tea and coffee station and ceiling fans. Four of the chalets are double story, with upstairs bedrooms, but only two are double, the rest being twin rooms.
Little Gorges is the newer extension to Gorges Lodge, and these are 5 luxurious suites situated beside the thatched chalets of the lodge. Twin and double room configurations overlook the Dibu Dibu River junction with the Zambezi as well as the breathtaking gorges. The rooms are large, and light with a balcony that has views of the gorges, and en-suite facilities built into the rocky terrain. The tented rooms are elevated and built on wood decks.
Little Gorges section perched on the edge of the cliff
The main central lodge building offers a spacious and welcoming lounge area, restaurant and bar to relax. Set within landscaped gardens and including a swimming pool, this is definitely the place to adjust your watch to ‘Africa time’.
The rare Verraux’s (formerly black) eagle breeds in the gorge, and can often be watched as they hunt over the gorge. Auger buzzards, lanner and peregrine falcon are also seen, and you may even be lucky enough to see the rare taita falcon. At night the vast dark skies host an unbelievable display of stars.
Breakfast includes cooked or continental style options, and a light refreshment lunch menu is available. There is a full three course evening menu, with food sourced from local ingredients and a selection South African wines, all served by the friendly lodge staff.
Many guests choose Gorges lodge for their last couple of nights in Zimbabwe before flying from Victoria Falls International Airport, and you can not ask for a more spectacular location and relaxing setting to start or end any visit to the region.
Summary• Located a short distance downstream of Victoria falls
• Spacious and private chalets perched on the edge of the gorge
• Stunning gorge setting and views
• Quiet and peaceful, great to relax
• Thatched main lodge with lounge, bar and dining area
• Swimming pool and gardens
• Wilderness location yet only 30 minutes from Victoria Falls town or airport
• Flexible shuttle bus to Victoria Falls town for activities and tours
Accommodation at Gorges Lodge
• 10 stone and thatch chalets positioned along the
edge of the gorge
All rooms have:
• Private viewing deck over the gorge
• Established lodge with great reputation
Dining• The chef uses only locally sourced and seasonal ingredients to create the daily menus.
• Handpicked collection of South African wines from only a select few producers.
Facilities and Services
• The main lodge offers spacious lounge, bar and dining
area and swimming pool
For safety reasons Gorges lodge does not permit children
under the age of seven unless by special arrangement.
All Inclusive Rates Include• Accommodation
• All Meals and drinks
• Airport transfers
• 1 return shuttle in and out of town per day
• 2 activities per paying night (see activities listed above)
How to Get There
• 30 minute road transfer from Victoria Falls Airport (included in the rate)
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