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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....

Gorges Lodge perched on the edge Beautiful luxury rooms Traditional dancers at Gorges Lodge The swimming pool Inside a Little Gorges tented room


PRICE before special offers

Approximate price per person sharing per night
 


US$ 399  March to December

US$ 369  January to December

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Introduction

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 Lodge - Victoria Falls

Little Gorges section perched on the edge of the cliff
(Source: Imvelo Safari Lodges)

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.

Our Opinion

Gorges Lodge is an absolute favourite of ours. The location and views are beyond description and the management and staff are exceptionally accommodating. It is however located 22 kms from town which does make doing activities in town logistically more difficulty. All our clients that we send to Gorges absolutely rave about it and the beautifully peaceful location out way the problem of distance. Not recommend for families with young children because of its location on the cliffs edge.

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
• 6 single and 4 double story chalets
• (2 double, 8 twin family units)
• 5 tented suites - 1 double and 4 twin elevated suites
• Main complex with lounge, bar and dining area

All rooms have:
• Private viewing deck over the gorge
• Spacious bedroom and seating areas
• En-suite bathroom with bath and shower
• Mini bar and hot drinks station
• Ceiling fans
• Hair dryer
• Mosquito net and repellent
• Electronic safe

Advantages

• Established lodge with great reputation
• Friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere
• Stunning gorge setting and views
• Perfect out-of-town base from which to explore Victoria Falls
• Peaceful retreat location, great place to relax
• No helicopters as in Victoria Falls town
• Superb Birdlife with many rare raptors
• Fantastic star gazing
• Impromptu traditional village tours
• Reasonable rates with a lot of activity options included in the rate

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
• Flexible bus shuttle to Victoria Falls Airport and town to experience the multitude of activities available
• Main electricity with backup generator
• Daily laundry
Activities:
• Impromptu visits to nearby traditional Ndebele village, to see a real local way of life
• Guided tour of the Victoria Falls (Victoria Falls Park entry fee included)
• Guided tour of the craft village
• School tour (not available during school holidays)
• Evening traditional dancing display
• Gorge-edge walk with sundowners and snacks
• Black eagle viewing with sundowners and snacks
• Sundowner cruise (river usage fee included)

Children

• For safety reasons Gorges lodge does not permit children under the age of seven unless by special arrangement
• Children 7 - 12 yrs pay 50% of room rate if sharing with parents and 75% if in their own room

All Inclusive Rates Include

• Accommodation
• All Meals and drinks
• Airport transfers
• Laundry
• 1 return shuttle in and out of town per day
• 2 activities per paying night (see activities listed above)

How to Get to Gorges and Little Gorges Lodge

• 30 minute road transfer from Victoria Falls Airport (included in the rate)
• Self-drive: 20kms from Victoria Falls town; 445kms from Bulawayo



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