Lokuthula and The Boma Turn 30!

(Victoria Falls)

Lokuthula Lodge unit

Lokuthula Lodge unit

This month, Lokuthula Lodges celebrate 30 years since opening the self-catering units at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate. Over the years, these award-winning and very popular lodges have gone through some modernising changes, and facilities now include a central swimming pool with poolside bar and informal restaurant, a volleyball court, and a children's playgrounds with trampoline.

Lokuthula, meaning 'place of peace', has both 2- and 3-bedroom units, nestled in beautiful gardens on the southern end of the estate. In these gardens, as well as at the poolside restaurant, you will often spot some local wildlife such as warthogs, bushbuck and guinea fowl.

While the Lokuthula Lodges are self-catering, guests can also book them on a bed and breakfast basis, with breakfast served at the Boma Café (lunches and dinners are not included in the rates).

The Boma, the most popular dining experience in Victoria Falls, also turns 30 this year. The eatery was originally a small restaurant for guests staying at the Lokuthula Lodges. It started as a kitchen with 60 seats, and was called a 'bush' restaurant. The waiters there were also entertainers.

The restaurant was constantly failing because of bad weather, and the developer had to find someone to properly build and thatch the place, and it was named The Boma - Place of Eating. In 2016, the rebranding saw the restaurant turn into a whole experience, with new decor, food offerings and the entertainment. It became The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show.

More changes came with a major refurbishment in 2019, particularly in the main kitchen and cookhouse. Structural changes were made to accommodate even more guests, and new equipment was installed. The decor was also changed to reflect the traditional Zimbabwean cooking hut. The Boma now seats between 250 and 320 people, depending on the season.

Happy 30th anniversary to Lokuthula and The Boma!

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