The Palm River Hotel

Ideally Located Upstream of the Majestic Victoria Falls

Our vision for the Palm River Hotel was simultaneously simple and complex: a unique hotel offering unparalleled luxury without compromising a sense of home comfort; vast, unimpeded views which maintained shelter and privacy; the convenience of a central location preserved within a tranquil bubble of peace and quiet. And with its opening that vision becomes reality.

The hotel’s location could not be more idyllic, situated as it is along the banks of the iconic Zambezi River, among towering indigenous trees and only 4 kilometres from Africa’s Natural World Wonder, Victoria Falls – so close, in fact, that on a clear, quiet day you can hear the thunder and see the spray of the mighty waterfall from your room.

The Palm River Hotel has been inspired by the architectural style of the Queenslander, distinct in its savvy use of timber and corrugated iron and its consideration of climatic conditions. Our highly skilled and professional team of Zimbabwean architects and interior designers have taken these principles and modified them to create a hotel that is at once aesthetic and functional, modern and timeless, cosmopolitan and perfectly suited to the local environment.

The innovative blend of traditional East-Coast Australian design and the unique landscape of the upper Zambezi River has resulted in a brand new and distinctive landmark for Victoria Falls.


Enticing opening rates for 2022

Our Accommodation

Perfect For The Whole Family


Deluxe Room

Well-appointed with modern international standard 4-star hotel furnishings, all Deluxe Rooms include a private balcony where guests can enjoy views of the Zambezi River and the gardens, a spacious bedroom with writing desk, fixed luggage storage, right and left bedside tables, bedside reading lights and a fully equipped tea and coffee station. The clean lines of the contemporary bathroom features an open and spacious shower, a double vanity for both guests to enjoy their own space and all the amenities necessary to compliment your stay. A generous fixed wardrobe space includes shelves and ample hanging space.

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Deluxe Suites

Perfect for families who want to enjoy a shared private space to relax together in their room. The Family Suite is made up of 2 deluxe rooms, both which inter-lead into a shared lounge area and private verandah. The spacious bedrooms complete with writing desk, fixed luggage storage, right and left bedside tables, bedside reading lights and a fully equipped tea and coffee station. The bathrooms are more like a suite bathroom which both have beautiful big bathtubs as well as open showers and a double vanity.

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Executive Suite

For those looking for extra privacy and luxury during their stay, the executive suites perfectly connect a comfortable room with a relaxing lounge and peaceful balcony area overlooking the Zambezi River. The rooms are tastefully designed to incorporate the vast space, high ceilings and open-air setting, without detracting from the beautiful landscape surrounding the suite.

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Presidential Suite

The grandest room in the entire collection is perfectly situated in the centre of the hotel grounds, with exceptional views of the Zambezi River. It features a spacious balcony, where guests can sit under the branches of an ancient indigenous tree, as well as a perfectly appointed lounge area, complete with modern facilities, designed for relaxation and luxury. The presidential suite includes an remarkably spacious room, featuring a super king-sized bed, private mini-balcony, secluded wardrobe and changing areas. A beautifully finished bathroom boasts an encompassing bathtub, double vanity and double shower.

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The Palm River Villa

Offering the pinnacle of private residing at the Palm River Hotel is our exclusive Palm River Villa. Made up of a twin Deluxe Room, a Honeymoon Suite and an Executive Suite, the secluded and intimate accommodation option showcases the hotel’s range of elegant, stylish and charming room varieties. The Palm River Villa comes complete with a shared kitchen, dining area, spacious lounge, private car park, private swimming pool with an expansive patio and garden; shared only with free-roaming wildlife that frequent the lush lawns. The secluded space allows for families or small travel groups to have their own exclusive space, while immersed in the riverside location of the Palm River Hotel.

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Honeymoon Suite

There are few places in the world which lend themselves more to romance than the Victoria Falls. Our honeymoon suite is perfectly suited to celebrate recent nuptials, anniversaries and vow renewals – or just spend time reconnecting in idyllic luxury, surrounded by the magic and romance of Africa. The honeymoon suites are all about their gorgeous, lush balconies – the suites’ most stand-out features. Nestled in the treetops, other memorable features include a relaxing outside lounge and hanging day-bed, as well as a starlit outdoor shower. The rooms themselves are spacious with king-sized beds, writing desks and lounge chairs. The bathrooms boast a beautiful bathtub, made to luxuriate in, double shower and vanity, and separate toilet.

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New Dimension of Luxury

Dinner under the African Sky


The Palm River Hotel restaurant, located in the main structure with a large al fresco dining area under a canopy of trees, will have an à la carte restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to hotel guests and day visitors. With stunning garden views sweeping down to the Zambezi River, the cuisine will reflect the natural setting, using fresh, local ingredients to create unique fusion fare. The restaurant will also offer in-room dining.

No better place for a Sundowner

Riverside Bar

Set under a canopy of trees in the main area, the outdoor bar will serve a selection of local and imported beverages, wines, cocktails, specialty coffees and fresh fruit juices daily from 10am to 10pm. Built on the edge of the Zambezi River, the Deck will be the perfect spot to take in the mighty river and view its wealth of animal and bird life.

Taking care of all your needs

Accessible Rooms

The Palm River Hotel will have two fully-serviced accessibility rooms, both interleading Deluxe Rooms, on the ground floor closest to the Main Area. The rooms are equipped with multiple hand rails, carefully positioned to assist with mobility inside the room and bathroom, and furnished with beds and chairs which will be of optimum height for disabled access. Alarms and phones are fitted with light and sound alerts.

Africa’s Adventure capital

Tours & Activities Desk

With so much to see and do in the Victoria Falls and surrounding area, the tours and activities desk offers an invaluable information asset to help guests plan their stay and book their activities inhouse.

Where business and leisure combine

Conference and Event Facilities

Spacious and privately-appointed, the Palm River Hotel conferencing suites feature panoramic views and fully serviced amenities, offering convenience and flexibility for conferences, meetings, small events and gatherings.

Relax and unwind poolside

Swimming Pool

A 34m infinity pool in the foreground of the main area merges with the horizon and offers a cool oasis under the shade of towering trees. At night the pool area transforms into a starlit wonderland, with the use of cleverly illuminated pebbles and lighting.

Complimentary transport in and out of the bustling town

Victoria Falls Shuttle Bus

A complimentary shuttle bus which will run on a regular basis throughout the day will transport guests between The Palm River Hotel and Victoria Falls Town, stopping at the key landmarks for guests’ convenience: the Victoria Falls Rainforest, Ilala Lodge Hotel and the various craft markets.

An idyllic riverfront wedding setting

Wedding Venue

The hotel grounds offer a charming, tranquil and romantic outdoor wedding venue situated along palm fringed banks of the majestic Zambezi River. Wedding guests can enjoy two stylish bar options and the choice of al fresco dining under the African sky or an elegant dining facility within the hotel's grand dining hall. With 73 rooms available, there are a variety of accommodation options for every guest to choose from.

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River / Adventure / Historical

Cruising along the mighty Zambezi, upstream of the Victoria Falls is an incredible experience. Whether keeping an eye out for wildlife; crocodile, hippo, bushbuck, warthogs and elephants, twitching for the elusive finfoot, tiny pratincole or breeding skimmers or simply just taking in the peaceful African scenery, admiring the pink sunrise or golden sunset enjoying the river is a must on your visit to Victoria Falls.

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Deemed Africa's Adventure capital, Victoria Falls has everything to offer for travellers looking to fulfil their adrenaline bucket list including scenic helicopter flights above the Falls, highwire activities over the 120m gorge or white-water rafting the rapids below the World Wonders Waterfall. Immerse yourself within one of five National Parks located within 100km of Victoria Falls, and enjoy game viewing enclosed by untouched wilderness.

Discover the rich history of Victoria Falls, from a pre-colonial era and traditional African heritage, through to the early pioneers, explorers and missionaries such as Dr David Livingstone, who journeyed to the Victoria Falls and ignited the first international interest to the area over 200 years ago. Learn and explore the engineering masterpiece of the Victoria Falls Bridge, a grand dream of Cecil John Rhodes or find yourself surrounded within landmark Edwardian-style, Victoria Falls Hotel built in 1904.

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The Palm River Hotel

4km from Africa's World Wonder

The hotel’s location could not be more idyllic, situated as it is along the banks of the iconic Zambezi River, among towering indigenous trees and only 4 kilometres from Africa’s Natural World Wonder, Victoria Falls – so close, in fact, that on a clear, quiet day you can hear the thunder and see the spray of the mighty waterfall from your room.