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 accommodation 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 the hotel’s 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.




Deluxe Rooms

Well-appointed with modern international standard 5-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 feature an open and spacious shower, a double vanity for both guests to enjoy their own space and all the amenities necessary to complement your stay.

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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 both have beautiful big bathtubs as well as open showers and a double vanity.

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Executive Suites

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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Honeymoon Suites

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.

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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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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 along the Zambezi River.

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Accessible Rooms

The Palm River Hotel has 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.

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Palm River Hotel Restaurant

Enjoy a fusion fare within the Palm River Hotel restaurant dining hall; encompassed by tall ceilings, classic parquet flooring and large sliding doors that open out onto an idyllic riverfront vista. The dining experience flows onto to a large patio and out to an al fresco dining space, sheltered by a canopy of indigenous trees. The restaurant offers an à la carte menu serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to hotel guests and day visitors, while the cuisine reflects the natural setting, using fresh, local ingredients.

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.


Experience the Best of Victoria Falls

New Gym Now Open

Stay Active

Visit our new gym is positioned next to the hotel’s on-site walking/running track near the entrance. The spacious gym offers a fresh and airy place in which to maintain your wellness goals, while surrounded by natural bushveld.

Equipment options include a 3-station multi-gym weights machine, an elliptical trainer, stationary bikes, rowing machines, yoga equipment, free weights and more. Note the beautiful floor to ceiling palm tree wallpaper designed by local artist, Nicole Sanderson, seamlessly drawing the outside world in!

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Tours & Activities Desk

Africa’s Adventure Capital

With so much to see and do in Victoria Falls and the surrounding area, our in-house Tours and Activities desk offers helpful information to assist you in planning and booking your Victoria Falls itinerary.

Spa Treatments

Sit back and relax

Unwind and relax, in the hotel’s luxurious spa, with tranquil views of the Zambezi River. The spa’s offerings include a variety of aromatherapy treatments inspired by the natural surrounds, soothing massages and beauty treatments such as manicures and pedicures. Contact reception for treatment options and pricing.

Luxury Cruise

Experience the Zambezi River

Discover the magic of the Zambezi River on a luxurious Ra-Ikane river cruise. Available for Breakfast, Birdwatching, Lunch and Dinner Cruises. The 2-hour cruises follow a circular route around the river islands, providing a panoramic view of the river and abundant wildlife and birdlife.

Conference and Event Facilities

Where business and leisure combine

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.

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Giving Back

Sustainability at Palm River Hotel

We embrace sustainable practices and environmentally aware initiatives where ever possible and we are committed to protecting our local wildlife and their habitats, as well as preserving the rich cultural heritage of Victoria Falls. Our pledge towards a sustainable footprint includes energy saving using solar power and hydroelectricity, sustainable borehole water sourcing, waste reduction and an extensive recycling programme.

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