Palm River Hotel Restaurant

Enjoy early morning breakfast while looking out over the awakening river, or soak in the atmosphere of dining under a starry African sky. The Palm River 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.

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Riverside Dining Experience

Delight in a fully immersive dining experience on the tranquil and serene banks of the Zambezi River. The riverside dining experience offers an authentic African barbecue-style dinner surrounded by the wilderness of the Zambezi National Park where meandering hippos, buffalo or elephants can sometimes be sighted.

The Riverside Dining Experience is available to guests of Palm River Hotel and Ilala Lodge Hotel exclusively and is available throughout the year, weather conditions permitting.

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Afternoon Tea

Join us for a delicious array of teas, coffees and sweet treats while enjoying the tranquil views of the Zambezi River.

Afternoon Tea is available daily between 3.30 – 4.30 pm and is complimentary for all in-house guests.


Alfresco Bar and dining

Set under a canopy of trees in front of the hotel’s Restaurant in the Main Area, the outdoor bar serves a selection of local and imported beverages, wines, cocktails, speciality coffees and fresh fruit juices, available daily from 10 am to 10 pm.

Other Facilities


Visit our new gym positioned next to the hotel’s entrance. The spacious gym offers a fresh and airy place in which to maintain your wellness goals, while surrounded by natural bushveld.

Spa Treatments

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.

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Tours and 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. Our top recommendation is to visit the Victoria Falls Rainforest. It is open from 6am to 6pm. Contact Reception to discover more.

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. Cleverly separated into sections, the pool includes a 24m lap pool, a shallow splash pool ideal for children and a refreshing infinity pool on the lower section. The pools lay parallel to the calming waters of the Zambezi River making for an idyllic spot for some poolside relaxation. At night the pool area transforms into a starlit wonderland, with the use of cleverly illuminated pebbles and lighting, and if you’re lucky you might even spot some night wildlife such as hippos or elephants as they forage in the shade of the night.

Curio Shop

You won’t want to miss our delightful curio shop. Our locally-sourced boutique captures the art, culture, and nature of this region for the perfect African mementoes. The items stocked within our curio have been carefully selected to fit perfectly into luggage ensuring seamless transportation to their new homes.

Shuttle Bus

A complimentary shuttle bus runs on a schedule throughout the day, transporting guests between The Palm River Hotel and Victoria Falls Town. The shuttle stops at key landmarks for guests’ convenience including the Victoria Falls Rainforest, Ilala Lodge Hotel and various craft markets along the route. Kindly contact Reception for further timings and details.

Spacious and privately-appointed, the Palm River Hotel conferencing suite features a quiet and secluded meeting space with fully-serviced amenities offering convenience and flexibility for meetings, small events and gatherings.