Ilala Lodge is the closest hotel to majestic Victoria Falls. Dine al-fresco at their award-winning restaurant while watching the spray from the Falls and its thundering. It's an eight-minute walk to the Falls and all the fun and activities on offer at Victoria Falls are a stone's throw away.

  • Closest Hotel to Victoria Falls
  • Hear and see its magnificent spray and thundering
  • Family run, luxury hotel
  • Choose from rooms and suites, standard or deluxe
  • All rooms air-conditioned and en-suite with views of the Falls
  • Well-located for access to all the adrenalin or peaceful adventure activities on offer
  • Free Wifi

You're spoilt for choice of accommodation at Ilala Lodge. There are Standard Twins & Standard Doubles, Deluxe Twins & Doubles and the Standard & Executive Suites on the upper level with the best views.

Some rooms are interleading, perfect for families. All rooms are en-suite with air conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TV, hairdryer and safe, with coffee & tea stations and room service. The rooms are spacious and elegant and each has either a private patio or lawn seating with views out over the Falls.

There are often wild animals grazing on the expansive lawns!

Award-winning restaurant

The heart (or stomach!) of Ilala Lodge is this highly-rated restaurant. Centrally located just minutes from the Falls, Cassia Restaurant offers a magnificent à la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Choose from an expansive list of South Africa’s finest wines, cocktails and artisan gins. Experience an unrivalled al-fresco dining experience under the starlit African sky,

Ra-Ikane fleet

Named for David Livingstone's intrepid guide, these boats represent the grace of a bygone era of the early explorers, adventurers and heroes of Victoria Falls.

Enjoy a variety of cruises aboard a Ra-Ikane boat - breakfast, lunch, sunset, birding or private charters.

Victoria Falls - adventure capital

Whether you're an adrenalin-junkie or prefer more peaceful pursuits, Victoria Falls and its surrounds offer something for everyone.

Some of the more popular activities we'd advise you to book ahead to avoid disappointment or price inflations such as a guided tour of the Falls, a thrilling visit to Devil's Pool (seasonal), a sunset cruise or whitewater rafting, for example.

There are many other options you can book at your hotel or reputable adventure centre offices in town.

Other popular activities include canoeing, cycling, bird-watching, boat cruises, abseiling, bungee jumps, bridge swings, fishing trips, general sightseeing, golf, helicopter or microlight flights over the Falls, quad biking and loads more.

Getting there

Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) is a 20-minute drive from the town centre and serves a number of airlines – including South African Airways, British Airways, Air Namibia, Kenya Airways and Air Zimbabwe.

Regular non-stop direct flights depart from both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Flight duration from Johannesburg is approximately 1 hr 40 mins, 3 hrs 45 mins from Cape Town.

Our take on Ilala Lodge

A sprawling, gracious, spacious lodge with lovely views out over the Falls. It's very special to see animals like warthogs, bushbuck and elephants come to graze on the expansive lawns in front of you. The food is superb, the staff friendly and welcoming and it's very well located - walking distance to the Falls and close to town.

It has a lovely 'kick back and relax' atmosphere. Easy to recommend; it's not hard to see why it's one of our consultants' favourites.

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