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The Palm River Hotel, a 5-star establishment, features 73 luxuriously appointed rooms nestled along the iconic Zambezi River, amidst towering indigenous trees. Located just 4 kilometres from the majestic Victoria Falls, this hotel provides discerning travellers with opulent accommodations and convenient access to explore one of Africa's Natural World Wonders.


  • Luxurious accommodation
  • Fully immersive dining experience and authentic African barbecue-style dinner
  • Ra-Ikane River Cruises
  • Riverside Dining Experience

You Should Know

Children from ages 4 and older are welcome at the hotel.

The Details

Drawing inspiration from the traditional East-Coast Australian Queenslander design style, the hotel combines modern styles with the old-world charm inherent to Victoria Falls. This fusion of traditional architecture and the landscape of the Zambezi River creates a unique and striking landmark that stands out in Victoria Falls.


60 Deluxe Rooms

Each Deluxe Room features a private balcony offering scenic views of the Zambezi River and the lush gardens. The room has a writing desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, air conditioning, and a digital safe. The bathroom is designed with ample space, featuring an open shower, a double vanity, and all essential amenities to enhance your stay.

2 Deluxe Suites

The Deluxe Suites are situated on ground level overlooking the Zambezi River and the lush green gardens and are perfect for families or couples travelling together. It includes spacious King and Twin rooms, en suite bathrooms, writing desks, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a fully-stocked complimentary minibar. Between the two bedrooms is a shared lounge and dining area leading onto a large, private veranda.

2 Honeymoon Suites

The Honeymoon Suites - an idyllic retreat for couples celebrating special occasions, honeymoons, anniversaries, or vow renewals, surrounded by the magic and romance of Africa. These suites have romantic daybeds and outdoor showers, along with large balconies that provide sweeping views of the Zambezi National Park and the mighty Zambezi River. The rooms feature luxurious wooden four-poster king-sized beds, writing desks, and lounge chairs. The ensuite bathrooms and equipped with a gold bathtub, double showers, and vanities, complemented by a separate toilet.

3 Executive Suites

The Executive Suites connects a large bedroom with a relaxing lounge and a balcony area overlooking the Zambezi River making this the perfect room if guests need extra privacy and luxury. The room is complemented by a river-facing balcony complete with a day bed in which to relax and soak in the peaceful natural surroundings. It has a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed, a writing desk and complimentary Wi-Fi. For additional entertainment, the room is equipped with a satellite television. Additional features: Air conditioning, fixed luggage storage, bedside reading lights, a fully equipped tea & coffee station and a fully-stocked complimentary minibar.

1 Presidential Suite

The Presidential Suite, the most luxurious room in our collection, enjoys a prime central location within the hotel, affording unique views of the Zambezi River. This expansive suite is appointed with a super king-sized bed, private mini balcony, and ample wardrobe and changing spaces. The opulent bathroom features a large bathtub, double vanity, and dual showers accented with elegant brass details. An adjoining lounge, richly finished from floor to ceiling, offers a secluded haven for relaxation.

The suite's large balcony, nestled under the canopy of ancient indigenous trees, provides a serene vantage point overlooking the tranquil Zambezi River.


Palm River Hotel Restaurant - The Grand Dining Hall

The dining hall flows onto a veranda space and an al fresco dining area, sheltered by tall ceilings that merge with the canopy of trees.

Riverside Dining Experience

This authentic African-style barbeque dining is within a stunning setting on the edge of the Zambezi River and is guaranteed to create an unforgettable experience.

The diverse menu includes traditional Zimbabwean specialities, fresh salads and flavour-filled side options. The experience also includes return transfers, a welcome drink and light entertainment by local musicians. Available throughout the year at the Palm River Hotel, weather permitting. Cash bar available.

Group Riverside Barbeque Dinner

Experience a unique African-style barbeque on the banks of the Zambezi River under the starry African Sky. This experience includes a 3-course barbeque dinner, traditional entertainment, one bottle of water and one glass of red or white wine, beer or soft drink per person with a cash bar available.

Requires a minimum of 12 guests. - Available at an additional cost

The Cassia Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel

Centrally located only minutes away from Victoria Falls at Ilala Lodge Hotel is the Cassia Restaurant. Includes a 3-course à la carte dinner with return transfers for Palm River Hotel guests.


Guests can indulge in a wide range of activities within the historical town of Victoria Falls or revel in the enchantment of the Zambezi River and the rich wildlife that populates this renowned destination.

Ra-Ikane River Cruises

This cruise include breakfast, lunch, and sundowner cruises, as well as the option for private charters. Each Ra-Ikane boat is staffed with a dedicated crew comprising a knowledgeable captain, guide, and waiter, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable journey. Cruise along the mighty Zambezi River, upstream of Victoria Falls, in a boat that accommodates a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 16 passengers. The smaller size allows for closer navigation to the banks, enhancing bird and wildlife viewing opportunities.

- Breakfast cruises feature a continental breakfast with tea, coffee, and juice.

- Lunch cruises include a selection of cold meats, cheeses, breads, salads, and beverages.

- Sunset cruises offer drinks and snacks.

Amenities and Facilities

Complimentary Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus operates on a schedule throughout the day, transferring guests between the Palm River Hotel and Victoria Falls Town centre, with stops at the Victoria Falls Rainforest, Ilala Lodge Hotel, and various craft markets.

Afternoon Tea

Enjoy an array of sweet treats, teas, and coffees daily from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm with an awe-inspiring view of the Zambezi River. This is complimentary for all in-house guests.


Relax in the luxurious spa, with views of the Zambezi River and offer a variety of treatments including aromatherapy, massages, manicures, and pedicures inspired by the natural surroundings.

Outdoor Bar

Set under a canopy of trees, the outdoor bar serves a wide range of beverages, from local and imported drinks to speciality coffees and fresh juices, available daily from 10 am to 10 pm.

On-site Gymnasium

The newly completed gymnasium is set within the hotel's indigenous gardens, and features state-of-the-art equipment, providing guests a unique wellness experience in the wild. Access is complimentary for all guests of the Palm River Hotel and Ilala Lodge Hotel.

Price Include

  • Complimentary 3-course dinner at The Palm River Hotel (excludes drinks)
  • Complimentary 3-course dinner, at The Cassia Restaurant (at Ilala Lodge Hotel) with return transfers (excludes drinks)
  • Minibar with complimentary stocking of two beers, two cokes, two sugar-free soft drinks, one red wine and chocolates
  • Mineral water replenished twice daily
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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Last minute SPECIAL
Honeymoon SPECIAL
$ 330 USD
$ 330 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We are able to arrange travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.

Packages that include this lodge

7-Day Ultra-Lux Kruger and Vic Falls Fly-in Safari
3 Nights at Lukimbi Safari Lodge in a Classic Suite
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and all teas and coffees
2 x Daily Game Drives in Open Game-Viewing Vehicles
Bush walks
3 Nights at Palm River Hotel in a Deluxe Room
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$ 710 USD
Per person per night
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June 21, 2024
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Shann is professional in her work and if I have any question anytime she would be online answering me right away. If I didn't like something or wanted to change it , she offered alternative solutions . I definitely recommend her for family, friends and everyone else. Thank you shann for your patience and beautiful spirit .
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Great experience and found Shann really helpful, came up with a number of options and perceived to get us our favoured choice! Many thanks!!
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June 19, 2024
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We are immensely grateful for Shann’s extraordinary efforts in booking our African safari. Her attention to detail, tireless work, and exceptional service have made this experience unforgettable. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. A shout out to the lovely Clarisha for finalising the bookings and ticketing. We are so excited for our Safari ..
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Jun 22, 2024
Efficient, professional & prompt are some of the words to describe Tanya's assistance in planning a stay in the Kruger National Park. Absolute pleasure. I would recommend her & to anyone interested in having a safari vacation.
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Jun 21, 2024
Candis was very attentive and patient…
Candis was very attentive and patient as we worked through details numerous times.
Steven Settles
Jun 21, 2024
Shann is professional in her work …
Shann is professional in her work and if I have any question anytime she would be online answering me right away. If I didn't like something or wanted to change it , she offered alternative solutions . I definitely recommend her for family, friends and everyone else. Thank you shann for your patience and beautiful spirit .
Jun 21, 2024
Great Customer Service!
Nicole has been incredible to work with as we plan a Safari as part of an extended family reunion trip home to South Africa. She is a lovely representative and very helpful to work with. She has been very quick and efficient to respond to our enquiries and overall provided great customer service. I'm looking forward to the upcoming experience!
Kirsty J
Jun 21, 2024
Really helpful!!
Great experience and found Shann really helpful, came up with a number of options and perceived to get us our favoured choice! Many thanks!!
David Cunningham
Jun 21, 2024 render Exceptional Service
Heleen at rendered exceptional assistance and ensured that all my enquiries were met with efficient and effective service delivery.
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Booking Easy and convenient. Response from Safari was promt. Thank you Heleen
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Jun 20, 2024
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I contacted and spoke to Mel, what can be a daunting process Mel’s friendly, professional attitude put me straight away at ease, our conversations went on for a couple of days , I now all booked for my trip to Cape Town and Safari I so looking forward to it , thank you Mel I would definitely recommend booking through and if your as lucky as I was you may get Mel. Also I would like to add that Mel now is our guide for our trip and that is so assuring! Thank you again Mel
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Dolan is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. He answered all of our questions and worked very hard to create the itinerary that we wanted.
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