On the forested banks of the great Zambezi River, upstream of the mighty cataract where it thunders into the Batoka Gorge, is The Royal Livingstone, the pride of Zambian hospitality. In its cool lounges and shaded verandas, you will encounter the elegance and luxury of an earlier more courteous age. The Royal Livingstone is a serene and gracious refuge from the heat of the African sun. The 173 luxurious rooms and suites with their comfortable furnishings are tastefully decorated in the soft earth tones of the bushveld, with spreading views of the river and the Acacia forest. Guests may pass lazy days on the magnificent sundeck overlooking the Zambezi River as it flows relentlessly to The Falls, and enjoy fine dining in the restaurant, or on the long veranda overlooking the gardens. In the warm smile of your personal butler or the simple luxury of your cane chair, you will find an Africa that has all but vanished.
The Vic Falls Safari Lodge is set high on a plateau, which forms a natural boundary to the Zambezi National Park, the lodge is just 4 km from the majestic Victoria Falls. The accommodation is created with a keen eye for detail, hardwoods, thatch, vibrant colours - the effect is awe-inspiring. Each bedroom has its own balcony, air conditioning and a modern bathroom. In the Buffalo Bar, Makuwa Kuwa Restaurant and pool deck you will enjoy wonderful views and excellent service from friendly Zimbabwean staff renowned for their warmth and understanding of the needs of international visitors.
Vic Falls - (4-star option) Flights excluding Cape Town or Johannesburg Return Airport/hotel transfers 3 Nights accommodation at the 4-star David Livingstone Hotel & Spa Breakfast daily The banks of the mighty Zambezi have welcomed a breathtaking two-story 77-roomed hotel, comprising 72 river-facing rooms and 5 luxurious suites. Historical English elements reflect in lofty scale with the rawness of texture, stone, wood and earth, contrasting with the richness of exotic gold, bronze, copper and ivory, once traded through ancient Arab routes. East Africa's Zanzibarian doors, screens and furniture are beautifully mixed with the spice colours of the orient and are beautifully positioned maximizing stunning views of "siloka' island, in close proximity to Victoria Falls.
The hotel offers visitors a restaurant, bar and conference facilities, suitable to cater for large groups, with a variety of safari excursions and activities in and around the falls. The Lady Livingstone, a 144 seater river cruiser comprising of 3 decks, enables guests to experience Africa in a unique style on the Zambezi River. The Lodge's Spa will welcome guests in April 2008.
A combination of activities, such as game, drives, helicopter flights over Victoria Falls, Zambezi River cruises, white water rafting, canoe safari's, Bungee jumping, lion encounters and elephant back safari's guarantee guests a spectacular safari experience.
David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa invite guests to step into pure natural luxury.
The Zambezi Sun rests on the banks of the Zambezi River. This three-star hotel offers an environment that is suitable for everyone. The hotel is built around a large central pool which allows you to cool off in the heat of the sun. The Zambezi Sun has the feel of a walled city.
The Zambezi Sun Hotel caters for all interests. The 212 rooms have a variety of views. Open and airy, the rooms are designed with Zambian influences, creating an atmosphere of bright earthy colours that?s fun and welcoming. All rooms are air-conditioned and have satellite television. Alongside the pool, an alfresco grill serves poolside lunches, while the indoor buffet restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.
If guests are not enjoying the sun at the swimming pool or sipping on cocktails, then they?re perhaps enjoying a day full of optional activities. Victoria Falls offers a wide range of adventure activities. From white river rafting, bungee jumping, jet boats or microlight there isn?t much you can?t experience while staying at the Zambezi Sun. For the not so wild at heart, you can enjoy fishing or sunset boat cruises which allow you to explore the quieter stretches of the Zambezi.
If you are new to Africa, I recommend you get together with me for some pointers on the area before venturing out and about. South Africa is really a safe place if you know which places to stay out of.
Please contact your travel agent to arrange for a South African visa if necessary.
Taxis are readily available at the airport for the 15min journey to the guest house.
Alternatively, a number of hire car companies operate at the airport, including Hertz, Avis, National, Alamo, Budget, Imperial and Tempest. Contact me for directions.
A pick up can also be arranged prior to your arrival, please contact me for more details.
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities. If you want to go on a Safari or sight seeing I can put you in contact with an operator, just let me know. See below for some ideas about sight seeing and safaris.
South Africa has moderate weather with a lot of sun.
Summer is from November up to April, with fine and sunny weather. Slacks and T-shirt will do you fine. If you want to go out at night, long pants and a collard short sleeve shirt is best.
During winter it can get quite cold with temperatures from -5 degrees centigrade up to low 20's. Bring warm clothes suited for those kinds of temperatures. Cape Town is also rainy during the winter time.