Palm River Hotel

With 5 star rating, it’s a Boutique Hotel contains 73 Rooms. Check-in time 14h00 and check-out time 11h00. Spoken language is English. Adventure, Birding, Fishing, Flora, Golf, Gourmet, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Wildlife.

Why Palm River Hotel?

The Palm River Hotel offers 73 rooms of unparalleled luxury situated along the banks of the iconic Zambezi River, among towering indigenous trees and only 4 kilometres from Africa’s Natural World Wonder, Victoria Falls.

The Palm River Hotel introduces a new dimension of unparalleled luxury without compromising a sense of home comfort. Vast and unimpeded views of the Zambezi River are complimented by surrounding indigenous flora that encompass a tranquil, peaceful, and private sanctuary, placed within a convenient and central location in Victoria Falls.

Inspired by the traditional East-Coast Australian design style of the Queenslander, the Palm River Hotel  provides guests with every modern convenience to make their stay as comfortable as possible while maintaining the old-world charm that is the essence of Victoria Falls. The innovative blend of the traditional Queenslander style and the unique landscape of the upper Zambezi River has resulted in a brand new and distinctive landmark for Victoria Falls.

The hotel’s idyllic location offers the discerning traveller luxury accommodation with easy access to explore Africa’s Natural World Wonder of Victoria Falls, enjoy a plethora of activities on offer within the historical town of Victoria Falls or soak in the magic of the Zambezi River while experiencing the abundant wildlife and birdlife that inhabit the popular tourist destination.

The elegantly appointed room options include, 60x Deluxe Rooms, 2x Deluxe Suites inclusive of 2x bedrooms each, 2x Honeymoon Suites, 3x Executive Suites, 1 x Presidential Suite and a private Villa inclusive of 3 spacious bedrooms. Each room is complimented by expansive views of the mighty Zambezi River which can be enjoyed from a private balcony; enabling guests to feel up close and personal with nature, even from within the comfort of their rooms.

The hotel endeavours to decrease its environmental footprint and increase sustainability where ever possible, and therefore focuses great attention towards environmental preservation, energy conservation, water conservation, waste management, recycling and sustainability in food.

The Palm River Hotel marks another development by the family-run Spencer’s Creek Group, owners of Ilala Lodge Hotel. Both hotels are ideally situated within minutes of Africa’s Natural World Wonder, Victoria Falls in the heart of Victoria Falls town, in Zimbabwe. 

24-hour SecurityBarBusiness CentreDisability ServicesGym (nearby)
Laundry Service (Available)PoolSecure ParkingActivity DeskBattery Charging Facilities
Communal DiningEco FriendlyInternet Access (Complimentary)Mobile Connectivity 
Air ConditioningComplimentary Wi-FiDisabled RoomsElectrical OutletsFan
Hair DryerLaundry Service (Available)Mini Bar (Complimentary)Pure Cotton LinenSatellite / Cable Television
Dressing GownsDetached Private BathroomBalcony / DeckVerandahTea / Coffee
En-SuiteFridgeInternet Access (Complimentary)Mini BarOutside Shower
SafeShowerTelevisionWheelchair Friendly 
Airport Shuttle (Available)Babysitting ServiceRoom ServiceAirport Shuttle (Complimentary)Credit Card
Travel Desk    
Bird WatchingFine DiningBoatingGame Viewing 
Adrenaline ActivitiesArt GalleriesBird WatchingBoatingChild Friendly Activities
Fine DiningGame DrivesGame WalksGolfHelicopter Scenic Flights
Walks (Guided)Scenic FlightsRiver CruisesMassagesHorse Riding
Animal EncountersBig 5Boat CruisesCanoeingCultural Tours
FishingGame Viewing
General Sightseeing
Helicopter RidesHistorical Tours
Horse-back SafarisNatural History ToursSafarisTree-top Canopy ToursWildlife Tours

Room Visuals

Cuisine Options

Alfresco Bar & 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. Toast to the end of an adventure-filled day while immersed in the hotel’s wild surroundings. Keep your eyes out for the nocturnal wildlife that meander onto the lower garden levels to graze on the lush lawns.

Café Bar 
Discover our tranquil Café Bar nestled within the dining hall. Order a selection of teas, coffees, juices and smoothies or enjoy a delicious selection of cakes, pastries and afternoon tea delights. The Café Bar is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Afternoon Tea
Join us for a delicious array of teas, coffees and sweet treats while enjoying the tranquil views of the Zambezi River. The hotel’s complimentary Afternoon Tea is available daily between 3 pm and 4.30 pm.

In-room Dining
The Palm River Hotel restaurant also offers in-room dining as well as private dining experiences.


Ra-Ikane Boat Cruises

Absorb the splendour of being on the mighty Zambezi River and relive the historical journey taken by David Livingstone with a cruise aboard one of our Ra-Ikane luxury boats.

A variety of cruises are offered, including breakfast, lunch and sundowner cruises, as well as private charter cruises. Each Ra-Ikane boat has its own crew, made up of a friendly and knowledgeable captain, guide and waiter to ensure that you can sit back and enjoy the ride.

  • Cruise along the mighty Zambezi River, upstream of the Victoria Falls
  • Historically styled boat named after David Livingstone’s guide, Ra-Ikane
  • Minimum 2 & Maximum of 16 passengers
  • Small and easy to navigate close to the banks for enhanced bird and wildlife viewing
  • Breakfast cruises – continental breakfast, tea, coffee, juice
  • Lunch cruises – cold meats, cheeses, breads, salads & drinks.
  • Sunset cruises – drinks, snacks

Are you ready to start planning your Palm River Hotel Experience?

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