Ilala Lodge

The perfect base from which to explore one of the World's Seven Natural Wonders

This hotel features just 34 rooms on the property, ensuring that you can look forward to personalised service throughout the duration of your visit.

The Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally situated on the Zimbabwean side of the mighty Zambezi River, where it is the closest hotel to the magnificent Falls. Voted one of the World's Seven Natural Wonders, the Victoria Falls are within easy walking distance for guests, as is the town centre. Ilala Lodge is the perfect spot from which to embark upon a voyage of discovery in one of Africa’s favourite tourist destinations.  Here, historical sites, culinary experimentation and a host of activities in pristine natural surroundings are within your reach.

Wild animals, such as warthog and impala, often graze on the hotel lawns, providing exciting entertainment for hotel guests.  Restaurant diners, on the other hand, can see and hear the majestic roar of 'the smoke that thunders' while they sample Zimbabwe's finest a la carte cuisine at The Palm Restaurant. With tranquil views and an elegant ambience, dinner at the Palm is an experience in and of itself.




  • 30 Standard Twin Rooms - each with two 3/4 beds in each.
  • 2  Standard Double Rooms - each with one King size bed in each.
  • 2  Standard Suite Rooms - both situated on the upper level each with 1 King size bed and one 3/4 bed for either an extra adult or a child

Standard Rooms

All Standard Twin Rooms at Ilala Lodge Hotel are complete with two comfortable 3/4 beds set within an expansive space. The Standard Double rooms are ideal for couples, as they have cosy king-size beds. Both room types are decorated with railway teak furnishings; allow yourself to experience the grandeur of days gone by. Each room has an en suite bathroom. 


The Standard Suites at Ilala Lodge Hotel are located on the top floor, with magnificent views over the gorgeous hotel grounds. Guests are treated to nightly repose in an ultra-comfortable, king-size bed. An additional 3/4 twin bed is offered for either an extra adult or child, and is neatly tucked around the corner in a private section of the room.

The spacious suites open onto a private balcony where guests can view the spray from the majestic Victoria Falls. Comfortable chairs on the balcony allow for a space to enjoy peace and privacy.