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 is a family-run hotel that introduces a new dimension of luxury without compromising a sense of home comfort. Vast and unimpeded views of the Zambezi River are complimented by surrounding indigenous flora that encompasses a tranquil, peaceful, and private sanctuary.

This 5-star hotel offers the discerning traveller luxury accommodation with easy access to explore Africa’s Natural World Wonder of Victoria Falls. Guests may enjoy a plethora of activities on offer within the historical town of Victoria Falls or soak in the magic of the Zambezi River and the abundant wildlife that inhabits the popular destination.

Room Amenities

  • En-Suite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Shower
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Safe
  • Laundry Service

What to Expect

The Palm River Hotel embraces sustainable practices and environmentally aware initiatives where possible and is committed to protecting local wildlife and the rich cultural heritage of Victoria Falls.

Inspired by the traditional East-Coast Australian design style of the Queenslander, the 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.


Deluxe Rooms

Well-appointed with modern international 5-star hotel furnishings, all the Deluxe Rooms at Palm River hotel include a private balcony where guests can enjoy views of the Zambezi River and the gardens. The spacious bedroom is complete with a writing desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite television, air conditioning, a digital safe, a fully equipped tea & coffee station and a minibar with a complimentary initial stocking.

A generous fixed wardrobe space includes shelves and ample hanging space and the clean lines of the contemporary bathroom feature an open and spacious shower, a double vanity and all the amenities necessary to compliment an idyllic stay.

Deluxe Suites

The Deluxe Suites are situated on ground level overlooking the tranquil waters of the Zambezi River, surrounded by lush green gardens.

The suites are perfect for families or couples travelling together and include spacious King and Twin rooms complete with en suite bathrooms, writing desks, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite television, air conditioning, hairdryers, electronic safes, bedside reading lights, fully equipped tea & coffee stations and a fully-stocked complimentary minibar.

Nestled between the two bedrooms is a comfortable and contemporary shared lounge and dining area leading out onto a large, private veranda offering tranquil spaces to relax, unwind and soak in the calming surrounds.

Honeymoon Suites

The Honeymoon Suites at the Palm River Hotel are perfectly suited to celebrate recent nuptials, anniversaries, and vow renewals – or just spend time reconnecting in idyllic luxury, surrounded by the magic and romance of Africa. The Honeymoon Suite’s stand-out features include a spacious balcony overlooking the Zambezi National Park and mighty Zambezi River, complete with contemporary décor including a romantic daybed and outdoor shower.

The rooms are spacious with luxurious wooden four-poster king-sized beds, writing desks and lounge chairs, while the ensuite bathrooms boast a luxurious gold bathtub, double shower and vanity, and separate toilet.

Executive Suites

For extra privacy and luxury during your stay, the Executive Suites perfectly connect a large bedroom with a relaxing lounge and a peaceful balcony area overlooking the Zambezi River.

The spacious bedroom includes a king-sized bed, writing desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite television, air conditioning, fixed luggage storage, bedside reading lights, a fully equipped tea & coffee station and a fully-stocked complimentary minibar.

The lounge and guest bathroom has been tastefully designed to incorporate the vast space, high ceilings and open-air setting. 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.

Presidential Suite

The grandest room in the collection is perfectly situated in a central location within the hotel offering unparalleled views of the Zambezi River. The impressive suite features a spacious room with a super king-sized bed, private mini balcony, secluded wardrobe and changing areas. A bold and beautiful bathroom boasts an encompassing bathtub, double vanity and double shower decorated with delicate brass features. Adjoined to the bedroom is a perfectly appointed lounge with luxurious finishes from floor to ceiling, designed for ultimate privacy and relaxation.

The Presidential Suite at the Palm River hotel also showcases a spacious balcony, shaded from the branches of ancient indigenous trees. The private balcony is perfectly poised to offer a front-row seat to the tranquil Zambezi River.

Riverside Dining Experience

Delight in a fully-immersive dining experience on the tranquil and serene banks of the Zambezi River, sheltered under a twinkling canopy of stars. The riverside dining experience offers an authentic African barbecue-style dinner surrounded by the wilderness of the Zambezi National Park.

Expect an array of delicious items on the menu, with a touch of traditionally Zimbabwean flavours, all freshly prepared on open coal fires. The hotel’s extensive range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages is served by attentive waiters set to ensure an unforgettable experience. Guests often get the opportunity to dine in the company of meandering hippos, buffalo or elephants.

The Riverside Dining Experience is available to all in-house guests of Palm River Hotel and Ilala Lodge Hotel exclusively and is available throughout the year, weather conditions permitting.
Advanced reservations for the Riverside Dining Experience are essential.

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 the 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. Minimum 2 & Maximum of 16 passengers. Small and easy to navigate close to the banks for enhanced bird and wildlife viewing.


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  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Eco Friendly
  • Laundry Service
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