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    Destination

    Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls

    When can I go?

    1 May 2019 - 30 June 2019

    Description

    3 Night getaway at the Victoria Falls Hotel

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to Livingstone on SAA Return resort transfers 3 nights accommodation in a Standard Room Breakfast daily Tour of the Falls Sunset Cruise All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    More Info

    Tour of the Falls included Sunset Cruise included

    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

    Book by 31 January 2020

    Terms & Conditions

    Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

    Pricing Per Person Sharing From

    Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 8 060
    Package Taxes: ZAR 2 770
    Total Price: ZAR 10 830
  • THE VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL


    Why we like it

    Known affectionately as "the grand old lady of the falls" the Victoria Falls Hotel is a gracious, colonial-style hotel set in lush gardens and located only 10 minutes’ walk away from the Falls. This grand hotel has been welcoming celebrities, royalty and discerning guests since 1904.

    Description

    LOCATION
    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    ACCOMMODATION

    All rooms and Suites include individually controlled air conditioning, television, telephone, mini bar, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, in-room safety box and complimentary Wi-Fi.

    Standard Room
    Offer 16 – 20 square metres of living space, feature Edwardian style décor and face the rear gardens of the courtyard. The en suite bathroom has a shower only.

    Deluxe Central Room
    Offer 21 square metres of living space, feature Edwardian style décor and overlook the Botoka Gorge, and Victoria Falls Bridge or the lush tropical gardens. The en suite bathroom has a shower only.

    Stable Signature Wing Room
    Offer 27 square metres of living space, feature Edwardian style décor and overlook the front gardens or the courtyard. The en suite bathroom features an old-fashioned bathtub and a separate shower.

    Honeymoon Suite
    Offer 38 square metres of living space with a four-poster bed and a spacious balcony.

    DINING

    The hotel offers guests an array of dining options for all palates in a variety of settings throughout the property.
    Stanley’s Terrace: Not only renowned for a tantalising High Tea, Stanley’s Terrace is also a magnificent setting, with views of the Victoria Falls Bridge, for light meals served throughout the day.

    Jungle Junction

    Offers lavish buffets for breakfast and dinner as well as evening entertainment from various ethnic groups, all complemented by views over the gorge.

    The Livingstone Room

    The elegant Edwardian-style Livingstone Room, features both à la carte and table d’hôte dinner menus. This awarded restaurant reflects the grandeur and opulence of a bygone era yet the dress code has been relaxed to smart-casual with a minimum required of sleeved collared shirt and closed shoes for men. No shorts, sneakers, jeans or sandals are permitted.

    Poolside
    The open –air poolside bar serves a full range of beverages, light meals and snacks as well as a lunchtime barbeque.

    Stanley’s Bar

    With a maximum capacity of only 12 guests, Stanley’s Bar is a snug retreat to enjoy a signature cocktail, a G&T or even the hotel’s homemade non-alcoholic lemonade.

    SPA
    The boutique beauty Spa offers two massage beds within the spa itself and one at the poolside and offers a range of treatments from Swedish body massages to body scrubs, facials, pedicures and manicures.

    FACILITIES

    • Swimming Pool
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Beauty Spa
    • Fitness Room
    • Meeting facilities (max 40 delegates)

    Wi-Fi
    Available throughout the hotel free of charge

  • WELCOME TO VICTORIA FALLS

    Locally known as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, translating to the ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, Victoria Falls are deservedly one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Forming a natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, fed by the mighty Zambezi River, the Falls are a sight to behold!

    The 100m vertical chasm spanning the full one and a half kilometre width of the river, creates the biggest curtain of falling water in the world and one of the most extraordinary displays of nature’s might and magnificence. Despite the beauty of the Falls themselves, this region warrants the reputation as an adventure centre, offering a plethora of adrenaline-inducing activities both in and around the Falls. The best time for viewing the Falls is from July to October when the water levels are high but the mist has subsided, offering clearer views.

    LANGUAGE

    The indigenous languages are Ndebele and Shona but English is the official language and is widely spoken and understood.

    CULTURE

    One arrival in Victoria Falls you will be greeted by some of the friendliest people in the world. The predominant religion is Christianity, with traditional beliefs in rural areas, and some Hindu, Muslim and Jewish minorities.

    CLIMATE

    Victoria Falls is situated in a summer rainfall region. Instead of differentiating the climate according to the conventional spring/summer/autumn/winter divide, locals consider there to be two distinct climates - the dry season and the wet season. The dry season begins in May and extends through autumn and winter into October. The early part of the dry season is a temperate time with daytime temperatures in the early 20°C range and the mercury often falling to single digit figures at night.

    Generally, the rains begin during the course of November and, by December, the wet season has usually set in with hot daytime temperatures, lightened by torrential downpours that generally take place during the late afternoon. At night, temperatures are an average 18°C and, during the day, the temperature can rise into the 30’s. Visiting the Victoria Falls during the wet and dry seasons is a markedly different experience. In early summer, the water level in the Zambezi is at its lowest, and the spray from the Falls is least dense, allowing for more visibility and better photographic conditions. Low water levels mean that parts of the Falls dry up, particularly on the Zambian side, but this is when Devil’s Pool is accessible. During late summer, when the Zambezi is pumping, the spray from the Falls is intense and any visitor to the rainforest can expect to be soaked.

    Best time to visit Victoria Falls

    May to November are the best months for most visitors but…

    • If you want to see the Victoria Falls in full power, go between March and May.
    • If your main reason to visit is for the white water-rafting, go between August and early January when the rapids are at their best.
    • If a safari is your priority, go between May and October when the vegetation is low and animals are more easily spotted.

    CURRENCY

    The Zimbabwean dollar is no longer a valid currency and almost all transactions are conducted in US Dollars. The currencies presently used in Zimbabwe include US Dollars and South African Rand. Make sure you have a sufficient amount of foreign currency in your possession, prior to entering the country due to a cash shortage and the fact that many ATMs will not accept international cards. Do not change foreign exchange with moneychangers on the street, as this is illegal. It is best to travel with small denominations of foreign currency.

    ELECTRICITY

    240 V. square pin adapter (same plugs as UK).

    MALARIA

    As Victoria Falls is situated in a malaria zone, it is recommended that you consult your physician on the correct preventative medication required before you travel.

    TIPPING

    Bring small denominations for tipping purposes as small change is very rarely available locally. Whilst not compulsory, it is enormously appreciated and often contributes a substantial amount toward ensuring that those working in the service industry earn a living wage. Just make sure that a service charge hasn’t already been added to your bill.

    WHAT TO DO IN VIC FALLS

    Victoria Falls will not disappoint; whether you’re seeing the Falls for the first time or planning a hair-raising bungee jump, there is so much to do and see! Your visit will be jam packed with adventure so plan wisely. These are our top recommendations:

    • See the Smoke that Thunders
    • Take a Sunset River Cruise
    • Go white-water rafting
    • Enjoy the Flying Fox cable slide
    • Do a bungee jump (111 metres – eek!)
    • See Vic Falls from a helicopter – the famous "Flight of Angels”
    • Be daring with a gorge swing

    WHAT TO PACK

    • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class and 30kg in business class
    • Your hand-luggage should not weigh more than 6kg and needs to be small and compact
    • Casual, comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year
    • Jeans or trousers for evenings and cooler days is recommended * In more upmarket hotels and restaurants, elegant casual outfits are recommended for dinner
    • Sunglasses, suntan lotion and insect repellent are a must
    • Please note that camouflage clothing is banned in Zimbabwe
    • Throw in a few warmer items between April and August, especially for early mornings and late evenings
    • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
    • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
    • A hat or cap
    • Some sturdy walking shoes
    • And don’t forget your binoculars

    TRAVEL TIPS

    • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays
    • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
    • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
    • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
    • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
    • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag.
    • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
    • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!


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