The Palm River Hotel

The Palm River Hotel is a modern property located a short distance from Victoria Falls town, on the banks of the Zambezi River.

The Palm River Hotel is a contemporary property in a peaceful location about 10 minutes’ drive from the centre of town. The hotel is set back from the river with manicured lawns and tranquil gardens giving it a beautifully natural feel, with a number of mature indigenous trees throughout the grounds. The rooms have all the amenities of a luxury hotel and service is good and friendly. With complimentary shuttle transfers to and from the falls and Victoria Falls town, Palm River strikes the ideal balance of being close to nature but a short distance from the bustling town. Bordering the Zambezi National Park, the grounds are regularly visited by wildlife including elephants and hippo.


The hotel caters for around 150 guests in 72 rooms and a three bedroom private villa. The rooms are split between six blocks all looking out towards the river. The rooms include 60 deluxe rooms…


Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as ‘Mosi au Tunya’ (the smoke that thunders), is one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World” heritage sites and one of the largest and most…


Children of all ages are welcome at the hotel and with family-friendly accommodation options and extensive lawned grounds, the property makes an ideal, upmarket base for families, while being…

Conservation & community

The Palm Hospitality Group (PHG) Foundation is a local initiative made up of passionate employees of Ilala Lodge Hotel and sister hotel Palm River Hotel. The Foundation supports the…

LocationVictoria Falls town
AccessScheduled flight into Victoria Falls Airport
OpenYear round
Camp StyleHotel
FocusVictoria Falls
ChildrenNo restriction
ActivitiesVictoria Falls tours and activities all available locally
Maximum Guests on VehicleNA
Private Vehicle OptionNA
Off-road DrivingNA
Number of Rooms72 plus a private villa
Family Accommodation2 two bedroom deluxe suites / Three bedroom villa / Triples possible
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Bath (some suites only)
Power for chargingIn room
HairdryerProvided in room
Heating/CoolingAir-conditioning / Ceiling fans
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceAdditional Cost
Communication in roomTelephone
Mobile ReceptionYes
WellnessGym / Spa
Dining StylePrivate
Drinks IncludedNo
Credit CardsVisa, Mastercard and AMEX