Ilala Lodge Hotel

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4 Star
34 Standard Rooms
20 Deluxe Rooms
2 Standard Suites
3 Executive Suites
Strathearn Suite
Victoria Falls:
1 kilometer
Views of:
Gardens/ Surrounding Bush
Garden Setting
Family Friendly

Fly Into Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls Airport
18 minute transfer
>1 km from Falls, Town area

Distances Site Seeing

Victoria Falls
Transfer time: 5 minutes
Victoria Falls Town
3 Minute walk

About Ilala Lodge Hotel

The perfect base for exploring all that Victoria Falls has to offer, Ilala Lodge provides distinguished yet affordable accommodation in a gracious and secluded ambiance.
Located only minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls, Ilala Lodge is situated on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls and is the closest hotel to the Falls as well as the Victoria Falls town centre.

Ilala Lodge Hotel comprises of a total of 56 rooms in 2 separate wings - a standard and new deluxe wing.

All rooms have a view of the Victoria Falls spray.

The standard wing has 32 rooms and 2 standard suites. The deluxe wing has 20 rooms and 2 executive suites.
All rooms have en-suite facilities, hair dryer, safe, DSTV, air-conditioner, tea & coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi. The deluxe wing also has mini-bar fridges and Nespresso coffee machines.

The top-rated Cassia Restaurant at llala Lodge offers delicious al-fresco dining under the starry African skies, whilst listening to the roar of the falls.
The staff are attentive and friendly, and "ensure your bucket list trip is perfect for you in every way."

Nestled in attractive gardens, the hotel is a comfortable eight-minute walk from Victoria Falls.

Wildlife frequents the hotel grounds and during your stay you may encounter warthog, impala and elephant who pass through to graze from the hotel lawns.

The hotel is perfectly positioned to explore the surrounds of Victoria Falls and your Southern Routes consultant can create an exciting activity itinerary for the duration of your stay as well as recommend things to do that are all located within walking distance.

The Cassia Restaurant

The Cassia Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel offers guests a delicious menu at the world-class, á la carte Victoria Falls restaurant. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, the friendly and welcoming staff provide top-notch service. Guests may dine inside or enjoy al-fresco dining on the patio of this classic hotel, overlooking the beautiful lush gardens.

Previously known as the Palm Restaurant, The Cassia Restaurant derives its name from a duo of bold and beautiful Cassia Fistula trees poised in front of the hotel.

Swimming Pool

Guests can enjoy the bright sunshine and warm African weather at our spacious, and newly renovated pool area. When it's time to cool off, there are two crystal clear pools to splash about in, or relax with a drink and watch the spray rising from the Victoria Falls.

  • Large pool with a shallow end and gentle slope
  • Plunge pool on lower deck
  • Timber decked pool area
  • Pool loungers and towels
  • Pool bar and outside seating area
  • Modern adjacent open plan lounge area
  • USB chargers and plug points
  • Games and books

RA-IKANE River Cruises

Relive the historical journey taken by David Livingstone by exploring the mighty Zambezi River aboard the Ra-lkane. Named after his guide, the boats are full of old world charm, setting a romantic and intimate scene whilst you sit back, relax and take in the surrounding views. With a maximum of 16 seats available, the Ra-lkane offers a unique vantage point for viewing birdlife and wildlife up-close on the islands along the river. This is unquestionably an activity to add to your bucket list when in Victoria Falls.

Sunset Cruise:

Their ever popular sunset cruise offers a unique way to explore the channels of the river and view wildlife up-close along its banks. A full bar and canapes await you on the Ra-lkane.

Lunch Cruise:

Sit back relax and take in the views around you aboard the Ra-lkane during our lunch cruise and spend a few quiet hours on the Zambezi with a cold drink in hand and a delicious lunch buffet.

Breakfast Cruise:

Cruise upstream along the Zambezi River, towards Kandahar Island and enjoy a continental breakfast amidst the sound of the birds and bush coming to life in the early morning.

Birdwatching Cruise:

This cruise is ideal for passionate birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts and is conducted by knowledgeable and experienced guides.

Facilities at Ilala Lodge Hotel

Property Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Battery Charging Facilities
  • Conference Centre
  • Laundry Service (Available)
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Activity Desk
  • Spa

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Detached Private Bathroom
  • En-Suite
  • Fan
  • Minibar Fridge
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access (Complimentary)
  • Mini Bar (Complimentary)
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Safe
  • Satellite / Cable Television
  • Shower
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Television
  • Verandah


Children of all ages are welcome at the Ilala Lodge Hotel. There are a number of family options with interleading rooms. Please ask us for advice if you are unsure what roomtypes you need to book.
A babysitter can be arranged on request. Please advise the hotel at least 24hrs before.

Available Rooms

All rooms face the mighty Victoria Falls and the Zambezi National Park, so you'll often see wild animals grazing on the hotel lawns - while seated comfortably on your private patio area.

View of bedroom (Standard room) at Ilala Lodge Hotel

Standard Room

Max Guests:
2 guests per room

26 twins, with 2 large three-quarter beds in each room and 6 x double rooms with 1 king size bed in each. 2 of these Double rooms are inter-leading with standard twins rooms so ideal for families. All rooms have en suite bathroom with separate shower, air conditioning, overhead fan, satellite TV hair dryer, safe and have individual coffee, free WiFi, room service and tea facilities. Spacious with railway teak furnishing the rooms look towards the Victoria Falls, and the National Park.

View of bedroom (Deluxe room) and balcony at Ilala Lodge Hotel

Deluxe Rooms

Max Guests:
2 adults

12 Double rooms with 1 x king size bed and 8 Twin rooms with 2 x 3/4 beds in each room.. The rooms all have an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower (no bath), twin vanity basins. Air conditioning, overhead fan, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, free WiFi, bar fridge, room service and Nespresso machine and tea facilities.
Private patio with sliding doors from the bedrooms, with magnificent views of the sun rising over the Victoria Falls.

View of bedroom (Standard Suite) and 4 poster bed at Ilala Lodge Hotel

Standard Suites

Max Guests:
2 adults

2 Standard Suites with 1 x king-size bed & 1 x ¾ bed in each suite. The standard suites are situated at the very top of the hotel with amazing views of the Victoria Falls.
All Standard suites have en-suite facilities with separate shower, air conditioning, overhead fan, satellite TV hairdryer, safe, free WiFi, minibar fridge, writing desk, room service and have individual coffee, Nespresso and tea facilities.
A private patio where morning tea & coffee can be enjoyed while watching the sun rise over the mighty Victoria Falls.

View of bedroom (Executive room) and 4 poster bed at Ilala Lodge Hotel

Executive Suites

Max Guests:
2 adults

2 Executive Suites are in the new wing. Each suite has their own separate lounge area with satellite TV, Nespresso coffee machine, as well as tea making facilities, air conditioning, fan, lounge suite, writing desk, mini bar fridge, room service, private patio with sliding doors that leads off the lounge.
Separate bedroom that adjoins the lounge but has a sliding door separating the two rooms. A king-size bed, clothes closet, hairdryer, safe, robe & slippers. En-suite facilities with walk-in shower, twin vanity basins and separate bath. Own private patio with sliding doors leading off the bedroom.
Magnificent views of the sunrise over the mighty Victoria Falls.

View of bedroom (Executive room) and 4 poster bed at Ilala Lodge Hotel

Strathearn Suite

Max Guests:
2 adults

The suite comes complete with a private lounge, kitchen, en-suite bathroom with double vanity basins, walk-in shower and an indulgent bathtub. There is a private balcony, where guests can indulge in a large spa bath while enjoying world-class views of the spray rising above the mighty Victoria Falls waterfall.
Guests will also receive an inclusive private balcony dining experience, prepared for by chefs from the award-winning Palm Restaurant, as well as a complimentary in-room couples’ massage and an intimate breakfast or lunch cruise onboard the hotel’s luxury cruise boat, the Ra-Ikane River Cruise.
In addition to offering an ideal romantic retreat, the suite can also be transformed into a comfortable and spacious family villa, via a pair of interleading doors into a secondary suite and deluxe guest room.

Rates and Packages

People dining in the evening at Cassia Restaurant
pps from R 16 049

3 nts, flights, meals*

    Super Deal Includes
  • Return flights Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
  • All approximate airport taxes
  • 3 nights Accommodation in a Standard room
  • Breakfast daily
  • Complimentary 3-course dinner at The Cassia Restaurant, drinks excluded.
  • Complimentary 3-course dinner at The Palm River Hotel with return transfers, drinks excluded.
  • Ilala Lodge Hotel reserves the right to amend the Value Add T&C’s without notice

Valid: 1 Jan 2023 to 20 December 2023

Please Note that all packages marked in Rands are issued by the lodge for SADC residents only. Rates for international guests will be quoted seperately in USD. Please send us details of your intended itinerary, we have excellent rates for international visitors and will advise you on an itinerary that will suit you and your budget

Rates may change due to currency fluctuations.
Although airport taxes are included these may increase or decrease slightly due to currency fluctuations and changes in govt taxes


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