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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This cruise is ideal for passionate birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts and is conducted by knowledgeable and experienced guides.
Facilities at Ilala Lodge Hotel
- 24-hour Security
- Battery Charging Facilities
- Conference Centre
- Laundry Service (Available)
- Mobile Connectivity
- Secure Parking
- Activity Desk
- Air Conditioning
- Balcony / Deck
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Detached Private Bathroom
- Minibar Fridge
- Hair Dryer
- Internet Access (Complimentary)
- Mini Bar (Complimentary)
- Pure Cotton Linen
- Satellite / Cable Television
- Tea / Coffee
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.