Old Drift is a luxurious property that sits right on the banks of the Upper Zambezi, just 7 km (4 miles) upstream from the mighty Victoria Falls. There are 14 suites, including four family suites, stretched out along the water's edge with magnificent views across the river to Zambia on the opposite bank.
The suites are tented with glass sliding doors leading to a spacious veranda with private plunge pool and loungers. Inside, there's plenty of space for the contemporary furnishings, with each suite offering a small lounge area and an enormous en suite bathroom with both an indoor and outdoor shower.You can also enjoy a soak in the roll-top bath, which is set outside and has river views. Each suite is equipped with air conditioning and Wi-Fi. The family suites have the same design as the other options, but with the additional benefit of two inter-leading bedrooms, one double and one twin.
The main lodge area is at the heart of the property and includes a huge dining room, bar and lounge with deep sofas and an open fire. There's plenty of outside seating space, a sala with an open fire pit and a riverside deck from where the boating activities depart.
There are 14 suites at Old Drift, including four family suites which have two inter-leading bedrooms. Each suite is tented with sliding glass doors allowing for efficient air conditioning. The design is fresh and contemporary, yet the ambience is one from a bygone era. Facilities include a lounge area, an outdoor sala, private plunge pool and a huge en suite bathroom that has both an indoor and outdoor shower plus an outdoor bath.
Old Drift is situated on a private concession within the Zambezi National Park and is the closest lodge within the park to Victoria Falls. Accessed by speedboat, the lodge is spread along the riverbank and offers river views from the rooms.
Food and Drink
All meals are prepared by the very talented in-house chef. Breakfast can be enjoyed out on the deck under the morning sun, comprising both continental and a choice of cooked options. Lunches tend to be lighter, with a small à la carte menu to choose from. Dinner is usually hosted by the guides, so allows a chance to plan the next day's activities over delicious food - you might even be treated to a braai on the deck.
Children over the age of seven are welcome at Old Drift, though only those aged over 16 are permitted to join the walking safaris. The family suites can sleep up to four people. Young children should be supervised at all times as the lodge is unfenced to wildlife and the plunge pools are not monitored.
Facilities and Activities
You have a wide range of activities to choose from at Old Drift, including morning and afternoon game drives in the national park, boating safaris which are best enjoyed in the afternoon and early evening, guided walks and a tour of the falls with lunch at the Lookout Cafe.
Other activities in the area include a behind-the-scenes tour of Victoria Falls town, village visits and a plethora of adrenaline activities such as a canopy walk or white-water rafting. These come at an extra cost and can either be pre-booked or arranged locally.
Luxury Tented Suites
2 guests per suite
10 Luxury Tented Twin / Double Suites. Each suite consists of: A spacious bedroom, An en-suite bathroom with indoor & outdoor shower, Outdoor bath with a view, Private plunge pool, Sleep-out Deck, Private lounge with tea/coffee station and mini bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan
Luxury Tented Suites - Family
4 guests per suite
4 Family Suites. Each suite consists of:, Two spacious bedrooms, interleading, An en-suite bathroom with indoor & outdoor shower, Outdoor bath with a view, Private plunge pool, Sleep-out Deck, Private lounge with tea/coffee station and mini bar, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan
Rates and Packages
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
pps from R 38 050
3 Night all inclusive package
3 nights accommodation in a Luxury tented suite.
Rtn airfare JNB VFA JNB with Approx Taxes.
VF airport/ hotel transfers.
Non premium brand drinks & house wines.
Return transfers ex Victoria Falls Airport.
Shuttle transfer to Victoria Falls town.
Medical Evacuation cover.
Laundry, Conservation levy
Morning or Afternoon Game drives in the Zambezi Nat Park
Morning or Afternoon River Safaris
Morning or Afternoon Guided Walking Safaris
A Lunch at the Lookout Cafe - Including drinks
Guided Tour of the Falls – Zimbabwe (Excluding Entry Fees)
Upstream of the iconic Victoria Falls in the Zambezi National Park lies a pristine piece of land on the banks of the Zambezi River and nestled within this wild paradise is Old Drift Lodge.
The Zambezi National park can be explored by road, river or on foot, satisfying guests needs to experience every aspect of this natural wildlife utopia.
Our travel experts will be able to advise you on all aspects of your trip, from a weekend break for locals to a multi destination itinerary for international visitors to the region. Contact us with your requirements or to set up a Skype call and we can discuss your trip with you.
Thanks for booking us a fantastic trip to Vic Falls.
The hotel was top class and well situated, and everything happened seamlessly, resulting in a very enjoyable holiday.
Kind regards John and Alissa
Royal Livingstone Hotel,
Victoria Falls, Zambia
It all worked out beautifully. Back in good time. Same driver will take us to the airport. Thanks for calming me down.
Loved everything here. Thanks. For all your help. Austine