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Thorntree River Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zambia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thorntree River Lodge, Livingstone, Zambia. The warm welcome you receive from Florence Cronje and her wonderful team as you entry this cozy little lodge make you feel like you are coming home to a family. The resident pod of hippos with their grunting in the Zambezi River a few metres away and the cry of the fish eagle, sounds so... More

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St. Francis Bay, null, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the warm welcome to the final goodbye this was an amazing three days. Chalets along the banks of the Zambezi watching the hippo's from the outdoor shower. Rooms beautifully appointed with attention to detail and beautiful touches from well trained staff. Meals great - elephant rides and interaction with lions, river cruise and the falls. Ideal spot to enjoy... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

From the moment of our arrival manager Florence Cronje took us under her wing and made the success of our stay her personal project.But her staff were equally pleasant and attentive - and we would like to single out Michael for his quick wit and kindness. Our room was comfortable (although the under-blanket on the bed would *not* stay still!)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

staying at the thorntree was absolutely amazing. The location is perfect, amazing rooms and facilities, staff are extremely friendly. They take the time to get to know you as a person and do everything they can for you. The thorntree far exceeded my expectations. I cant wait to go back. If you are going to zambia you have to have... More

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Copenhagen
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109 reviews 109 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed for 3 days at this wonderful place. It's clearly run in a professional way but most importantly you feel the joy of everybody working here. So friendly and joyfull - not easy to achieve. Beautifull surroundings. Food was excellent. Cabins was clean and size was great. Highly recomended

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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I loved the surroundings, the river, the trees, the nature and everything you can hope for in Africa. Very friendly and cheerful staff, they made our stay memorable. The transfer and an activity per day is included in the price which saves you a lot of money. A fishing line in the room rate could be included. Beware the hippos... More

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Anant welcomed us with a cold aperitif on the deck after a long travel day. The chalets are very spacious and well-appointed; we particularly liked having one that boasted an outdoor shower, as well as a comfortable patio that overlooked the Zambezi. Staff prepared meals that were plentiful and tasty, served al fresco; special attention was given to guests with... More

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Devizes, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We have just spent four of the best holiday days anywhere in Southern Africa at the Thorntree River Lodge. The accommodation and food were superb, with chalets right on the Zambezi. The staff were very knowledgeable and attentive and everyone made you feel welcome, especially Robert. As the Zambezi was at very low water we made the effort to go... More

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Key West
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This lodge is an oasis in the middle of nowhere and the staff are incredible. We were greeted by Anante with a welcome cocktail and monkeys running around outside our chalet. I expected much more basic accommodations, but instead found total luxury and a gorgeous view. We were occasionally visited by elephants, impala, monkeys and hippos. The meals were absolutely... More

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We spent 3 days at Thorntree and enjoyed everything moment. First up the staff led Anant (please forgive my spelling) were all attentive and professional. The lodge is on a beautiful part of the river, with lots of hippos and crocs to watch while you are enjoying a delicious meal. We really enjoyed the activities on offer, helicopter flight, river... More

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Also Known As:
Thorntree River Hotel Victoria Falls
Thorntree River Hotel
Thorntree River Lodge Zambia/Victoria Falls
Address: Victoria Falls, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Victoria Falls
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Victoria Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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