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Victoria Falls Rest Camp & Lodges
Harare, Zimbabwe
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24 reviews
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“Camping respectably”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Stayed in one of the dorms. The beds were comfortable not saggy in the middle or anything. Not much privacy but ok if you take the whole dorm. For $11 a night can't complain. You may be lucky like I was and have the whole dorm to yourself and still only pay $11. There is a nice restaurant and bar at the camp. At night it was very noisy - as in very loud music from some bar nearby. I never figured out if the bar was in the camp or next door. I had to use ear plugs. No plugs or lamps in the dorm which is frustrating. The bathrooms were communal and utterly filthy and disgusting. I kept hoping I didn't drop the soap. Next time I will take a chalet with its own bathroom and toilet. Excellent location - walking distance from most things you would want in the Falls. Lots of food and restaurant options too. Wonderful stay in Vic Falls, I will definitely go back.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Before we started our Intrepid trip of Botswana, we stayed one night in a tent but opted for a chalet after a very wet night. It didn't cost much more and although basic it had more room than the tent and was waterproof! The bathroom facilities were near by and ok. The restaurant meals were good, as was the entertainment. A short walk down the road are some shops and tourist information centre where day tours can be booked. There is a bar across the road that was quite noisy but our chalet was far enough away not to be too bothered by the music.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We camped here for two nights on our tour. It is a nice camp ground, with good facilties however be aware at night it is very loud. There is a few pubs that play loud music to 2 - 3in the morning or later. Very loud. When it stops you can hear the Falls from the camp site which is amazing. Not the cheapest place for the internet. The resturant is nice. You will see Pumba and baboons walking around the camp site all teh time. You couldnt get closer to the township. I wouldnt stay again due to the music though. We looked at upgrading to a cabin but the one we looked at wasnt nice.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Our family really enjoyed the restaurant "In-Da-Belly." The food was inexpensive and good. You can't beat this place for location and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The pool is small and mostly good for children but everything is very clean and we felt safe here. We stayed in a two bedroom cottage with a kitchen, bathroom and small dining/living area. Highly recommend to those on a budget and even if I could afford better I might stay here again just because we liked it so much!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

While the location of the Victoria Falls Rest Camp is a big advantage and the In-Da-Belly Restaurant serves quite decent food, the lodges are unacceptable. There is basically nothing in the rooms and instead of a shower one is confronted with a bathtub that cannot be used for having a shower. The plastic toilet seat is just another example that the management should invest in this place since the cost of accommodation is remarkably high. However, the place is clean and being at the pool after a visit of the falls is quite nice.

The menu of the restaurant could be a little bit longer.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

Victoria Falls Rest Camp & Lodges has a advantage location to the Fall where you can hear the massive water pouring down when you were lying inside you camp. But its total area of this camp is to big to be maintained soundly.
If you are particular about the cleanness and hygienic condition, I won't recommend this camp to you. Better off to stay in a inn or hotel at Victoria Falls

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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UK
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

What you expect from a campsite chalet in south east Africa...basic, clean, good shower and toilet facilities not to far from the room.

Great little restaurant and pool...best pool seem out of lots of campsites in Africa!!

Next to the shops and 5/10 mins walk from the falls...You can hear the falls (not too loud :-) ) and see the spray from the site.

Defo try a copter ride, Boma Restaurent and sunset cruise

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Victoria Falls Rest Camp & Lodges
Address: Park Way Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Victoria Falls
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 37 Specialty Lodging in Victoria Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Victoria Falls Rest Camp & Lodges 2*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Victoria Falls Self Catering and Camping Accommodation at the Vic Falls Restcamp is the best budget accommodation available in the Victoria Falls, ZIMBABWE. The Rest Camp is situated right in the middle of Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe making it a perfect place to be based with all amenities within walking distance. The Restcamp is only 2km’s from the falls making it the closest campsite to the Victoria Falls. The security around the camp is a top priority with high stainless steel fences and electric fences making it first-class. The rest camp boasts numerous well maintained grass areas and an abundance of different varieties of trees making the surroundings in the camp very enjoyable. It makes this restcamp very popular for families as children have a safe and secure scenic environment to play in. ... more   less 
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