We spent 3 nights (Fri,Sat Sun) at these self catering lodges as a family of 7 with two children aged 2 and 4 - having previously stayed as a couple at the sister Vic Falls Safari Lodge Hotel and others previously - so we know Vic Falls area well. It was disappointing that the Lodge could not, before we arrived, guarantee that we would get adjoining lodges, but it proved not to be a problem when we got there. We were allocated Lodges 44 and 45, well away from the construction taking place at the Hotel and away from the drumming we knew would resound from the Boma restaurant - a "must" experience for anyone visiting either lodges. Our first night was a disaster as we were invaded by ants - not a few but a few thousand. One guest awoke covered in the little blighters and one moved out of her room to sleep in the lounge. Another, complete with child, not only had to move out of the bedroom but couldn't use the lounge couches and spent a most uncomfortable night sleeping (or not sleeping) on top of the large coffee table, with two chairs pushed together for the child. I woke up covered in ants.
The following morning the staff (as always very friendly in Vic Falls area) were quick to apologise and moved us to Units 16/17 were we were ant free for the rest of the stay (turns out they had to call pest control to de-ant the original rooms).
We were then able to enjoy the rest of stay, see the magnificent Victoria falls and even watch elephant from the hotel terrace bar. The kids loved the pool areas - as did we all. The lodges are very comfortable and very well equipped. Beware - he warthogs are not tame that come into camp are very protective of their young!! The monkeys are definitely cheeky and you must zip up before you leave - even for your afternoon nap.
The construction work restarted on the Monday morning and I was glad we were leaving that day.
Despite some hopefully non repetitive trauma this is normally a very relaxing place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a natural bush environment adjacent to the Zambezi National Park, Lokuthula’s luxurious self-catering lodges offer stylish comfort, flexibility and privacy. The 2 and 3-bedroomed lodges, sleeping 6 and 8 respectively, are furnished in a riot of African colours and are fully equipped and serviced daily. 8 of the 37 lodges may be booked on Bed and Breakfast basis. Additional facilities include a 3-tier swimming pool and children’s playground. The Boma – Place of Eating and MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant (both award-winning restaurants) are on the same resort complex. Situated just 4 kilometres from the mighty Victoria Falls, Lokuthula Lodges are ideally situated for families and groups to enjoy the wide range of activities on offer in the region. Lokuthula Lodges have consistently been awarded RCI (Resort Condominium International) Gold Crown status. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lokuthula Hotel Victoria Falls