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Old Drift Lodge

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
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#1 of 22 hotels in Victoria Falls
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Old Drift Lodge is an extraordinary new luxury tented lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River, a bush paradise that exudes an old world charm, admits modern luxuries. Old Drift Lodge offers family friendly accommodation, with each air-conditioned suite decorated with stylish furnishings, fitting of a bygone era, which blend in seamlessly with the natural environment. The spacious canvas suites all have a private lounge, indoor and outdoor showers, plunge pool and outdoor bath overlooking the Zambezi. The main lodge has sweeping views, north facing onto the Zambezi & south onto a water hole. Activities offered at Old Drift Lodge include exploring The Zambezi National Park by road, river or on foot. Only 4.5 kilometres from Victoria Falls, Old Drift Lodge guests remain in close range to the variety of attractions the town has to offer.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
Mosquito net
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Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Private pool
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Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Airport transportation
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Outdoor fireplace
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Alysunshine wrote a review 19 Jun
Bristol, United Kingdom68 contributions32 helpful votes
What a place....absolutely beautiful, probably the best lodge we’ve stayed in, in Zimbabwe! Friendly, efficient staff and great food. Rooms were very spacious with all mod cons, very comfortable bed and beautifully decorated. We’ll be back to stay in September to do some rafting!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: June - great month to see the falls in full flow; wear light quick drying clothing as you’ll get...
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Wadza Nayi wrote a review 13 Jun
Harare, Zimbabwe73 contributions20 helpful votes
It was a beautiful weekend from the time JB picked us up at the airport until he dropped us off. JB's warmth made me content that as the holiday planner of the household, I had done well. Farai and the team welcomed us at the hotel, and the first cocktail was a winner. We settled in well and it was amazing how beautiful, comfortable and luxurious the suite was. I couldn't wait to enjoy the outdoor shower and tub while taking in the views of the Zambezi River. The cookies in the jar are to die for, certainly not for weight watchers. Lesley, Farai and the team also did a great job with planning out our activities and they didn't disappoint. From the sunset cruise to the afternoon game drive, ot was very relaxing and the animals and birds didn't disappoint either. The sunset picnic by the beach was my major highlight, what a sight it was. We watched the sunset while chillint and snacking overlooking the Zambezi River, I was giggling and blushing most of the time, it was beautiful and a perfect way to end a day spent watching vultures, light lunch at Lookout café and touring the Falls. Waking up to the sound of hippos, birds and warthogs was a much needed change from the hustle and bustle of Harare, Old Drift Lodge gave us joy and beautiful memories were created. We look forward to returning in the near future, I have a few more boxes to tick.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
matthewhine wrote a review 11 Jun
Harare, Zimbabwe1 contribution
I am pretty certain that there isnt another place in VIC FALLS like the OLD DRIFT LODGE. I mean the fact that you are at the VERY SPOT .. where they used ot cross borders, trade etc cannot be beaten location wise, but the decadence, service, and value for money .. is what also swept me off my feet. A truly unique location ... YOU HAVE TO GO !
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
C A wrote a review Apr 2021
40 contributions6 helpful votes
I used Old Drift Lodge as the starting point for a prolonged trip to Zimbabwe and my stay was extremely pleasant. The lodge is elegantly decorated and blends well with its surrounding along the banks of the Zambesi river. The tents are very nice, complete with plunge pool and both outdoor and indoor bathing options. What could be better than relaxing on the deck while hearing the grunting of hippos and calls of strange birds? ! The activities offered include game drives, river cruises, and trips to see the falls. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Jennifer Barnes Kerns wrote a review Mar 2021
Seoul, South Korea20 contributions3 helpful votes
Old Drift Lodge is an incredibly place. The warm, attentive, and gifted guides and staff will make sure you have an unforgettable stay. The location is perfect - you feel like you and your travel companions are alone on the river in a beautiful suite. You have a perfect balance of nature and luxury at your fingertips.
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Date of stay: March 2021
US$968 - US$1,324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ZimbabweMatabeleland North ProvinceVictoria Falls
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Drift Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Old Drift Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park (7.5 km), Victoria Falls (7.4 km), and Devil's Pool (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Drift Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Old Drift Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Old Drift Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Old Drift Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Drift Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Elephant Cafe, Pariah State Victoria Falls, and Wild Horizons Lookout Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Old Drift Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Old Drift Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Old Drift Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Old Drift Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Old Drift Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.