Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe is well known for many excellent golf courses and the perfect climate to make playing 18 holes a pleasure all year round.

Most of these courses are in the capital city, but there is one that is just as enjoyable and may be even more challenging. It is under the expert care and management of African Sun and is located in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe's premier tourist destination.

The Elephant Hills Resort boasts an 18-hole championship golf course designed by the legendary Gary Player. It is as popular with the wildlife as it is with golfers, as it is not uncommon for play to be interrupted while buck, warthogs or elephants exercise their right to walk on the fairways. Many golfing guests see this as an added bonus and, of course, it makes for great banter over a drink afterwards. Nowhere in the world is there such an experience for golfers as that at the Elephant Hills Resort in Victoria Falls.

This environmentally correctly-positioned luxury hilltop hotel, with its great solid structure, is sited by a trail that has seen the passage of countless elephants over thousands of years. It deliberately imposes itself on the surrounding riverine bush. Its tranquil evergreen setting on the upper Zambezi River belies the might of the Victoria Falls just three kilometres away.

The Elephant Hills Hotel Zimbabwe contains 263 luxury rooms, 11 executive suites, one deluxe suite and one presidential suite which are served by three restaurants and two bars, and the whole complex is expertly run by African Sun's dedicated staff.

Two tennis courts, two squash courts, a swimming pool, bowling greens and a gymnasium are there for those who wish to keep fit and are frequently in use by the many guests attending conferences at the resort. With eight suites, the largest holding up to 500 people, Elephant Hills conference staff have their work down to a fine art.

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They are part of a well-managed team of dedicated staff whose sole objective is to welcome guests in true African Sun tradition and ensure their every need is catered for during their stay. This extends to the ladies who enjoy massages, facials and aromatherapy in the hotel's spa and beauty centre.

Several professional tour operators are based at the hotel and offer a wide choice of activities ranging from the "Flight of the Angels", an aerial tour of the Victoria Falls, through the adrenalin rush of bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls Bridge and white-water rafting in the gorges of the mighty Zambezi River, to relaxed, but very different, game viewing from the back of an elephant!

After a morning's, or day's golf or sight seeing, guests have a choice of sustenance from traditional to Western style dishes from the Resort's Samukele Restaurant, Mapopoma Restaurant or the relaxing and informal Kabisi Terrace Restaurant. The poolside bar is a big favourite during the day or in the evening as the climate is conducive to swimming all year round.

After dinner, guests can enjoy a "flutter" in the casino or chat with new friends in the Mapopoma Bar before curling up for that relaxing sleep only complete satisfaction and contentment can bring.

Elephant Hills Hotel Zimbabwe is a large hotel but exudes an intimacy often only found in small country inns. This is the essence of African Sun operations, friendly, welcoming and attentive staff and all set in a unique part of the world - the Victoria Falls.

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At a Glance

  • Accommodation - 276 rooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Golfing
  • Canoeing
  • Bird Watching Trail - morning
  • Sundowner Cruise
  • Helicopter Flights (6 seater)
  • Horse Trails
  • Game Drives
  • Full day game drives to Hwange
  • Walking Safaris
  • Elephant Back Safaris
  • Night Drive
  • Tour of Nature Sanctuary
  • Victoria Falls Stream Safari Express
  • Bungi Jumping
  • Rafting
  • Zambezi River Boarding
  • Microlighting - one passenge
  • Game drives
  • Photocopying, Typing, Facsimile, E-Mail, Internet.
  • Same-day laundry service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Foreign exchange facilities
  • Shops
  • Secure parking
  • Car hire and touring desk
  • Clinic
  • Hairdressing & beauty salons
  • Gymnasium
  • Indoor games
  • Packed lunches
  • 24 hour electricity
  • A true african safari

This majestic hotel, aptly named after the gentle giant of the bush (the elephant) merges seamlessly into its natural environment. Elephant Hills Resort has 276 rooms ranging from the impressive presidential suite to cool and spacious standard rooms. All rooms are ethnically decorated creating a combination of African ambience with comfort and elegance.

Each bedroom has modern amenities including air-conditioning, digital satellite television, bar fridge and en-suite bathroom.

Each room has a private balcony; rooms in the west wing have an impressive view of the vastness of the Zambezi River. From the east wing guests are treated to views of the impressive golf course in the forefront and the Zambezi in the distance. From selected rooms guests enjoy the awe-inspiring view of the rising mist from The Victoria Falls. Rooms are surrounded by indoor, manmade waterfalls and lush greenery, bringing the rumble of The Victoria Falls within the very walls of the hotel.

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Each room includes the following:

  • Digital satellite television
  • Study and writing desk
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bar fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Heater
  • Smoke detectors & sprinkler system
  • Telephone
  • Tea & Coffee facilities
  • En-suite bathroom (Shaver socket, toilet, bathtub and shower)

Services and Facilities
The Elephant Hills Resort offers a strong selection of facilities from dining, shopping, beauty therapy and touring facilities; making it a memorable leisure holiday resort.

The hotel is a dream for the active sports enthusiasts and the nature lovers. On offer are a wide range of sporting facilities from tennis, golf, squash and bowls. The golf course is set in a truly natural environment which may lead you to think that for a moment, you have embarked on a nature safari surrounded by warthog, impala and sable all critically appraising your swing.

The conferencing facilities are extensive with a high capacity and state of the art equipment.

Some of the facilities at Elephant Hills Resort include:

  • 18-Hole championship golf course
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 3 Bars
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Private guest lounge
  • Swimming pool
  • 2 Floodlit tennis courts
  • 2 Squash courts
  • Volley ball court
  • Bowling green
  • Gymnasium
  • Modern conferencing facilities and equipment
  • Business center - with internet access
  • Foreign exchange facilities
  • Touring desk
  • Curio shop
  • On-site clinic
  • Hair salon and beauty therapist
  • Same day laundry
  • Packed breakfast & lunch
  • Open and secure parking

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There are numerous activities available to guests including: Sundowner Cruise, Helicopter Flights (6 seater), Horse Trails, Game Drives, Full day game drives to Hwange, Walking Safaris, Elephant Back Safaris, Night Drive, Tour of Nature Sanctuary, Victoria Falls Stream Safari Express, Bungi Jumping, Rafting, Zambezi River Boarding, Microlighting - one passenge, Game drives.

For the nature lover, bird life abounds, whether on foot, or aboard a sunset cruise on a Zambezi riverboat to view the wildlife from a different vantage point until the sunset paints the evening sky a deep crimson and the cicadas herald the night.

On a small hill overlooking the Zambezi River, three kilometres upstream from the Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls Airport - 27 km
Shopping Centre - 3 km
The Victoria Falls - 4 km
Transportation available by prior arrangement

Child Policy
Children are welcome.

Power supply
There is 24 hour electricity to all rooms.


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