Ilala Lodge Hotel

Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located only 8 minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family run hotel, Ilala Lodge has 73 stylish, well-appointed spacious rooms, that offer the ultimate in comfort and luxury. As the closest hotel to the beautiful Victoria Falls, the spray makes for a perfect backdrop during your stay. The award-winning Palm Restaurant is famous for its gourmet cuisine and is highly rated on TripAdvisor. Diners can see the spray and hear the thunder from the Victoria Falls, while they enjoy al-fresco dining at The Palm Restaurant.

The Palm Restaurant:

The Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel is one of the finest restaurants in Victoria Falls and offers guests a delicious á la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The accommodating and friendly staff at this top-rated restaurant will ensure your dining experience is perfect. Guests at The Palm Restaurant can choose from an extensive and top-quality list of South Africa’s finest wines and artisan gins; they can also enjoy a tasty cocktail by the pool at our Poolside Bar.

The ideal location of The Palm Restaurant has made it a favourite among all visitors to Victoria Falls. Guests can enjoy gourmet al-fresco dining under the starry African skies while listening to the roar of the Falls. The ambience of the restaurant and the superb cuisine make for a memorable meal. Some of our most popular dishes include the Crocodile Frikadelle, the Blesbok Shank and for dessert, the scrumptious Chocolate Delice.

With its world-class service and fare, the Palm Restaurant is a great place to celebrate a special occasion or just to relax and enjoy your stay. Join us for a delicious brunch held on the last Sunday of each month. We look forward to welcoming you to this elegant Victoria Falls restaurant.

Ra-Ikane River Cruise:

Relive the historical journey embarked by David Livingstone exploring the mighty Zambezi River aboard the Ra-Ikane fleet. Named after his instrumental guide, the boats represent the grace of a bygone era honouring the rich history of Victoria Falls and its explorers, adventurers and heroes. The Ra-Ikane offers a variety of cruises, including breakfast, lunch, sunset, as well as private charters.

The Palm Restaurant

The Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel is one of the finest restaurants in Victoria Falls and offers guests a delicious á la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The accommodating and friendly staff at this top-rated restaurant will ensure your dining experience is perfect. Guests at The Palm Restaurant can choose from an extensive and top-quality list of South Africa’s finest wines and artisan gins; they can also enjoy a tasty cocktail by the pool at our Poolside Bar.

The ideal location of The Palm Restaurant has made it a favourite among all visitors to Victoria Falls. Guests can enjoy gourmet al-fresco dining under the starry African skies while listening to the roar of the Falls. The ambience of the restaurant and the superb cuisine make for a memorable meal. Some of our most popular dishes include the Crocodile Frikadelle, the Blesbok Shank and for dessert, the scrumptious Chocolate Delice.

With its world-class service and fare, the Palm Restaurant is a great place to celebrate a special occasion or just to relax and enjoy your stay. Join us for a delicious brunch held on the last Sunday of each month. We look forward to welcoming you to this elegant Victoria Falls restaurant.

Ra-Ikane Birdwatching Cruise

You know what they say about the early bird? If you are a passionate birdwatcher, don’t miss out on this river cruise! Keen bird lovers will delight in marking off their sightings in the birding booklet provided on board while enjoying a delicious continental breakfast including fruit platters, fresh pastries and a variety of cheeses and biscuits. Rare birds such as the African Pitta and the Narina Trogon have been sighted here, as well as hundreds of other bird species. The knowledgeable and experienced guides conduct these early morning river cruises.

Ra-Ikane Breakfast Cruise

Enjoy freshly brewed coffee and a continental breakfast as you cruise up the Zambezi River towards Kandahar Island while enjoying the sounds of the diverse birdlife and the African bush come to life in the early morning. Breakfast includes freshly baked pieces of bread and pastries, fresh fruit platters, jams, yoghurts and cheeses as well as an assortment of teas and coffee.

Lunch Cruise

Sit back and relax while sipping a cold drink and enjoying a few quiet hours along the banks of the Zambezi River. Our lunch buffet includes cold meats, fresh salads and a wide selection of biscuits and cheeses, all catered by the award-winning Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel. The fully stocked bar is available throughout the cruise and the attentive crew is at your service.

Ra-Ikane Sunset Cruise

There simply is not a better way to enjoy the dazzling African sunset than from the comfort of a Ra-Ikane boat on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Our ever-popular sunset cruise offers a unique way to explore the channels of the river and to get an up-close view of the pristine wilderness and African game along its banks. Enjoy an array of canapés, a full bar and a charming crew who can impart a bit of interesting Victoria Falls history with you on board the Ra-Ikane.

Activities

Accomodations

  • 24-hour Security
  • Activity Desk
  • Bar
  • Battery Charging Facilities
  • Conference Centre
  • Laundry Service (Available)
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa