Perched on a bluff just upstream from the mighty Victoria Falls, Elephant Hills Resort looks down on the placid might of the upper Zambezi River. The Resort 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 3km away. Elephant Hills Hotel and resort is situated on a small hill overlooking the Zambezi River, 4km upstream from Victoria Falls with advanced conferencing amenities for 500 and the only golf course in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Elephant Hills Hotel boasts an 18-hole championship golf course. It provides a great experience in Victoria Falls for golfers and such experience cannot be found anywhere in the world. There is a wide variety of on and off-site activities, where you can choose to spend your days relaxing in the beautiful grounds or embark on adventures through the African wilderness. Spend your days relaxing by the pool, or engage in stress-releasing sporting activities such as tennis, squash and golf, or you could spend your time pampering yourself with beauty and spa treatments.
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 including a Presidential suite, 1 Deluxe suite, 11 Executive suites, 261 Luxury rooms and 2 Paraplegic 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, a bar fridge and an 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, man-made waterfalls and lush greenery, bringing the rumble of The Victoria Falls within the very walls of the hotel.
Each room includes the following:
- Digital satellite television
- Study and writing desk
- Safety deposit box
- Bar fridge
- Air conditioning
- Smoke detectors & sprinkler system
- Tea & Coffee facilities
- En-suite bathroom (Shaver socket, toilet, bathtub and shower)
The Elephant Hills Resort is adequately serviced by four restaurants and eating areas, although not all restaurants will open during the low season. Whether sitting down for a sunrise breakfast at the halfway house or a sundowner barbeque at the poolside, guests will always be treated to excellent hospitality.
Overlooking the pool and golf course this elevated dining room has glass walls to the east and west, giving it an open-air ambience. With live traditional entertainment at each dinner, guests are treated to a memorable African explosion of talent each night. The Samukele- carvery offers an a la carte lunch and dinner menu and the maximum seating capacity is 180 pax.
- Kasibi Terrace
The open and spacious layout of this restaurant together with its long buffet makes it ideal for large conference groups. With modern wood furnishings, a touch of the natural environment is carried throughout this casual restaurant. The Kasibi Terrace offers a Buffet or an a la carte menu. The maximum seating capacity is 120 pax.
- Mapopoma Lounge
This open plan lounge offers a choice between cosy couches and contemporary chairs set round coffee tables. With a glass wall stretching along the length of the lounge and a remarkable view of the rising mist from The Victoria Falls, this lounge is excellent for a relaxed dining experience. The Mapopoma Lounge offers light meals and snacks and has a maximum seating capacity of 80 pax.
- Pool Area
This open-air eating place comprises tasteful wrought iron furniture set under thatched shelters. Here guests can experience the acclaimed Elephant Hills African barbeque dinner, with traditional drummers and dancers, it is a truly memorable event. During the day, the Pool Area offers an a la carte lunch menu. The maximum seating capacity is 350 pax.
- 24-hour room service
An extensive room service menu is available to all in house guests 24 hours a day. The menu includes a wide range of dishes from light snacks to vegetarian meals, ensuring that regardless of your tastes you will be well catered for.
- Halfway house restaurant and bar
The curious grey monkeys and ‘handsome’ warthogs make amusing lunch companions at this thatched gazebo located next to the 10th hole. The Halfway House is a golfers rest stop, restaurant and bar, serving a range of beverages and light meals. The maximum seating capacity for this area is 80 pax.
- Mapopoma Bar
With a magnificent view of the 10th hole and overlooking the swimming pool, this lofty bar is ideal for a light midday snack and cocktail. The bar doubles as a café serving a selection of teas and coffees making it suitable for young children. The maximum seating capacity is 40 pax.
- Poolside Bar
This bar is a popular spot to quench your thirst under the hot African sun. Located next to the pool the bar is an open-air gazebo with high stools placed around the bar counter. The maximum seating capacity for this bar is 50 pax.
Activities & Excursion
The resort has an 18-hole Championship golf course designed by the legendary Gary Player.
- The following out of hotel activities can be booked through the tour operators based at the hotel:
- Bungee jumping and gorge swinging
- Flying Fox
- Sunset Cruise
- Elephant back safari
- Night game drive including bush dinner
- Horseback safaris
- Helicopter flights over the Falls
- Walking with lions
- Game drives
- Full / half day white water rafting
- Guided tour of the Falls
- Full day trip to Chobe Game Park in Botswana
- Tour of the crocodile farm
The resort has the following amenities and services for guests:
- Two tennis courts,
- Two squash courts,
- A swimming pool
- A gymnasium
- Same-day laundry service
- Spa and beauty salon
- Hair salon
- Babysitting service
- 24-hour security
- Children’s playground
- Gift shop,
- Business centre open from 8 am-8 pm (fax, copying, scanning and internet services)
- WiFi connectivity
- Car wash available on request