You would be forgiven if, while enjoying the magical views on the mighty Zambezi River with your significant other, you wished for time to stand still. As far as romantic getaways go, Victoria Falls River Lodge – set within the natural surroundings of one of Africa’s premier getaway destinations – offers the perfect combination of luxury and indulgence. 

Set a few metres back from the mighty Zambezi River, visitors to Victoria Falls River Lodge enjoy panoramic river views – with the spray from the famous landmark of the Victoria Falls visible in the distance – from the comfort and privacy of their Suites. 

Whether admiring the sunsets and sunrises from one of the stylishly designed rooms or relaxing with your partner on your own private pool deck – we are confident that you would want to stop the clock for just a few minutes to savour the moment.

“All seasons offer something different for our visitors – from magnificent wildlife sightings during the dry season to the invigorating experience of being literally saturated in the Falls’ magic and power following the rainy season,” said Victoria Falls River Lodge General Manager Roddy Meiring. 

The elegantly styled interiors of both Victoria Falls River Lodge’s Island Treehouse Suites and Luxury Tented Suites are ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Each skilfully designed space offers a feeling of chic African romance and creates an inviting and relaxing ambience. 

“The tranquil exclusivity of the elevated timber and glass Treehouse Suites, in particular, are perfect for couples as children younger than 16 years are not permitted to stay on the Island. Should a canvas-under-thatch experience be preferred, the Luxury Tented Suites – located on the riverbanks just upstream from the main lodge area – enjoy the sounds of the river rapids at high water and are also private and secluded,” said Meiring.

Victoria Falls River Lodge’s on-site restaurant prepares a variety of mouth-watering dishes for couples to enjoy in the natural setting of the Lodge. Dining guests can feast on local,
seasonal ingredients in unique combinations and pair any of the dishes with a generous glass of wine from the carefully selected wine list.


We have a number of special spots where we like to serve couples requiring a more private dining experience. Some of the most popular areas include the jetty, on the tented side, and the beach or bar area on the Island as these locations are set apart from other diners and boast some amazing views, especially during a full moon,” said Meiring.  

This combination of amazing food and intimate company in a beautiful setting is topped off with another romantic indulgence – spa treatments for complete relaxation. The Toa Spa at Victoria Falls River Lodge is inspired by nature and offers a bespoke array of uniquely African treatment options for couples to enjoy together.

Incorporating ancient African ingredients, and healing-touch methods that have been passed down through generations, couples can enjoy a massage – or any other treatment – together in the picture-perfect setting of the Spa or request an in-room treatment by Toa Spa’s professional therapists.

Meiring said couples can also enjoy sunset river cruises and leisurely game drives into the Zambezi National Park, while the more adventurous visitors can tandem bungee jump,
bridge swing, or opt for a swim in the Devil’s Pool.

Only 15 minutes away from the town (Victoria Falls) but away from hustle and bustle, with no noise of helicopters buzzing over your head all day, Victoria Falls River Lodge is perfectly positioned for romantic getaways. It is situated in the game corridor to allow animals to pass through freely and, of course, the Zambezi River is literally on one’s doorstep,” said Meiring. 

Find out more about our HONEYMOON PACKAGE, which includes 50% off accommodation for the bride.

The special includes a bottle of bubbly and personalised note in the couple’s room upon check-in, a romantic private dinner and a Spa massage voucher.