Article by Adelle Bell
05 Nov' 2020

Couples looking for the ultimate romantic escape should look no further than gorgeous Victoria Falls.

The intensely beautiful and exotic setting of Victoria Falls overwhelms one’s senses and stimulates a feeling of adventure, rather like falling in Love. There is no better place for romance and enjoying life to the full with a loved one!

So if you are planning a luxury romantic holiday or an add-on to your itinerary to include Victoria Falls, but not too sure where to stay, have a look at these lodges which are perfect for a romance.

The Elephant Camp - Main 

The Elephant Camp is set within the Victoria Falls National Park and overlooks the Zambezi Gorges with a magnificent view of the Victoria Falls spray.  

Each gorge facing luxury suite has a spacious deck, a private plunge pool, and an outside shower, all of which are ideal locations for romance.

The safari dining experience that The Elephant Camp creates will take guests on an exclusive culinary circuit that is inspired by the breathtaking scenery. Guests can have their meals while indulging in the sweeping view of the savannah with the spray of the Victoria Falls sitting on the horizon, from either the balcony of the main lodge or as a romantic meal for two on the private deck of your suite.

There are awesome packages on offer at The Elephant Camp, which can include Game drives, River Safaris, Meet the Elephants, Helicopter Flights as well as a tour of the Victoria Falls.

Matetsi River Lodge

Set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River and the perfect location to explore the Victoria Falls. Matetsi’s eight Luxury spacious and air-conditioned suites are canopied in the shade of massive riverside trees. Each suite has its own private plunge pool, deck, and outdoor shower with views of the Zambezi River.

Matetsi River Lodge
Matetsi River Lodge

Private dining with a private chef and butler is provided - for a romantic meal, or you can enjoy open-space camp bars or bomas for a social dining experience. There are various activities on offer - which are accompanied by knowledgeable guides. Activities on offer are not included in the nightly rate and are an additional cost.

Some of the more romantic activities include:

  • Zambezi River Boat Cruises
  • Zambezi Canoeing
  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Night game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Massages
  • Tour of the Falls
  • Helicopter flights over the Falls
  • Canopy Tours

Ursula’s Homestead

This is such an intimate retreat with only four individual garden rooms. Location is everything. Looking onto Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve and the falls a mere 15 minutes away.

The main guest area and terrace, firepit, pool area, and the rooms are all set in a semi-circle to take in the wide-open views of the natural reserve. Each room has spectacular views, with a private terrace, en-suite shower room, and air-conditioning.

Ursula’s Homestead offers couples the perfect mix of adventure and a romantic escape.  Sunbathe poolside, unwind with an in-room massage, watch animals at the waterhole and sip your drinks by the fire before a delicious dinner.

Venture out on a safari and spot the Big Five. If you want to cruise off into the sunset - the sunset cruise is for you. Settle back into a couch, chilled drink in hand, enjoying snacks as you watch the silhouettes of palms and lolling hippos set against a flaming sky.

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