Lokuthula pronounced Lock-oo-too-la in the local siNdebele tongue means `Place of Peace`.
An apt name for these well-appointed lodges set in tranquil, indigenous gardens where elephant
roam and warthogs kneel to mow the lush lawns!
This luxurious self-catering resort consists of 37 rustic thatched lodges, a mere four kilometres from the spectacular World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls. Situated within the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
resort estate, Lokuthula is surrounded by 80,000 hectares of unspoilt African bush and borders the unfenced Zambezi National Park.
A nearby waterhole facilitates free passage of wildlife, including buffalo, elephant,
hyaena and a variety of plains game, between the park and the lodges.
Family-friendly facilities and access to riveting nightly entertainment at the fabulous, adjacent Boma -
Place of Eating restaurant make Lokuthula Lodges the ideal family holiday venue. If deluxe dining`s your preference, the award-winning MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant within the same resort is sure to please.
That African river of legend, the Zambezi, the description-defying Victoria Falls and the thrill
of wildlife in pristine territory, topped with the Zimbabwean peoples conviviality combine to
place Victoria Falls in the top five destinations on the continent in 2008.
Africa`s adventure capital Victoria Falls provides activities unlimited, from the sedate to the extreme.
For memories of a safari holiday you`ll treasure for life, Victoria Falls is your destination,
and Lokuthula Lodges your choice for luxurious, independent accommodation.
Lokuthula consists of eleven 3-bedroomed lodges and twenty six 2-bedroomed lodges.
The lodges are split-level and open fronted with blinds, affording magnificent views of unspoilt bushveld.
Three Bedroomed Lodges have:
3 bedrooms (1 double and 2 twins)
2 bathrooms (1 en-suite to the double bedroom)
Fully equipped kitchen
Lounge, terrace and braai (barbeque) area
Sleeps a maximum of 8 guests (2 on sofa beds in the lounge)
Two Bedroomed Lodges have:
2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin)
1 bathroom with shower over bath
Fully equipped kitchen
Lounge, terrace and braai (barbeque) area
Sleeps a maximum of 6 guests (2 on sofa beds in the lounge)
Lokuthula Lodges are fully serviced daily.
Relax and savour your trip of a lifetime, with every convenience at your fingertips.
Lokuthula Lodges stress quality service and total guest satisfaction, with facilities
geared for exactly that:
Fully serviced daily by friendly, helpful staff.
All linen provided.
Grocery shopping facility on site
A poolside bar and restaurant serving light meals and snacks from 09.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Lokuthula Lodges guests are also entitled to use the nearby Victoria Falls Safari Lodge facilities,
Activities and car hire desk located within the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Petrol and diesel available at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge fuel depot.
(Coupons can be purchased from the resort General Managers office).
Same day laundry service
Token-operated guest laundry on site
Babysitting facilities on request
A three-tier swimming pool with children`s pool
Internet facilities located within the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Fax services available at the Lokuthula Lodges Reception
24-hour resort security.
Medical Air Rescue Service is on call locally
A Resident`s Lounge with satellite TV
Safety deposit boxes in all lodges
Children`s playground and volleyball court
Direct-dial telephones in all lodges
The celebrated Buffalo Bar and viewing decks
The deluxe MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant
The award-winning open air Boma Place of Eating restaurant
The Boma Place of Eating is a culinary adventure combining the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of Africa with the warm hospitality of Zimbabwe. It specialises in a superb selection of traditional Zimbabwean dishes, as well as fish and vegetarian meals.
Customs, such as beer-tasting and pre-dinner handwashing, are integral to The Boma experience, as is vibrant ethnic song, drum and dance. A witchdoctor adds mystique to the evening, which ends on an invitation to while away the evening with the restaurants sangoma - a traditional story teller.
Activities in Victoria Falls:
Victoria Falls has become the adrenaline capital of the world, with more adventure
activities on offer any other destination.
The top reason people visit Victoria Falls is to tour the description-defying falls.
Nothing compares to the awe one experiences, watching a kilometer-wide curtain of the
Zambezi River power crashing into the gorge, sending a thick spray sky-high and wetting the unique rainforest.
It is, without doubt, one of the most compelling sites in the world.
An aerial Flight of Angels by helicopter or light aircraft will increase ones appreciation of the natural spectacle.
Zambezi River cruises offer romance and infinite photographic opportunities to
capture hippo pods against flaming sunsets for which the river is famed.
Sedate canoeing brings you up close and personal with the wildlife which frequents the river banks day,
and night game drives awaken the nocturnal world of the African bush.
For adrenaline junkies, Victoria Falls offers more than a fair fix. Take, for instance,
what is arguably the planets wildest whitewater rafting and river boarding (surfing) through
ferocious rapids aptly named The Boiling Pot, The Devils Toilet Bowl,
The Terminator and Commercial Suicide.
Add the motor power of specially-designed jet-boat to the sheer force of the river as it crashes it way through the narrow gorges, and you have enough exhilaration to last a lifetime.
There's the heart-stopping 111m bunji-jump off the historic bridge straddling two countries,
or a harnessed bridge swing giving a 360-degree view of the river, gorge and bridge.
Operators have recently added a hugely popular bridge slide from the lip of the gorge
to the centre of the bridge.
For the less adventurous, a foot-tour of the bridge which takes participants back a
century in history to share the legendary Cape-to-Cairo vision of Cecil John Rhodes.
A Victoria Falls game-viewing excursion is always rewarding as sightings of elephant, buffalo,
hippo and warthog are common.
Highly informative and interactive are elephant-back safaris, game-spotting walks and drives
in open safari vehicles.
Notable is the lion encounter, a walk led by the lions to climb trees, stalk small game
and play in riverbeds.
All game activities are conducted under the expert supervision of professional guides
whose respect and deep love for the wildlife and bush is unquestionable.
Lokuthula is situated 24km from Victoria Falls Airport.
As you come into Victoria Falls from Bulawayo, turn left before you get to the city center on the main road. Go past the Nyati Lodge turn-off and take a left. There will be signs to Lokuthula Lodges. Once you get to the gate, turn left to Lokuthula Lodge.
Check-in time is 4pm on day of arrival.
Check-out time is 10am on day of departure.