Located along the shorelines of the Zambezi River, among towering trees is the new Palm River Hotel –
another development by the Spencer’s Creek Group, owners of Ilala Lodge Hotel. Both hotels are
ideally situated within minutes of Africa’s Natural World Wonder, Victoria Falls in the heart of the
popular tourist destination of Victoria Falls town, in Zimbabwe.
Construction of the Palm River Hotel began in January 2019, with a Groundbreaking ceremony
attended by honorary members of council including the Honourable Minister of State for Provincial
Affairs, Matabeleland North Province, Honourable CDE. Richard Moyo and the Mayor of the
Municipality of Victoria Falls, Cllr Dhlamini.
The vision for the Palm River Hotel was simultaneously simple and complex: a unique hotel offering
unparalleled luxury without compromising a sense of home comfort; vast, unimpeded views which
maintained shelter and privacy; the convenience of a central location preserved within a tranquil bubble
of peace and quiet.
The Palm River Hotel has been inspired by the architectural style of the Queenslander, distinct in its
savvy use of timber and corrugated iron and its consideration of climatic conditions. Highly skilled and
professional teams of Zimbabwean architects and interior designers have taken these principles and
modified them to create a hotel that is at once aesthetic and functional, modern and timeless,
cosmopolitan and perfectly suited to the local environment. The innovative blend of traditional East-
Coast Australian design and the unique landscape of the upper Zambezi River has resulted in a brand
new and distinctive landmark for Victoria Falls.
The Palm River Hotel offers the discerning traveller luxury 4-star accommodation with easy access to
explore Africa’s Natural World Wonder of Victoria Falls, enjoy a plethora of activities on offer within
the historical town of Victoria Falls or soak in the magic of the Zambezi River while experiencing the
abundant wildlife and birdlife that inhabit the popular tourist destination.