Old Drift Lodge


Old Drift was the first settlement of white pioneers close to one of the world’s natural wonders, the Victoria Falls. Today, the location of the former outpost is home to a beautiful lodge by the same name. 


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Old Drift Lodge Overview

Old Drift was the first settlement of white pioneers close to one of the world’s natural wonders, the Victoria Falls. Today, the location of the former outpost is home to a beautiful lodge by the same name. Walk into the main area of Old Drift Lodge and you will find open spaces, modern décor and most importantly beautiful views over the tremendous Zambezi River. The property lies on the banks of one of Africa’s most important lifelines and is hugely popular with hippos, elephants and crocs. Expect to see these wild visitors only metres away, especially elephants love to come roam between the suites and the main lodge in search of fresh vegetation – or the water in your private plunge pool.


Old Drift Lodge is one of the very few properties that are located directly on the Zambezi, offer game activities in the Zambezi National Park and are still close to the Victoria Falls. You can therefore look forward to sunset cruises on the river, game drives in the park or a tour of the waterfalls. If you just want to relax, the suites at Old Drift Lodge offer privacy, a lounge area and a large viewing deck. 

Old Drift Lodge Rooms

Old Drift Lodge offers the ultimate immersion experience under the indigo tent of the sky and a ceiling of stars.

The suites are resplendent with stylish furnishings and fittings, accentuated by an indoor and outdoor shower, private plunge pool and star bed.

The outdoor bath allows guests to submerge themselves in hot, bubbly water while listening to the river rush by, bathing them with a wave of calmness and tranquillity.


1 Jan – 31 March / 1 Nov – 20 Dec

1 April – 31 Oct / 21 Dec – 10 Jan

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
• Our rates are per person per night unless we note differently
• All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
• Our best rates for accommodation are available in our customized packages

Old Drift Lodge Inclusions

• Accommodation
• All meals and drinks
• Complimentary mini bars in the rooms
• Return Victoria Falls Airport / Livingstone Airport transfers
• Shuttle to Victoria Falls town
• Laundry
• Emergency Medical Evacuation cover
• 2% Tourism levy
• VAT on accommodation

Old Drift Lodge Amenities

• Air Conditioning
• Balcony / Deck
• Bath
• Complementary Wi-Fi
• Dressing Gowns
• Electrical Outlets
• En-Suite
• Fan Fridge
• Hair Dryer
• Heater
• Laundry Facilities
• Laundry Service
• Lounge Area
• Mini Bar
• Mosquito Nets
• Outside Shower
• Plunge Pool
• Private Pool / Jacuzzi
• Safe
• Sala Shower
• Tea / Coffee
• Verandah

Old Drift Lodge Facilities

• Activity Desk
• Bar
• Battery Charging Facilities
• Communal Dining
• Eco Friendly
• Internet Access
• Laundry Service
• Mobile Connectivity
• Pool
• Private Vehicle Available
• Restaurant
• Secure Parking

Old Drift Lodge Activities

Morning or Afternoon Game Drive
Morning and afternoon game drives in 4 x 4 game viewing vehicles will take you along the Zambezi River through the Zambezi National Park. Game that can be seen include elephants, buffalo, kudu, giraffe, zebra, eland, impala, warthogs, lion, wild dog and on occasions, cheetah. Tea baskets and snacks will be taken on the morning drives and Sundowners and snacks on the afternoon game drives.

Morning or Afternoon River Safari
Old Drift has two luxury 10 seater pontoon boats which will be used for morning and afternoon river safaris. Drinks and snacks will be provided on both safaris.

Walking Safaris
Morning and afternoon walking safaris will take place along the river but also in the spring lines of Zambezi National Park. Guests will be accompanied by a Professional Guide. Please note that children U 16 years are not permitted on walking safaris.

Lunch at the Lookout Cafe – Including drinks
Guests have the option to enjoy a lunch at the Lookout Café, inclusive of drinks. This can be booked in conjunction with the Tour of the Falls or for the adrenalin lovers, after they have taken part in any of the high wire activities that take place at the “Lookout”.

Guided Tour of the Falls – Zimbabwe (Excluding Rainforest Entry Fees)
A guided tour of “the Victoria Falls” is included in the nightly rate, but excludes park fees which are payable direct. This can be booked in conjunction with a lunch at the Lookout Café.

Africa has an air of romance that sets her apart from anywhere else in the world. However, it is upon stepping into the Victoria Falls rainforest that guests are truly swept off their feet. There is no finer ambience than the gentle roar of the waterfall. The trees grow so closely together that their branches entwine, and their soft, wet drip across the stone path that weaves through this natural wonder. Submerge yourself in the fragrance of the fauna and the playful fauna in this enchanting and awe-inspiring space. A guided tour is included in the nightly rate, excluding park fees. Satisfy your wanderlust by visiting the more beautiful of the Seven Wonders of the World.

471e Squire Cummings Rd, Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe

Additional information


Accommodation, Breakfast, Shuttle service, Government levy, VAT


Air Conditioning, Free WiFi, In Room Safe, Laundry Service, Mini Bar, Private Balcony, Satellite TV, Tea / Coffee Making Facilities

Room Options

Standard Room, Waterhole Facing Room, Waterhole Facing Suite


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