High Tea With a High View

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High Tea Victoria Falls Hotel

For those who are new to high tea, and for those who are frequent acquaintances, high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel will not disappoint.


The British tradition of ‘high tea’ stretches back to the mid-1700s as an afternoon meal, usually served between 3 and 4 o’clock and served at the dining room table. Opposed to the ‘afternoon tea’, often served in comfort, around chairs or sofas. Over the years the term ‘high tea’ was developed and to this day is still formally known in a wide selection of hotels around the world.



Victoria Falls Hotel


One hotel, which stands out in particular, is the grand Victoria Falls Hotel, enriched in history and quite possibly one of the oldest hotels in Africa. Built in 1904, the hotel was originally utilized as the accommodation for the workers constructing the railway from Cape to Cairo. To date, the hotel is visited by travelers from across the globe, including a number of influential visitors and has accommodated members of the royal family, on several occasions. The view of the remarkable Victoria Falls Bridge can be seen from the hotel, as well as the spray of the magnificent Falls.


Another familiar tradition of high tea is to be fabulously formal. Although this is not a set requirement, it’s usually favored to dress up for the occasion. Yes ladies, that means your summer dresses & exquisite hats. And gentleman those well-polished shoes, chinos & buttoned up tops. You are sitting where royalty once sat after all!


The stunning Stanley Terrace holds a capacity of 80 guests. Victoria Falls Hotel high tea is served daily between 15:00 – 18:00. Bookings are not required, although we advise you enquire availability beforehand. And no, you don’t have to be a guest of the hotel to enjoy the delectable treats and captivating view. At a price of US$30, a couple can enjoy a range of mouth-watering treats, served on an array of silverware, bone china, and vintage cutlery & crockery. Whilst relaxing and enjoying the exceptional service from the friendly hotel staff.



High Tea


Amongst these treats you’ll find homemade cucumber sandwiches, warm scones with jam & cream, miniature bite-size savory treats and a variety of delicious pastries. Including the most amazing chocolate slice that will tease your taste buds and keep you coming back for more.


To stay at Victoria Falls Hotel or enjoy their famous high tea with a high view, enquire here