Batonka Guest Lodge, Victoria Falls




Batonka Guest lodge is set in lush gardens, a tranquil haven away from the bustle of town. Situated only 2.1 km (1.3miles) from the majestic mighty Victoria Falls. Batonka Guest Lodge is a small and elegant retreat on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls. Batonka offers good value and comfortable rooms, each with its own veranda that opens onto the surrounding lawns, as well as all the necessary modern conveniences to ensure you feel relaxed and at home.

The Lodge:

The main lodge offers indoor and outdoor dining, a cosy lounge and beautiful verandah opening out onto the surrounding gardens. The facilities include a swimming pool, activities desk and curio shop

Sixteen rooms with private patios look out over manicured lawns to the secluded pool area. Each large, well-appointed room boasts a spacious en suite bathroom with double basins, bath and shower.

Eleven rooms with spacious patios look out over a private garden with manicured lawns and indigenous trees. Eight of these rooms inter-lead and are ideal for families or groups travelling together.


One of the benefits of seeing Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side is that it has the most viewpoints owing to three-quarters of the Falls being found there. Water flow can also still be seen in the dry season.

There’s plenty more to see and do in the area, including micro flights, canopy tours, game drives, horseriding, whitewater rafting and Zambezi cruises.

Batonka Guest Lodge, Victoria Falls on the map

Incredibly well organised

"Everything was incredibly well organised and left nothing wanting. We did not see all of the animals that we had hoped for but the experience we had was so much more than that. Hopefully we will return to Africa one day – maybe Namibia / Botswana next time. Thank you so much for organising everything for us it is very much appreciated. "

Great stay

"Batonka Hotel was great very friendly staff and management, great breakfast choices, excellent rooms and helpful staff. It may not have the facilities, grandeur, formalities and history of some of the larger establishments in the centre of VF but for us it was perfect. The walk from the hotel is not too far but walking is not recommended for the evening. The hotel has a preferred taxi driver Thulani Gumbo – great guy who always seems to be on hand – maximum wait was about 5 minutes. If we were ever to return to VF we would definitely stay at Batonka. "


Full English Breakfast, Teas and Coffees throughout the day, Shuttle transfers to Vic Falls town twice a day


All transfers other than the shuttle to Vic Falls Town, Activities booked through the activities desk

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Non-malarial area