Elephant Hills Resort Victoria Falls
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300 Park Way Drive
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Luxury hotel description - DLW Luxury Hotels Worldwide
Zimbabwe is well known for many excellent golf courses and the perfect climate to make playing 18 holes a pleasure all year round. Most of these courses are in the capital city, but there is one that is just as enjoyable and may be even more challenging. It is under the expert care and management of African Sun and is located in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe`s premier tourist destination.
The Elephant Hills Resort boasts an 18-hole championship golf course designed by the legendary Gary Player. It is as popular with the wildlife as it is with golfers, as it is not uncommon for play to be interrupted while buck, warthogs or elephants exercise their right to walk on the fairways. Many golfing guests see this as an added bonus and, of course, it makes for great banter over a drink afterwards. Nowhere in the world is there such an experience for golfers as that at the Elephant Hills Resort in Victoria Falls.
This environmentally correctly-positioned hilltop hotel, with its great solid structure, is sited by a trail that has seen the passage of countless elephants over thousands of years. It deliberately imposes itself on the surrounding riverine bush. Its tranquil evergreen setting on the upper Zambezi River belies the might of the Victoria Falls just three kilometres away.
The Elephant Hills Resort contains 276 luxury rooms including, 11 executive suites, one deluxe suite and one presidential suite which are served by three restaurants and two bars, and the whole complex is expertly run by African Sun`s dedicated staff.
This majestic hotel, aptly named after the gentle giant of the bush (the elephant) merges seamlessly into its natural environment. Elephant Hills Resort has 276 rooms ranging from the impressive presidential suite to cool and spacious standard rooms. All rooms are ethnically decorated creating a combination of African ambience with comfort and elegance. Each bedroom has modern amenities including air-conditioning, digital satellite television, bar fridge and en-suite bathroom.
Each room has a private balcony; rooms in the west wing have an impressive view of the vastness of the Zambezi River. From the east wing guests are treated to views of the impressive golf course in the forefront and the Zambezi in the distance. From selected rooms guests enjoy the awe-inspiring view of the rising mist from The Victoria Falls. Rooms are surrounded by indoor, manmade waterfalls and lush greenery, bringing the rumble of The Victoria Falls within the very walls of the hotel.
Each room includes the following:
Digital satellite television
Study and writing desk
Safety deposit box
Smoke detectors & sprinkler system
Tea & Coffee facilities
En-suite bathroom (Shaver socket, toilet, bathtub and shower)
Meetings & Events
The Elephant Hills Resort arguably offers the most modern and upmarket conferencing facilities in the country. The hotel offers a selection of eight conference rooms, ranging in size from 14 to 500 delegates.
The vast Kalala room has been the venue for upmarket events such as Super Model International and Sunshine Tour golf tournaments. The room can accommodate a host of high capacity seating plans and has a large and spacious stage area. Its high ceilings, luxurious carpeting and brilliant lighting give the room a stately ambiance. This room is fitted with state-of-the-art audio and video equipment which is controlled from a secluded control room. On the other end of the spectrum are the smaller intimate boardrooms located away from the activity of the main conferencing area. These rooms afford delegates the privacy and seclusion needed for small meetings and training sessions.
The hotels conferencing and banqueting staff are highly skilled and experienced in handling events of all sizes and requirements; guaranteeing you a successful event at Elephant Hills Resort.
The following standard equipment and services are available on request:
White boards and markers
Portable Television and VCR/DVD
Dedicated registration and break away area
Teas, coffees and lunch packages
Spouses` programmes are available
Safari Health and Beauty Spa
This beauty spa is medium sized with two massage rooms and a hot tub. The Spa specialises in Clarins facial and beauty products, these products are also available for purchase by guests. All staff are qualified beauticians offering a range of treatments from massage, facials, pedicures and manicures.
The hair salon specialises in hair cuts, styling and treatments for all types of hair. Guests are encouraged to make appointments at least 24 hours beforehand to ensure they can be accommodated at their preferred time. Gift vouchers are available for purchase at both the Spa and the hair salon.
Treatments and services offered:
Swedish body massage (neck, shoulder and back)
Full body massage
Range of facial treatments
Overlooking the pool and golf course this elevated dining room has glass walls to the east and west, giving it an open air ambiance. With live traditional entertainment at each dinner, guests are treated to a memorable African explosion of talent each night. The Samukele- carvery offers an a la carte lunch and dinner menu and the maximum seating capacity is 180 pax.
The open and spacious layout of this restaurant together with its long buffet makes it ideal for large conference groups. With modern wood furnishings a touch of the natural environment is carried throughout this casual restaurant. The Kasibi Terrace offers a Buffet or an a la carte menu. The maximum seating capacity is 120 pax.
This open plan lounge offers a choice between cosy couches and contemporary chairs set around coffee tables. With a glass wall stretching along the length of the lounge and a remarkable view of the rising mist from The Victoria Falls, this lounge is excellent for a relaxed dining experience. The Mapopoma Lounge offers light meals and snacks and has a maximum seating capacity of 80 pax.
This open air eating place comprises tasteful wrought iron furniture set under thatched shelters. Here guests can experience the acclaimed Elephant Hills African barbeque dinner, with traditional drummers and dancers, it is a truly memorable event. During the day, the Pool Area offers an a la carte lunch menu. The maximum seating capacity is 350 pax.
Two tennis courts, two squash courts, a swimming pool and a gymnasium are there for those who wish to keep fit and are frequently in use by the many guests attending conferences at the resort. With eight conference rooms, the largest holding up to 500 delegates, Elephant Hills Resort conference staff has their work down to a fine art.
They are part of a well-managed team of dedicated staff whose sole objective is to welcome guests in true African Sun tradition and ensure their every need is catered for during their stay. This extends to the ladies who enjoy massages, facials and aromatherapy in the hotel`s spa and beauty centre.
2 tour operators are based at the hotel and offer a wide choice of activities ranging from the “Flight of the Angels”, an aerial tour of the Victoria Falls, through the adrenalin rush of bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls Bridge and white-water rafting in the gorges of the mighty Zambezi River, to relaxed, but very different, game viewing from the back of an elephant!
After a morning, or day`s golf or sight seeing, guests have a choice of sustenance from traditional to Western style dishes from the Resort`s Samukele Restaurant, Mapopoma Restaurant or the relaxing and informal Kabisi Terrace Restaurant. The poolside bar is a big favourite during the day or in the evening as the climate is conducive to swimming all year round.
After dinner, chat with new friends in the Mapopoma Bar before curling up for that relaxing sleep only complete satisfaction and contentment can bring.
Elephant Hills Resort is a large hotel but exudes an intimacy often only found in small country inns. This is the essence of African Sun hospitality - warm, friendly, welcoming and attentive staff and all set in a unique part of the world; The Victoria Falls.
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