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Vic Falls’ only boutique hotel reopens after a R90 million refurbishment

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Stanley & Livingstone boutique hotel (Image supplied)
  • Stanley & Livingstone boutique hotel, Victoria Falls private game reserve's first and only boutique hotel, will reopen on 1 April.
  • This comes after an extensive refurbishment which cost around R90 million.
  • The hotel, roughly a 10-minute drive from the falls, has 16 luxury suites, a private spa, restaurant, and terrace overlooking the surrounding game reserve.
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Stanley & Livingstone boutique hotel, located near the iconic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, will reopen in April following an extensive refurbishment which cost around R90 million.

Touted as the first and only boutique hotel in Victoria Falls private game reserve, the Stanley & Livingstone has undergone a transformation in recent years, with the pandemic-induced pause on tourism allowing for an extensive refurbishment.

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Outdoor dining area (Image supplied)

As part of the MORE Family Collection – the same group that owns Lion Sands game reserve in the Kruger National Park and Marataba safari lodge in Limpopo – the Stanley & Livingstone prides itself on luxury accommodation set against awe-inspiring natural backdrops.

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Stanley & Livingstone guest pool (Image supplied)

The boutique hotel has 16 luxury suites and, located within the Victoria Falls private game reserve, is just a 10-minute drive from the falls. It features a private spa, gym, swimming pool, landscaped gardens, and restaurant with terrace providing views of the nearby wildlife waterhole.

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Overlooking the waterhole (Image supplied)

Each suite has a private terrace, en-suite shower and bath, air conditioning, and minibar.

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Stanley & Livingstone bedroom suite (Image supplied)

The Stanley & Livingstone has previously placed among Condé Nast Traveller’s top-30 hotels in Africa.

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Guest lounge area (Image supplied)

The extensive refurbishment has been described as "fresh yet quintessentially historic" with the hotel's reopening on 1 April coinciding with the best time to visit Victoria Falls, following the region's summer rains.

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Victoria Falls (Image supplied)

The hotel also offers a guided Black Rhino safari experience, game drives, horse-riding, and tours of the falls, all for an additional cost.

Rates start from around R6,000 per person sharing per night, that includes accommodation and breakfast.

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Stanley & Livingstone boutique hotel entrance (Image supplied)

As part of the Stanley & Livingstone boutique hotel's reopening, a special promotion offers a 30% discount on bookings set to travel before the end of June 2022. This special offer includes bed, breakfast, and Victoria Falls airport transfers.

(Compiled by Luke Daniel)

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