Elephant Hills is a large 5 star InterContinental resort hotel on the banks of the Zambezi, close to the Victoria Falls. It is easily reached by road and makes quite and impression with its large grey buildings and beautiful blue swimming pool. The resort is the home of an 18-hole Championship golf course, skillfully designed by Gary Player.
Not surprisingly, golf is quite a popular attraction at the resort. The course has a 72 stroke-rating on site and people from all over the Victoria Falls region come to play on its greens. Whether youre a pro or an enthusiastic novice the resort will be able to cater to your needs. The pro shop is well stocked and has 16 sets of clubs and 4 cars for hire.
But golf is by no means the only pastime at the resort. The hotel also has a casino, a beauty salon and a hairdresser (a proper barber for the men). There is also a Leisure and Sports Health Club on site which offers 2 outdoor swimming pools (one of which is the largest in the country), a sauna, 2 squash courts, 2 floodlit all-weather tennis courts, a volleyball court and a sportswear shop and these are only the on-site activities!
Off the property the selection of activities is also quite impressive; including elephant back safaris, river cruises, white water rafting, bungee jumping, helicopter flights over the falls, trips to town and cultural villages and many many more.
Accomodation at Elephant Hills Hotel
Elephant Hills can accommodate 552 people in its 276 luxury bedrooms and 13 recently refurbished suites.
As you would expect from a large resort hotel, the rooms have all the modern comforts you could think of including air-conditioning, overhead fans, mini-bars, satellite television and radio, telephones (bathroom and bedroom), mini safes and a coffee and tea stations. And if thats not enough, the hotel has 11 executive suites, 1 deluxe suite and 1 presidential suite that are even better equipped. We even saw a bathroom scale in one of the rooms (but vowed to avoid it at all costs).
The unique dark grey architecture and teak window frames are understated and stylish, and give the place a very professional feel. These dark colours are well contrasted with the lush green of the vegetation and the vibrant blue of the large swimming pool.
The hotel facilities are of a high standard and also very family-friendly. Many of the rooms have inter-connecting doors to ensure easy access between rooms, while there are tons of activities to keep kids of all ages occupied.
All the rooms have balconies and you can actually see the spray from the nearby Victoria Falls from the rooms in the River Wing quite spectacular. The Golf Wing has beautiful views of the golf course where a wide variety of wildlife can be spotted.
The resort is also disability-friendly with lifts on all floors and two rooms specially equipped for disabled guests. The porters have also been trained to assist those with special needs.
Elephant Hills offers its guests a variety of dining venues to choose from.
The Samukele and Kasibi restaurants are ideal for informal dining, offering a carvery and an a la carte menu. There is also a poolside grill where the friendly staff serve freshly barbequed meat and salads.
The hotel has a stylish cocktail bar on its fourth level called the Mapopoma (the local name for the Victoria Falls). It has spectacular panoramic views of the surrounds and is great for a sundowner or pre-dinner drink. Snacks are also available during the day from the Mapopoma Bar and Terrace and the Halfway House golf course snack bar near the putting green.
Where large groups are involved, they try to keep the dining venues different and exciting, and like to rotate themes and ideas to cater to guests needs.
Amenities at Elephant Hill Hotel
Massive swimming pool
18 hole Championship golf course, 72 stroke-rating on site
Well stocked Pro Shop within the hotel with 16 sets of clubs and 4 cars for hire
Business centre with photocopying, typing, facsimile, e-mail and Internet facilities
Hairdressing & beauty salons
Leisure and sports health club with 2 outdoor swimming pools, sauna, sportswear shop, 2 squash courts, bowling green, 2 floodlit all-weather tennis courts and volleyball court
Open air atrium in which the Victoria Falls rainforest has been skilfully recreated
Foreign exchange facilities
Open secure parking
Car hire and touring desk
Adventure booking centre
Conference facilities (maximum 700 people)
Offices available for conference delegates
Health services: clinic, sister from 8-5, doctor on call (24 hrs) and medical air rescue services
Disabled facilities: two wheelchairs, two specially designed rooms and elevators on each floor
En-suite bathrooms with separate baths and showers
Direct-dial telephones: bedside and bathroom
Remote-control colour television (CNN, M-Net, SABC, Movie Magic)
Tea and coffee making facilities
Flights over the Falls
A traditional tribal dancing show
White water rafting
Game drives (including full day game drives to Hwange and night drives)
Shopping for artifacts
Bird watching trail - mornings
Flight of the Angels helicopter flights (6 seater)
Elephant back safaris
Tour of nature sanctuary
Victoria Falls Steam Safari Express
|Travel Dates||2 nights / 3 days||3 nights / 4 days|
|01 Jul - 31 Dec 2017||R 6,155.00 p.p.s.||R 6,825.00 p.p.s.|
Traveler Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Current reviews - 1 posted
Author: Rashida Reddy
Posted: Monday, January 04 2016, 11:14:08
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