Did you know ?The Victoria Falls Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in Zimbabwe?

The Victoria Falls Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in Zimbabwe?

It was officially opened for business on 8 June 1904. The original hotel consisted of wood and iron with a corrugated roof. The initial purpose of the hotel was to accommodate engineers working on the construction of the railway.

The hotel’s logo, an African lion and an Egyptian Sphinx symbolized the ambition of the Cape to Cairo railway. The beginning of the formal tourism started with the opening of the hotel as well as the start of the development of the Victoria Falls Town. The British Travel Agent, Thomas Cook and Sons was the first travel agent to offer excursions from Cape Town.

 

When the time is ripe for domestic travel, we encourage all Zimbabweans to visit Victoria Falls.

Let’s all be responsible travellers.

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