The Victoria Falls can best be described in superlatives: breathtaking, spectacular, grandiose. No wonder it is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The famous explorer Dr David Livingstone was the first European to set eyes on the Falls in 1855, and named it in honour of the British queen at the time. However, among the locals it is known as Mosi-ua-Tunya (the smoke that thunders), which is far more descriptive.
The water rushes across a cliff of approximately a kilometer wide, thundering down a gorge with a depth of 108 meter. The characteristic plume of mist, 400 meters high, can be seen from 50 kilometers away. If you visit the Victoria Falls at full moon, you can even see a “moonbow”.
The famous bridge, completed in 1905, crosses the Zambezi River below the Victoria Falls. It was the brainchild of Cecil John Rhodes, who wanted “the spray of the Falls over the train carriages” that travelled on his planned Cape-Cairo railway. Rhodes died before the construction of the bridge even began, and today it is still the only rail link between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Today the Victoria Falls is a popular venue for adrenalin junkies who want to experience the wide variety of action activities that are offered in the area. These include whitewater rafting in the gorges, bungee jumping from the bridge, kayaking, game fishing, horse riding and flights across the Falls. Another activity for the brave (or stupid, depending on your point of view) is a swim in the Devil’s Pool. This is a naturally formed rock pool, right on the lip of the Falls, where a rock wall prevents you from being washed into the gorge.
There are a number of Game Reserves and Parks around the Victoria Falls, including the Victoria Falls National Park, the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and the Zambezi National Park. These are home to elephant, lion, vervet monkeys, buffalo, giraffe, antelope and raptors (including Fish Eagle with its evocative cry and breeding Black Eagle, Taita Falcon, Augur Buzzard and Peregrine Falcon).
Amazian Mountain River Lodge is a romantic destination in the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. Here you can enjoy adventure activities as we as more relax activities such as the Sani Pass Excursion. Visit Amazian Mountain River Lodge on a package with huge discount.
Chobe Game Reserve in the north of Botswana is world renown for its excellent game viewing and accommodation, such as Chobe Safari Lodge, Mowana Safari Lodge and the more affordable Toro Lodge and Senyati Safari Camp.
Gweta Lodge on the Makgadikgadi Pans is a very unique destination. Here in the town of Gweta you can experience how the rural people live or you can overnight under the stars on the pans in luxury.
North Gate Lodge in Nata is halfway between Maun and Kasane and between Kasane, Maun and Francistown. This lodge is new and the perfect overnight stop in Nata, Botswana.
Gaborone Hotels and Lodges. Gaborone is the capital city of Botswana and home to Cresta Lodge, Mokolodi Nature Reserve and Big Five Lodge to name just a few.
The Mokoro Safari make use of the Okavango Delta's tradition transport, the Makoro or dug out canoue. This 4 day safari depart from Maun and includes a night in Island Safari Lodge in Botswana.
Deception Valley Lodge is a luxurious lodge in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Here you can experience the pulse of Africa while doing game activities with the local San or Bushmen as your guides.
Namibia Hotels and Lodges in all towns include Windhoek, Lüderitz and Swakopmund and all destinations such as the Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei and Etosha National Park.
Damaraland and Kaokoland is in the north-east of Namibia. Famous lodges in this area include Palmwag where you can see the desert elephants, Twyfelfontein Country Lodge which is famous for its rock paintings, Khorixas Rest Camp and the Vingerklip at Ugab Terrace Lodge, as well as the Vingerklip Lodge.
Waterberg Plateau National Park offers excellent hiking, breathtaking scenery, game viewing and luxury accommodation in the famous park in Namibia near Otjiwarongo.
Byseewah Guest House in Hentiesbay is perfect for those anglers who prefer not to sacrifice their luxury while on a fishing safari. Byseewah arrange fishing trips for the least independent anglers.
Temba Lodges offers a wide selection of hotel and self-contained accommodation in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. The five star Windhoek Country Club is the city's most luxurious hotel while the Safari Hotel offers three and four star rooms. If you prefer self-catering accommodation, Monteiro Lodge and Arebbusch Lodge will be your answer.
The world's highest sand-dunes are found at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert of Namibia. You enter the park at Sesriem. At Sesriem you can stay at the Sossusvlei Dune Lodge, Sossusvlei Lodge or the Desert Camp. Further from Sossusvlei accommodation such as Bethesda, Namib Desert Camp and Solitaire, to name just a few, can be found.
Lüderitz Bay is the southern harbour of Namibia. Diamonds made Lüderitz famous, but today ghost towns such as Kolmanskop is the only indication of the diamond rush. In Lüderitz you can stay in either the luxury The Nest Hotel or the Pension Zur Waterkant Guesthouse.
Keetmanshoop Hotel is in the town with the same name in the south of Namibia. The Keetmanshoop Hotel is the only hotel in Keetmanshoop and offers the most luxurious accommodation in the region.
The Canyon Roadhouse just about 10 km west of the main entrance to the Fish River Canyon offers affordable accommodation for families or individuals.
Temba Travel introduces you to the widest selection of lodges and hotels in Zimbabwe. We cover all areas such as the cities of Harare and Bulawayo, the scenery of Victoria Falls, Nyanga and Vumba Mountains and Matopos, Game Reserves such as Hwange National Park, Matusadona National Park and Manapools, Lake Kariba and the Great Zimbabwe Monument.
Motopo Hills also known as Matobo Hills is the National Park near Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Beautiful rock formations create a spectacular sight. Temba Lodges offers accommodation such as Matopo Hills Lodge, Granite Ridge and Maleme Rest Camp in this beautiful park.
Sundowner Cruise. The Zambezi River above Vitoria Falls is more than a kilometre wide. The sunsets over the river is magnificent. No visit to Victoria Falls is complete without a Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi.
Bungi Jumping is not for the faint-hearted. The Bungi Jump at Victoria Falls between Zimbabwe and Zambia is even more challenging. The bridge is 110 m high and the view from the Bungi to the Falls is magnificent.
The Pine Tree Inn in the Nyanga Mountains on the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe is one of the most beautiful hotels in Zimbabwe with an English atmoshphere.
The Kalahari Molopo Lodge is very near the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Northern Cape Povince of South Africa.
Springbok in the Northern Cape of South Africa and unofficial capital of Namaqualand offers very good accommodation establishments such as Kleinplasie self-catering accommodation, Springbok Hotel, Masonic Hotel and Kokerboom Motel.
Aan't Dorpseind offers self-catering accommodation in Vanrhynsdorp in Namaqualand South Africa.
Sunset Chalets in Colesberg is halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg, and between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.
Kwazulu-Natal is also known as the Garden Province of South Africa. This province is known for its evergreen hills and beautiful Drakensberg Mountains, the magnificent coastline, St Lucia wetlands, a world heritage site and the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Temba Travel offers a variety of accommodation in this beautiful province.
The Glass House in Port St Johns along the Wildcoast of South Africa exposes its guests to the most beautiful views of the bay and lagoon.
Qora River and its lodges and resorts along the Wildcoast is pure heaven both for families and fishermen. Temba offers Kob Inn and Mazeppa Bay Hotel in this region.
Arendsnes is an affordable family resort in Cintsa in the Eastern Cape. This resort is not on the beach but within walking distance of the beach.
Sea Shells in Jeffreys Bay offers affordable but luxury self-catering accommodation on the beach. Jeffreysbay is a paradise for surfers in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
Somerset Lodge in the main street of Somerset West in the residential area offers excellent accommodation in the Helderberg region and the Winelands of South Africa.