Gorges Lodge

Reviews of Gorges Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 6 of our travellers who have visited Gorges Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr J from Milton Keynes
Arrived on: 15-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Gorges Lodge review

A lovely place in a fantastic location. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful

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SL from Boulder
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Gorges Lodge review

The setting of Gorges Lodge is stunning.

The lodge is about 30 minutes down a dirt road, but the resulting vistas are well worth it. The black eagle talk and the dancing were highlights. I would not recommend the curio market. It was a bit too high pressure and we ended up spending more money that we wanted to.

Starting at Victoria Falls was a great way to begin our trip.

The helicopter operators preferred cash. In general, bring ones and fives for tips even if you plan to give more overall. It is hard for the locals to use a twenty dollar bill.

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Ms L from Elma
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Gorges Lodge review

If I did the trip over I would stay an extra night at Gorges and not stay right in Vict Falls. Most of the activities are the same.

i did not understand which activities were included in the all inclusive package. We did activities that had a minimal price.

We enjoyed these but since we payed a high price for our stay i would have taken advantage of some of the more exciting activities if I would have understood how the activities worked.

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Mr D & Mrs J from IOW
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A lovely lodge, but little to do but relax

A beautifully located lodge and well run and friendly.

But few activities offered, though a visit to Vic Falls and surrounding area always interesting.

Our driver Conrad was excellent.

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Mr N & Ms S from Zambia
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Gorgeous Gorges

This was our 17th trip with Expert Africa (dating back to 2006); but it was somewhat different to most of our previous ones in that we had two family members with us making their first trip to Africa. We took our two guests to Victoria Falls so that they would have the opportunity to view the Falls from both sides (we live in Livingstone). With EA's help we opted for Gorges Lodge, where we hadn't stayed previously, and we were delighted with the choice.

The fact that Gorges is 30 minutes from the centre of Victoria Falls is really no disadvantage (ie no further away than many Livingstone Lodges - or indeed our home - are from the Falls). One round trip per day into town was included in our day rate as was one free admission to the Falls themselves. (There are other included outings too, including a sunset cruise, but we elected not to take advantage of these.) Furthermore, the travel time is more than compensated for by the sumptuous views of the Batoka Gorge from the Lodge.

This is a great place for lovers of raptors and we were especially fortunate with sightings of Verreaux's Eagle, one male adult visiting the Gorge around the Lodge every evening as he is periodically fed there. Additionally, the gardens of the Lodge and the scrub around it host a wide variety of birdlife. (And for lovers of waterbirds and waders, stopping off at the town's sewage works on the way in is well worth the effort.)

Our accommodation was very comfortable, one of the newly refurbished chalets. The communal areas are light and airy. The food is fairly standard but fine - the braai on our second evening being a highlight. The bar carries a decent range of wine and the mini-bar in our chalet was well stocked too.

The manager, Debbie, and her team made us most welcome throughout our stay.

All in all, highly recommended for newcomers to Africa and 'old hands' alike.

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Family G from UK
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great stop in Victoria falls

This place is a gem. Debbie and her team are so helpful and made the extra effort to support us in achieving far more in 2 days than we though possible all of our activities were expertly arranged and made the trip stress free.
The drivers ,Conrad and Richmond, shared their local knowledge and made the drives in and around Victoria falls most enjoyable.
The lodge is a fair way out of town but the drive is well worth it. The location is second to none and a true retreat from the bustle of town.

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