A Guide to the Elephant Hills Resort

July 10, 2024

by Conor Walsh & Mahider Tadesse

Set on a hill overlooking the Zambezi River, just a few kilometers from the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, the Elephant Hills Resort presents an unmatched venue for your next conference or event. 

The luxurious resort beautifully merges tranquility and productivity, featuring a dedicated conference center capable of hosting a broad range of events, 276 premium rooms, and a breathtaking location within the wildlife-rich environment.

Whether you’re planning an intimate team building retreat or a complex global conference, Elephant Hills will deliver an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. 


Quick Facts

  • Elephant Hills Resort is located just outside Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. It’s 4km from the actual Victoria Falls and within easy driving distance from two international airports.
  • The resort boasts 10,000 square meters of conference space. This includes the large Kalala Hall, which can host up to 500 attendees, multiple smaller meeting rooms, and beautifully landscaped outdoor areas for more casual meetings or events. 
  • The resort has 276 rooms and suites, offering a diverse range of options from standard rooms to executive suites.
  •  The resort is family-friendly, providing plenty of activities and facilities for your loved ones, such as a golf course, tennis courts, and a swimming pool. 
  • The Elephant Hills Resort is committed to sustainable tourism, employing environmentally friendly practices.



Elephant Hills Resort is perched atop a big hill looking down on the Zambezi, with panoramic views of Zimbabwe and Zambia from all sides. It’s so close to the falls you can hear them rumble in the background and feel the mist on your cheeks. 

The resort is west-facing, so your conference participants can enjoy stunning sunsets every day of their stay.

On the plains below the hotel, just past the golf range, it’s not uncommon to see herds of elephants grazing and strolling through. 

Best of all, Elephant Hills Resort is conveniently situated. It’s only a 5-minute drive away from Victoria Falls, with regular shuttle services provided. Victoria Falls International Airport is only 25 minutes away. And it’s a short commute into town, where you’ll find plenty of excellent shops, restaurants, bars, and a couple of supermarkets. 

The strategic location ensures participants enjoy the best of both worlds: a peaceful retreat within nature, with the convenience of a vibrant town nearby and easy access to two international airports.


Versatile Events and Conference Spaces


  • Conference and meeting rooms:
  • Largest capacity: 500pax


Elephant Hills Resort is home to the largest conference venue on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls. 

The resort has eight conference rooms and meeting spaces, including Kalala Hall, which can host up to 500pax in a theater or cocktail configuration. You can also partition Kalala Hall for smaller, more intimate gatherings.

Capacities in the other meeting rooms range from 14pax to 200pax, depending on the configuration and setup. If you’re seeking a more informal setting, the resort’s landscaped outdoor areas provide a beautiful backdrop for networking events or casual gatherings.

Every event space has high-speed Wi-Fi and the latest AV equipment, ensuring your event runs smoothly. Furthermore, the resort’s dedicated events team will be available throughout your event, ensuring all your needs are met.


World-Class Design and Facilities

Elephant Hills is a distinctive landmark within Victoria Falls. While you can see it from miles, it still blends in with the surrounding scenery. 

The architecture encapsulates the essence of Zimbabwe’s cultures and heritage, fusing traditional designs with contemporary touches. Each room is tastefully decorated, providing all the comforts you’ll need during your stay.

The resort’s entrance opens up to the grandeur of the Zambezi River, welcoming you to an experience steeped in natural beauty. The expansive grounds are full of abundant greenery and quiet little corners to escape with a cold drink and soak up the unique atmosphere. 


Food and Beverage

The resort houses three exceptional on-site restaurants: The Samukele Restaurant, Mapopoma Lounge, and the Pool Bar. 

Each venue offers a diverse menu with various local and international dishes. The food is truly indulgent, and the portions are generous.

For post-event relaxation, the Pool Bar offers a range of refreshing beverages and cocktails, providing the perfect space for attendees to unwind and network. Mapopoma Lounge provides a stunning vista, with bar stools perched up against ceiling-to-floor windows looking out over the Zambezi and the Zambian plains in the distance. 

Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets are available, presenting an array of choices from European classics to local Zimbabwean delicacies. No matter your event attendees’ dietary preferences or cultural backgrounds, they’ll find something to enjoy.

If any of your participants choose to stay at the resort, they can also relax in the luxuriant private guest lounge. 



Beyond its outstanding conference facilities, Elephant Hills Resort offers an array of leisure activities: an 18-hole golf course, two tennis courts, a swimming pool, a gym, and a spa.

The golf course isn’t just with golfers – your round might be interrupted for a moment to let some wild buck, warthogs, or elephants walk by.


Tours and Activities

The resort’s location ensures participants can easily access activities like game drives, river cruises, and guided tours of the Falls. You can book them directly or use the on-site tour desk to arrange everything from guided tours of the Falls and sunset cruises on the Zambezi River to dinner on a 100-year-old steam train.

For more, read our guide to the best things to do in Victoria Falls. 



If your event attendees wish to bring their families along, they will be well catered for. Elephant Hills Resort offers a children’s playground and various family-friendly activities. 


4-Star Accommodation

When it comes to accommodation, Elephant Hills Resort has ensured that there is an option to suit every guest’s needs. 

The resort boasts 276 rooms, each offering a unique blend of luxury and comfort with views overlooking the majestic Zambezi.


Here’s a breakdown of the room types:

  • Standard Rooms: A comfortable and serene space with twin beds or king-sized beds. All standard rooms come with amenities such as en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, a television with satellite channels, a safe for valuables, tea and coffee-making facilities.
  • Executive Suites: These suites feature a separate living area and a larger bathroom. They’re ideal for guests requiring additional space or wanting to hold small, private meetings. 
  • Presidential Suite: The presidential suite offers the ultimate luxury and comfort, featuring a large living room, dining area, private bar, jacuzzi, and dedicated butler service.

The presidential suite also offers the most stunning views of the Zambezi River, making it the perfect space for VIPs.


Family Rooms

For guests attending the event with family, the resort also provides family rooms. These rooms are more spacious and have additional bedding to accommodate families comfortably. They are equipped with the same amenities as the standard rooms.

All rooms at Elephant Hills Resort have a private balcony, allowing guests to take in the stunning scenery surrounding the hotel.



Elephant Hills Resort is committed to inclusivity, and a number of the rooms have been designed to be accessible to guests with disabilities. These rooms come equipped with all the features of a standard room and additional accessibility features such as wider doorways, lower fixtures, and specially designed bathrooms.



Ready To Host Your Event at Elephant Hills Resort?

Elephant Hills Resort has been hosting international events for three decades. It’s not just the biggest conference center in Victoria Falls – it’s also the most experienced. 

Your participants will appreciate the distinctive architecture and modern facilities, while admiring the spectacular views and soaking up the refreshing environment. 

If you’re planning an event at Victoria Falls – get in touch! We’ve been organizing global conferences in Africa since … Our local Zimbabwe and Zambia teams can guide you through every step of the process.

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