Pioneers Victoria Falls Lodge

Victoria Falls
Birding Daydrive Walk Boatride Swimming

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Game Viewing
Price Guide $$$

Pioneers Victoria Falls Lodge: Our View

Pioneers Victoria Falls Lodge is the brand-new sister lodge of Batonka Guest Lodge at Victoria Falls. This fifty-room lodge finally opened its doors in 2021 and is surrounded by lush, verdant gardens. Pioneers Lodge is situated in a quiet suburb, 2km from the town center of Victoria Falls Town and 2.5km from the Park entrance to the Victoria Falls, both easily accessed via a cheap taxi ride from Pioneers, which they will organize for you.

From what we have seen of Pioneer Lodge, we are very impressed. Considering the excellent reputation of their well established and popular sister Lodge, Batonka, with their experienced management, we are positive that Pioneers Victoria Falls will become a big hit very quickly.

Pioneers Victoria Falls Lodge has two good size swimming pools and a large main area. Due to its generous lay-out the lodge exudes a sense of generous space in a rural setting but maintains a feeling of intimacy and privacy in and around the rooms.

When booking Pioneers Victoria Falls Lodge, it is worth keeping in mind the excellent price-value this brand-new lodge offers, even if it does not offer the same history or proximity to the Victoria Falls as some other hotels such as Victoria Falls Hotel (which is much more expensive). It is just a short taxi ride (or a longer 15-minute walk) into the center of town or down to the Victoria Falls entrance.

Pioneer Victoria Falls Lodge: Quick facts

  • 50 air-conditioned rooms, each with a bathroom en-suite
  • Family rooms available
  • Good food and service
  • Free Wi-Fi available throughout the lodge
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Small curio shop
  • A few minutes by taxi (fixed price) to Victoria Falls Town Centre and Victoria Falls
  • Activities desk which can book Victoria Falls activities
  • Environmentally friendly lodge with solar panels
  • Supports local wildlife charities
  • Far enough away from the town center to be quiet and secluded, yet only a few minutes to get into town by taxi

Pioneers Victoria Falls Lodge: The Details

The Pioneers Victoria Falls Lodge main building has been built to resemble an old colonial-style house and is spacious and airy. It boasts an elegant lounge and a restaurant.  There is also a very large terrace overlooking the Lodge garden with another cozy lounge area on one side and a bar with its sitting area on the other side. It is possible to dine inside the restaurant or outside on the terrace.

The garden is extensive and lush with manicured lawns and two sparkling swimming pools, perfect to refresh yourself on a hot day.

The rooms at Pioneers Victoria Falls Lodge are spacious, designed in an elegant classic style, and very well appointed. All rooms feature a fan, an air-conditioning unit, tea and coffee making facilities, and a safe. The ensuite bathroom is large with double basins and a shower. All rooms have a clear and open view on to the garden.

Unless you are looking for the colonial grandeur and history of the huge Victoria Falls Hotel (and are prepared to pay up for that) we would certainly recommend Pioneers as your base for exploring Victoria Falls and the surrounding area. We expect the same quality as at Batonka Guest Lodge - and the rates are quite a bit cheaper too!