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Shearwater Explorers Village

3-star lodge with 2 outdoor pools, near Victoria Falls National Park

  • Free WiFi
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Stand 1756, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
9.0.Superb.
  • Great position in town. The room was well appointed and clean and comfortable. The staff…

    Jan. 13, 2020

  • Modern stylish resort with excellent service. Our room was new with nice decor, a very…

    Oct. 7, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Safe
Convenient
Dining options
Shopping
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 28 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace

Feel at home

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • Victoria Falls - 18 min walk
  • Victoria Falls National Park - 1 min walk
  • Devil's Pool - 26 min walk
  • Victoria Falls Bridge - 29 min walk
  • Victoria Falls Field Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Tent, 2 Single Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Single Beds

Location

Stand 1756, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Victoria Falls - 18 min walk
  • Victoria Falls National Park - 1 min walk
  • Devil's Pool - 26 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Victoria Falls - 18 min walk
  • Victoria Falls National Park - 1 min walk
  • Devil's Pool - 26 min walk
  • Victoria Falls Bridge - 29 min walk
  • Victoria Falls Field Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Zambezi National Park - 4.3 mi / 7 km
  • Livingstone Reptile Park - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km
  • Maramba Cultural Museum - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km
  • Railway Museum - 7.4 mi / 12 km
  • Livingstone Museum - 8.1 mi / 13 km

Getting around

  • Victoria Falls (VFA) - 23 min drive
  • Livingstone (LVI) - 20 min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 28 cabins

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English

At the property

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the cabin

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Explorer Bar and Grill - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Small print

Also known as

  • Shearwater Explorers Village Lodge Victoria Falls
  • Shearwater Explorers Village
  • Shearwater Explorers Village Lodge
  • Shearwater Explorers Village Victoria Falls
  • Shearwater Explorers Village Lodge Victoria Falls
  • Shearwater Explorers Village Lodge
  • Lodge Shearwater Explorers Village
  • Shearwater Explorers Village Lodge Victoria Falls
  • Shearwater Explorers Village Lodge
  • Shearwater Explorers Village Victoria Falls
  • Lodge Shearwater Explorers Village Victoria Falls
  • Victoria Falls Shearwater Explorers Village Lodge

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 8 per person (approximately)

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Shearwater Explorers Village does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, Explorer Bar and Grill offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Three Monkeys (4-min walk), Lola's Tapas and Carnivore Restaurant (6-min walk), and The Palm Restaurant (6-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like hiking, rafting, and ziplining. Additional recreation onsite includes helicopter/airplane tours. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Good camping facilities, amenities were clean and plenty of hot waypter .excellent bar/lounge/ dining/ pool area.

    1 night trip, Aug. 23, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice hotel within walking distance of restaurants and shops. Noisy early in the morning due to staff arriving and talking loudly throughout the complex. Shower base quite slippery - not sure if this was due to the polished concrete surface or not been cleaned thoroughly. Great shower head, rooms a little narrow, no fresh milk provided in rooms for tea and coffee. Generally a very good place to stay!

    2 night trip, Jan. 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Friendly and helpful staff. Close to the CBD. Comfortable bed. Good value meals. Dusty trek from the main road though.

    4 night trip, Jan. 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good location and hotel is well designed and run. Has everything you need for a stay in VF

    1 night trip, Nov. 1, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Comfort close to Vic Falls

    I enjoyed my stay at the Shearwater Explorers Village. They offered a variety of lodging options from camping, staying in tents, and nice hotel units, all in a resort setting. The main building was a huge open air thatched structure. Shearwater is a large tourist company that offers all sorts of activities and can book others if they don't offer one. Service was excellent, the pool was welcome after a day out. I stayed in a tent, which was under cover and came with a comfortable bed, a table with a light and a fan. It is one of the closest hotels to Victoria Falls and close to the shops of Victoria Falls. Nearby Three Monkeys offered good food at tourist prices. A block or two up the road one could also find less expensive local options as well as groceries. The location was great and I recommend getting the pickup shuttle service, which is less than that of a taxi. The staff were very helpful and the grounds are secured.

    James, 2 night trip, Mar. 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff were so friendly and helpful! The overall atmosphere is very relaxing and I enjoyed being there. I would suggest getting a room away from the backup generator which is very noisy. The staff said I could switch rooms but I thought it would be ok and regretted not following their advice.

    1 night trip, Mar. 6, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The bartender was slow and rude waiting for 20mins to get a drink. When we finally talk to someone they didn't seem to care about providing service to us. So we left without getting service.

    1 night business trip, Feb. 25, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved the bungalows and grounds. Lots of plantings and a lovely pool and deck area. Very relaxing. It was very nice to have access to so many great tours and the staff and guides were wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble. Great restaurant.

    HappyTraveler, 3 night romance trip, Jan. 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Will return!

    Amazing hotel, quiet, relaxing, very close to the falls, safe. Enjoyed my stay and looking forward to be back!

    Katia, 2 night family trip, Jan. 24, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful pool and bar area. Staff are very friendly and helpful!

    1 night trip with friends, Jan. 3, 2020

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