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New hotel opens for the adventurer

New hotel opens for the adventurer

New hotel opens for the adventurer

Adventure Zone have revamped a budget hotel in Victoria Falls to satisfy overland tourists, backpackers and the budget traveller who is more interested in adventure activities than grand accommodation.

Leaders of the Victoria Falls community as well as local and overseas agents gathered at the official opening of the Adventure Zone Lodge at the end of October.

“We are an ideal hotel for clients not intent on spending time in their rooms, but who really want to get out and spend their money on all the activities on offer here,” said Brent Williamson, managing director.

“We are ready for the Christmas rush, and I am confident that we can give the overlander, backpacker and budget traveller true value for money.”

For some time Adventure Zone has run a smaller lodge catering for the overland and backpackers market, but Williamson told ZT that they needed to find a better location. The opportunity came up to take over and rehabilitate the old Encore Budget Hotel.

Within a four month period, with the assistance of Sara Norton from The Project Management Company, the Adventure Zone team transformed the previously neglected hotel, with a new pool, lawned camp site, tastefully decorated rooms, and comfortable open restaurant.

Nico Westraat from African Food Settlers has been contracted to manage the restaurant. Guests can look forward to tasty meals at affordable prices. Westraat has also taken this opportunity to share his food with Victoria Falls pensioners; once a month they enjoy a meal in the garden, on the house.

Adventure Zone Lodge has 66 similar sized rooms with ensuite showers and toilet facilities. “We have an internet hotspot and an activities desk that can book any activity on offer in the town,” said Williamson.

Read more articles from this issue:
Zambezi Traveller (Issue 07, Dec 2011)

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