Depart OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for the Zambian town of Livingstone from where you are transferred by road to Tongabezi Lodge. This romantic hideaway situated just upstream of Victoria Falls on the banks of the Zambezi River is still owned and managed by one of its original founders. The nearby Falls are a must-visit, especially during full moon when a lunar rainbow forms over its 108-metre high cascade. The array of white-knuckle activities available at the Falls will keep adrenalin junkies busy too. Guided 4×4 game drives and birding walks are fantastic opportunities for wildlife viewing and an idyllic boat cruise on the hippo-highway of the river is a signature Zambezi experience not to be missed.
You will never tire of the splendid wilderness views from the comfort of your multi-layered lookout deck nor those afforded from the privacy of your suite’s furnished balcony. Wile away the afternoon in the nook of a giant sofa with a book chosen from the library or find respite from the heat of the day in the sparkling pool, which is set into the natural rock and is complete with its own waterfall. Your choices of private dining options include dreamy picnic lunches on the vast lodge grounds and lazy breakfasts in your king-sized bed. Hopeless romantics can be treated to dinner on a boat floating down the Zambezi, illuminated only by paraffin lamps and with every course delivered by canoe.