Breaking News

US$1.5 million lodge opened in victoria Falls

by Mandla Ndlovu
11 March 2019 | 4017 Views
A US$1.5 million lodge, Shongwe Lookout has been opened in the heart of the Zambezi Valley's star tourism attraction Victoria Falls.

The 23-bedroom lodge, located in the suburbs, was funded by a mix of local and international investors.

Jamie Henson, the lodge manager, is a Zimbabwean who has lived in New Zealand for the past 17 years. He says he and his family were lured back by the opportunities in tourism.

"We were looking at the statistics on tourist numbers in Victoria Falls, and realized there is a very positive future here."

Henson arrived in Zimbabwe just before the currency crash last year and said thanks to good management the lodge is still on track to take its first guests from June 1 this year.

"So far the response from travel agents has been fantastic. They love the concept of what we are doing and say they simply do not have enough accommodation in Victoria Falls at present."

Henson said Shongwe Lookout is targeted at "the more discerning traveller" looking for comfort and great value for money.

The lodge will offer guests access to two platforms on a viewing tower, with vistas of the Zambezi River and spray rising from Victoria Falls, as well as a pool, restaurant area, boma area and bar.




Henson said he and his wife are excited about living in Zimbabwe.

"My wife is from New Zealand, so we were a bit nervous about how she would adapt. But, so far, we are both loving it. There is so much happening around Victoria Falls, so many young people like us with a passion to make the town the best it can be.

"It's a really positive place to be."

Zimbabwe's Tourism has been projected to reach 15 and 20 percent in the next two years.

The tourism industry recorded growth of 7 percent in the first nine months of the 2018 a performance which almost equalled record levels of the late 90s.

The country was recently named one of the best countries in the world to visit in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel for 2019.




Shongwe Lookout Victoria Falls Zambezi Valley

Source: Byo24News

Comments

Latest News

Rocks from mountain crush huts in Zimbabwe

by City Press | 24 March 2019 | 2296 Views

'Tax reforms to rescue debt-distressed Zimbabwe'

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 666 Views

Afreximbank grants Zimbabwe interbank forex trade loan

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 747 Views

Zimbabwe volcano fears - The Civil Protection Department (CPD) in Masv...

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 2884 Views

Mnangagwa goes Biblical: 'Zimbabwe accepts will of God'

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 1059 Views

Open letter to President Mnangagwa

by Viniel Deredza | 24 March 2019 | 885 Views

Warriors ease into Afcon finals

by SuperSport | 24 March 2019 | 571 Views

Rights Commission finalising probe into Zimbabwe army crackdown - THE ...

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 159 Views

3 lawyers banned from practising - THREE lawyers have been banned from...

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 603 Views

Jabulani Sibanda to bounce back?

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 930 Views

Questions over Mnangagwa's choice of advisors - ON three occasions, Pr...

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 247 Views

Potraz board okays tariff increases

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 218 Views

Horror Cyclone destruction trail unravels - THE human toll of Cyclone ...

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 140 Views

LIVE: Zimbabwe vs Congo Brazzaville

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 3500 Views

Zimbabwe debt should be audited - ZIMBABWE should not rush to pay its ...

by John Kachembere | 24 March 2019 | 811 Views

Zimbabwean couple hijacked in Durban, wife missing since Monday - A Zi...

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 3742 Views

Mnangagwa's days numbered

by Staff repo | 24 March 2019 | 8055 Views

Zimbabwean man dies during sex with SA mistress - A  67- year-old...

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 3624 Views

Zimbabwean company donates laptops to needy SA varsity students - Zoro...

by African News Agency (ANA) | 24 March 2019 | 1039 Views

Gweru prophet sets up school of spiritual gifts - Gweru-born Prophet G...

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 489 Views

Potraz brings toll free platforms to rural folk

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 162 Views

Mnangagwa pledges support for Gukurahundi victims

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 413 Views

Zimbabwe banks must support the interbank trading - THE interbank mark...

by Andrew Lampard | 24 March 2019 | 262 Views

Robbing the poor in the name of patriotism - The post-Robert Mugabe ad...

by Tawanda Majoni | 24 March 2019 | 223 Views

'Using Air Zimbabwe will pose logistical problems for Mnangagwa' - Dep...

by Staff reporter | 24 March 2019 | 418 Views

Entertainment

Andy Muridzo promises new album

by Simbarashe Sithole | 18 March 2019 | 308 Views

Kwejani band is back! - AFTER an eight-year hiatus, Victoria Falls' su...

by Staff reporter | 13 March 2019 | 1189 Views

Moyo revives Pantsula genre

by Staff reporter | 10 March 2019 | 464 Views

Majaivana's sad farewell

by Bruce Ndlovu | 10 March 2019 | 6757 Views

Nceku shifts base to SA

by Staff reporter | 09 March 2019 | 827 Views

Baba Harare abandoned by band members - Jit musician, Baba Harare has ...

by Staff reporter | 04 March 2019 | 2050 Views

Winky D pays the price

by Staff reporter | 03 March 2019 | 5517 Views
iBlog

Ios 9 Features Inspired By Android

apple announced ios 9 on monday, and while watching the keynote, i had just a little bit of déjà vu. most of ios 9's new features seem to be squarely aimed at apple's biggest rival in mobile: android. specifically, they were about catching up to ... Read More
Sergey 13 June 2015 ago

Apple Watch Teardown Reveals Unique Hardware And Replaceable Parts

The apple watch may not be fine jewelry, but bill detwiler cracks it open and shows you why he thinks it's a fine piece of tech. the apple watch may be beautiful on the outside, but how about on the inside? in this cracking open installment, we go in... Read More
Sergey 11 June 2015 ago