Shearwater Explorers Village

3.0 star property
3-star lodge in Victoria Falls with 2 outdoor pools and spa

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Shearwater Explorers Village

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2 outdoor pools, pool loungers
Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine
Standard Tent, 2 Single Beds | Bathroom

Overview of Shearwater Explorers Village

9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
Stand 1756, Victoria Falls
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Snack bar/deli

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Single Beds

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Victoria Falls National Park - 1 min drive
  • Victoria Falls - 3 min drive

Getting around

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


  • The Three Monkeys - 4 min walk
  • The Boma - 7 min drive
  • Rainforest Cafe - 15 min walk
  • The Lookout Café - 15 min walk
  • Ocean Basket Livingstone - 12 min drive

About this property

Shearwater Explorers Village

Enjoy your visit to Victoria Falls with a stay at Shearwater Explorers Village. You can visit the spa to indulge in body wraps or manicures and pedicures, and international cuisine is served at Explorer Bar and Grill, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights include 2 outdoor pools, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wildlife drive nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments.


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

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 2.00 per cent will be charged

Optional extras

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser; 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 does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Shearwater Explorers Village offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Shearwater Explorers Village does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Shearwater Explorers Village?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Shearwater Explorers Village?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Shearwater Explorers Village?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Shearwater Explorers Village?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Shearwater Explorers Village and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking, rafting and zip-lining. Additional recreation on-site includes helicopter/aeroplane tours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Shearwater Explorers Village also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Shearwater Explorers Village?
Yes, Explorer Bar and Grill offers international cuisine.
What's the area around Shearwater Explorers Village like?
Shearwater Explorers Village is a short 1-minute walk from Victoria Falls National Park and 18 minutes' walk from Victoria Falls.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Rosalio, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Good location for the falls and other activities. They were really helpful at organising activities. Outlook from the rooms to the back of the neighbouring properties was unappealing. Not shown like this in the accomodation websites. 2 of each beverage item (tea and coffee) in the room for the cost of the room was very stingy.
Electra, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay in Vic Falls. Lots of local vendors near by. They do hassle you a bit more than I like, but still a great location. I had a medical issue and they had a doctor there right away that was able to treat and cure my condition with an injection and medications. The service was remarkable and not grossly expensive. Staff at hotel very helpful and the hotel itself is very nice and comfortable.
TROY, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had a great stay here. Walkable to the falls and the craft market, nice restaurant, nice rooms. Reasonably priced.
Ursula, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommended, really enjoyed my 2 nights. Only 10 min fast walk to the Zimbabwe entrance to the Victoria Falls national park, amazing views of the falls. I also did a round trip walk to the Zambian national park, toal 12km including all the sights on the Zambian side. Well worth it. Very friendly, helpful and efficient staff at reception, the restaurant seemed a bit less well organised and the odd person was less friendly.
Mark, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice property close to Victoria Falls
Scott, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Rude staff
Okay hotel. Most of the staff is nice; however, there are a number of extremely rude staff members that runined the overall stay.
Aaron, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

From the moment I arrived I was looked after and made to feel welcome. The pool area and bar were perfect for relaxing and the food was excellent. It was an easy walk to the Falls and arranging trips was easy too.
Rachael, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Clean, comfortable, friendly staff. Could have more chairs around the pool.
richard, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Just amazing!
This is a little piece of heaven. I would rate this place 5star. All staff are so friendly and helpful. The little bungalows are so lovely and comfortable. Serviced morning and evening! Lovely pool. Very safe area to explore the village and shops. Shearwater helped us with transfers and some amazing activities/experiences. I am definitely going back to this beautiful place.
Inge, 4-night family trip
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