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Shearwater Explorers Village

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2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Shearwater Explorers Village

Shearwater Explorers Village

3 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Stand 1756, Victoria Falls

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVictoria Falls National Park1 min walk
  • Popular LocationVictoria Falls18 min walk
  • Popular LocationDevil's Pool3 min drive
  • AirportVictoria Falls (VFA)23 min drive

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About this area

Victoria Falls

Shearwater Explorers Village is located in Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls and Victoria Falls National Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Devil's Pool and Livingstone Reptile Park. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby rafting, or enjoy the great outdoors with ziplining and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Victoria Falls National Park - 1 min walk
  • Victoria Falls - 18 min walk
  • Devil's Pool - 3 min drive
  • Victoria Falls Bridge - 4 min drive
  • Victoria Falls Field Museum - 5 min drive

Restaurants

  • Explorer Bar and Grill — 1 min walk
  • Dean's Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Three Monkeys - 4 min walk
  • Lola's Tapas and Carnivore Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • The Palm Restaurant - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Victoria Falls (VFA) - 23 min drive

About this property

Shearwater Explorers Village

3-star lodge near Victoria Falls National Park
Along with 2 outdoor pools, this smoke-free lodge has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, concierge services and laundry facilities. Rooms offer free WiFi and safes.
Shearwater Explorers Village offers 28 forms of accommodation with a safe. This Victoria Falls lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.
2 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Gives staff 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.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11 AM: USD 8 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer (on request)

More

  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 16

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 8 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 101 out of 179 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 60 out of 179 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 11 out of 179 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 179 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 179 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
Great in terms of location and staff friendliness. However, several small things detracted from our stay. Reception requested a copy of our booking at check in because they didn’t know what kind of room we had booked! No information was given on restaurant times or where to find pool towels until we specifically asked. We also discovered that the bar and restaurant was pay-as-you-go, as they did no credit card hold on arrival (a physical card or cash was needed as tap and pay was unavailable). We were shown to our room then 5 mins later we were asked to move rooms because they had just notice our room door was broken (shouldn’t house keeping have noticed prior to our arrival). Both our first and second rooms had light bulbs out (2 of 6 in both rooms). Our king bed had queen sized sheets which didn’t tuck in at the sides, the concrete floors and woven floor mats were absolutely filthy (I chose to wear flip flops the entire time). There was also no hair dryer or iron/ironing board, and while appreciate that Covid has caused hard times in the hospitality industry, the fact that there was no fridge in any room (we asked), and no phone to contact the front desk (we basically had to walk to reception any time we had a question or request) is unacceptable for the price we paid. This hotel should be wonderful, but maintenance and amenities have clearly been allowed to slip. Such a shame for such an attractive and well located property.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property had beautiful gardens and helpful friendly staff. Great location for shopping and restaurants. It is a 10 min walk to victoria falls national park. Food is good at the restaurant I would stay here again
Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020