How to Get to Victoria Falls
Getting to Victoria Falls has never been easier, with the newly-revamped Victoria Falls International Airport offering daily flights from a host of major cities across Africa, two lavish train services from South Africa, and a network of well-maintained roads leading directly into the resort town.
By AirThe Victoria Falls International Airport is a regional transport hub receiving flights from across the African continent. Major destinations linking to Victoria Falls International include Johannesburg, Cape Town, Addis Ababa, Windhoek, Gaborone, and of course, Zimbabwe’s sunny capital - Harare. The new state-of-the-art airport was commissioned in December 2016 following a three-year-long upgrade, which cost approximately $150 million. The airport now features a 4km long runway, a new international terminal building, and a new control tower. The apron area can accommodate long haul flights from across the globe, and can handle aircrafts in the class of B747 and equivalent.
Airlines that fly directly into Victoria Falls:
Arguably the most luxurious way of travelling to Africa's adventure capital, the 3-day Rovos Rail journey from Pretoria to Victoria Falls is truly an unforgettable experience. This 5-star carrier offers insight into a bygone era of sophisticated luxury, with three suites for guests to choose from, two dining cars, both a smoking and non-spoking lounge, and an impressive observation car.
The Shongololo Express, is a more cost-effective alternative, offering a long journey from Pretoria to Victoria Falls, through Mozambique and Swaziland. This unforgettable 12-day journey includes an assortment of exciting activities, and various stops at significant natural and man-made landmarks along the way.
Getting to Victoria Falls by road is also an option and major roads linking to the town are still in good condition by African standards. It’s good to know that fuel stations typically only accept cash and that Zimbabwe has strict requirements for foreign vehicles and drivers in the country.
In terms of regional border posts, the Victoria Falls Border post, which links Victoria Falls with Livingstone in Zambia is the closest. The Kazangula Road Border Post, situated 70km east of the town, links Zimbabwe and Kasane (Botswana). Slightly further away, but far less quiet, is the Pandamentenga Border Posts which links the Pandamatenga village in Botswana with Zimbabwe.
Driving Distances to Victoria Falls
Hwange National Park - 230km
Bulawayo - 439km
Harare - 711km
Livingstone - 15km
Lusaka - 494km
Kasane - 90km
Kazangula - 80km
Francistown - 500km
Gaborone - 940km
Johannesburg - 1300km