Victoria Falls Casino Hotel

Victoria Falls Casino Hotel

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Casino Hotel was constructed in 1966 on the site immediately next to the Victoria Falls Hotel due to growing tourism demands. The casino was the first in the country and an added attraction advertised even by the Falls Hotel itself.

In 1969 it was extended with the addition of a new wing comprising 54 bedrooms and three luxury suites, at a cost of £175,000, and by 1979 the Hotel boasted four luxury suites and 102 bedrooms all with private bathroom, shower, radio and telephone.

Controversially the development broke the local skyline of the Falls, infringing a local council building requirement that no construction should be built above the tree-line, and so be visible from the river and Falls.

It was later known as the Makasa Sun Hotel.

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