Self catering near Victoria Falls | Codgers Zambezi House






FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • WHERE IS CODGERS?
In Zimbabwe, on the Zambezi River just across the Botswana/Zimbabwe border

  • CAN WE BUY WOOD AT CODGERS?
Fire wood is supplied free of charge, included in the rate

  • WHAT ABOUT FUEL FOR THE PONTOON?
Fuel remains an issue in Zimbabwe, the Codgers Pontoon has a small engine and we advise client to fill up 2 or 3 x 20lt jerry cans which should be ample for an average 4 night stay. The cheapest fuel is readily available Botswana so a fill up at the Engen just before entering Zimbabwe is recommended. When the Zimbabwean fuel situation returns to normal it will still be cheaper to buy fuel in Botswana. Fuel is not included in the daily rate.

  • WHAT WOULD BE OUR FUEL COSTS JOHANNESBURG TO CODGERS RETURN?
Budget Approx:  R4 200 allowing for a full tank for while you are in the Vic Falls area. Fuel can be bought in Kasane prior to entering Zim and this allows for two visits from Codgers to Vic Falls with 200kms left in case.
We worked the budget on a Land Rover Discovery 4, 3liter.


  • HOW MANY DOES CODGERS SLEEP?
Six adults sharing in three rooms, we also have a pull out sleeper couch for 2 additional children

  • WILL THERE BE A SKIPPER FOR THE BOAT
Yes included in the rate

  • CAN I DRIVE THE BOAT?
No. The skipper must drive the boat and it must be moored back at Codgers by sun down.

  • IS CODGERS SERVICED
Yes daily, included in the rate

  • ARE THERE WILD ANIMALS AROUND THE HOUSE
Yes it is situated in a National Park. Care must be taken and clients are advised strongly, not to walk into the bush as the house is not fenced.

  • GAME DRIVES
Game drives at the neighbouring lodge can be arranged on arrival at a cost of $40pp. This is strictly subject to availability and space cannot be guaranteed.

  • DO YOU NEED A 4X4?
Not required but the last 400 meters is a sand road; it can become a bit difficult in the rainy season

  • CAN YOU BUY FOOD/DRINKS AT CODGERS
No, all consumables must be brought to the property

  • IS FISHING TACKLE SUPPLIED?
No, all fishing gear must be provided by the client.

  • ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT OF EXTRAS?
Yes. Visa and MasterCard.

  • WHAT PLUGS ARE USED IN THE HOUSE?
Square pin plug and some South African round pins
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  • WHERE ARE THE NEAREST SHOPS TO BUY FOOD AND DRINK
Shoprite Kasane ( 15kms away ) in Botswana and Vic Falls Town has TM Stores ( 70kms )

  • DATA/WIFI/INTERNET
There is no Wi-Fi at Codgers, guests have three options:
  1. Allow full roaming on your SA cell phone contract, beware this is an expensive solution but in an emergency worth every cent.
  2. Buy a NetOne (Zimbabwe) Sim card loaded with sufficient data in Victoria Falls, there is 3G coverage at Codgers. Please ensure that you test that your devices are working prior to leaving the NetOne Shop.
  3. Buy a Mascom (Botswana) Sim card loaded with sufficient data in Kasane Town, there is strong signal at Codgers as its close to the Botswana border, we are sure that 3G is available but will be sure to test this on our next visit.