Shoestrings Backpackers

SHOESTRINGS : ABOUT US

Shoestrings offers great value accommodation, good food and is famous for its friendly service and lively atmosphere. Mingle and party with locals as well as other travellers day or night, there is always interesting characters around to talk to. Enjoy coffee and breakfast whilst catching up with world news and sport. Relax with a cold beer around the pool, share a snack or one of our famous pizzas, read your book in a hammock under the shady trees or plan your next adrenalin activity or sunset cruise from the on-site booking office (our staff will be happy to go through all the activity options with you).

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Welcome to Shoestrings!

Shoestrings Accommodation

Accommodation options includes camping and shared dorms, with communal showers and toilets; double (with king size beds) and twin rooms - all with on suite showers and toilets, and available with or without air-con - as well as an air conditioned en suite family/group room which sleeps four. We've also got tents for hire - sometimes!

See our Accommodation page for full breakdown and prices.

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Shoestrings accommodation, Victoria Falls

Shoestrings Bar

A lively bar with wide selection of drinks, helpful bar staff and great entertainment. Open until midnight, Shoestrings is the place in town to meet and get the evening started. The bar can get quite lively, and there's often a party atmosphere. Cover charge for non-residents.

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Shoestrings Bar, Victoria Falls

Shoestrings Cafe

The Shoestrings Cafe (on-site) serves great food all day long, from breakfasts, light snacks and main meals. And then there is the pizza... Under new management from October 2014, follow on Facebook.

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Shoestrings Cafe, Victoria Falls

Shoestrings Entertainment

Regular live music performances, traditional dancers from different local cultural groups, drum and fire poi shows, interactive drumming circles, occasional appearances from local DJs and bands, special events and much much more.

Shoestrings has its own collective of highly talented artists, musicians and performers. Rasta Pardon and the brothers can teach you African drumbeats with their one-on-one or group interactive drumming sessions. Learn to play the traditional mbira, or just sit back and listen our mbira players (lunchtimes, daily) or traditional dancers and singers, different groups of who regularly come to entertain us in the evenings (donations welcomed!).

We often put on special events, from local DJs and musicians to travelling bands and performers - basically any excuse for a good time and party works for us!

Our performers are also available for private bookings and events.

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Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar, Victoria Falls

Shoestrings Artists Market

Our artists market aims to give you are safe, relaxed shopping experience without the hassle of the street and market traders in town. Browse wooden and stone sculptures and other traditional tourist curios, chat to the artists and learn some of the cultural associations of some items of special cultural significance, such as the Tonga walking stick or Makishi dance costumes.

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Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar, Victoria Falls

Shoestrings Travel Centre

Shoestrings has a travel centre where you can book all your activities in and around Victoria Falls, get travel information for anywhere in Southern Africa as well book tours, transfers and trips throughout the local region and beyond.

Read more about activities and things to do in and around Victoria Falls and Activities pages.

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Shoestrings Backpackers & Bar, Victoria Falls


Contact

Contact us directly to make a booking - we can also help you with your activity bookings and travel plans.