Beitbridge Express Hotel

The Express by Holiday Inn Beitbridge provides the perfect stopover to simply refresh or enjoy an overnight stay before continuing on your journey to or from South Africa. The hotel is located 3.5km from the South Africa/Zimbabwe border post. Free on-site parking as well as a swimming pool makes the Express by Holiday Inn Beitbridge the ideal no frills stopover.

About Beitbridge Express Hotel

Beitbridge Express HotelThe Limpopo River is the natural boundary between Zimbabwe and its southern neighbour, South Africa. The town of Beitbridge is the border post between the two countries. It is Zimbabwe’s busiest gateway with a regular and large flow of goods and people making the crossing between the two countries each day.

Almost equi-distant between Harare and Johannesburg, African Sun saw the need for a convenient and moderately priced stopover and opened Beitbridge Express Hotel in the border town in 1998.

Deliberately positioned as a minimum service hotel with fast, efficient check-in, check-out procedures, its 104 rooms, 46 of which are non-smoking, are equipped with shower, hairdryer and modem connections for the ubiquitous laptop.

Summer or winter, Beitbridge’s low elevation means high temperatures and travellers particularly enjoy the use of the hotel’s sparkling pool, especially after the long drive from Johannesburg or Harare.

Its Mahosi Meeting Room, for up to 15 people, and Venda Conference Room taking up to 150, are being put to regular use by business people from both countries now increasingly conscious of high fuel prices. Instead of meetings in Harare or Johannesburg, they will be held half-way – Beitbridge.

The automatic wake-up call facility is a boon for those with tight schedules who can only afford a few hours as opposed to a full night’s sleep.

But it is the warmth of the African Sun welcome, that now make the stopover a regular part of the travel plans of so many South Africans and Zimbabweans. With moderately priced comfort at the journey’s halfway point, it makes financial as well as safety sense to use and enjoy it.

Beitbridge Express Hotel at Beitbridge sends travellers on their way totally refreshed and ready for the next leg of their journey.

Accomodation

Beitbridge Express HotelThe rooms at Beitbridge Express Hotel all offer the same services because the hotel has one type of room with all the facilities listed below in all the rooms. The hotel has a total of 104 rooms which are ideal for people sharing because all rooms have two double beds. The hotel also has 46 non-smoking rooms for the convenience of those guests who cannot tolerate smoking. Because of the express concept of the hotel, the rooms do not have bath tubs and only have showers for guests to not waste time in the bathroom.

The rooms also have a work desk and lamp ideal for guests to do some work in preparation for their conferences that they will be attending and/or hosting.

Since the hotel is an express offering a limited service all 104 rooms are the same and offer the same services below:

  • Two double beds
  • Shower
  • Single toilet
  • Shaver socket outlet
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Mineral water
  • Smoke detectors & sprinkler system
  • Self locking security doors
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Satellite television
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Work desk and lamp
  • Automatic wake-up call facility
  • Ice machine on all floors

Dining

Beitbridge Express HotelThe hotel has one restaurant and one bar which opens at 1000hrs and closes at 2200hrs. The restaurant and bar are located within the same area and both overlook the pool area. They are also conveniently located close to the reception area and guests have an option of eating and drinking by the poolside in a refreshing atmosphere.

Restaurants
Offers buffet breakfast and the other meals depend on occupancy of the hotel so when there is high occupancy it will serve buffet lunch and dinner and when it is low there will be an a’la carte menu.

Bars
The bar is located within the restaurant area and serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The restaurant overlooks the pool and gardens through the large windows which gives it a refreshing and relaxing feel.

Facilities

Beitbridge Express HotelThe services and facilities at Beitbridge Express Hotel are very basic in the sense that the hotel has an express concept meaning that the service is the basic accommodation experience with no frills or extras.

The Hotel offers complementary on-site parking facilities which can accommodate a large number of vehicles and is very secure. The Hotel also offers full conferencing and banqueting facilities with audio visual equipment.

The services and facilities on offer are as follows:

  • One restaurant
  • One bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Complementary on-site parking
  • Business centre
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Full conference and banqueting facilities
  • Same-day laundry service
  • Indoor games available at reception.