The Southern Sun Ridgeway Lusaka in Zambia, has undergone an extreme makeover totalling over $7 million. We take you inside this newly refurbished resort to see exactly what awaits guests.

Located in the heart of Zambia the Southern Sun Ridgeway’s newly-unveiled rooms and public areas bring a fresh, contemporary design to one of Zambia’s oldest hotels, first opened in 1953.

Newly refurbished rooms at the Southern Sun Ridgeway Lusaka
Newly refurbished rooms at the Southern Sun Ridgeway 

Equipped For A Great Night’s Sleep  

Inspiration for the refurbished rooms focused on the rich copper and gemstone resources of the southern African country, with the rich colours of emeralds, amethyst, aquamarine, tourmaline, garnet and rose quartz informing the hotel’s new colour palette.

The country’s heritage is further reflected through the distinct pattern carpets, and the natural wonders of Zambia are highlighted through the wall art featuring magnificent indigenous trees.

Every room is equipped for a great night’s sleep with blackout curtains, soft and spacious beds and walk-in showers. Feel-at-home comforts include complimentary WiFi, flat-screen DStv and 24-hour room service.

The new look bathrooms at the Southern Sun Ridgeway Lusaka
The new-look bathrooms at the Southern Sun Ridgeway 

A Business Travellers Dream

In addition, Southern Sun Ridgeway Lusaka has completed upgrades to its reception area, public toilets, and business centre.

An additional boardroom is also now available, seating 16 people. The Musuku Restaurant is currently being refurbished and is expected to be completed by the end of November 2019.

Southern Sun Ridgeway Lusaka has 154 rooms, 6 meeting rooms, a restaurant, bar and terrace, and a swimming pool and fitness centre.

One of the hotel’s most renowned features is the pond-courtyard complete with resident reed-home weavers and baby crocodiles – a Lusaka central destination for dinner dates, business breakfasts and ladies lunches.

“As part of our continued programme of reinvesting in our products, we have given our accommodation an elegant makeover. A city landmark, Southern Sun Ridgeway has been the hotel of choice for business professionals, NGOs, Lusaka-locals and adventure seekers over the decades,” explains General Manager, Paul Norman.

Executive Room Double Beds Non Smoking

Lusaka Essentials 

Lusaka’s top attractions include wildlife, art galleries, museums, and historical sites. While you’re there be sure to visit the Lusaka National Park, Lilayi Elephant Nursery and the Lusaka City Market which are among some of the City’s top tourist attractions.

Best time to visit? Lusaka has a pleasantly warm climate with the heat factor rising considerably in October and November. If you’re looking to visit the lower Zambezi and Lake Kariba Juen to September is the best time.

Getting There

SAA flies to Lusaka daily from Johannesburg. Book your tickets today!