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Victoria Falls Restaurants

Restaurants and places to eat out in Victoria falls on the Zimbabwe side of the Zambezi river.

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The Boma - Victoria Falls | Ilala Lodge - Victoria Falls

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The Boma | Jungle Junction | Makuwa Kuwe

Hotel Restaurants in Victoria Falls

A'Zambezi River Lodge
Amulonga: meaning "by the river" restaurant - is a la carte.
aan authentic African open air thatched roof, restaurant on the banks of the Zambezi river with African dancers

Rainbow Hotel
Simajinga restaurant. Buffet Dinner whilst watching traditional dancers on the pool terrace - dinner / casual.
The Rainbow Kraal concept is that of an African Village enclosure whose mouth watering cuisines, utensil and decor dates back to as far as the 10th Century.

Victoria Falls Hotel
Livingstone Room - The Victoria Falls Hotel - dinner / tie & jacket - takes you back in time to a period of grace and elegance
Jungle Junction - Breakfast and dinner buffets / casual. Sample Menu

Ilala Lodge

- Palm Restaurant:
world class a la carte restaurant. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner under the African night sky amidst the sound of the Victoria waterfall

Family Type Restaurants

Bridge Cafe - unique setting on the Bridge - well priced meals and stunning views
Rainforest Restaurant - The powerful roar of Vic Falls waterfall in the background enhances the ambiance of a tasty meal in a wonderful setting.
The In- De- Belly Restaurant. Located on Victoria falls Rest Camp behind Ilala Lodge. A huge hit with local Vic Falls residents!. Serves scrumptious meals throughout the day. dress is casual - even swimming gear!! Typical items on the menu are full breakfasts, schwarmas, ribs, fish & chips, tasty burgers, piri piri chicken & chips. Fully licensed and serves beers, wines and spirits.
Mama Africa meals and pub meals / casual. Has a special brand of atmosphere traditional African food with a difference
Pizza Bistro - Shoppers Arcade - light meals, pizza / casual
Narans Restaurant - Shoppers Arcade - light meals / casual
Lola's Tapas & Bar - Spanish themed restaurant and bar serving a fusion of African and Spanish dishes
8B Landela Complex
310 Parkway (Ilala Lodge) - delicious cafe-style meals as well as a game meat buffet on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Cattleman Steakhouse - for all manner of steak dishes
Zambezi Blues Cafe - light, delicious snacks & meals such as cakes, pancakes etc.
The African Cafe offering foods from Zanzibar to the Zambezi - open every day from 08.00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Elephants Walk Shopping & Artist Village
Chicken Inn / Pizza Inn / Creamy Inn
Menu: Pizza, burgers, ice-creams etc, Style: Take way or casual seating in the food-court
Wok'n Roll -Take way :Monday - Saturday : 11.30 to 9 p.m.
Oriental dishes, game burgers, rolls and a delicious kiddies menu . Located in The Phumula centre on the corner just down from Seven Eleven
Chicken Inn / Pizza Inn / Creamy Inn
Menu: Pizza, burgers, ice-creams etc
Style: Take way or casual seating in the food-court

Restaurants / Discos

Explorers Pub & Restaurant - has a special brand of atmosphere. Numerous parties going on there, especially straight from the rafting! Meet up with backpacking mates and outdo them with your tales of hairy adventures, while knocking back a few before going on to the nightclub.
Wild Thing - Located in The Kingdom, this nightclub is an all night experience, with eager young things shakin’ it, and forgetting entirely that back home they are quiet, respectable little librarians.
X-plosion - The new nightclub in town, located in the industrial area, has an open-air dance floor, which is a magical experience in the wild African bush

Hotel Restaurants in Victoria Falls

Elephant Hills Hotel

Samukele - Elephant Hills - breakfast, lunch and dinner / casual 180 pax-Carvery
Kasibi Terrace - 120 pax - Á la Carte
Mapopoma - 80 pax - Lounge
Pool Area - 350 pax - Barbecue (traditional African meal)

Kingdom Hotel
White Waters - buffet restaurant. Overlooks the Pool Island and offers hearty breakfasts and dinners with a selection of creative dishes such as Mopani worms. They also have after-dinner floor show of traditional music and dancing.

The Enclosure which hosts a large selection of restaurants and bars including

Spur : all meals / casual. Guests can order from both simultaneously

Panarotti’s – a Italian Trattoria-style restaurant

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

The Boma - dinner / casual. World famous, authentic traditional African food and game dishes with entertainment. | Sample Menu

Makuwa Kuwe - breakfast, lunch, dinner / casual - a la carte | Sample Menu

Must Do's in Victoria Falls beside activities!

1) Eat Chocolate Marquai desert at Ilala hotel's Palm Restaurant!..... To die for!

2) Dinner at The Boma .

3) Visit Gorges Lodge bar...it literally hangs over the edge of the gorge..a totally different perspective of of the river!

4) Tea at Victoria Falls hotel at high noon!....... Cakes and piano music as you look over the gorge!

5) Golf at Elephant Hills.....don't hit a waterbuck or fight a croc to get your ball back

6) Safari Spa: Treat yourself to a range of beauty therapy treatments ranging from manicures to massage at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge’s Safari Spa and Swimming at the Boma ......you don't have to be a resident!

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Local Dishes

The Monde Village Dinner - It's only 10 minutes drive out of the Falls and enjoys one of the most amazing views right over the Valley of the Falls.

This great venue has proved to be a great product for groups looking for an ethnic group dinner option. 

Sadza Ne Nyama – The local staple diet of stiff porridge and stewed meat is cheap, filling, and very tasty.

Local Vendors – Try some of the local delicacies such as the dried fish, or dried Mopani worms, or open-flame roasted mealies (corn on the cob)

Lunch and Snacks

Kasibi - Elephant Hills - breakfast, lunch and snacks / casual
The Terrace - The Victoria Falls Hotel - breakfast, high tea, snacks// casual
Crock & Paddle - Landela Trading Post - light meals, pub meals/ casual

When the sun goes down there is no shortage of ways to fill your time, from special dinners to adventurous outings.

Full-moon dinners
On Zimbabwe’s side of the Falls, perched 120 metres above the rapids of the Batoka Gorge and just downriver of the Victoria Falls Bridge, is the newly opened The Lookout Café. Operated by Wild Horizons, the Café is adjacent to its high-wire facility, where it offers adrenalin-fuelled activities such as the Gorge Swing, Flying Fox and the Vic Falls Canopy Tour. During full moon, the Café offers special dinners, where guests can enjoy views of the Falls and the bridge, lit by the light of the moon. It can accommodate groups of up to 60 guests and the list of Full Moon Dinner dates can be viewed on its website. - See more at:

Dinner river cruises
Enjoying sundowners on the Zambezi is widely regarding as one of the ‘must-do’ activities when visiting the Victoria Falls. Guests are likely to see wildlife on the banks of the river, including elephant and various antelope, along with plentiful birdlife, as well as crocodile and hippo in the river itself. There are several operators, departing from both the Zambian and the Zimbabwe side of the Falls, with vessels that offer dinner cruises, providing guests with the opportunity to stay on the water after the sun has gone down. These vary in terms of capacity as well as luxury. Safari par Excellence, based on the Zambian side, has two boats that offer dinner cruises – the Makumbi, with space for 100 guests and the smaller Mambushi, with space for 23 guests. Both serve freshly baked snacks, a light dinner and local beverages, spirits and wine. Based on the Zimbabwe side, the Zambezi Explorer Cruise Company also has two vessels that operate dinner cruises, Zambezi Explorer with capacity for 150 passengers across three decks (booked on an exclusive-basis for dinner cruises), and Zambezi Reflections, which has capacity for 34 passengers and serves gourmet-style meals. - See more at:

Night game drives
The Victoria Falls is near a number of small reserves and national parks, including the Zambezi National Park and the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve, both in Zimbabwe. These parks have granted operators special night-time access, as both are normally off-limits to tourists outside daylight hours. Shearwater Adventures offers a rhino encounter game drive, including a night drive and bush dinner. The experience starts before the sun goes down so that guests can see the wildlife that gather at Nakavango Dam to drink, followed by a night drive through the park. The vehicle then returns to the reserve’s reception area, where guests will enjoy dinner under the stars. Wild Horizons offers a ‘Night Eyes’ safari in Zambezi National Park, which enters the park in the late afternoon and continues into the night. Refreshments are served on the banks of the Zambezi.

Dinner at The Boma
The Boma, on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls, specialises in creating traditional Zimbabwean dishes. Guests are served a four-course meal comprising starters, soup (prepared on the campfire), and a barbecue buffet with a selection of salads, followed by a choice of desserts. The restaurant caters well for those with an adventurous palate, with its trademark dish being warthog fillet. Other delicacies include mopani worms, smoked crocodile tail, impala knuckle terrine and game stews. It also serves more traditional fare, including beef, pork, fish, chicken and a variety of vegetarian meals. Entertainment comes in the form of traditional dancing, story-telling, a fortune teller and an African drumming circle. The Boma can seat 300 people in the dry season (April to October) and 230 in the rainy season (November to March). It is recommended that you book in advance

Live music at Mama Africa Eating House
Situated on the Zimbabwean side, Mama Africa Eating House offers a traditional ‘township-style’ restaurant environment, featuring brightly decorated rooms and food from across Africa. Mama’s Hot Pots are the restaurant’s signature dishes, and options include Umhwabha ledobi, an Ndebele-dish of dried meat and peanut butter sauce, and Hunter’s Pot, a game stew. The menu also features a selection of grilled meat, including Zimbabwean rump steak, grilled Zambezi bream and Mozambique-style peri-peri chicken. Live music is played by a township jazz band. - See more at:

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