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Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant

Stand 471 Squire Cummings Road, Victoria Falls -, Zimbabwe
+263 13 43201-4
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: African, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Centuries past, we’re told, an inimitable Royal Drum disenchanted with its owner was lost forever when it ‘jumped’ into the Zambezi River. In honour of this legend, the award-winning Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant celebrates the richness of Africa’s heritage with fine fare and unmatched hospitality. The MaKuwa-Kuwa drumbeat is a call to partake of a royal feast.Located in the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge's central hub is the Makuwa-Kuwa Resaurant - split level and with a 270º view of the unfenced Zambezi National Park, and focusing on a central waterhole attracting year-round wildlife, the a la carte restaurant offers a wide variety of internationally styled cuisine, with a hint of African and game dishes thrown in. Diners are tempted by gourmet dishes made from the choicest selection of local and imported ingredients, and Zimbabwe’s finest winelist. Little wonder then, that this restaurant lays unchallenged claim to Zimbabwe’s top eatery title year after year…

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Not sure if this is really the restaurant, but we had a very nice meal on the bar terrace, watching the feeding of the vultures. Like the result down below us, the plates were picked clean, and satisfaction prevailed. The only sad thing was the dessert, which was not as promised in the menu. Nonetheless, we, and our guests had... More

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Sarnia, Canada
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155 reviews 155 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Makuwa-kuwa restaurant is an international a la carte restaurant in the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge at victoria falls, Zimbabwe. The view of the waterhole where various animals drink is excellent. The food is good with opportunity to savour African game meats such as warthog, impala, eland, and even crocodile strips. Service is a bit slow especially at breakfast. Only cold... More

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Gaborone, Botswana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Mixed feelings about this one, especially the breakfast. The food was awesome, but the service could be much much better, from the staff on the ground. The management however were very quick to respond to complaints, which was good and comforting. The acapella entertainment was just as awesome as at the Boma - Place of Eating. Overall reception was great!

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Kingskerswell, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We ate here twice during our recent stay at Lokuthula Lodges! First time we both had Crocodile Tails Strips & the Chef had combined these with Cous-Cous & other ingredients to make a delicious meal. The 2nd time I had Cualiflower Soup with Blue Cheese & my wife had Vegetable soup & we both had Zambezi Bream. The quality of... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Amazing place to eat. Perfect location, great people and so much fun! Thanks to the owners and people working there for the hard work!!!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I went there on a romantic dinner and was extremely satisfied with the food and service. I will definitely be visiting again.

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VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your romantic dinner served in our restaurant. We hope to host you again some day Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Service, Food and ambience all get 10 out of 10. The Hyena's squabbling at the Vulture Culture were an added bonus!

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VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and positive words. We are delighted that we could make your stay so enjoyable and that you found our food and service so favourable Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More

Bulawayo
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had an excellent dinner one evening, food, atmosphere and service were good. However, as on previous visits, one morning, breakfast service was horrendous. We had to wait 20 minutes before a breakfast menu eventually arrived, 40 minutes for coffee after which I eventually had to search for a waiter to take our breakfast order. The cooked breakfast eventually arrived... More

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Libertyville, Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Our table overlooked the lake where the animals congregate. Our waitress was friendly if a little reserved but very efficient. We started off with Smoked Crocodile Pasta Tubes that was delicious. Could have eaten more. We then tried the Tremendous Tapas which included smoked mussels in pickled calamari rings, slivers of ostrich carpaccio set on a summer vegetable salsa, coffee... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This restaurant is excellently located beside a watering hole! We saw a family of elephants, hyenas and guinea fowl. The restaurant building is a fantastic structure that sits into the hill above the watering hole, and creates an amazing ambience. The menu wasn't extensive but it had some gems, the warthog and Kudu were especially good. The service was very... More

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Additional Information about Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant

Address: Stand 471 Squire Cummings Road, Victoria Falls -, Zimbabwe
Phone Number: +263 13 43201-4
Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Matabeleland North Province  >  Victoria Falls
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: African, Contemporary, International

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