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The Rainforest Cafe

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Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls VIC, Zimbabwe
+263 13 45003
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The perfect stop after a long, yet awe inspiring walk through the World...
The perfect stop after a long, yet awe inspiring walk through the World Heritage Site.The Rainforest Cafe situated at the heart of the Victoria Falls Rainforest, offers sumptuous food, cool shade among the lush vegetation of this unique eco-system and a chance to relax before continuing onto your next adventure.Whether enjoying a delicious meal and much needed cold drink or simply sampling the divine coffee and heavenly homemade cakes, the powerful roar of this most majestic of waterfalls in the background enhances the ambiance of a tasty meal in a wonderful setting.Adjacent to the Cafe is the Interpretive Centre with information boards containing facts on the mighty Victoria Falls. There is also a lovely shop where visitors can purchase small gifts to remember their remarkable experience to the Victoria Falls.Groups are welcome and can book in advance. Those clients who merely wish to visit the restaurant or shop without proceeding to view the Falls will not be charged park fees.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Drinks after Falls Walk

After a brilliant walking trail of seeing magnificent falls we returned to cafe before exiting park for drinks. I had a cappuccino..it was beautifully presented on wooden tray w a glass of Amaretto and water w ice plus mini biscuit w coffee ..all for 3 US $ ! The Amaretto came w the compliments of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

After a brilliant walking trail of seeing magnificent falls we returned to cafe before exiting park for drinks. I had a cappuccino..it was beautifully presented on wooden tray w a glass of Amaretto and water w ice plus mini biscuit w coffee ..all for 3 US $ ! The Amaretto came w the compliments of The Cafe. Thank u. A... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Serendipity indeed - thanks for the review. More 

stroud
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Loved the breakfasts here especially after walking around the Falls. Good food and very helpful staff. Made my son a perfect boiled egg.

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Greta review - most kind. More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We only had a milkshake and iced coffee but both were really delicious - the service was great and its an easy stop after the Falls experience - make the stop!!

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it - lovely review, thankyou. More 

Rotherham
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Ideal place for a break whilst visiting the falls. Very friendly and delicious food from snacks to full meals. Very reasonably priced too.

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Most gracious review - many thanks More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My family and I ate there two days in a row over the easter weekend. We had great service from a waiter called Washington. The food was good. Perfect location. Will definitely go there sometime again.

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Great review - many thanks More 

Arusha, Tanzania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After a wonderful day visiting the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls, we were so happy that we stopped for a bite of lunch at The Rainforest Cafe. Recognizing the restaurant's name as a chain in the US, we thought that perhaps if this restaurant was part of the chain. (Still not sure if it is or not.) But the food... More 

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Many thanks - and we are definitely not part of the chain - we are the real Mcoy - authentic Rainforest Cafe. More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

...if you're as soaked as we were, aim for a sunny table! Lovely food - although they were sold out of the crocodile tail. Highly recommend the carrot cake. My friend cleaned up the crumbs! Service a bit slow but good - and understandably slow given they were out of power when we arrived! Would go back on my next... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had Lunch and the Food was fantastic from the presentation and taste. Very friendly waitress and other staff.

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Much Obliged - lovely review. More 

London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

it was towards the end of the falls, as you were very wet by then, nice place to dry off, before heading back, also to get something to eat or drink,there are toilets as well, although you have to be careful,), about the toilet paper!(theres not always any there),and if there's been a coach load, your in trouble,so my advice,... More 

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glad you enjoyed - many thanks. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We ate at the Rainforest Cafe which is the cafe right on sight at Victoria Falls. The food was excellent and the price was reasonable. The location is very convenient. I would eat there again.

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nice review - many thanks More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls VIC, Zimbabwe
  • Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Matabeleland North Province  >  Victoria Falls
  • Phone Number: +263 13 45003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 14
  • Cuisine: African, Mediterranean

Description

The perfect stop after a long, yet awe inspiring walk through the World Heritage Site.The Rainforest Cafe situated at the heart of the Victoria Falls Rainforest, offers sumptuous food, cool shade among the lush vegetation of this unique eco-system and a chance to relax before continuing onto your next adventure.Whether enjoying a delicious meal and much needed cold drink or simply sampling the divine coffee and heavenly homemade cakes, the powerful roar of this most majestic of waterfalls in the background enhances the ambiance of a tasty meal in a wonderful setting.Adjacent to the Cafe is the Interpretive Centre with information boards containing facts on the mighty Victoria Falls. There is also a lovely shop where visitors can purchase small gifts to remember their remarkable experience to the Victoria Falls.Groups are welcome and can book in advance. Those clients who merely wish to visit the restaurant or shop without proceeding to view the Falls will not be charged park fees.

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