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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, 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Manager made our visit to Victoria Falls - THANK YOU

Visited this cafe after a walk around the Victoria Falls. Sat down and initially was not impressed with the service. We sat next to a lady eating a salad who noted we had waited a long time! After she finished her salad she asked what we would like - we ordered and I have to say this lady made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2014
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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Visited this cafe after a walk around the Victoria Falls. Sat down and initially was not impressed with the service. We sat next to a lady eating a salad who noted we had waited a long time! After she finished her salad she asked what we would like - we ordered and I have to say this lady made our... More 

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

Very reassuring that you had such great service More 

Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This restaurant was right at the entrance of Victoria Falls national park and the falls themselves. The food was very good and plentiful. We enjoyed lunch there and then toured the walking paths around the falls.

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

Hi Clifton, delighted you enjoyed your visit to our wonderful Rainforest Cafe. More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Brilliant little cafe as you leave the Victoria falls national park. The food is superb. the portions humongous, my salad could have fed 2 people. The staff very friendly and helpful. All in all a must eat place in Vic Falls.

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

Thankyou Nisha for a most lovely review. More 

Arvada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Food and service were very good with monkeys to entertain us made for a very memorable lunch. Staff try to keep them at bay with slingshots - too funny.

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

Hi Joy, yes it is the genuine article as a rainforest cafe, and the monkeys can get a little too close for comfort on occasions - making snatch and grab invasions, so staff have to keep them at bay to a degree, but with the warthogs, buck, birds and butterflies it is a highly entertaining spot to enjoy a delicious... More 

Phoenix, AZ
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404 reviews 404 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Open air with a varied menu. I had some diet restrictions - and they were perfectly flexible in helping me with them. You can hear the roar of the falls in the distance - and even feel the vibration. Reasonable prices - excellent service.

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

A most gratifying review - a real pleasure to know you appreciated so much. Many thanks. More 

Huntington Beach, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It was by far the best meal we had in ZImbabwe, we both had the butternut sqwash soup. I had the breem, for the main course, it was so well condiment ed, prepared and presented exquisitely. Their prices are very affordable and their cappuccino was the best I ever had, served with a shot of Bailey's liqueur. The whole lunch... More 

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

High praise indeed and very good of you to post such complimentary remarks. Many thanks. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is the only restaurant inside Vic Falls National Park but thankfully it didn't disappoint. You need to have a lot of patience as they take a lot of time in serving but the food is worth the wait. Also be cautious of the monkeys which visit regularly. Highly recommended.

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

Many thanks for the complimentary comments, peak times can fluctuate, but we always focus on swift and reliable service - so thank you for your observations. More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Welcome pitstop after the walk around the falls Monkeys provided lots of entertainment when they pulled off the table clothes from the tables and then proceeded to entertain the patrons with their antics. Was almost if they knew everyone was watching and went out of their way to show-off in front of everyone. Good food to be had

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

Hi Amanda, many thanks for the splendid review. It is true the monkeys certainly authenticate our Rainforest Cafe from the ersatz versions elsewhere in the world, and of course as you say they provide free entertainment for guests. Many thanks. More 

Kongsvinger, Norway
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Expensive, and very western in regards to the food menu. However the staff were great and the wifi was great too. A perfect location after a day walking round looking at the glorious Victoria Falls!

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

Always gratifying to receive such complimentary reviews- so thank you very much. More 

Maseru, Lesotho
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This place is the only one where you can get a break of African burgers , steaks and chips. Unfortunately you can't get there without paying entrance fee for the Falls. I wish they had a branch outside the national park . I give 4 stars because of the small portions and consistently not working wifi.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Gil, high praise indeed, so thank you. Wi fi which we provdie for the convenience of guests, is unfortunately not within our control and we rely on ISP's etc. But delighted you enjoyed what we do control - great food and service. 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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