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“Nice stop at the end of the walk” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Rainforest Cafe

The Rainforest Cafe
Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls VIC, Zimbabwe
+263 13 45003
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Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: African, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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.
Brisbane, Australia
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“Nice stop at the end of the walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

very nice food and a lovely spot to relax after the 1.7km walk along the falls. The staff is very friendly.

Visited May 2014
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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Hi Papillon

just a quick thankyou for taking time to write such encouraging words, and glad your visit was to your so enjoyable.

Yours Environmentally
Rainforest Cafe Team
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Roodepoort, South Africa
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“Excellent Cappuccino”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

A welcome spot to sit and dry off after getting drenched in the rain forest, warm yourself with a Cuppuccino and Amarula

Visited May 2014
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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Hi Jenni

very grateful for the positive pleasantries - and for taking time to upload them, it helps keep us all motivated.

Yours Environmentally
Rainforest Cafe Team
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Great place to stop after a walk through the Falls. The food is amazing. You would not expect it on such a touristic place! And they even provide towels - very useful as you really get wet during the walk, at least in this time of the year, when the Falls are at its maximum capacity.

Visited April 2014
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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Hi Jaojao,

just reverted to you on our Elephant ride page - getting quite familiar now!. Once again thanks for the reassuring thoughts - and yes those towels prove very popular.

Yours Environmentally
Rainforest Cafe Team
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Bulawayo
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“Bulawayo's loss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Bulawayo lost a good restaurant when Wes and Jane relocated to the 'Falls! Please come back!!!
We had a pasta dish each which was excellent and made for large lunch in restful surroundings. Thank you!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Hi Dave

thanks for sharing your positive comments and taking time to do so. Bad news is that I'm afraid you can't have Wes and Jane back - they have become a protected species here in the Rainforest.

Yours Environmentally
Rainforest Cafe Team
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Fitting end to rainforest walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Coming back to this lovely little restaurant after being soaked in the rainforest watching the Falls was really pleasant. I had a Zambezi Lager which just hit the right spot.

Visited March 2014
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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Hi Chris

many thanks for your kind words and sharing them on a public forum, and so glad you found an 'oasis' in the Rainforest.

Yours Environmentally
Rainforest Cafe Team
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