Dining Out… In Victoria Falls

With almost half a century of experience under our belt, Thompsons Africa is your highly trained Southern African destination management expert. Our reservations team is knowledgeable, innovative, and committed to exceptional service delivery.  Contact a consultant today to make use of this easy-to-use option for booking meals for your guests…before they even arrive!



Affordable, flexible and simple dining options for guests in Victoria Falls… Guests have the flexibility to choose where they would like to dine and experience a different restaurant for lunch or dinner every day.  All of this is available for pre booking before even arriving in Victoria Falls.

Priced at just USD30 per person for lunch and USD44 per person for dinner, read more about these convenient dining experiences.


Look Out Café – Lunch and Dinner

12Perched 120m above the turbulent rapids of the Zambezi River, overhanging a giant chasm of the Batoka Gorge, just down from the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge which forms part of it’s spectacular backdrop. The semi open‐air café, apart from offering undoubtedly the best view in Victoria Falls, offers a range of refreshing beverages as well as a lively cocktail menu. The Cafe’s simplistic design creates a flow through, connecting indoor and outdoor dining space, offering diners a unique experience with breath taking views. If guests are looking for a fresh, vibrant menu with traditional as well as new flavours like local game meats and crocodile, situated in a great location (especially for activities such as the gorge swing) then the Lookout Cafe is the place for you.

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Shearwater Café – Lunch

3B2A0027.jpgOccupying the most prime location in Victoria Falls the Shearwater Café has certainly delivered – raising the bar significantly.  The look and ambience of the café is as cool, chic and urbane as any you could find in Manhattan or Milan, but with a fabulous photographic mural that leaves you in no doubt you are in fact right in the heart of Africa.  Menus are of an international flavour with some local twists (Fresh Zambezi Bream, Zimbabwean aged Fillet Steak, Crocodile Wasabi Wrap) and designed to ensure exceptional value for money. Everything possible is freshly homemade: burger patties, pizza bases, breads and sauces.  Service is of the highest standard and comes with famed Zimbabwean hospitality and friendliness.

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Rainforest Cafe – Lunch

KLRS5886.jpgThe perfect stop after a long, yet awe-inspiring walk through the World Heritage Site, and enjoying the spectacle of a natural wonder of the world.

The Rainforest Café 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. The menu offers a full range  to suit any appetite, wraps, salads and toasted sandwiches, homemade burgers, famous Zimbabwean steak and fresh Zambezi Bream – all at exceptional value for money.

Whether enjoying a delicious meal and much needed cold drink (try the freshly squeezed juices) or simply sampling the divine coffee (our Cappucino is a signature speciality) 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.

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge: The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show

1. Signature Image The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show Interior 1.JPGThe Boma – Dinner & Drum Show is a must do Victoria Falls dining and entertainment experience, specialising in traditional African food, drumming and dancing. The food is cooked and served in the style and quantity of a lavish feast, including irresistible desserts. On arrival, guests are dressed in a chitenge (traditional sarong) and welcomed into a vibrant atmosphere in which the tantalising aromas of local dishes and game meat on the braai (barbecue) fill the restaurant, which is partially open to the star-filled African sky. Guests meals begin with a mouth-watering platter of starters whilst the buffet includes soup from the campfire, a range of salads, game meat cooked on a braai (barbecue), followed by desserts. Vegetarian options are also available, as well as local dishes such as peanut butter spinach. Guests can also look forward to outstanding performances by traditional singers and dancers, and enjoy an energising interactive drumming show. A face painter, storyteller, hair braider and fortune teller also form part of this festive evening.

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Ilala Lodge: The Palms Restaurant – Dinner

KLRS9253.jpgThe Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel is one of the finest restaurants in Victoria Falls and offers guests a delicious á la carte menu. The accommodating and friendly staff at this top-rated restaurant will ensure your dining experience is perfect. Guests at The Palm Restaurant can choose from an extensive and top-quality list of South Africa’s finest wines and artisan gins; they can also enjoy a tasty cocktail by the pool at the Poolside Bar. The ambiance of the restaurant and the superb cuisine make for a memorable meal. Some of the most popular dishes include the Crocodile Frikadelle, the Blesbok Shank and for dessert, the scrumptious Chocolate Delice.

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge MaKuwa Restaurant – Dinner

MaKuwa-Kuwa view.JPGThis award-winning restaurant is open on three sides and overlooks the waterhole at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, offering a unique opportunity to view elephant and other wildlife as you enjoy your meal – truly some of the finest dining in Victoria Falls.

The a la carte dinner menu features local produce incorporating global trends, such as coconut crusted bream fillet, slow cooked coffee infused beef short ribs and spicy okra and paneer masala; while the lunch menu offerings include pulled pork taco, the popular lodge burger in a sweet potato bun and a chicken and mushroom pot pie.

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Victoria Falls Hotel: Jungle Junction – Dinner

Jungle Junction.jpgDining at Jungle Junction offers an unforgettable experience, gazing over the gorge and the spray of the Falls, with a fusion of flavours of Africa. Nightly entertainment from various ethnic groups including the spiritual, masked Makishi, epitomizes the spirit of Africa.

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Shearwater Village Café – Dinner

ShearwaterVillageLP(4).jpgThe Village restaurant is part of The Explorers Village lodge and is surrounded by lush gardens of indigenous plants and colourful birds.  The evening is a vibrant affair and the ambience created by the mellow mood and oil lamp lighting is a sophisticated and desirable one. The menu offered by chef Stephen Hyde is one that is universally enjoyed by hungry travellers and gastronomers alike: Juicy and succulent T-Bone and rib eye steaks, chicken roulade, oxtail – and desserts to die for: crème brulee, chocolate fondant, home made apple pie.

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