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The Rainforest Cafe

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Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls VIC, Zimbabwe
+263 13 45003
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Reno, Nevada
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We thought because this café is right at the falls that we would get some decent cafeteria food that wasn't going to be anything special and was going to be overpriced. Boy were we WRONG. The prices were not bad and the food was outstanding! We each had the ribeye with fries. The steak came perfectly cooked with a dish... More 

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2 Thank JenniferMcCarthy
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

The steaks are great, many thanks, Kent. More 

London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The cafe is just at the entrance to the falls. Lots of variety on the menu from snacks to main meals. Nice for pit stop before or after seeing the falls.

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1 Thank Zanta63
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Great to hear, many thanks, Kent. More 

Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Good service, great food! I ordered a Halloumi wrap and oh my goodness was it delicious!! Hands down the best wrap I have ever had. Great spot to have a quick bite then do some shopping and enjoy the falls walk or vice versa.

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1 Thank Cassandra S
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Fabulous review, many thanks, Kent. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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516 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I just had the coffee here and found the service to be quick, friendly, and efficient. There are plenty of tables to sit at here and various sandwiches are served. The WIFI was fantastic, very strong signal and free. This is a nice place to stop after you explore the falls. Expect crowds later in the day. I would not... More 

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Thank Zebra_45678
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Excellent, many thanks, Kent. More 

South Africa
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Good service and nice menu at the end of the long walk through the falls. Well worth a stop for a cold Zambezi or warm café Latte

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

Too true, very glad you did, many thanks, Kent. More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Wonderful end to the tour of the vic falls. After quite a long trek around the falls it was great to be able to stop and have a bite to eat and a drink to refresh ourselves while relaxing in the rain forest cafe. The food is impeccable. Well done to the staff and management and keep up the hard... More 

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

Great review, many thanks, Kent More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We booked a day tour via Shearwater (who were themselves disappointing, but that's for another review) which included a three-course lunch at the Rainforest Cafe. The food and the service were some of the best I've experienced in my short stay at the Falls. Be careful of when you're asked to order drinks off the menu as this is not... More 

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Thank Nirvasin P
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Hi - i have no idea where you would have seen an advert suggesting it overlooks the falls - no such advert exists, not least as no-one would possibly contemplate something so garish at such a natural spot. Great you enjoyed the food. Many thanks Kent. More 

Durban, South Africa
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

At the end of the tour of the Falls there is the Rainforest restaurant which serves an assortment of meals and refreshments.Friends we were with had crocodile wraps, which they said tasted like chicken, and actually queried with the waiter, but they assured them it was Crocodile.You have to be careful of monkies, and baboons, as whilst we were there... More 

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

Genuine rainforest cafe - complete with cheeky monkeys. Many thanks, Kent More 

United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Just had drinks but it was lovely. Lovely staff and decor and reasonably priced. Menu looked good but we were going on a trip that includes lunch!

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

Nevertheless, pleased that you stopped by, Many thanks Kent More 

Hong Kong, China
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171 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

There is a reason why this cafe exists not merely to post your pictures from Vic Falls but also to shelter when their is a downpour. Sadly I was already soaked. However, a warm rooibos tea and a Zambezi Bream later I was ready to tackle the falls again! Prices were hotel meal like, but actually the food was good,... More 

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Thank Chris D
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

All points noted, many thanks, Kent. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 18
Cuisine
Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls VIC, Zimbabwe
  • Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Matabeleland North Province  >  Victoria Falls
  • Phone Number: +263 13 45003
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?