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The Lookout Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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The Lookout Cafe is perched 120m above the turbulent rapids of the Zambezi River, overhanging a giant chasm of the Batoka Gorge, just downriver of the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge, which forms part of it's spectacular backdrop. The semi open-air cafe, apart from offering undoutbedly the best view in Victoria Falls, offers a menu of fresh, moden, colourful cuisine as well as a range of refreshing beverages and cocktails.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Cafe, International, Healthy
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a short walk from our hotel (The Kingdom Hotel) and it was a nice place to sit, relax and have a drink and a snack. The location was beautiful, one of the few places we found to see where the falls are without...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Diane B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just writing this to let you know that its closed due to a fire . We tried visiting yesterday but was all cordoned off . There are still activities you can do tho from there but no cafe

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mandy_johnson8604
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don't waste your, if look for it, the restaurant is burnt. But if you're already around you have a nice walk above the gorges.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 852st_phanr
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had cocktails and lunch at The Lookout Cafe which was very special. The setting and the views are unrivaled and the toasted sandwiches that we had were good value for money - large portions which we could've shared - and the cocktail was good.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Anne G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Whilst honeymooning in the Falls, my husband and I headed to the Lookout Café, having read great reviews online! It was such a beautiful little place. We enjoyed our lovely dinner – fish for me and crocodile kebab for him - both delish. We didn’t...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 497jaded
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lookout is located on a prime spot overlooking the Vic falls and the bridge. From your seat, the cliff face drops down 100m into the mighty Zambezi. Truly a must do when visiting Vic Falls.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MySouthAfrica
Reviewed 6 days ago

You do not go there for the food, or the service, or the drinks... you go there for the views, for the amazing setting of this magical place. As an added value you have nice food, nice drinks and great service. I totally recommend it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GabrielaS1337
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perched on the edge of the gorge, spectacular views, excellent food and service, and be sure to take advantage of the Flying Fox (maybe before you eat).

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attractive wooden restaurant in an amazing location, hanging onto the side of the gorge on the zigzag looking back up to the railway bridge and Zambian falls. We had a delicious meal served by smiling staff. Two nights later it burnt to the ground. Good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Elizabeth K
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Lookout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Elizabeth Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful experience at the Lookout Cafe. With regards Management and Staff Wild Horizons

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful location. make sure you go during the daylight to see the veiw. they grow their own herbs in old canoes. nice drink menu and good small selection of south african wine. the menu is limited but tasty. I had the crocodile skewers which tasted...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank youngboo
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29 September 2017|
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Response from WildHorizons | Property representative |
Hi there! Thanks so much for your message. Yes - real :). Kindest regards, The Lookout Cafe
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29 December 2016|
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Hi. Please call Victoria Falls +263 13 44426 for reservations. Looking forward to hearing from you
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