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The Wild Horizons Lookout | On the Edge of the Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 13 42013
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location is spectacular. But you can see the view without putting yourself through the eating experience. After we had been there nearly an hour they brought one of our meals (but not the other). The one they brought was cold. We complained and eventually both meals showed up. My tempura shrimp was delicious but it is described as coming... More 

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Thank Catherine S
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Staff was welcoming! Wine and margaritas were cold and delicious. Wifi was strong. Lunch was yummy! But it's all about the view!! Has to be the best in town! We had a really great day, sitting in sun watching the zip liners go by!

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Thank Lisa W
Hertfordshire
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342 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came here twice during our stay at the Vic Falls Hotel & both times the staff had to make an effort to seat us (which they willingly did) so perhaps booking would be advisable although it hasn't the feel of a restaurant where you should book - casual atmosphere. The views over the gorge below the bridge is not... More 

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Thank WinstonSophie
Centurion, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been in the cafe the day before of our zip-line and high-wire activities, and we were absolutely amazed for the views. The views alone are enough to get you there. The drinks are ok, reasonable prices, and the ambiance is quite friendly. Staff is very kind and helpful. We did not have any food, but some other tables' dishes... More 

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Thank Luis_Gordillo
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Lookout Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Luis Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you visited us twice and enjoyed your experience so much on both visits. Thank you for your kind comments about the staff, which have been passed on to them. I am sure that many future guests will find your review... More 

Sandton, South Africa
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176 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A bit of a mission to get there, but the views of the gorges from the restaurant are amazing. Food and service also great. It is worth a visit.

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Thank LinSouthAfrica
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Lookout Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Lin Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and the beautiful setting so much. Thank you for your high recommendation. With kind regards The Lookout Cafe Team More 

singapore
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't be put off by the cliche name or the fact that it will be recommended by tons of guides and hotels. This really is the place to enjoy a stunning view of the gorges that surround Vic Falls and the food here is of high quality too. We enjoyed such a relaxing afternoon here, it was hard to leave.... More 

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Thank Wen_Chow
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Lookout Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your time at the cafe - it really is set in the most stunning location! We are delighted that you felt you received good value for money and that you were able to spend a wonderful afternoon with us.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This hidden find has one of the best views of the river and the bridge at Victoria Falls. A great treat to sit and have a drink while avoiding the afternoon African heat. Loved it!

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Thank Coal1968
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Lookout Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you found us on the edge of the Batoka Gorge and were able to enjoy the facilities of the cafe, away from the heat of the sun! Thank you for your kind comments. With warm regards The Lookout Cafe Team More 

Ahmedabad, India
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has nice view of bridge and loop of river and George. Nice food not costly. Best is Flying Fox and Swing rides. It's great.

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Thank Bhagvatiprasad P
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Lookout Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your kind review on Trip Advisor. We so glad that you were able to visit us and that you not only enjoyed the facilities of the cafe, but that you also participated in the high wire activities! We love to hear that guests felt that they received value for money. With warm regards The Lookout... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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130 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great cafe, good beers, great food and service and a stunning view of the gorges below, definitely worth a visit .

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Thank Jean G
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Lookout Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Jean Thank you for your lovely review! We are delighted that you could visit is at the Lookout cafe and that you had such a great time. Your kind comments about the food and the service have been passed on to the chef and the staff. Thank you for your high recommendation. With kind regards The Lookout Cafe Team More 

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of the Gorge is stunning. I fell in love with it from the onset. The food was wonderful. Delicious and appetizing. Friendly and ever smiling staff which made us feel very much welcome home away from home. Thumbs up

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Thank charlie263
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Lookout Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Charlie Thank you for your review and for recommending us so highly! We are delighted that you could visit us and enjoy all the facilities that are on offer here. Your kind comments about the staff have been passed on to them - they will be so pleased to know that they made you feel so welcome. With kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Wild Horizons Lookout | On the Edge of the Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Matabeleland North Province  >  Victoria Falls
  • Phone Number: +263 13 42013
Description
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.

Free shuttle service to / from Victoria Falls Town.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?