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The Lookout Cafe

The Wild Horizons Lookout | On the Edge of the Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 78 422 1271
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (295 reviews)
“kebab” (65 reviews)
“skewers” (15 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00 Hours
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Cafe, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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The Wild Horizons Lookout | On the Edge of the Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a pleasant lunch here with great views of the gorge and the various madmen throwing themselves on zip wires or bungees towards the river. Friendly and efficient staff. Good ambiance. Good quality food at reasonable prices. Booking is recommended

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TimTHF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst it is so very sad that after our visit we got word that it had burnt down I have no doubt that plans are in action to re build so keep an eye on their facebook page as I have to stress you absolutely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Veronica O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lookout exists for the view, and as the central place for their owner, Wild Horizons, to host their groups and activities guests. If you're brave enough to throw yourself off the Victoria Bridge or from one of Wild Horizons other contraptions, then you definitely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank leigh732LosAngeles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s just so sad. The Lookout burned down 5am on the 24th Des. Please rebuild it as soon as possible. Everything was exceptional with this restaurant. Fresh food and drinks served by smiling waiters, the extraordinary view and the architecture itself. A place to just...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank per z
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Lookout Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Per Thank you so much for your very kind comments. We are devastated that the beautiful Lookout Cafe has burnt down and you very compassionate review is much appreciated. With kind regards Management and Staff The Lookout Cafe

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view from this restaurant and bar is breathtaking. Cooling mist sprayers help with the heat of the day. The staff were attentive and friendly. I didn’t eat here as I was in a hurry, but had a cocktail - great vibe.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 67RoslynM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning views of the Zambezi river/gorge. With views of the bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia. Would recommend going around sunset. Great place to go for a drink, food was very average. Try and book in advance and get a table by the edge of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rosh145
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nzanz
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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Favoritevacation
25 May 2017|
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Response from WildHorizons | Property representative |
Yes it does
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tsitsim2014
29 December 2016|
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Response from WildHorizons | Property representative |
Hi. Please call Victoria Falls +263 13 44426 for reservations. Looking forward to hearing from you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
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 78 422 1271
  • E-mail
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.
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