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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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New York City, New York
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there to have a drink and hoped to have a snack, but the kitchen was closed in the afternoon and couldn't even have an ice cream. The view is outstanding. We were lucky to see a beautiful rainbow under the bridge... You can also see people bungee jumping, and it was very exciting. You can take a taxi... More 

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Thank migafre
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go for an afternoon cocktail and ride the zippiness! Family friendly and relaxing. Worth the walk or drive to get there.

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Thank Kelly P
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Do not miss this one, it encapsulates the Vic Falls experience beautifully. (Walk there after doing the Falls - you'll be wet and thirsty and enjoy it all the more!) The views are of course spectacular, and you can watch the brave doing their zip line experiences from there. We experienced good service, and ordered the Tempura Prawn Salad which... More 

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Thank TanyaNel76
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Lookout Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Tanya Thank you so much for your lovely review on Trip Advisor! We are delighted that you managed to visit us and that you enjoyed the magnificent scenery and your meal so much. It certainly does add to the experience to watch people zip lining over the gorge! Your kind comments have been passed on to the staff. With... More 

Hong Kong, China
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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

10min walk away from the national park and 5 min walk away from the Victoria Falls Hotel, the cafe has offered very friendly services, food and drinks at decent price and of course, a fantastic view over the bridge.

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

Dear Polly Thank you very much for your kind review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you could visit us and enjoy a meal while looking over the gorge. We love to hear that guests feel that they have received value for money. Thank you for recommending us. With kind regards The Lookout Cafe Team More 

Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had lunch in the cafe. What better view could one ask? The water levels were high and the rafting was suspended but the view of the mighty Zambesi was something that will stay in our memories for a very long time

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you were able to visit us and that you enjoyed your visit so much. The view really is spectacular and we are so glad that you have taken such wonderful memories away with you. With warm regards The Lookout Cafe Team More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We waited 50 min for the food. When it arrived the fries were completely cold. We told the waiter and he talked to the kitchen. Answer " yes they have been waiting here for a long time ". We waited 20 min for a extra glass of wine.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Lookout Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We are so sorry that you experienced such appalling service at the Lookout Cafe. This is certainly not what we want to hear and we are taking your complaint very seriously. It would be helpful if you could send us the name of the waiter who was so slow so that we can... More 

Harare, Zimbabwe
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12 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I personally dont think there can be any better place especially on a beautiful sunny day to eat. This place literally takes your breath away

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

Dear Trevor Thank you so much for your beautiful review! We are so glad that you visited us and enjoyed the experience so much. With kind regards The Lookout Cafe Team More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding: Location, views, customer attention, healthy and tasty food & drink options. We took advice from a TripAdvisor posting to book a seating reservation beforehand. Walking from Victoria Falls Hotel on a dirt path towards the Falls we turned right into the dirt road leading to the Cafe mid morning on our way to see the Falls. Both couples were... More 

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Thank wonka649
WildHorizons, Public Relations Manager at The Lookout Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for such a lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you and your friends visited us and that your experience lived up to all your expectations! We love to hear that you came back to visit us for a second time.The cafe is understandably very busy and it is always wise to make... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This lovely little café sits on the edge of the a gorge with a stunning view of the water from Victoria Falls flowing through the gorge. You can also watch the adrenalin activities from here such as the wild horizons gorge swing and zipline. Its best to make a booking as the café is very busy with limited seats with... More 

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

Dear Roxy Thank you for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you managed to visit us during your stay in Victoria Falls even if it was just for a drink. Thank you for advising future guests to make a booking as the cafe does get very busy. Your kind comments about the staff have been... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great view on the george and the famous bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Take a sundowner and enjoy the spray of the falls. Staff is very friendly and you can do many activities ir just watch others doing it

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

Dear Janine Thank you so much for your very kind review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you could enjoy a sundowner and the amazing view at the Lookout cafe. Your kind comments about the staff have been passed on to them. Thank you for recommending us. With kind regards The Lookout Cafe Team 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?