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Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village

273 Adam Stander Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 77 225 4552
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Was okay but not as much as I expected

I was really looking forward to getting some souvenirs at Elephant’s Walk as Vic Falls was our last... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sparkysimi
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Simi Valley, California
via mobile
Nice, consider taking a taxi

Very nice, somewhat upscale shops in the center of Victoria Falls. Consider taking a taxi rather... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ohiotraveler037
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Dayton, Ohio
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Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist Village is a vibrant mix of local artists, retailers, artisan studios, all working within in the cool tropical garden courtyard. The funky Africa Cafe serves delicious light meals and drinks whilst the Nam Tok Restaurant upstairs offer afro asian traditional foods. There is a museum which shows the material and visual culture of the peoples of the region - entry is free. Crocodile Cage diving can be experienced, a visit with out local Nyanaga (witchdoctor) or you can just sit under the palm trees and watch the world go by!
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“africa cafe” (7 reviews)
“for sale” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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273 Adam Stander Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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+263 77 225 4552
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to getting some souvenirs at Elephant’s Walk as Vic Falls was our last stop of our trip and we had been limited on luggage weight due to small aircraft for safari lodges. I was somewhat disappointed, maybe because I had...More

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managerEW, Owner at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh dear - we are going to have to up our game then to retain our position as Vic Fall's premier shopping area! Whilst we do not have shops stocking the many beaded and wire items you refer to, what we do have is gifted...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice, somewhat upscale shops in the center of Victoria Falls. Consider taking a taxi rather than walking there to avoid the street vendors on the way there.More

Thank Ohiotraveler037
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managerEW, Owner at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day. Thank you for your lovely review on Elephant's Walk. Just a point of interest for anyone reading this review - from the main road corner (by the Three Monkey's Restaurant,) the whole Adam Stander Drive area and community operate their own tourism security....More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

This small centre just behind Ilala Lodge offers good shopping. It has curio shops, an antique shop, a cafe, shops with hats, bags and fashion items. Look out for the story teller at the entrance. He uses handcrafted windup props to tell you a story...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Elephant's Walk offers you the opportunity to browse some of the arts and crafts without constant harassment from the vendors. I know the artists want to make money but it can be very irritating. The art gallery has some interesting pieces that are worth looking...More

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managerEW, Owner at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and our artists will be pleased to see it! We hope you come back again to visit.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

While I love that the rest of the centre is about supporting talented artists and the Zimbabwe culture...I was so sad and disappointed to see the exploitation of the crocodiles to make a few bucks off tourists! From what I saw 3 large crocs held...More

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managerEW, Owner at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thank you for your honest review on Elephant's Walk. Whilst we respect your opinion on the crocodiles, it is sad for our artists and Village that our Trip Advisor ratings will be lowered due to your low rating on our Village. Crocodile Cage Diving operations...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Our tour operator dropped us near by at a “tent filled with Vultures hawking their wares” and I soon left and walked up the street to the Elephant Walk and shopped in a relaxed atmosphere. I was impressed by the artist Moses Kalembela and purchased...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Go and appreciate the crafts and craftsmanship. There is a great variety of items well displayed. My personal experience with two vendors wasn't re-assuring even though both were friendly and helpful. Mostly it had to do with the prices. High to begin with and still...More

Thank sam101645
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managerEW, Owner at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Good Day. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. With regards to your experience with two of our artists (or was it possibly the small display of 'market' style goods as our artists do not generally sell to other shops,) is...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Having visited here three years ago l had to return and catch up with the Artists l met back then and they and their Artworks are wonderful.Very talented people,lovely to chat with about their work. The Galleries are amazing,one of the best collections l have...More

Thank Barbara K
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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Some V interesting crafts and items for sale, if you don't like negotiating with vendors then this is for you. Prices are quite strong though. Must visit Ishumael Mhike's recycled trash sculptures, his work is brilliant and it's well worth supporting him.

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Randy, our host at the heritage museum talked to us about the various drums of the Tonga and Shona tribes. There was a lot of examples of local art and jewelry of cultural significance. Some very good documentation on various invasions, conflicts and eventual national...More

1  Thank Christopher A
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