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Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant

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Stand 471 Squire Cummings Road, Victoria Falls -, Zimbabwe
+263 13 43211
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

You have to come and eat here for dinner, they only start at about 19:00 but the waterhole has some dull lights so you can watch the elephants and other animals at the waterhole whilst sitting comfortably in your dinner chair. Menu is great, African exotic and delicious. Slightly gourmet so the portions aren't huge but after 3 courses you... More 

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Thank CapeTownChristie
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us at the Makuwa-Kuwa restaurant. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal, and as you point out you just sit and relax with that wonderful vista while watching the wildlife that comes to the waterhole below the restaurant terrace. We would love to see you back here again soon Best... More 

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had a special dinner best service so welcoming as we walked into the restaurant Waiters very punctual and cheerful assisted on tables to sit never felt lost Food was delicious service just flowing from starter main course and desserts Duty manager was constantly checking on every table asking guests about meals Well appreciated felt like sitting longer Had a nice... More 

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Thank Leana M
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear about your dining experience with us at the Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant. Your lovely comments have been conveyed to the chefs and all staff, who are very appreciative. We hope you will visit us again soon. Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More 

Germany
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137 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I always make it a point to come here at least once when in Vic Falls. This time - however - was a huge disappointment. We were a group of 5 for dinner and the occassion was special. The service was slow and little motivated. I'm sure the Impala we'd chosen as an entre - died of old age! the... More 

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Thank timm1203
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and detail regarding your experience at The Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant. Firstly I would like to express our deepest apologies for not having lived up to your expectations in several ways, for which there is no excuse whatsoever. We appreciate the feedback as this can only assist us in improving our service to our guests. We hope... More 

Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here tonight after a very early start from Kruger. First course was supposed to be a seafood bisque. It was a tin of stodgy something with two pieces of seafood extender and was inedible . Next was to have been fillet steak medium rare . It was not fillet - possibly sirloin. Very tough and cooked medium well... More 

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Thank pekingese65
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your candid and detailed review regarding your experience at The Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, the contents of which have been duly noted, since we met and you gave your constructive crit personally on your experience. Naturally it hurts to know that you had such a poor experience, for which there can be no excuse. I sincerely apologize!... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were staying at the Victoria Falls Safari Suites so ate here each day and had great meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The breakfast was buffet and had a very good range of food and you could have other hot things ordered if you wanted to. The lunch, we had the Chicken and Mushroom pie with chips and salad,... More 

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Thank KLM0629
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your recent stay with us at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. We are so thrilled to hear what a magical time you and your family had during your stay with us. All of your compliments have been passed on to the Team who are very appreciative and... More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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108 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Friendly staff, the view is spectacular and you usually see wildlife at the waterhole. The food is lovely with a nice choice for all tastes. Nice wine list and the whole experience is a must do when in the area.

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Thank Linda G
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and positive words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us in the Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant. Please do come back for another visit soon. Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More 

New York City, New York
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678 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Breakfast is a huge buffet , the eggs have to be ordered separately. You help yourself to cereal , yogurt, fresh fruit, freshly baked tools and pastries , they have pancakes, juices, huge variety of cheeses and good coffee. You can sit and watch the water hole where different animals come to drink

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Thank Karen S
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

What a wonderful review, thank you so much. We really appreciate your review, and hope you will visit us again soon. Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My husband and I ate here one evening whilst staying in Vic Falls. Our table was on the edge of the balcony and had fantastic views over the waterhole nearby. We saw buffalo, elephant, warthog and many different birds. The food was well presented and tasted very nice. The restaurant was very busy and had a lively atmosphere to it,... More 

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Thank Hannah_W_M4
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

What a wonderful review, thank you so much. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Viewing the animals surrounding the waterhole is of immense benefit. We would be honoured to have you return to our hotel in the future. Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More 

Barcelona, Spain
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

It is a nice place, ask for a table with views otherwise you won't see the waterhole Food was excellent, warthog, impala, crocodile, but wine was too expensive. Nice service The lodge is quite far from the center

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Thank Jona P
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. Whilst we are away from the hustle and bustle in town, a glance through our Trip Advisor reviews will show that the great majority acclaim our location and that our complimentary on-the-hour shuttle service to the town is very efficient and suitable. We would love to have another opportunity to be your hosts again.... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I booked a table here weeks in advance and requested a table on the edge of the balcony overlooking the waterhole for an anniversary meal with my wife. The booking was very easy (done online via the hotel website) and on arrival I was pleased we were shown our table in the perfect spot to view the animal visitors to... More 

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VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and detail regarding your experience at the Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant. We are extremely proud of the warm service and hospitality that we continually strive to improve upon – which is echoed in numerous other reviews on social media. It is unfortunate that there was a rowdy crowd at the Bar below the dining terrace during the... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
African, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stand 471 Squire Cummings Road, Victoria Falls -, Zimbabwe
  • Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Matabeleland North Province  >  Victoria Falls
  • Phone Number: +263 13 43211
Description
Centuries past, we’re told, an inimitable Royal Drum disenchanted with its owner was lost forever when it ‘jumped’ into the Zambezi River. In honour of this legend, the award-winning Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant celebrates the richness of Africa’s heritage with fine fare and unmatched hospitality. The MaKuwa-Kuwa drumbeat is a call to partake of a royal feast.Located in the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge's central hub is the Makuwa-Kuwa Resaurant - split level and with a 270º view of the unfenced Zambezi National Park, and focusing on a central waterhole attracting year-round wildlife, the a la carte restaurant offers a wide variety of internationally styled cuisine, with a hint of African and game dishes thrown in. Diners are tempted by gourmet dishes made from the choicest selection of local and imported ingredients, and Zimbabwe’s finest winelist. Little wonder then, that this restaurant lays unchallenged claim to Zimbabwe’s top eatery title year after year…

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