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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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Hermanus, South Africa
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108 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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682 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 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 35 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 

Orlando, Florida
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185 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant surprised me as it was located in the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge . It had authentic food of all types with a gourmet twist . The food was fresh and delightful . The servers were well trained and professional throughout the meal . The bread basket was on the table when we were seated and was filled with... More 

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Thank laj2e7
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service in the Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant. Here at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, we aim to offer a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Had a wonderful time at makuwa -kuwa...great food,great service and the view is to die for. If you want a good breakfast and some fine dining, this is the place to be!!!!!

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

Thank you so much for sharing such a complimentary review on you dining experience with us in the Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant. We are so thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful time. Look forward to hosting you again soon Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More 

Claremont, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The food was quite good and offered a great variety including local game such as impala, warthog, and kudu. Couldn't bring myself to try any as I'd spent the day watching them in the wild! Service was good and, with the right table, you could observe the wildlife at the watering hole.

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

Thank you for your kind and positive words on your dining experience with us in the Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant. We are delighted that we could make your stay so enjoyable and that you found our food and service so favourable. Looking forward to your next visit Best Regard Jonathan Hudson More 

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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Lovely meal, stunning views of the sunset and the waterhole. To crown it all a group of singers made their way around the restaurant as we ate singing local songs which sounded great. Really pleasant restaurant

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

Thank you for haring such an amazing review on your recent dining experience in the Makwua-Kuwa Restaurant. Looking forward to hosting you again Best Regards Jonathan Hudson More 

Michigan
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We enjoyed a meal here during our stay and breakfast each morning. The food was very good and the service attentive. Prices seemed to be reasonable. My husband really enjoyed the warthog and the desserts were very good!

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Thank mitravelinfamily_10
VFSL_Jonathan, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and positive words. We are delighted that we could make your stay so enjoyable and that you found our food and service so favourable. We constantly work on improving our menus so be sure to visit again and see what we have on offer. Let us know when you will be back. Best Regards Jonathan... 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View
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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