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The Rainforest Cafe

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Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls VIC, Zimbabwe
+263 13 45003
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09:00 - 18:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff at the rainforest cafe were very friendly and couldn't do enough to make our visit magical. The food was amazing and most of my two boys had an amazing time. Would highly recommend a visit to the rainforest cafe xx

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Thank Lindsey K
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Fabulous, many thanks, Kent. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Rainforest Cafe appears like it might be a typical concession restaurant in a national park. But it is not typical. It had really excellent food and coffee. The service was also very good.

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Thank Thomas B
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

So great to hear - many thanks, Kent. More 

Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a surprise!!! Never expected this kind of food in this small café on the edge of the vic falls gorge. The best toasted sandwiches we ever had....service beyond excellence....the staff very friendly and helpful they even keep the monkeys away when you are eating!....the best presentation of a cuppaccino, it comes on a small plank with a wine glass... More 

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Thank botha6302015
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Serendipity at the end of the the many rainbows indeed. More 

Luxembourg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The café is great for a stop after having completed the sightseeing track of the victoria Falls and serves a great variety of food. Try the crocodile wrap which was an absolute delicious dream!!!

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Thank Frank L
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Fabulous, many thanks, Kent. More 

Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought because this café is right at the falls that we would get some decent cafeteria food that wasn't going to be anything special and was going to be overpriced. Boy were we WRONG. The prices were not bad and the food was outstanding! We each had the ribeye with fries. The steak came perfectly cooked with a dish... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

The steaks are great, many thanks, Kent. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The cafe is just at the entrance to the falls. Lots of variety on the menu from snacks to main meals. Nice for pit stop before or after seeing the falls.

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1 Thank Zanta63
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Great to hear, many thanks, Kent. More 

Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Good service, great food! I ordered a Halloumi wrap and oh my goodness was it delicious!! Hands down the best wrap I have ever had. Great spot to have a quick bite then do some shopping and enjoy the falls walk or vice versa.

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1 Thank Cassandra S
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Fabulous review, many thanks, Kent. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I just had the coffee here and found the service to be quick, friendly, and efficient. There are plenty of tables to sit at here and various sandwiches are served. The WIFI was fantastic, very strong signal and free. This is a nice place to stop after you explore the falls. Expect crowds later in the day. I would not... More 

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Thank Zebra_45678
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Excellent, many thanks, Kent. More 

South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Good service and nice menu at the end of the long walk through the falls. Well worth a stop for a cold Zambezi or warm café Latte

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Thank SouthAfricaMember
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Too true, very glad you did, many thanks, Kent. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Wonderful end to the tour of the vic falls. After quite a long trek around the falls it was great to be able to stop and have a bite to eat and a drink to refresh ourselves while relaxing in the rain forest cafe. The food is impeccable. Well done to the staff and management and keep up the hard... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Great review, many thanks, Kent More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Cuisine
Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls VIC, Zimbabwe
  • Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Matabeleland North Province  >  Victoria Falls
  • Phone Number: +263 13 45003
Description
The perfect stop after a long, yet awe inspiring walk through the World Heritage Site.The Rainforest Cafe situated at the heart of the Victoria Falls Rainforest, offers sumptuous food, cool shade among the lush vegetation of this unique eco-system and a chance to relax before continuing onto your next adventure.Whether enjoying a delicious meal and much needed cold drink or simply sampling the divine coffee and heavenly homemade cakes, the powerful roar of this most majestic of waterfalls in the background enhances the ambiance of a tasty meal in a wonderful setting.Adjacent to the Cafe is the Interpretive Centre with information boards containing facts on the mighty Victoria Falls. There is also a lovely shop where visitors can purchase small gifts to remember their remarkable experience to the Victoria Falls.Groups are welcome and can book in advance. Those clients who merely wish to visit the restaurant or shop without proceeding to view the Falls will not be charged park fees.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?