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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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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After spending a couple of hours seeing the Falls, the Rainbow Cafe offers some welcome rest with friendly and super efficient service - great coffee (the best to date in Vic Falls!!) and wide range of cafe foods and refreshments. A little oasis!

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Thank gavinareid
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For a cafe in this kind of place, there is a better selection and quality of food than I expected. Service is super slow though. There can be as many as 4 staff standing behind the bar chatting and nobody taking any notice. It gets a bit tedious and detracts from the experience.

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Thank Catherine S
Leyland, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a chicken wrap after visiting the falls and it was okay if not a little expensive. Halfway through eating our food a monkey leapt down from a tree and stole one of my colleagues food!

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Thank leylander
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just what I needed after a walk along the great waterfalls. Lots of options for vegetarians and friendly staff that shared a recipe.

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Thank Mai-Britt V
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Very reassuring to hear, many thanks, Kent. More 

Niceville, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located inside the Vic Falls National Park, a great place to relax and grab a beer and some food after hiking through the park. The flowers around the outdoor seating were in full bloom. Highlight of this meal was a sneaky monkey slipping past the vigilant monkey watchers armed with sling shots. One particular wily ole mother monkey managed to... More 

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

brilliant! Truly authentic Rainforest experience, many thanks, Kent. More 

South Africa
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot to stop for a coffee and soak in the beauty of the falls we'd just seen. Only thing was plenty of mosquitoes all around us which spoilt our pit stop, so we ate and left quickly.

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

Great to hear, many thanks, Kent. More 

Harare, Zimbabwe
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed both the ambiance and the food at this tropical-themed café. The servers were very attentive and the food great.

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

Brilliant, so good to hear, many thanks, Kent. More 

Melbourne
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118 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to relax after a tour of the Victoria falls park. The Cafe offers the same menu as the Shearwater Cafe in town.

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

most appreciative. many thanks Kent More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 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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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

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 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?