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What is on in Victoria Falls

Check out the listings below to see if anything interesting is happening while you are visiting Victoria Falls. These are mostly local events for the local community, but visitors are always welcome, so come along and meet some of the interesting folk who live in Victoria Falls...

 

Here's what is on in Victoria Falls

VIC FALLS THUNDER
7pm  |  Friday 30th September  |  Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge, Victoria Falls  |  US$3 per person cover charge

The 7th edition of Vic Falls Thunder will feature four live acts - Sly Dog the DJ, Kwaseka, Flying Bantu, and DJ Francis the Fly Judge

Join locals and other visitors and enjoy live Zimbabwean-made music and local Victoria Falls talent, plus so more.

Good food and loads of drinks are always available.

Happy Hour is between 8 and 9pm!



FULL MOON DINING AT THE LOOKOUT CAFE
6pm to 10pm  |  The Lookout Cafe

The view of the gorges from The Lookout Cafe - Victoria Falls, ZimbabweFor a wonderful view accompanied with good food and a relaxed atmosphere, experience dinner and drinks under the moonlight at The Lookout Cafe.

Full Moon Dinner Dates for 2016
22 February
23 March
22 April
21 May
20 June
20 July
18 August
16 September
16 October
14 November
13 December
 

"The Lookout Cafe is perched 120m above the turbulent rapids of the Zambezi River, overhanging a giant chasm of the Batoka Gorge, just downriver of the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge, which forms part of it’s spectacular backdrop. Wild Horizons looks forward to welcoming you to this completely new and uniquely positioned dining experience!" - Wild Horizons

Wi-Fi: Free \ Cuisine: A’la Carte menu \ Free Shuttle transfers: Please call 013-42013 to arrange.

Contact headchef@wildhorizons.co.za for more information, and to make your booking.



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SCRUFF'S FUNDRAISER
Sunday 25th September  |  Victoria Falls Boat Club, Victoria Falls

Great food organised by Outspan. Live music from Bud Cockcroft & Friends. Prize Auctions. And lots of fun to be had.

Bud Cockcroft has kindly offered musical entertainment as well as added guest appearances from Shane Peel & Guy Cockcroft. Please support us and maybe you will be able to find a bargain among the many great donations. The proceeds of this event will go to a veterinary fund for local African dogs who may need operations, castrations or inoculations.

Many local dog owners do not have the funds to treat their animals and Dr Moyo and Dr Sherperd do their best under the circumstances. The other half of the money will be used to assist Kanyambezi School in Jambezi to help place a roof on one of their classrooms. The school has got the bricks and cement but not enough money for the roof on the 4th classroom. Building supplies will be purchased in advance with the money and then delivered.



SCRUFF DOG SHOW VICTORIA FALLS
Saturday 3rd September, 10h00 - 14h00  |  Imvuvu Gardens, Victoria Falls  |  US$1

Dog show, Prizes, Music, Stalls, Lunch, refreshments & many more!!! Come for some canine fun in the sun.

Categories: Best dressed, Ugliest, Best golden oldies (>7years), Most disciplined, Healthiest, Best Zimbabwe dog, Face of Vic Falls dog, Best tricks, Best dog on show.

For bookings & enquiries contact: Melanie on 0712 218 953 or Olga on 0772 897 876 or Gordin on 0774 760 826/ 0774 752 041 Or visit Victoria Falls Veterinary Surgery

NBB: All dogs must be on a leash and accompanied by an up to date rabies vaccination certificate.



#BreakTheWorldRecord COMEDY SHOWS with CARL JOSHUA NCUBE
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 |  From 10am  | Various Venues 

Witness Zimbabwe's Biggest Comedian attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most comedy shows in 7 days.

Carl will attempt 35 shows in 35 venues in 7 days! In Victoria Falls, the shows will be as follows:

• The Africa Cafe (Elephant's Walk Shopping Mall) @ 10:30am
• Shearwater Cafe @ 1pm
• The Lookout Cafe @ 4pm
• Victoria Falls Safari Lodge amphitheatre @ 7pm
• Cresta Sprayview Hotel @ 9:30pm

Read more about Carl's #BreakTheWorldRecord Tour here.

Visit carljoshuancube.com for information about tickets and other shows on the circuit.



ANNUAL ""SLOGOUT" CRICKET TOURNAMENT
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th August  |  The Riverside Venue, Victoria Falls

Teams from Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe will compete in the 2 day tournament. We are inviting stall holders to participate in the event from Saturday 6 August to Sunday 7 August for a modest fee.

Cash bar all weekend, food stalls on site; entertainment for supporters and kids;

Players Package includes match fees and ball; players shirts and cap; welcome dinner on the banks of the Zambezi River; airport transfers (if needed); live entertainment for the weekend - US$50

For further information please call Garth on 0772177429.



UP CLOSE & PERSONAL with TARIRO NEGITARE
Saturday 23rd July  |  8:30pm  |  The Rainbow Hotel, Victoria Falls  |  $5 per person

International touring, Zimbabwean Afro-Soul Sensation - Tariro NeGitare will be performing in Victoria Falls, on Saturday, 23 July at the Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel, starting at 8:30pm.

Tickets are US$5 from Rainbow Hotel & Elephant's Walk Shopping Mall in Victoria Falls.

Contact: hunnaragency@gmail.com or +263 (0)718820290



AN EVENING OF THEATRE, ART & MUSIC
Thursday 7th July  |  Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls

Art of Africa invites you to attend an event hosted at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge on the 7th July 2016. "Performers' Travel Guide" written & performed by Scott Sparrow; Live music by Shane Peel; Painting Demonstration by Khulekani Masuku.

Contact kim.the.sparrow@gmail.com for more info.



NOBUNTU 2ND ALBUM LAUNCH
6pm   |  Saturday 25th June  |  Chipala Cultural Experience, Victoria Falls  |  US$5 per person

Nobuntu is a “Five Part” A’cappella Vocal ensemble made up of young women from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The name Nobuntu is an African concept that values humbleness, love, purpose, unity and family from a woman’s perspective. Their repertoire is a fusion of traditional Zimbabwean rooted music, Afro Jazz, Gospel and Crossover in pure voices with minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as Mbira and some dance movements.

These fearlessly talented Afrikan women are coming back home to officially launch their album and tour the country. FRESH from their Canada Tour, Catch Nobuntu, LIVE in Concert, featuring Blessed "BUJU' Nyagwayo.

*Limited* Tickets available at US$5 - available from Mama Afrika & Chipala

Contact: +263 77 234 6532 / +263 774 000 961

Plus FREE glass of wine at the entrance



WINE AND WISDOM ANNUAL QUIZ EVENING
Friday 20th May, 2016  |  6pm  |  VICTORIA FALLS PRIMARY SCHOOL  |  US$80 per team

For $80 per team with a max of 8 people, this includes a plate of snacks per table. Dinner and cheese boards will be on sale including a cash bar. Prizes for the first 3 places as well as the best dressed team.

Bookings can be made at Victoria Falls Primary with Cathrina Gover secretary@vicfallsprimary.co.zw

Join us for a very entertaining and exciting evening.



MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH @ THE PALM RESTAURANT
Sunday 8th May, 2016  |  From 8am to 12pm  |  The Palm Restaurant, Ilala Lodge  |  US$18 per adult, US$12 per child

Give mum a break this Mother’s Day and treat her to an indulgent brunch at The Palm Restaurant, on Sunday 8th May 2016 for brunch from 8am to12pm. $18 per adult and $12 for children.

The full breakfast buffet and hot breakfast choices will be available in addition to:
• Slow roast red pepper, pecorino & ham Frittatas
• Tomato and camembert tarts
• Cappuccino, Bloody Mary’s and Berry Mimosas

The Palm Restaurant will hold a Sunday Brunch every last Sunday of the month for 2016.

For bookings email fnb@ilalalodge.co.zw or call 44737/8/9.



VICTORIA FALLS FUN ENDURO
Saturday 30th April to Sunday 1st May, 2016  |  From Gorges Lodge, Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls Fun Enduro will be held on the above dates out at Gorges Lodge. All proceeds will go to the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit and Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust.

Bring your families and come support this fun event. Food and drinks will be available to buy at the pits. Victoria Falls residence are welcome to join the dinners both on Saturday 30 April at Gorges Lodge (for $10 per person) as well as 01 May Cruise and Dinner at Zambezi Explorer (for only $40 per person).

See more information about event here.

To get your tickets, email info@victoriafallsenduro.com or speak to Tonya on +263 (0)775 107 175.



LIVINGSTONE INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL (LICAF)
Friday 25th to Saturday 26th March, 2016  |  Livingstone, Zambia

A cultural extravaganza like no other.. featuring dance troupes from ALL the 10 provinces of Zambia (and close to 10 international groups) in one place! Major highlights include: street carnival, cultural panorama, dance lessons, traditional food tasting, crafts display, dinner dance, contemporary music performances and boat cruise on the Zambezi River. Find more information here.

Contact Zambia Tourism at: info@zambia.travel or +260 211 229087-90.
Zambia Tourism on Facebook



FAMILY FUN DAY @ IN-DA-BELLY
Music from 11am to 5pm  |  Saturday 26th March, 2016  |  In-Da-Belly Restaurant, Victoria Falls Rest Camp

Come and enjoy a day of fun for the whole family with DJ Sean AKA Fats. Entertainment also includes a jumping castle, slip and slides and Easter egg hunt for the kids.

Bring and braai - Sadza and salads will be available. Also available are traditional favourites - oxtail, game stews, lemon and herd chicken, peri-peri chicken, ribs, fish and chips, as well as slush puppies and milkshakes for the kids.

Strictly NO cooler boxes!

For enquiries, contact +263 13 40509, indabelly@restcamp.co.zw



VIC FALLS THUNDER!!
Evening til late |  Saturday 26th March, 2016  |  Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge
 |  US$ 3 per person

Shoestrings Backpackers in the evening
(Image by Tom Varley Photography)

This is the 2nd edition of this fun filled monthly gig which seeks to bring exceptional entertainment to the residents of Victoria Falls town. It is a celebration of life, travel, friendship and success. Something to look forward to and definitely something to remember!!

Theme: The Easter Road Block Party!!

Party goers should expect Shot Spot Fines, a very Happy Hour between 8-9 pm, Raffle Prizes (2 days, 2 nights with I.A.P.F), Photo Booth (the Photo Booth Company). Cover Charge: That lazy 3 bucks sitting at the bottom of your pocket!!

For more information please visit and like Vic Falls Thunder's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/vicfallsthunder



EASTER BRUNCH AT THE PALM RESTAURANT
Sunday 27th March, 2016 |  8am to 12pm  |  The Palm Restaurant @ Ilala Lodge
 |  US$ 18 per person

Breakfast at Ilala Lodge's Palm Restaurant

Take a break from cooking this Easter and enjoy a fine brunch at The Palm Restaurant. Their full breakfast buffet and hot breakfast choices will be available in addition to:
• Slow roast red pepper, pecorino & ham Frittatas
• Tomato and camembert tarts
• Easter Treats – Hot Cross Bun, Easter Eggs
• Kids Easter Egg hunt
• Cappuccino, Bloody Mary’s and Berry Mimosas

For more information and  bookings, email fnb@ilalalodge.co.zw or call +263 13 44737/8/9.



EASTER CANOPY TOUR EGG HUNT & BRUNCH
Sunday 27th March, 2016 |  10am to 4pm  |  The Lookout Cafe
 |  US$ 15 per person

Kids and 'kids at heart' can enjoy a unique Shortened Canopy Tour and Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday for just $15 (including Easter Eggs!) Easter Brunch at The Lookout Café Choose from either the A La Carte Menu with new items added (including new milkshake flavours) or the Breakfast menu and get a free Bloody Mary per adult meal.

Free Shuttle transfers can be arranged by calling +263-13-42013 to arrange

Contact: cafereservations@wildhorizons.co.zw



VALENTINES DINNER AT THE LOOKOUT CAFE
Sunday 14 February, 2016 |  6pm to 10pm  |  The Lookout Cafe
  |  US$ 35 per person

Wild Horizon's Lookout Cafe will host a Valentine's Day dinner with an a la carte menu until 10pm.



Aerial view of The Lookout Cafe - Imagine the view from there!
(source - Lookout Cafe Facebook page)

Enjoy the most romantic evening of the year in one of the most romantic locations imaginable! Remember it’s a Leap Year ladies ;) Set Menu includes a bottle of red or white wine per couple.

Menu
Starters - either
1) Tempura Prawns served with homemade Sweet Chilli Sauce OR
2) Sesame Crusted Halloumi Skewers with A Rocket & Parsley Salad & Soy Reduction OR
3) Soup Of The Day
Mains - either
1) Braised Lamb Shank served with Spinach, Cauliflower & Potato Puree, and Garlic Roasted Zucchini OR
2) Sautéed Salmon served with Watercress, Polenta Croutons and a Caper & Butter Reduction OR
3) Exotic Mushroom Risotto: A Duet Of Shimeji and Brown Mushrooms in a Creamy Risotto.
Desserts - either
1) Dark Chocolate Fondant served with Muesli Ice Cream OR
2) Berry Cheese Cake: With Vanilla Infused Cream

Contact headchef@wildhorizons.co.za for more information, and to make your booking.



VALENTINES LUNCH & DINNER AT SHEARWATER CAFE
Sunday 14 February, 2016 |  Lunch or Dinner  |  Shearwater Cafe
  |  US$ 20 per person

Enjoy lunch and/or dinner in an open setting this Valentines Day at Shearwater Cafe, Victoria Falls.



The open-air section of Shearwater Cafe
(photo - TripAdvisor)

Great food is served at Shearwater Cafe, and at $20 per person for a 3 course meal, that's special!

Starter:
• Chicken liver pate with apple and walnut chutney OR
• Smoked salmon and tuna salad, garlic croutons and beetroot crisps
Mains :
• Zimbabwe fillet of beef, new potatoes, asparagus, cauliflower puree and a red wine sauce OR
• Zambezi fillet of bream, herb and garlic roast potatoes, carrot puree, root vegetables
Dessert :
• Strawberry cheese cake, phyllo basket, whipped cream or ice cream and fresh strawberries

For reservations contact Kent (kent@shearwatervf.com) or 0783512731



VALENTINES DAY BRUNCH AT THE PALM RESTAURANT
Sunday 14 February, 2016 |  8am to 12pm  |  The Palm Restaurant @ Ilala Lodge
  |  US$ 18 per person

Start your Valentines Day celebrations with a hearty brunch at one of the best and most romantic restaurants in Victoria Falls.

The usual breakfast buffet and egg choices will be available in addition to:
• Slow roast red pepper, pecorino and ham Frittatas
• Tomato and camembert tarts
• Bottomless Cappuccino, Bloody Mary’s and Berry Mimosas

For bookings, email fnb@ilalalodge.co.zw or call +263 13 44737/8/9.



WILD WILD VALENTINE STAND UP COMEDY SHOW
Saturday, 13 February 2016 |  From 6:30pm  | The Ampitheatre @ Victoria Falls Safari Lodge  |  US$10 per person

Carl Joshua Ncube is back performing stand up comedy in Victoria Falls at the Vic Falls Safari Lodge where part of the proceeds will go to the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit VFAPU.

Tickets are on sale now!



ZAMBEZI EXPLORER VALENTINES DINNER
Saturday, 13 February 2016 |  Zambezi Explorer Waterfront  |  US$ 55 per couple

Zambezi Explorer will be hosting a Valentine’s Dinner on the Waterfront on Saturday 13th February 2016. Live music to entertain whilst you dine on a 3 course meal under the stars for $55 per couple.

Any table booking of 6 or more guests receive a complimentary bottle of ‘bubbles’.

To make a reservation, please get in touch with the team on reservations@zambeziexplorer.com or +263 (0)13 42475.



COCKTAIL EVENING WITH THE VODACOM BLUE BULLS
Friday 29 January, 2016 |  6:30pm to 9:30pm  |  The Lookout Cafe
  | US$ 30 per person

Welcome to Victoria Falls Cocktail Evening - The Blue Bulls are bringing a full strength team so all 45 players are coming. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to meet your favourite players in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

Tickets are  limited (only 45), so make your booking via headchef@wildhorizons.co.za.



CHRISTMAS DINING AT THE LOOKOUT CAFE
24, 25, 25 December, 2015 |  6:30pm  |  The Lookout Cafe

The Lookout Cafe will be serving an amazing Christmas Dinner Menu for 3 nights the 24'th, 25'th and 26'th of December. Full moon is on the 25'th but it will be beautiful and large on any night.

Find their menu on their Facebook Event.

"The Lookout Cafe is perched 120m above the turbulent rapids of the Zambezi River, overhanging a giant chasm of the Batoka Gorge, just downriver of the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge, which forms part of it’s spectacular backdrop. Wild Horizons looks forward to welcoming you to this completely new and uniquely positioned dining experience!" - Wild Horizons

Wi-Fi: Free \ Cuisine: A’la Carte menu \ Free Shuttle transfers: Please call 013-42013 to arrange.



Click on map to enlarge



CHRISTMAS IN VIC FALLS COMEDY SHOW
Thursday and Friday 24 and 25 December, 2015 |  7pm  |  Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel

Carl Joshua Ncube brings fun and laughter to Victoria Falls in a two night stand-up comedy show.

Carl is a popular Zimbabwean comedian who has performed regionally and internationally in events such as the Comedy Central International Festival in South Africa, and the African Comedy Festival in Australia.

Tickets will be $5 during both nights at the Rainbow Hotel on Park Way Drive



BOAT CLUB QUIZ NIGHT
Wednesday 16 December, 2015 |  7pm  |  Victoria Falls Boat Club

$15 a team (max 5 people per team), 5 rounds, bigger prizes to be won. PLEASE WEAR A SOMETHING TO REPRESENT CHRISTMAS (a hat, red and white, some tree decorations as earrings) to get festive as a community.

Funds will be raised for our new HIV Education community project starting in December. Here is some info on our new and exciting initiative!

We will be starting community-based HIV Education lessons in Chinotimba and Mkhosana in the very near future. Hospitals and clinics have already agreed this would be a beneficial endeavour and any courses will be in partnership with them. Classes will be advertised and hosted in the communities at schools, halls, churches, etc. and we will use our contacts to solidify classes and run them when numbers allow. Certificates will be given to all those who complete the course (a pre-test to test knowledge and post-test to test learning will be given). Our hope is to expand to businesses in Victoria Falls - a course for staff of a business is a great investment in employees!

Please come help us support a good cause. Hope to see you all there!



VICTORIA FALLS CHRISTMAS FARYE
Saturday 5 December, 2015 |  12pm  |  Victoria Falls Boat Club

The Vic Falls Boat Club welcomes everyone to its CHRISTMAS FAYRE on Sat 5th Dec 12 noon onwards. There will be lots of stalls selling a variety of goods. Come and shop for your Christmas treats and presents! Food, drinks, mulled wine and for the kids:
Slip ‘n’ slide $1 all day unlimited
Face Painting Free 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Pony Rides $2 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Drumming session Free 3.00pm
Hot dogs, Candy Floss, Raffle, games and more......... See you there!!


THE HALLOWEEN THINGAMAJIG
Saturday 31 October, 2015 |  4pm  |  Shoestrings Backpackers

Calling all little mischief-makers! Lion Encounter and Shoestrings Backpackers have teamed up to create the biggest, spookiest, most hair-raising haunted house for the critters of Victoria Falls. Filled with fun and games for every prospective super hero and up-n-coming princesses. Shoestrings Backpackers will transform overnight, and we are inviting all you rascals to come and join in the buffoonery. With a carnival-like atmosphere there will be various stalls that have games and competitions galore! There will be prizes to be won, starting with the best dressed trick-o-treater!

The event is supervised by both parents and the staff and volunteers of both Lion Encounter and Shoestrings Backpackers. Parents are welcome to stick around to have fun with their little ones. $10 per kiddiwink gets you an afternoon packed with, treats, games, trick-o-treating and lots of fun to be won!



SUPER SPECTACULAR HALLOWEEN PARTY BUS
Saturday 31 October, 2015 |  7pm  |  Shoestrings Backpackers

Time to dust off your favourite superhero latex, zombie drool, and mutant ninja turtle headband! Halloween is just around the corner, so Lion Encounter and Shoestrings Backpackers have teamed together to bring you a collaboration of all things wild & spooky...

The Super Spectacular Halloween Party Bus is just that, a Super Spectacular bus packed with ghouls, fools and all things cool(s). Seeing as Halloween falls ever-so-kindly on a Saturday we are taking full advantaged of yet another reason to have some fun.

The night will begin at Shoestrings bar which will convert overnight into a daunting house of horrors. there will be games played and challenges set. From there we will board the formidable mystery machine.

$20 includes the bus entry (limited space so please try book in advance), free bottomless (until we really do reach the bottom) punch, competitions, various prizes to be won, and a mobile humour wagon that will cart us where and when necessary.



1st ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST
Saturday 17 October, 2015 | The Victoria Falls Boat Club

The Victoria Falls Boat Club is holding its first annual OKTOBERFEST on the 17th of October.

Please come along to this festive event with LIVE MUSIC, FOOD & FUN FOR ALL AGES!

There will be stalls selling their wares and if you would like one please contact Liada on +263-774-894690. It is $15 for a stall space (you supply your own table/tent/party streamers or whatever takes your fancy), and there is a $5 discountt on any stall that has a German theme to their stand whether it be dressing up or selling something typically 'Oktoberfest'. Book early to avoid disappointment!



THE HARARE COLLECTIVE LIVE
Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge | Saturday, 12 Sept 2015 | 8PM

The Harare Collective is a reggae and afro-jazz inspired group from Zimbabwe's capital city, Harare. They will be playing live at Shoestrings in Victoria Falls on the 12th of September.

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