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The Lookout Cafe

Perched on the edge of the Batoka Gorge, this open air cafe is one of the favourites in Victoria Falls. Spectacular views of the gorges and Zambezi River below plus so much more, make the Lookout a special place for more than just a meal.

Entrance of the Lookout Cafe above the Zambezi River - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The entrance of the rebuilt Lookout  Cafe - 120m above the Zambezi rapids

The Lookout Cafe has fast become one of the favourite spots for both locals and international guests. The view alone is enough to call you back over and over again. Perched on the edge of the Batoka gorge with the Zambezi rapids raging more than 100m below, this beautiful spot has views of the gorges, the Victoria Falls Bridge and the spray of the Falls themselves.

View from the Lookout Cafe above the Zambezi River - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Great views from the restaurant

Located a short distance away from the Victoria Falls Rainforest entrance, and a stones throw away from where the high-wire activities are done. Diners can watch adrenalin junkies on the activities such as the gorge swing, zip line and flying fox.

The menu at the Lookout has received rave reviews, and with dishes such as Warthog Kebab (yes real wild warthog meat), Crocodile Kebab (yes, real croc meat), Sherry-infused Rack of Rib or Ostrich Fan Fillet Kebab, The Lookout offers fabulous and filling meals. Platters and snacks are also available for those who want something light with a cold beer, cocktails or wine while enjoying the fresh breeze and the view.

Delicious meals and platters at The Lookout Cafe in Victoria Falls perched above the Zambezi River gorge, Zimbabwe

Good looking delicious food at the Lookout Cafe

The Lookout offer breakfast on the weekends, and then lunch and dinner daily. It is a great stop for lunch after a tour of the Victoria Falls as you wind down after the long walk, or after taking a plunge into or flight across the gorge. Dinner is served daily.

Breezy and scenic views with your delicious food and drinks at the Lookout Cafe in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Meals on the edge of the gorge

Lunch at the Lookout Cafe

Lunches at the Lookout are al a carte. Guests are be picked up from the hotel to be at the restaurant around 12h30. However, if you have your own transport, you are welcome to make your way there on your own, any time after 10am. Bookings are essential. The lunch does not include drinks.

Lookout Dinners

For dinners, the restaurant has a set 3-course menu. This also includes pickup and drop-off if you book in advance. Drinks are not included. Dinners start at 6:30pm and last orders are at 9pm.

Other Meals and Events

Full moon dinners - During full moon, dinners at the Lookout offer a fantastic moonlit view of the landscape, gorges and Victoria Falls Bridge, which already lights up in different colours. Bookings are essential, and transfers to and from the Lookout can included when you make your booking. See dates below.
Painting on the Edge - Art of Africa workshops offer a painting experience at the Lookout Cafe. This paint and sip workshop includes a few drinks, and guests take a seat near the edge of the cliff to catch the sun setting behind the spray of the Falls. Read more on these and other Art of Africa activities.
Just for Drinks - In between lunch and dinner times, you are free to just hang out and have a few drinks and snacks; The Lookout is great for sundowners with friends.
Private Events - Private lunches and dinners can be arranged.

To get better value, choose the Tour of the Victoria Falls with a Lunch at the Lookout - The Victoria Falls Classic Package.

Lookout Cafe Full Moon Dinners

2022 Dates
8th December

2023 Dates
7th January
5th February
7th March
6th April
5th May
4th June
3th July
1st & 31st August
29th September
28th October
27th November
27th December

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Last update: 10 November 2022

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