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.
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
raging more than 100m below, this beautiful spot has views of the gorges, the Victoria Falls Bridge and the spray of the Falls
Great views from the restaurant
Located a short distance away from the
Victoria Falls Rainforest entrance,
and a stones throw away from where the
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.
Good looking delicious food at the Lookout
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.
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.
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.
• 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.
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