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Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant

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Stand 471 Squire Cummings Road, Victoria Falls -, Zimbabwe
+263 13 43211
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07:00 - 22:00
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Whidbey Island, WA
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100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dinner here 2 times while staying at the Safari Lodge. The views from here are stunning, the sunsets are incredible, and after dark we heard the sounds of wildlife in the near distance. The food was delicious and and plated to be very pleasing to the eye. Our group ordered a variety of dishes from the menu and... More 

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Settle, United Kingdom
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694 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous meal here whilst overlooking the watering hole. The surroundings were fantastic, the service faultless and the prices incredibly reasonable given the location. We ate crocodile for the first time and it was beautiful. One of the best restaurant experiences in one of the worlds finest locations. Truly stunning.

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Thank MD-FatDonkey
El Dorado, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I ate lunches, snacks and dinner here in May 2017 for several days. The food and service was always good. The view dinner singing entertainment was also very nice.

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Thank stevecass2016
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review. Great food, sevice, entertainment and, of course, the stunning view are what makes MaKuwa-Kuwa so unique! We appreciate your valuable feedback and hope to host you again soon! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Lake Worth, Florida
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223 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Located in the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge overlooking the huge waterhole. Food is nicely prep and beautifully presented. Service is beyond prompt and courteous. Prices are very reasonable. Far less than a similar meal in the US. Great variety of local meats and other dishes (kudu, warthog etc. ). Beware of insect issues early evening due to the lights. Quite... More 

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Thank Martin S
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will visit us again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This may not be the best known restaurant in Vic Falls, but I rate it highly in terms of quality of the food, customer service. We ordered some interesting local cuisines, such as warthog steak and bream fish fillet. It was well prepared, presented and tasty. The service was attentive and excellent.

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Thank Kevin_Yeh
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your lovely review! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know of your excellent experience with us. This is what we strive for! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Harare
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Makuwa-Kuwa restaurant offers great food and an excellent service in a most beautiful setting. We had both breakfast and dinner.

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Thank asuncion858
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review! It is so encouraging to know that we are on the right track and helps us to keep up our standards of excellence! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

If you want a fine dining experience in Victoria Falls, Makuwa-Kuwa is it! Nothing beats the amazing view. The food is also really great. Entertainment at dinner was also a nice treat. Staff were attentive and fun! Tip - Try to arrive early and reserve a table next to the window!

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Thank Alanna_Wallace
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your superb review! We really appreciate your comments as this provides such positive reinforcement for our valued staff. Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The wait staff is amazing. I loved the serenading at dinner. Overlooking the water hole is the best atmosphere. The food was so beautiful presented, delicious. I had the Breem. The breakfast layout was beyond anything I had ever seen.

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Thank Michelle B
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review! Makuwa-Kuwa is a very special place and we are so glad you had a lovely evening with us! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Important to make a reservation as it is very crowded. Ask for a table under a ceiling fan as there is no air conditioning. Their speciality is Warthog and it was delicious. Service is friendly but can be slow.

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Thank estochick346
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review offering some great advice to potential guests. We hope you will visit us again! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

Sunnyvale, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had dinner at this restaurant our first night at Victoria Falls. We made it just before sunset. The bar deck overlooks a water holes. The views are spectacular. Unfortunately for us, there was no wildlife that day at the water hole. The sunset experience is definitely a must. After sunset, we had dinner. We tried local game like warthog... More 

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Thank J-DAllegrucci
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this review

We thank you for your lovely review! We believe a trip to Africa is all about the sunset experience. We are the only sunset facing resort in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe! We are so pleased you had a delightful evening with us and look forward to hosting you again soon! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
African, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stand 471 Squire Cummings Road, Victoria Falls -, Zimbabwe
  • Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Matabeleland North Province  >  Victoria Falls
  • Phone Number: +263 13 43211
Description
Centuries past, we’re told, an inimitable Royal Drum disenchanted with its owner was lost forever when it ‘jumped’ into the Zambezi River. In honour of this legend, the award-winning Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant celebrates the richness of Africa’s heritage with fine fare and unmatched hospitality. The MaKuwa-Kuwa drumbeat is a call to partake of a royal feast.Located in the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge's central hub is the Makuwa-Kuwa Resaurant - split level and with a 270º view of the unfenced Zambezi National Park, and focusing on a central waterhole attracting year-round wildlife, the a la carte restaurant offers a wide variety of internationally styled cuisine, with a hint of African and game dishes thrown in. Diners are tempted by gourmet dishes made from the choicest selection of local and imported ingredients, and Zimbabwe’s finest winelist. Little wonder then, that this restaurant lays unchallenged claim to Zimbabwe’s top eatery title year after year…

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