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Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant

Stand 471 Squire Cummings Road, Victoria Falls -, Zimbabwe
+263 13 43211
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
African, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Stand 471 Squire Cummings Road, Victoria Falls -, Zimbabwe
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1 - 10 of 176 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here last week and loved it. The food we had was great, the chef was very helpful with special dietary requirements. We have stayed here before and were very happy with the breakfast choice especially the gluten free selection. Friendly/helpful staff. Great...More

Thank Adeline d
VFSL-GM, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We greatly appreciate your excellent review, thank you! We are always happy to meet the specific requirements of our treasured guests. We hope to host you again soon. Best regards, General Manager.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I arrived hoping to have a refreshing sundowner and since okay relax. Instead, I had to get up each time I wanted the waitress (was not waited on basically). Then when I ordered one of their $9 speciality drinks with alcohol- African Sunset- it was...More

Thank MeganSamfya
VFSL-GM, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We sincerely apologise for your poor experience with us, this is most disappointing and highly uncharacteristic of the usual great service we provide. Rest assured the necessary remedial actions are being taken. Best regards, General Manager.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A broad menu with some real local specialties. Amazing ambience and a treat to watch elephant and buffalo drinking at the waterhole while you enjoy a delicious dinner. Breakfasts are also excellent and varied.

Thank Ben B
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experiences with us and hope to host you again. Thank you for your wonderful review. Best regards, General Manager.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the restaurant does not have a large menu, the meals on offer vary considerably. There are some exiting choices, such as crocodile tail and warthog steaks. The meals are well prepared and good value. The service is extremely good. A great dining experience

Thank Norman C
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad that you had a great dining experience with us and hope to host you again soon! Best regards, General Manager.

Reviewed 28 November 2017

Our last night in Africa. We went here for a date night. What a view! There were Elephants and Jackals. We had Crocodile and Wart-Hog. AMAZING!! We would recommend phoning in advance and asking for a table with a view of the animals. The pricing...More

Thank Ryan O
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Many thanks for your lovely review and positive feedback! We are delighted that you had an amazing evening with us and hope that you will visit again soon. Best regards, General Manager.

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Not often you get good food, good service and great surroundings coming together but we did this night. Can't think of a more evocative place to enjoy good food, overlooking a waterhole in a beautiful thatched building. Memories will live forever.

Thank Conqueror17
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

We are thrilled to have played a part in making some magical memories for you! We hope to host you again soon. Best regards, General Manager.

Reviewed 18 October 2017

As we were staying at the Safari lodge club we had a reservation for dinner and were given a 'window' seat. It is actually all open sided but the prime seats along the edge overlook the area where they feed the vultures in the day...More

Thank ColchesterSleeper
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your review and valued feedback. Should you wish to send further details regarding the haphazard service and meal you sent back we would greatly appreciate it, jonathan@africaalbida.co.zw, as it aids us in ensuring that this never happens again. Best regards, Jonathan Hudson....More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

We really enjoyed this restaurant. There is a good array of foods and cocktails and great views over a waterhole where many animals can be easily seen, Try the Warthog!

Thank Qldfoodie2015
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Many thanks for your wonderful review! We are so glad that you had an enjoyable evening with us and hope that you will visit again soon. Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

A lovely setting with sumptuous food served by friendly staff. There was a good selection on offer with the chefs presenting quality food. Special diets were catered for although watch out if you are allergic to onion as they cannot resist the temptation to include...More

Thank KirraMelbourne
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so sorry for not strictly adhering to your dietary requirements as this is usually of utmost importance to our team. We hope that you will return for a visit soon! Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

You need to reserves a table. I had chateaubriand and it was wonderful. The other patrons had other selections which they found to be excellent. If you can, get a table where you can see out to the gaming reserve.

Thank Tim_of_Gilbert
VFSL_Hudson, General Manager at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Many thanks for your great review, we are so happy that you had a wonderful evening with us. Best regards, Jonathan Hudson. General Manager.

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Almay L
10 February 2017|
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Response from VFSL-GM | Property representative |
Good day! Our guests can enjoy this breakfast included within their rate. However, if you are a walk in guest, it is $25 per head and is well worth it!
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riaanatparadise
13 June 2016|
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Response from EdwardsAGE | Reviewed this property |
Anyone can, best to make a reservation, though.
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mololoki
9 August 2015|
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Response from Tyla C | Property representative |
Hi There, The full menu and prices are available on our website, Africa Albida Tourism for the MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant in Victoria Falls. Thank you Michele
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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