Victoria Falls Restaurants

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    The Kingdom: Great last night treat

    by Pollyanna1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Although the hotel and restaurant are more Las Vegas than traditional African, the food is great and the choice very extensive.
    A great last night treat to conclude our stay in Vic Falls.

    Favorite Dish: The Ostrich dish was great.

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    The Boma: Great African experience!

    by queensgirl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Local food food like Impala, Ostrich, Warthog, Mopani worms, peanut salad, peanut butter rice and much in more in a traditional African setting. Traditional African dancing, some face painting and a witch doctor to tell your future.

    Favorite Dish: The Impala
    Peanut salad
    Peanut butter rice
    Homemade Peanut bread
    The grilled lamb which was grilled over an open fire.

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    The Terrace: A Date with deliciousness

    by Zanzibargirl Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    Part of Victoria Falls hotel this was simply devine.

    This was certainly a delicious date indeed. I got all dolled up and went here for a date with a very special someone who had flown in earlier that day just to make this very special date. So with great company, great food, candlight, magnificent service this was very very special indeed. Never to be forgotten, even in spite of the price tag. I encourage you - treat yourself.

    Worth every cent.

    Favorite Dish: The wine I had - South African Zonnebloem Merlot - even by the glass was a great serving, and what a wine. The food was really really good too. Talk about style and yummo! Ok, so its not cheap - but worth every penny.

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    Cena , musica y baile - Dinner , music and dance: Sitio para comer -Place of eating

    by elpariente Updated Oct 17, 2010

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    Boma en Sindebele significa : Lugarr para comer
    Es una experiencia para turistas , pero eso si muy buena y divertida
    La cena es magnífica , un buffet libre de platos de Zimbabwe , donde puedes tomar kudu , facocero , lomo de impala , gusanos de Mompane ...y otros platos mucho más normalitos que están buenísimos
    Después de la cena hay música y bailes Matabeles , acompañados de tambores y marimbas ...

    Favorite Dish: Boma in Sindebele means , a place to eat
    It is an experience for tourists, but it is very good and amusing
    Dinner is great, a buffet of dishes from Zimbabwe, where you can take kudu, warthogs, impala loin, Mopani worms ...and other dishes much more normals that are excelent
    After dinner there is Matabele music and dance , accompanied by drums and marimbas ...

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    Mama Africa eating house: The venerable African restaurant

    by georeiser Updated Oct 24, 2009
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    Mama Africa eating house is a famous and venerable restaurant in Victoria Falls town. It wasn't many guests in the restaurant when I was there, and I suppose the business isn't too good nowadays. The expensive prices in this restaurant makes it an eating place for tourists and rich only.

    Favorite Dish: Beef. The quality was average.

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    Spur Steak Ranch: Avoid

    by PierreZA Written Apr 15, 2009

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    Entrance at The Enclosure, Kingdom Hotel

    If you have been to South Africa, you will be quite familiar with this restaurant chain. The Spur is located at ‘The Enclosure’ at the Kingdom Hotel/Casino.
    It is best to AVOID this establishment. I paid 11 US $ for a very below standard hamburger. In South Africa, it would be about 3 – 4 US $.
    The place was extremely quiet, I can see why.

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    The Kingdom Hotel & Resort: Good value for money

    by PierreZA Written Apr 15, 2009

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    Entrance at the Kingdom Hotel

    This buffet is very good value for money. At 15 US $, you get a variety of starters, main dishes (meat and vegetables) and deserts.
    You could also indulge in a crocodile stir fry if you would like to know what crocodile taste like.

    Favorite Dish: Various

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    Mama Africa Eating House: African Food and More

    by PierreZA Updated Apr 15, 2009

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    This is a wonderful place to go for dinner. It has a great ambience, it could be described as African Urban Chic. Very colourful walls with interesting decorations all make this place quite unique . The service is very friendly and efficient.
    The food served varies from traditional Shona dishes to chocolate mouse and apple crumble. I is rather expensive though, especially the drinks. A small glass of Amarula Cream will cost you 5 US$.
    Mains are about 15 US$.
    The live music on the night we were there was great. A local band playing some well known African Jazz etc
    No Credit Cards

    Favorite Dish: A Shona dish of chicken cooked in peanut sauce

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    Boma (Eating Place): An African experience

    by glennkasner Written Mar 6, 2007

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    Situated at the Victoria Falls Safrai Lodge, this outdoor restaurant offers visitors a taste of Africa in more ways than one.
    Very similar in concept to the Moyo restaurant near Cape Town but more African in flavour.
    Besides the variety of traditional African dishes, including the famous Mopani Worm (get one down and you are given a certificate), they offer tribal dancing and a drumming session - all great fun.
    Service was great and the staff very friendly.
    Dinner is served buffet style - come hungry!

    Favorite Dish: Warthog Steak. Grilled to perfection. Everything we sampled was tasty - I gave the Mopani worms a miss though. :-)

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  • BOMA Restaurant: BOMA Restaurant Rip Off

    by Chiefcounsel Written Feb 25, 2007

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    BOMA restaurant on the grounds of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is not worth the money. We stayed at the Vic Falls Safari Lodge and had a package that included the dinner--in retrospect, the meal and "cultural" experience was a waste of time.

    The BOMA starts with employees tying a toga on your shoulder as you enter. Restaurant employees reported that some tourists refuse the toga for fear of viruses, colds, because you return it at the end.

    They seat you. Remember that NO DRINKS--including lemonade or water are included. We paid $6 per lemonade and $2.50 US for a Large Water--we found out the cost after the meal--this was odd since in the US and even in South Africa, there is no charge for water and $6 for each lemonade is high.

    At each table there is a small oil lamp. As we ate, a "witch" doctor in traditional garb came around and offered to tell you your fortune for US $1 by the entrance to the restaurant.

    Another man came around and offered to paint your face (no charge) with something like watered down crayon that dirtied our bathroom sink.

    A group came out and sang 3 songs and then they passed around a number of drums and let you beat along and then they had some men and women come up and dance to the music the way their dancers had--it was okay.

    I guess--I thought the US $40 was too steep for the amount of entertainment. We got to the restaurant at 7 and left at about 9:15 PM when it ended. Another woman came around and offered to braid my wife's hair for $15 US the next day. We gave her our room number and she came as scheduled. Remember this price is good money for locals since you can hire a woman to cook, clean, watch your kids and do your laundry for $20 US per week. This is why so many Zimbabweans want to go to South Africa for similar cooking/cleaning/laundry jobs that pay about $12.50 per day.

    All in all--I just didn't think it was worth US $40 since the only sides I really ate was a baked potato. If we had needed transportation to and from the dinner, it would have been an additional $16.

    Favorite Dish: Warthog was tender. The warthog was best. A guide on a game drive later told us that Warthog is tender no matter whether the warthog is young or old.

    We were given the choice of an appetizer. My wife had a soup that she liked and I had the chilled Crocodile--tasted like a cross between pork and tuna.

    Then you serve yourself--the salads were underwhelming (not much in the way of fruit at all) dessert was poor too (had a piece of dried cake). My wife stuck with vegetarian food --pasta etc and I ate Warthog, Kudu, Ostrich and Lamb. You choose the meats and they cook them for you on a hot grill while you wait.

    Alternatively, if you are travelling through Johannesburg to get to Victoria Falls, you should eat at the Carnivore Restaurant. The Carnivore restaurant lets you try all kinds of meat like a brazilian bbq where you choose when the types of meat stops coming by flipping a red/green marker over.

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  • Wimpy: Mmmm. Burgers!

    by RblWthACoz Written Jul 1, 2006

    Yeah. It's a chain. Yeah. It's fast food. And yeah. It's better than Spur!!! The burger I had here was way better than what I had at Spur. If you want something that is edible and tasty, come here. If you need something for a door stop, go to Spur.

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  • Spur: What the hell is going on here?

    by RblWthACoz Written Jul 1, 2006

    Now I have eaten at Spur in the past (in South Africa) and recalled it being very good. So I have no idea what the problem is here at this one in Victoria Falls. My food was absolutely atrocious and the sauce in the bottle on the table was so watered down that when I went to pour some out, it all flew out of the bottle onto my plate...and table. Totally disgusting. Go to Wimpy instead of here.

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    Amulonga: Great Location by the Falls

    by kucha Written Jun 11, 2006

    Amulonga restaurant is a large open-air style restaurant, which allows guests to dine al fresco with live African music and dancing and plenty of local delicacies.

    Similar to The Boma, this restaruant has the Zambezi river as a backdrop and the distant roar of the Falls as music!

    Amulonga meaning "by the river" is the only restaurant on the banks of the Zambezi in Victoria falls with breathtaking views of the river and it's famous sunsets

    It is Also Renowed For Its Traditional Shows Every Evening While Guests Enjoy Their Meals.

    Favorite Dish: The barbecue Sampler is Great!

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    The Boma: Try the Worms As A Starter!

    by kucha Written Jun 11, 2006
    It is actually endangered. Don't eat too many!

    In the lovely Gusu Forest and partly open to the night sky, The Boma restaurant is a unique cultural experience! Guests begin each meal with a hand-washing ceremony, moving on to a traditional beer and starters. Following this, a four-course meal offers a la carte starters with a barbecue buffet that includes such local delicacies as mopani worms and game stews.

    Nightly entertainment is provided by Shangaan dancers and singers, as well as the restaurant's traditional storyteller, who regales guests with tales of the country's folklore, culture, and heritage.

    Favorite Dish: Mopani Worms -- seriously!

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    Boma: The perfect setting!

    by Durfun Written Dec 30, 2005

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    This place is set in the wilderness, offering far-reaching views of the forests.

    You will definitely see game gathering at the watering hole around dusk, kicking up huge clouds of dust as they approach.

    Favorite Dish: Tiger fish, mainly because it was my first time. And I came to learn that this local fish really is like a tiger where its jaws are concerned.

    Also it is very bony (not skinny), so preparing it (removing the bones) is very difficult, making the fruits of your labour all the more delicious!

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