Mukuwa Kuwa Restaurant

The award-winning MaKuwa-Kuwa is split-level a la carte restaurant located within the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge’s central hub with spectacular views over the well-frequented feature waterhole by buffalo, elephant, warthogs and various antelope plus a myriad of birds.

About The Mukuwa Kuwa Restaurant

Mukuwa Kuwa RestaurantTaking its name and decor inspiration from a Royal Drum of local legend, the MaKuwa–Kuwa’s a la carte menu offers a wide variety of internationally-styled cuisine – with a hint of Africa! Impeccable service, mouthwatering meals, a wide selection of fine South African wines and incredible views make dining here an experience fit for royalty. A special daily treat for lunchtime diners is witnessing the spectacular descent of hundreds of vultures coming in to feast in front of the waterhole.

Two flights down from the restaurant, the open-plan Buffalo Bar complements the MaKuwa-kuwa offering a memorable venue for all-day refreshments and tasty snacks, sundowners, and pre- and post-dinner drinks. It has its own game-viewing platform overlooking the waterhole where a variety of wildlife, including elephant and buffalo, form a thrilling parade all year round.


We recommend that diners be seated by 1930hrs for dinner to enjoy our resident acapella performers whose harmonious traditional melodies make a fine accompaniment to an evening of superb food, great wines and a stunning view of the African night sky. Although not entirely by our own design, the calls of nocturnal wildlife and the occasional hyena, elephant or buffalo visiting the waterhole top off a truly incredible dining experience in a one-of-a-kind venue!

Reservations and Seating Capacity

Mukuwa Kuwa RestaurantOpen for unforgettable breakfasts, lunches and dinners 365 days of the year, advance reservations are required as the MaKuwa-Kuwa is regularly booked up. We strongly recommend that guests include their MaKuwa-Kuwa reservations in their Victoria Falls itineraries and secure bookings prior to arrival. The restaurant hosts up to 100 diners. Exclusive use of the MaKuwa-Kuwa can be arranged for a maximum of up to 100 guests provided that most of the guests are resident at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or Lokuthula Lodges. All other exclusive bookings can be arranged with the Functions Manager or Reservations Office. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open for breakfast from 0700hrs to 1000hrs, lunch from 1230hrs to 1430hrs and dinner from 1900hrs to 2200hrs.

Dress is smart casual. We recommend light clothing in the summer months (September – May) and warmer clothing in winter (from June to August) in the evenings.

The Shop

An on-site shop sells some of the frequently requested accessories such as Boma cruet sets, polo shirts, chitenjes and caps. In addition, CDs of our traditional in-house entertainment are a favourite memento.