Where to eat in Livingstone, Zambia

A few places to find good food, lovely drinks and to meet locals and tourists alike. Some of these even include great views…

Cafe Zambezi

A laid-back bar and restaurant offering a relaxed meeting space and local food with a western twist. Locals and tourist alike seem to love this spot and come in search of their hearty wood-fired pizzas, spicy barbecues (braais), and other African and Caribbean dishes.

Here you won’t go hungry as portion sizes are quite considerable.

Address: Shop 214 of 217 Area off Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CafeZambezi/

Cafe Zambezi via Facebook
Cafe Zambezi via Facebook

Da Canton Restaurant

Gelato in Zambia? Yes, it’s true! Da Canton not only offer authentic Italian cuisine but over 18 flavors of delicious gelato.

Lovers of Italian cuisine can rejoice in the homemade pasta,  mozzarella and tomato sauce and of course scrumptious pizza.

Book a table on a Saturday night for a cultural performance.

Da Canton Restaurant Address: Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia

Golden Leaf Restaurant

Great Indian cuisine and a relaxed dining atmosphere is what you can expect at the Golden Leaf restaurant.

Linked to Ngolide lodge across the road, this restaurant can up the spice level according to your tastebuds.

Snack-style dishes as well as vegetarian and succulent meat options are available for lunch and dinner meals.

Golden Leaf Indian Restaurant Address: 1174 Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone 20100, Zam

Zam Mex Restaurant

All proceeds from this restaurant go towards community projects, so come eat, grab a drink and support this restaurant set up by a Spanish NGO.

Perfectly suited to backpackers on a shoestring budget, this is a no frills spot serving up local specialities along with a few Mexican dishes.  It’s another great place to meet locals and foreigners alike.

Zam Mex Restaurant Address: Kunawa Road | Plot No. Liv/4557 Flat 03, Livingstone 20100, Zambia

Clock Bar & Restaurant

This is the place to party in Livingstone as their Friday and Saturday parties are known as a great place to mingle. Also known as FezBar, they also serve up some decent meals such as steak, pizza, burgers and more.

The Clock Bar & Restaurant – FezBar Address: 123 Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone 10101, Zambia

The Clock Bar & Restaurant via Facebook
The Clock Bar & Restaurant via Facebook

The Elephant Cafe

A unique award-winning restaurant offering gourmet meals and the chance to meet rescued elephants who call the sanctuary home.

Hear the stories of their lives and how some of the older elephants were rescued from regions of severe drought and culling exercises.  

First enjoy a Zambezi cruise before sitting on the wooden deck overlooking the Zambezi river with a champagne cocktail before enjoying fine dining at its best.

The Elephant Cafe Address: Nakatindi Road | Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone 20100, Zambia

The Three Monkeys

Another lunchtime hub which has cemented itself as the one of the town’s most popular spots for food and drinks for locals and tourists alike.

The Three Monkeys opened in late 2016, by Chef & General Manager Greg Paymans with the intention of serving good, honest food at great prices.

Their sister takeaway is also situated at the heart of Victoria falls town and offers Fresh, flavourful and healthy food at affordable prices including delicious sushi, health juices and classic wraps and burgers.

Perfect for the health-conscious crowd on the go looking for good clean eating and takeaways.

Address: Corner Adam Stander & Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Hours: 7 days a week from 12 pm until late

Phone: +263 83 2847326

The Victoria Falls Hotel via Facebook
The Victoria Falls Hotel via Facebook

The Livingstone Room, Victoria Falls hotel

Voted the seventh finest Restaurant in the World by The Daily Meal in 2013, the classically-elegant Edwardian-style Livingstone Room seats 120 and opens only for dinner, featuring a la carte and table d’hôte menus.

Savour fine dining at is best with a seven-course degustation menu. Thereafter dance the night away to a live band.

The Livingstone Room reflects the century-old hotel’s style of opulence, the dress code which was previously tie and jacket has been relaxed to smart casual, sleeved collared shirt and closed shoes for men for the convenience of guests in this more relaxed modern era. (Strictly no safari wear, shorts, sandals or sneakers.)

Dinner: 19h00 – 21h30 – Monday  to Saturday

Closed on Sundays

The Victoria Falls Hotel

1, Mallet Drive, Victoria Falls

PO Box 10, Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe

Tel:+263 83 284 4751 / 9

MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant

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victoria-falls-safari-lodge.com

Fancy starting your day at an award-winning restaurant positioned at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge overlooking a busy waterhole.

Watch the elephants go by through the three sides of the restaurant which are open.

Breakfast consists of an extensive continental buffet and an a la carte selection of cooked dishes, such as the ‘Livukile’ breakfast of soft poached eggs on toasted brown bread, with honey glazed ham and grilled tomato topped with hollandaise sauce.

MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant is open for breakfast from 6.30am to 10am, lunch from 12.30pm to 2pm and dinner from 7pm to 10pm.

Address: 471d Squire Cummings Rd, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Website: https://www.africaalbidatourism.com/things-to-do/bar-dining/makuwa-kuwa-restaurant/

Phone: +263 213 284 3201

Shearwater Cafe

Book your lunch spot at the Shearwater Cafe where cool, chic meets wholesome homemade food and exceptional Zimbabwean hospitality.

Come expecting international flavors with a local twist such as Fresh Zambezi Bream, Zimbabwean aged Fillet Steak, Crocodile Wasabi Wrap as well as the prime location in Victoria Falls.  

The atmosphere is vibrant as travellers converge to plan their adventure activities or return from them. Savour light bites or freshly made pizza while watching elephants hang around the waterholes.

Address: Shop 1 Centre, corner of Livingstone Way and Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Hours:  Closes 10PM

Phone: +263 13 46789

 

 

Best Places to Eat in Victoria Falls, Zambia

While you will definitely be feasting on the views of the mighty Victoria Falls and the Zambezi river, you will need to eat at some point too. Here’s a few top places to eat while visiting the Victoria Falls region.

Breakfast

MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant

Fancy starting your day at an award-winning restaurant positioned at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, overlooking a busy waterhole. Watch the elephants go by through the three sides of the restaurant which are open.

Breakfast consists of an extensive continental buffet and an a la carte selection of cooked dishes, such as the ‘Livukile’ breakfast of soft poached eggs on toasted brown bread, with honey glazed ham and grilled tomato topped with hollandaise sauce.

MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant is open for breakfast from 6.30am to 10am, lunch from 12.30pm to 2pm and dinner from 7pm to 10pm.

Address: 471d Squire Cummings Rd, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Website: https://www.africaalbidatourism.com/things-to-do/bar-dining/makuwa-kuwa-restaurant/

Phone: +263 213 284 3201

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victoria-falls-safari-lodge.com

Lunch

Shearwater Cafe

Book your lunch spot at the Shearwater Cafe where cool, chic meets wholesome homemade food and exceptional Zimbabwean hospitality.

Come expecting international flavors with a local twist such as Fresh Zambezi Bream, Zimbabwean aged Fillet Steak, Crocodile Wasabi Wrap as well as the prime location in Victoria Falls.  

The atmosphere is vibrant as travellers converge to plan their adventure activities or return from them. Savour light bites or freshly made pizza while watching elephants hang around the waterholes.

Address: Shop 1 Centre, corner of Livingstone Way and Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Hours:  Closes 10PM

Phone: +263 13 46789

The Three Monkeys

Another lunchtime hub which has cemented itself as the one of the town’s most popular spots for food and drinks for locals and tourists alike.

The Three Monkeys opened in late 2016, by Chef and General Manager, Greg Paymans with the intention of serving good, honest food at great prices.

Their sister takeaway is also situated at the heart of Victoria falls town and offers Fresh, flavourful and healthy food at affordable prices including delicious sushi, health juices and classic wraps and burgers.

Perfect for the health-conscious crowd on the go looking for good clean eating and takeaways.

Address: Corner Adam Stander & Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Hours: 7 days a week from 12 pm until late

Phone: +263 83 2847326

High Tea

Stanley’s Terrace

The Victoria Falls Hotel via Facebook
The Victoria Falls Hotel via Facebook

High Tea at Stanley’s Terrace, Victoria Falls Hotel is renowned experience offering a classic high tea coupled with views of the Victoria Falls Bridge and the spray from the falls right below.

High Tea and light meals are served daily.

Address: The Victoria Falls Hotel, 1 Mallet Drive, Victoria Falls, PO Box 10, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Tel:+263 83 284 4751 / 9

Dinner

Lookout Cafe

Aside from regular dinners, the Lookout Cafe offers a unique Full Moon Dinner experience.

On the night of each full moon, you can enjoy magnificent meals along with wine and full moon.

Perched on the edge of a steep gorge, with breathtaking views, this is a dinner reservation you want to make especially if traveling with your loved one.

Find a fresh, vibrant menu with new flavors such as local game meats and crocodile as well as a superb location (especially for activities such as the gorge swing).

Dinner: 18h30 – 22h00 (last food orders at 21h00)

Phone: +263 78 274 5112

Transfers: Free Shuttle transfers, please call +263 283 2842013 to arrange

The Lookout Cafe
The Lookout Cafe

Fine-Dining

The Livingstone Room, Victoria Falls hotel

Voted the seventh finest Restaurant in the World by The Daily Meal in 2013, the classically-elegant Edwardian-style Livingstone Room seats 120 and opens only for dinner, featuring a la carte and table d’hôte menus.

Savour fine dining at is best with a seven-course degustation menu. Thereafter dance the night away to a live band.

The Livingstone Room reflects the century-old hotel’s style of opulence, the dress code which was previously tie and jacket has been relaxed to smart casual, sleeved collared shirt and closed shoes for men for the convenience of guests in this more relaxed modern era. (Strictly no safari wear, shorts, sandals or sneakers.)

Dinner: 19h00 – 21h30 – Monday  to Saturday

Closed on Sundays

The Victoria Falls Hotel, 1 Mallet Drive, Victoria Falls, PO Box 10, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Tel:+263 83 284 4751 / 9

Sunset and Dinner Cruise

Step aboard the Zambezi Reflections and Ma Robert vessels at 5pm and begin the evening with sundowners and snacks on deck.

Next comes a gourmet Mediterranean style four-course dinner.

The Ma Robert has a lower and upper deck with a maximum capacity of 50 guests, while the Zambezi Reflections is a single deck pontoon with a maximum occupancy of 34 people and is known as the floating restaurant.

A great mix of sundowners, magical sunset floating on the Zambezi and dinner, the sunset and dinner trip is the best combination of both a Sunset cruise and a Dinner cruise.

The main course includes seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes with a selection of the following: Fillet of beef with red wine jus; Bream fillet with lemon butter sauce; or Stuffed chicken breast.

Best Things to Do in Secunda

The small town of Secunda in Mpumalanga Province is best known for being the second Sasol extraction refinery after Sasolburg… But there’s more to this charming, little town than all that!

In fact, this town offers some really lovely restaurants and plenty of great indoor and outdoor attractions to boot.

Here is a list of the best things to do in Secunda:

#1 Visit Eende Dam

Secunda’s Eende Dam – or Duck Pond,  to some – is one of the town’s most well-loved attractions.

Not only is it a green oasis for the town, where young families, joggers and cyclists can go for some fresh air and exercise – but is also offers some stellar braai and picnic areas too, allowing you to cook up a storm while enjoying the day out with your loved ones.

Additional drawcards have to be the numerous kiddies’ play areas and jungle gyms, namesake pond in the park’s centre, catch-and-release fishing – and above all else, the miniature train! This adorable train loops around the dam, affording little ones the chance to enjoy a train ride or two.

If you are looking for a delightful place to enjoy in Secunda, look no further than Eende Dam!

Contact: N/A

Website: www.mpumalanga.com

Address: Eende Dam, Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

#2 Spend the Day at Lake Umuzi Waterfront

Lake Umuzi Waterfront is one of the most enjoyable places in Secunda – and it really does offer something for everyone.

Whether you want to grab a meal at a restaurant, enjoy the setting or any of the excellent entertainment options (which include Aquazone, Carnival Square and the Action Sport House) or even head for a row about Lake Umuzi Waterfront… the options are endless!

You can also have fun at the bowling alley or play some pool – whatever tickles your fancy, they have it.

Plus, there are also a host of monthly and annual events held here – so definitely keep an ear to the ground for those!

If you wish to spend a great day out in Secunda, make sure Lake Umuzi Waterfront is top of your ideas’ list.

Contact: +27 (017) 631 3452, welcome@lakeumuzi.co.za

Website: lakeumuzi.co.za

Address: Lake Umuzi Waterfront, 1 Kiewiet Street, Secunda, Mpumalanga Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

#3 Have Fun at the Action Sports Secunda

Action Sports Secunda via Facebook
Action Sports Secunda via Facebook

At Action Sports Secunda, sports lovers can enjoy playing either action cricket, netball, hockey or soccer.

Thanks to its trio of courts, this quality indoor facility can accommodate three games simultaneously. In addition to this, visitors can also make use of the fully licensed bar, restaurant and tuck shop.

You can play here during the week or on Saturdays, with varying prices depending on your game of choice.

Note: This facility can also be rented out for great parties.

Contact: +27 (082) 851 1797, mariska@actionsport.co.za

Website: lakeumuzi.co.za

Address: Action Sports Secunda, Lake Umuzi Waterfront, 1 Kiewiet Street, Secunda, Mpumalanga Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

#4 Take the Kiddies to Carnival Square

Another attraction just for kiddies at Lake Umuzi Waterfront is Carnival Square.

Here, children can play till their heart’s content in a safe, pleasant area. This indoor space is ideal for toddlers and pre-primary school children, as it has plenty of play areas, toys, climbing structures and so much more.

So, while your little ones play – you can enjoy all the other fun activities in store for visitors at Lake Umuzi.

Contact: +27 (017) 631 5449

Website: lakeumuzi.co.za

Address: Carnival Square, Lake Umuzi Waterfront, 1 Kiewiet Street, Secunda, Mpumalanga Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

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lakeumuzi.co.za

#5 Shop up a Storm at Secunda Mall

Secunda Mal – the first and only regional shopping mall for Secunda and the surrounding towns – offers visitors a wonderful, leisurely shopping experience.

With over 90 stores, movie cinemas (two of which can showcase 3D movies), fun local events and lovely eateries to boot, Secunda Mall is a well-rounded shopping centre, ideal for the whole family.

Go on then, what are you waiting for? It’s time to shop!

Contact: +27 (010) 001 0254, info@shopsecundamall.co.za

Website: shopsecundamall.co.za

Address: Secunda Mall, PDP Kruger St and Oliver Tambo Drive, Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

#6 Make a Splash at AquaZone Waterpark

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This engaging waterpark guarantees fun for the whole family! All you have to do is pack in a towel, swimming clothes and, if you wish, a picnic basket and spending cash (there is a tuck shop on-site).

Here, visitors will find five slides, which run as follows: an Indoor- (enclosed and suitable for all weather conditions), Fast River Tube-, the brand new Blue Mamba-, Lazy River- and the Baby-Slide.

Additionally, you can also enjoy the tempting, 25-metre indoor heated swimming pool, which is especially ideal for cooler weather.

This thrilling waterpark is open on Saturdays and Sundays (weather-permitting) from 10:00 am – 17:00 pm.

It’s time to rally the troops… and prepare to make a big splash!

Note: AquaZone is closed during wintertime.

Contact: +27 (087) 233 5086, (082) 441 1445

Website: lakeumuzi.co.za

Address: AquaZone Waterpark, Lake Umuzi Waterfront, 1 Kiewiet Street, Secunda, Mpumalanga Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

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lakeumuzi.co.za

#7 Explore Graceland Hotel Casino and Country Club

Another major attraction in Secunda is the picturesque Graceland Casino and Country Club. Home to a hotel, casino, an array of restaurants, Rootz Boutique Spa, family entertainment (like the Thunder Valley Go-Kart Track) and a golf course – Graceland is arguably one of Secunda’s most dynamic local offerings.

On-site there is also an excellent Kids Zone, which offers a wide selection of games and fun for children.

So whether you need to relax, take to the greens, let off some steam on the track or simply bond with your friends and loved ones… Graceland is always a good choice!

Contact: +27 (017) 620 1000, info@graceland.co.za

Website: www.graceland.co.za

Address: Graceland Hotel Casino and Country Club, Embalenhle Road, Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

#8 Grab a Meal at Bosveld Lapa Restaurant

One of Secunda’s most popular eateries is Bosveld Lapa Restaurant. Situated on the banks of the pretty Lake Umuzi Waterfront, this restaurant – which incorporates a distinct bushveld feel – offers a relaxing, welcome foodie escape for locals and visitors alike.

And, thanks to its close proximity to recreational spaces, like the AquaZone Waterpark and Panda Sportsbar Centre, it is nice and centrally located too.

This cosy, laid-back restaurant offers a memorable dining experience, where food, service and the setting are all top notch… So let Bosveld Lapa leave its characteristic ‘food prints’ in your heart.

Contact: +27 (017) 631-4902, bosveldlapa@toi.co.za

Website: www.bosveldlapa.co.za

Address: Bosveld Lapa Restaurant, 1 Kiewiet Street, Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

These are just some of the great attractions and local activities you can enjoy in small town Secunda… Which is top of your list?

Best Places to Eat Near Pinetown

Pinetown – a small but characterful town, situated between Kloof and Westville – is close enough to Durban to drive to or from in a few minutes – but far enough away to lose the busy city feel.

It is home to many local indoor and outdoor attractions – and a handful of nice, little restaurants too!

Here are some of the best places to eat in Pinetown:

#1 The Curry O’s

The Curry O’s is a popular, family-run restaurant in Pinetown, known and loved for their tasty specialties. These particularly include their mouthwatering bunny chows (a delicacy in Durban and its surrounds) and their famous prawn and chicken breyani.

This Indian restaurant is known for its excellent service, delicious food and perhaps above all, its warm, welcoming owners.

If you are looking for a quality Pinetown restaurant, with authentic, homemade Indian cuisine, look no further than this local gem.

Contact: +27 (083) 250 5040

Website: the-curry-os.business.site

Address: The Curry O’s,875 Main Road, Moseley, Pinetown, KZN, South Africa.

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the-curry-os.business.site

#2 Takami Sushi Bar

A must for all sushi lovers (and new sushi converts), Takami is a wonderful find. Many diners agree, the sushi here is truly special and tasty.

Food and service are both good and meals are priced reasonably, especially as sushi goes! Meals are prepared as you order, so you can rest assured that anything you buy here will be fresh too!

So, if you are looking for amazing sushi at great prices, head to Takami.

Contact: +27  (078) 900 8694

Website: N/A

Address: Takami Sushi Bar, Gillitts Shopping Centre, 15 Old Main Rd, Gillitts, KZN, South Africa.

#3 El’Cazzbar Fast Foods

If you are in a hurry, El’Cazzbar Fast Foods is always a good option. Specialising in burgers and sandwiches above all else, El’Cazzbar has a pretty varied menu overall. This includes designer sandwiches, burgers, shwarmas and more.

They offer large portions and food is freshly prepared in a timely manner. People generally agree they serve up good, value-for-money offerings – and some even hail them as makers of the ‘best sandwiches in Pinetown’.

Contact: +27 (031) 701 0204

Website: elcazzbarfoods.co.za

Address: El’Cazzbar Fast Food, 127 Old Main Road (Josiah Gumede), Pinetown, KZN, South Africa.

Photo by Mae Mu on Unsplash
Photo by Mae Mu on Unsplash

#4 Swaadisht Foods Sarnia

Specialising in North Indian cuisine, the Swaadisht restaurants and takeaway branches – spread across Durban and surrounds – are known for their authentic Indian cuisine and generous portions.

This particular branch is known for nice food, good service and value-for-money eats… In fact, their bunny chow is especially famous!

Pay them a visit and see for yourself what their delicious food is really like.

Contact: +27 (031) 708 1595, (074) 130 4588

Website: www.swaadishtfoods.co.za

Address: Swaadisht Foods Sarnia, Paradise Junction – Engen, 176 Underwood Road, Sarnia, KZN, South Africa.

#5 Black Forest Tavern

This German-style pub is known for its pub grub. Some of their delicacies include the chicken peri-peri pie and Eisbein.

This eatery will not be everyone’s cup of tea, sure but service is decent and the food is good. So, if you’re keen for a pub experience in Pinetown, visit Black Forest Tavern.

Contact: +27 (031) 702 2908

Website: N/A

Address: Black Forest Tavern, 55 Glenugie Road, Pinetown, Durban, KZN, South Africa.

These are some of the best rated eateries in Pinetown – and though the list is short and sweet, each of these places offers something unique for you to enjoy.

Govchain – CIPC company registration

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We know that running an accommodation establishment keeps our hosts busy.

One of the main questions we get asked by our new establishments is “Do we need to register as a company?”.

The answer is: yes you should. There are a lot of benefits being compliant and its always a good idea to do this as early into your new business as possible.

The next question is always “whats the best way to do this?”

Introducing CIPC company registration with Govchain – its a great online service to get your new business registered quickly and easily.

They charge a R880 once-off cost, with no paperwork everything is done online.

The whole process takes just 3 minutes.

Top 10 Things to Do near Victoria Falls Area

 

A World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most majestic wonders, The Victoria Falls and the area surrounding it is rich in natural beauty offering a wealth of  activities for all adventure levels.

Experience the falls from the sky, on foot or from the Zambezi plus take adventure of safari adventures right within the Most Ao Tunya National Park. Here’s a few activities to choose from when visiting the Victoria Falls area…

Lock eyes on the ‘Smoke that Thunders’

Driving towards the falls it will appear as though you’re making your way towards a bush fire. With all the ‘smoke’ and mist rising up from the powerful waterfall, you can certainly understand why it appears this way.

Try get to the park as early as possible. Before 7am, hardly any tourists have already arrived and you’ll have a combination of the best light and space to take great photographs.

April and May when the falls are at the strongest, the zambia side is a wonderful place for viewing. While many viewing spots are dry, be sure to take a rain coat ( and waterproof poncho if possible) as you will get drenched.

Make sure your valuables, phones and cameras are safe in waterproof cases too) But more than anything soak in the beauty and spray of this awe-inspiring beauty.

Contact: N/A

Website: www.victoriafalls-guide.net

Address: Victoria Falls, Mosi-o-tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia.

River Rafting

Various operators will offer river rafting trips and start from the gorge and go from the ‘boiling pot’ through various rapids of the Zambezi and close to the falls. This is certainly an activity to get your adrenalin pumping and is heaps of fun plus it’s a unique angle at which to view the falls.

Contact: + 263 (0) 8328 44471 (Shearwater Victoria Falls)

Website: http://www.shearwatervictoriafalls.com/victoria-falls-activities/zambezi-rafting/

Address: Zambezi, Zambia.

 

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www.shearwatervictoriafalls.com

Bungee Jumping from the Zambia-Zimbabwe Bridge

If you’re keen to kick up your adrenaline-junkie status and not scared to scream, fly or fall a little; then don’t miss out on bungee jumping here.

Very few people get to say that they bungee jumped on the bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe in view of the falls. Make sure you are one of them.

Contact: +263 (0)13 44471 (Shearwater Bungee)

Website: http://shearwaterbungee.com/

Address: Victoria Falls Bridge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia.

Vic Falls from a Helicopter

Get the bird’s eye view of Victoria Falls from above. Fall over both the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides and take in this spectacle from the skies. This is most certainly a life changing experience and one you won’t soon forget.

Contact: +263 (83) – 2844571, 2844426, 2842313, 2842029 (Wild Horizons)

Website: http://www.wildhorizons.co.za/see-and-do/victoria-falls/helicopter-flights/

Address: Victoria Falls, Mosi-o-tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia.

Microlighting

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Turn up the adventure levels a notch and you’ll find yourself somewhere in between paragliding and a tiny plane. Microlighting is a thrilling experience in itself with you seated behind the pilot who guides the micro lighting in various directions with the use of a single engine and light wings.

With nothing separating you from the air, water and elements and the wind in your face,  this is one of the most thrilling things you can do. And being above the world’s largest falling sheet of water, this is a must-do.

Contact: +263 83 284 6213 (Victoia Falls Guide)

Website: https://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/victoria-falls-microlight.html

Address: Victoria Falls, Mosi-o-tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia.

Game Drives in Mosi-oa-tunya National Park

Most lodges will offer game drives within the park and even though there are no big cats in this Zambian national park, you’ll will find elephants, rhinos, hippos, wildebeest, zebras, giraffe and more here.

Head out on a game drive at sunrise or around sunset when the animals are most active and when temperatures are milder.

Contact:+27 10 600 0520 (Pure Africa), +27 11 469 9300 (Bushtracks Africa)

Website: www.zambiatourism.com/destinations/national-parks/mosi-oa-tunya/

Address: Mosi-oa-tunya National Park, Zambia.

Zambezi Sunset Cruises

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www.wildhorizons.co.za

To fully take in the splendor and bird life on Africa’s fourth largest river, jump aboard a river cruise at sunset.

Head up and down the river on the calmer parts of the river with a guide who will point out hippos, crocodiles and the burgeoning bird life. Plus there’s almost always promise of sundowners aboard the boat.

Contact: +263 (83) – 2844571, 2844426, 2842313, 2842029 (Wild Horizons)

Website: www.wildhorizons.co.za

Address: Zambezi River, Zambia.

ZQ SL-17Canoe Down the River

This is only permitted with a knowledge guide as the Zambezi is home to crocodiles and hippos who are both very dangerous creatures.  

Choose a day trip or a canoeing expedition over a few days where you can canoe, stopping off on the riverside with guides for lunch and camping.

Contact: + 263 (0) 8328 44471 (Shearwater Victoria Falls)

Website: www.shearwatervictoriafalls.com/activities/canoe-zambezi/

Address: Zambezi River, Zambia.

Visit a Local Village

Many lodges and operators will have this activity during your stay. Do your research before and select an operator who values sustainable interactions with locals and who contributes to the upskilling, education and entrepreneurial advancement of the locals in the village.

Educate yourself on the structures of villages in Zambia; the way they are built, run and what they do to earn a living.  If there are ways for you to donate or contribute in a meaningful way then do so through your lodge or tour operator.

Contact: N/A

Website: https://pickyourday.com/activity/2483

Address: Various, Zambia

Shop a Local Market

Get your bargaining hats on and bring cash. There are wonderful markets right near the falls or in town where you can buy jewelry, bowls, bags, toys and decor.

Locally made and designed you will be assisting locals in earning a living and also take a momento from Zambia home with you.

Contact: N/A

Website: www.discoverafrica.com/safaris/zambia/shopping-and-markets-in-zambia/

Address: Various, Zambia

Top 10 Things to Do in Zambia

Safari in Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park covers a massive area in western Zambia. It’s known for its abundant wildlife and the Kafue River, running north to south through the park.

In the north, the fertile Busanga Plains are home to lions, zebras, abundant birdlife and the sycamore fig trees of Busanga Swamps. In the more remote south, elephants and antelopes roam the Nanzhila Plains, and hippos swim in the waters of Lake Itezhi-Tezhi.

Contact:  +27 21 712 5296 (Sun Safaris)

Website: www.zambiatourism.com/destinations/national-parks/kafue-national-park/

Address: Kafue National Park, Zambia.

Fish and Boat Cruise on Lake Kariba

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Go fishing, cruising or overnight on a houseboat on Lake Kariba. Sunsets are all kinds of splendid and no matter how hot it gets, don’t be tempted to give into the cool lake. Hippos and crocodiles call it home.

Contact: N/A

Website: www.victoriafalls-guide.net/zambezi-cruise-safaris.html

Address: Lake Kariba, Zambia.

Lower Zambezi National Park

A private game reserve until 1983, the park was declared national property to curb poaching and currently covers 4,200 sq km (1,622 sq mi).

Go on a game drive within this park and find elephants and hippos at Lower Zambezi National Park, a protected wildlife viewing area along the northwestern bank of the Zambezi River.This park is home to the big cats including lions, leopards, cheetahs as well as buffalos, zebras, baboons, and bushbucks.

Contact: +260 97 4424013

Website: www.lowerzambezi.com

Address: Sud di Lusaka, Lusaka, 10100, Zambia.

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Game drives in Mosi-oa-tunya National Park

Most lodges will offer game drives within this world heritage site park and even though there are no big cats in this Zambian national park, you’ll will find elephants, rhinos, hippos, wildebeest, zebras, giraffe and more here. Head out on a game drive at sunrise or around sunset when the animals are most active and when temperatures are milder.

Contact:+27 10 600 0520 (Pure Africa), +27 11 469 9300 (Bushtracks Africa)

Website: www.zambiatourism.com/destinations/national-parks/mosi-oa-tunya/

Address: Mosi-oa-tunya National Park, Zambia.

Livingstone Museum

The museum was formerly known as the David Livingstone Memorial Museum and Rhodes-Livingstone Museum.

It is the largest and the oldest museum in Zambia, located in Livingstone near Victoria Falls and well worth a visit if you didn’t have guide taking you to the falls.

Contact: +260 213 324 429

Website: www.victoriafalls-guide.net/david-livingstone-museum.html

Address: Livingstone Museum,  Plot 567, Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia.

Shop at Pakati Sunday Market

At Pakati Sunday Market, shop to your heart’s content and choose from Zambian masks, paintings, traditionally colored fabrics, wooden cutlery, bowls and carvings, malachite and copper jewelry, and knitted garments. Feel free to bargain get the best price.

Contact: +260 21 1256729

Website: N/A

Address: Arcades Shopping Centre, Lusaka 10100, Zambia.

Modzi Arts Gallery

Visit the Modzi Arts Gallery where various artists will have their works on exhibition.

Modzi Arts aims to support the growth of contemporary art and cultural scene and make it more visible within and outside the Zambian society, by creating a space that is easy to access, offering education, gallery space, events and promotional for artists.

Contact: +260 95 5783992

Website: www.modziarts.com

Address: Modzi Arts, 2499/M Ibex Hill Road, Lusaka, 10101, Zambia

Victoria Falls

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Driving towards the falls it will appear as though you’re making your way towards a bush fire. With all the ‘smoke’ and mist rising up from the powerful waterfall, you can certainly understand why it appears this way. Try get to the park as early as possible. Before 7am, hardly any tourists have already arrived and you’ll have a combination of the best light and space to take great photographs.

April and May when the falls are at the strongest, the Zambia side is a wonderful place for viewing. While many viewing spots are dry, be sure to take a rain coat ( and waterproof poncho if possible) as you will get drenched.

Make sure your valuables, phones and cameras are safe in waterproof cases too) But more than anything soak in the beauty and spray of this awe-inspiring beauty.  For the adrenalin junkies you can go river rafting, on a helicopter ride/microlight flight over the falls or bungee from the bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Contact: N/A

Website: www.victoriafalls-guide.net

Address: Victoria Falls, Mosi-o-tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia.

Zambezi Sunset Cruises

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www.wildhorizons.co.za

To fully take in the splendor and bird life on Africa’s fourth largest river, jump aboard a river cruise at sunset. Head up and down the river on the calmer parts of the river with a guide who will point out hippos, crocodiles and the burgeoning bird life.

Plus there’s almost always promise of sundowners aboard the boat. For those wanting to get more active, opt for a kayaking trip down the river with a guide.

Contact: +263 (83) – 2844571, 2844426, 2842313, 2842029 (Wild Horizons)

Website: www.wildhorizons.co.za

Address: Zambezi River, Zambia

Visit a Local Village

Many lodges and operators will have this activity during your stay. Do your research before and select an operator who values sustainable interactions with locals and who contributes to the upskilling, education and entrepreneurial advancement of the locals in the village.

Educate yourself on the structures of villages in Zambia; the way they are built, run and what they do to earn a living.  If there are ways for you to donate or contribute in a meaningful way then do so through your lodge or tour operator.

Contact: N/A

Website: https://pickyourday.com/activity/2483

Address: Various, Zambia

Best Things to Do in George

Found along South Africa’s favourite coastal stretch, the Garden Route – George is a popular city for holidaying, adventures and seaside escapes.

It lies in a fertile valley, surrounded by the beautiful Outeniqua Mountains, forests, dams and rivers and of course, the sea.

Not only does this make it a stunning city from a visual perspective – but these facts also cement it as something of an adventure capital too!

With this in mind, here are the top things to do in gorgeous George:

#1 Ride in the Outeniqua Power Van

For a unique rail experience, hop abroad the famous Outeniqua Power Van. Operating since 1999, this popular van takes you high up into the mountains, showcasing the region’s incredible natural beauty to the max.

It is the ideal activity for young and old travellers alike to enjoy and promises to enchant the whole family!

On your trip, aside from soaking up the wonderful sights and sounds, you will also learn some fascinating things about this beautiful part of SA.

Contact: +27 (044) 801 8239, +27 (082) 490 5627, opv@mweb.co.za

Website: www.georgetourism.org.za

Address: Outeniqua Power Van, Mission Street, Eastern Extension, George, Western Cape, South Africa.

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www.georgeherald.com

#2 Explore Herold Wines

For the wine lovers among us, Herold Wines provides a delightful wine experience in the Garden Route.

This beautiful estate, found up high, offers wonderful day trips and weekend getaway for its guests – thanks to its cellar tours and lovely accommodation offerings.

When visiting, especially if you linger longer, why not head for some bird-watching, swim in the dam or even enjoy a delicious picnic or winetasting on the estate?

Its beauty will mesmerise you and the wines will woo you… of this you can be sure!

Contact: +27 (072) 833 8223,  info@heroldwines.co.za

Website: heroldwines.co.za

Address: Herold Wines, Montague Pass, Afguns river, Herold, George, Western Cape, South Africa.

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heroldwines.co.za

#3 Explore the Garden Route Botanical Garden

Nature lovers, this one is especially ideal for you, as this gorgeous botanical garden is one of the main outdoor attractions in the Garden Route… and rightly so!

Here, you can get in touch with nature again and soak up the beauty of the Garden Route from the ground up (literally).

This spectacular botanical garden offers guided tours, hikes and walks (of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty), MTB/cycling opportunities, a weekly Saturday park run – and even a delightful garden cafe in Getafix Garden Café.

Visit this wondrous garden for all kinds of sights and experiences.

Contact: +27 (044) 874 1558,  info@botanicalgarden.org.za

Website: www.botanicalgarden.org.za

Address: Garden Route Botanical Garden, 49 Caledon Street, George, Western Cape, South Africa.

#4 Visit Redberry Farm

Immerse yourself in the countryside when you visit this phenomenal berry farm… Not only does it offer a plethora of food options and fun activities, but it ensures one of the most magical outdoor experiences for people of all ages to enjoy.

Pick your own strawberries (during the berry season), snack on some local delicacies, stroll about the farm or simply lose yourself in the Hedge Maze.

Great activities – especially geared at the kiddies and even teens – include: the Redberry Express, playground, pony rides, bumper boats, bubble ball and much more.

If you’re after a bite to eat, you will feel spoilt for choice, with several options, including the Redberry Farm Stall, Tea Garden and The Noshery.

So be sure to fit this farm into your must-visit places in George – you won’t regret it!

Contact: +27 (044) 870 7123, info@redberryfarm.co.za

Website: www.redberryfarm.co.za

Address: Redberry Farm, Geelhoutboom Road (off the R404), Blanco, George, Western Cape, South Africa.

#5 Take the kids to Timberlake Organic Village

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timberlakeorganic.co.za

It might lie between Sedgefield and Wilderness, but Timberlake is a village of independent businesses and incredible activities, making it an attraction for young and old. So whether you wish to shop, eat or let the little ones have some fun, this is the place to go.

With activities like Acrobranch, a beautiful Fairy Garden and the immersive Wildwoods Adventure Land, the kids will be content till the cows come home. Meanwhile, adults can enjoy browsing an array of wonderful stores and eateries, including Zucchini Restaurant, Josephine’s Clothing, Wildflower Leather and many more.

Best of all, this scenic venue also plays host to a variety of events – including special weddings and corporate functions.

This is one of the best local attractions in the area – and it is well worth a visit!

Contact: info@timberlakeorganic.co.za

Website: timberlakeorganic.co.za

Address: Timberlake Organic Village, N2 halfway btw Wilderness and Sedgefield, Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa.

#6 Ride out with Black Horse Trails

If you’re keen to head on an outride in the beautiful Garden Route, then Black Horse Trails should be top of your list.

Run by passionate Andrea and her son, Black Horse Trails is home to a collection of lovely, capable horses, many of whom are rescues.

Rides take you into the indigenous forests, creating a once-in-a-lifetime type of experience.

They offer horses for every level of riding experience. So no matter whether you’re a beginner or a pro – you will be easily catered for.

Go on, it’s time to say: giddy up, horsey!

Contact: +27 (082) 494 5642, blackhorsetrails@yahoo.com

Website: www.blackhorsetrails.co.za

Address: Black Horse Trails, Old Seven Passes Road, Hoekwil, Wilderness/George, George, Western Cape, South Africa.

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Black Horse Trails via Facebook

#7 Experience the Thrills of Fancourt

Fancourt is a luxurious establishment, which offers fine accommodation, excellent restaurants and eateries, three top golf courses, a spa and leisure centre and much more.

The golf academy and courses are each highly rated, ranking among South Africa’s top 15.

The accommodation, eateries and all other offerings are also quality. This means that if dad (or mom) wishes to take to the greens, the rest of the family will be equally happy to be at Fancourt.

This is an experience for everyone to enjoy – regardless of age and interests.

Contact: +27 (044) 804 0000

Website: www.fancourt.co.za

Address: Fancourt, Montagu Street, Blanco, George, Western Cape, South Africa.

#8 Explore Outeniqua Transport Museum

Take a trip down memory lane at this incredible museum, which honours and houses a variety of old steam trains.

Included in the mix are 13 steam locomotives, a model train room, road motor vehicles and even a private vintage car collection.

Whether you have a love of cars, engines or simply just history, be sure to make a stop by the Outeniqua Transport Museum… It promises a fun and fascinating experience for everyone!

Contact: +27 (044) 801 8289, Kobus.Volschenk@transnet.net

Website: www.outeniquachootjoe.co.za/museum.htm

Address: Outeniqua Transport Museum, 2 Mission Road, George, Western Cape, South Africa.

#9 Visit the Outeniqua Farmers Market

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outeniquafarmersmarket.co.za

Open every Saturday (from 8am – 2pm), this popular local market provides pleasure for the whole family. Best of all, with plenty of cover and seating on offer, you can enjoy this market no matter the weather.

A festive feeling prevails throughout the market and visitors can enjoy browsing all types of stalls, tucking into delicious food and experiencing a unique country-type market.

What’s more, they offer plenty of kiddies’ activities and are pet-friendly, meaning everyone really can join in on the fun.

Contact: +27 (076) 781 3621, ofmsonja@gmail.com

Website: outeniquafarmersmarket.co.za

Address: Outeniqua Farmers Market, opposite Garden Route Mall, George, Western Cape, South Africa.

#10 Drive Along Montagu Pass

As far as mountain passes in South Africa go – Montagu Pass (not to be confused with the town of Montagu’s own Cogmanskloof Pass) is a most famous one.

Montagu Pass is believed to be one of the oldest, unaltered passes in South Africa and offers some 17,1 kilometres of narrow, breathtaking scenery. It was originally the first road between George and Oudtshoorn – but even today, it plays an important role in traffic navigation.

With some 126 bends and curves, it provides many thrilling, heart-in-mouth moments… This is definitely a must for all roadtrippers and passionate travellers!

Note: This mountain road is suitable for all vehicles in decent weather conditions – but please drive slowly and carefully and give way to your fellow drivers, where possible/needed.

Contact: N/A

Website: mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za

Address: Montagu Pass, George, Western Cape, South Africa.

These are just some of the incredible indoor and outdoor activities one can enjoy in George… Which will you tackle first?

Top Things to Do in Pietermaritzburg

Pietermaritzburg is KZN’s second largest city and this City of Flowers, offers plenty of interesting things for locals and visitors to see and do, as they explore it.

It incorporates plenty of history and charm into its foundations – but it also knows how to celebrate modern-day fun and adventure.

These are the top things to do in Pietermaritzburg:

#1 Explore Albert Falls Reserve

This beautiful, recreational dam is a delight for birders, water babies and game enthusiasts. Here, you can enjoy fishing, boating, game watching or picnicking in nature.

In addition to a host of brilliant outdoor activities, there is also rustic, yet lovely accommodation here in case you wish to stay a while.

At Albert Falls, there are no fences between the game park and the visitors’ area, so prepare for some close game encounters of a very special nature.

Contact: +27 (033) 569 1202, albert.falls@msinsi.co.za

Website: msinsi.co.za/albert-falls/

Address: Albert Falls Nature Reserve, Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa.

#2 Visit The African Bird of Prey Sanctuary

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Situated in a bushveld valley, The African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is a highlight for those visiting either Durban or Pietermaritzburg, as it is easily accessible from either city.

This wonderful bird haven is home to the widest selection of indigenous raptors across southern Africa.

Raptor Rescue is a special rehabilitation unit, which treats sick, injured or orphaned birds of prey. While the Bearded Vulture Breeding Programme strives to conserve and protect endangered birds by taking their second eggs and hatching them in cavity, before eventually releasing them into the wild to assist the dwindling population.

So visit this fascinating bird park and experience these amazing birds for yourself!

Contact: +27  (031) 785 4382, onair@africanraptor.co.za

Website: africanraptor.co.za

Address: The African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Lion Park Road, Umlaas Road, KZN, South Africa.

#3 Discover Tatham Art Gallery

As one of South Africa’s finest art museums, Tatham Art Gallery needs little introduction.

First established in 1903, it serves the Msunduzi region through its impressive visual arts. And while its primary function is to display art – it also hosts many different art exhibitions too.

In addition to the museum, visitors can browse the Tatham Shop for a host of gifts, crafts, artworks and more. There is also the delightful Cafe Tatham, which is great for a slice of cake and a good cappuccino.

Contact: +27 (033) 392 2801

Website: www.tatham.org.za

Address: Tatham Art Gallery, Chief Albert Luthuli St (Opp. City Hall), Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa.

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www.tatham.org.za

#4 Be Enchanted at Butterflies For Africa

This tropical butterfly centre provides a unique experience for young and old.

In the Butterfly House, you will be mesmerised by so many beautiful butterflies, as you wander through this lush environment. You will also find other creatures here, including some monkeys.

Once you are done exploring, head to the art gallery or cafe for a bite to eat.

Overall, Butterflies For Africa is an interesting place to visit and will definitely thrill anyone who loves these stunning insects!

Contact: +27 (033) 3871356

Website: www.butterflies.co.za

Address: Butterflies For Africa, 37 Willowton Road, Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa.

#5 Head to Comrades Marathon House

Honouring this hugely famous race, this museum paints a colourful picture of the race, its previous runners and most of all, the courage it takes to tackle something like this ‘ultimate human race’.

There are stories and photos to inspire new and existing runners – and it is a must for history lovers too.

Contact: +27 (033) 897 8650

Website: www.zulu.org.za

Address: Comrades Marathon House, 18 Connaught Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa.

#6 Visit KwaZulu-Natal Museum

This museum is one of the most popular tourist and educational places around. It is dedicated to “to increasing understanding of the history of mankind in south-eastern Africa and of the natural world, through the collection, study and display of real objects.”

First opened in November 1904, the museum is home to some of South Africa’s most significant heritage collections.

Make a point of exploring this fascinating museum when you’re in KZN – it’s well worth it.

Contact: +27 (033) 345 1404, info@nmsa.org.za

Website: www.nmsa.org.za

Address: KwaZulu-Natal, 237 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa.

#7 Head to Pietermaritzburg Model Engineering Society

Let the Pietermaritzburg Model Engineering Society (PMES) take you for a ride…

PMES’s goal is to foster in interest in the field of engineering by constructing miniature replicas of locomotives, machine tools, engines and other engineering-related projects.

Every first Sunday of the month, they invite the public to buy tickets and enjoy a ride around the miniature railway, in steam trains and ‘diesel’ locomotives.

You can also use the park for picnics with your friends and family, allowing you to make a full day of it.

Note: They also can host children’s birthday parties every Saturday and sometimes even during the week too.

Contact: +27 (033) 3864857 (President – Harry Chambers)

Website: www.pmes.co.za

Address: Pietermaritzburg Model Engineering Society, 78 Rudling Road Bisley, Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa.

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Pietermaritzburg Model Engineering Society via Facebook

#8 Immerse Yourself in KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden

Calling all nature lovers, this one is a must… This tranquil garden, found in Pietermaritzburg, is a beautiful, relaxing and above all, educational space.

It offers a host of hiking trails, picnic and braai facilities and plenty of natural wonders to see, including many birds, fascinating, old trees and much more.

This garden is a place of immense charm, gracefulness and beauty. It ensures a special outing for the whole family.

Note: Every Saturday, you can also enjoy the weekly Farmers’ Market here.

Contact: +27 (033) 344 3585

Website: www.sanbi.org

Address: KZN National Botanical Garden, 2 Zwartkop Road, Prestbury, Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa.

#9 Enjoy Spa Day at Senses Salon & Spa

Because we all need a little pampering in life sometimes, this highly rated spa is the perfect place to go for it.

Choose from a range of special spa packages. They offer several different options, with prices and offerings to suit every need and budget.

This is one of the finest hair and beauty salons and spas anywhere in the Natal Midlands… so what are you waiting for? It’s time to relax and unwind, while you are treated like pampered royalty.

Contact: +27 (033) 345 0511

Website: www.sensespmb.co.za

Address: Senses Salon & Spa, 8 Old Howick Road, Wembley, Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa.

#10 Explore Tala Private Game Reserve

Hidden away in the hills, among a peaceful farming community, this private game reserve is a special find indeed.

They offer a host of incredible activities – think: game drives, MTB, fresh water fishing, paintball/target shooting and even archery -, accommodation (in Aloe Lodge), a lovely restaurant and plenty of year-round calendar events too.

Tala Game Reserve can also host memorable weddings (and corporate functions)… so you really can have that luxury game lodge wedding you’ve always dreamed of!

Immerse yourself in nature, see the wildlife up close and enjoy ultimate luxury – it’s all part of the package at Tala Game Reserve.

Contact: +27 (031) 781 8000, info@tala.co.za

Website: www.tala.co.za

Address: Tala Game Reserve,R603 Umbumbulu Road
Camperdown, Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa.

These are just some of the fun things you can do in and around Pietermaritzburg! Have you tried any yet?

Top Places to Eat in Tofo, Mozambique

Tofo offers plenty of excellent food options…  The restaurants here allow visitors to indulge in pizza, seafood, Italian and Indian cuisine and even burgers. (Though seafood is naturally one of your best options locally.)

With this in mind, here are the top places to eat in Tofo:

Happi Restaurant

This charming cafe, located at Liquid Dive Adventures, offers oh-so-good breakfasts, salads, smoothies, sandwiches and more.

Their service and food is amazing (keep an eye out for the vegan burger) and they especially cater to both vegans and vegetarians.

Best of all, they run lots of great specials so you can both feast and save… This restaurant is also close to the beach so the views are great too!

Contact: (+258) 84 82 76 026, info@liquiddiveadventures.com

Website: www.liquiddiveadventures.com/food

Address: Happi Restaurant, Praia do Tofo, Imhambane, Mozambique.

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www.liquiddiveadventures.com

A Street Bar named Desire

Found in the town’s market area, this unusual eatery serves up an array of pub food, burgers and delicious salads. Dishes are named after music/musicians from the 1960s-1970s… This is something which certainly adds fun to the whole dining experience!

It is something of a hidden gem, too – with great food at affordable prices and a stellar atmosphere, allowing you to chill with the locals in style, over a cocktail or beer.

Contact: (+258) 842625289

Website: www.tofoinfo.com/johns-place

Address: A Street Bar Named Desire, Tofo, Imhambane, Mozambique.

What U Want

What U Want specialises in both delicious Italian and Mozambican cuisine… Here, you can sink your teeth into delicacies like octopus carpaccio, lobster pasta or wood-fired pizzas – the choices are endless and are all delicious picks!

Simply put: this is really good food at equally good prices, with a great atmosphere and friendly staff to boot.

Contact: (+258) 84 929 6936, barone22@hotmail.com

Website: www.facebook.com/pg/whatuwant22

Address: What U Want, Tofo Beach, Tofo, Mozambique.

What U Want via Facebook
What U Want via Facebook

Branko’s

This cosy spot offers top notch beef and seafood dishes and pizzas. Food can be cooked right at your table, on interesting ‘hot stones’.

Branko’s is well-known for its excellent vibe and memorable food experiences so it’s definitely one a must when in Tofo.

They are creative and inviting with both their dishes and their serving… After all, it’s a lot of fun to eat your (sea)food off a hot stone!

Note: One important thing to keep in mind before visiting is that it is very popular so it can get full – but it’s still so worth it!

Contact: (+258) 84 066 6470

Website: N/A

Address: Branko’s, Tofo Beach, Tofo, Imhambane, Mozambique.

Casa de Comer

At Casa de Comer, Mozambican cuisine and fresh seafood are the orders of the day… In fact, it is rated as one of the best spots to go for fresh, local food.

They offer an array of food options – and a calming atmosphere, with good music and friendly staff, are all part of the place.

Contact:  (+258) 847 561 896, csadecomertofobeach@gmail.com

Website: www.tofoinfo.com/casa-de-comer

Address: Casa de Comer, Tofo Beach, Tofo, Imhambane, Mozambique.

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Beach Baraca via Facebook

Beach Baraca

If you are craving a heath spot, look no further than the small, yet lovely Beach Baraca. They are famed for their smoothies, fresh pancakes, health breakfasts, sandwiches and wraps.

Staff are welcoming and warm, food is good and service is rather prompt so it’s a win on all fronts.

Note: At Beach Baraca, you can enjoy either sit-down or takeaway meals.

Contact: (+258) 84 244 8919

Website: www.facebook.com/pg/beachbaraca

Address: Beach Baraca, Long Street, Tofo, Inhambane, Mozambique.

Beach Baraca via Facebook
Beach Baraca via Facebook

These are just some of the best spots to eat out at in Tofo… Which will you visit first?