Western Zimbabwe

Drinking and nightlife

Top ChoiceHigh Tea in Victoria Falls (town)

Stanley's Terrace

The Terrace at the stately Victoria Falls Hotel just brims with English colonial ambience. High tea is served to a postcard-perfect backdrop of the gardens and Victoria Falls Bridge, with polished silverware,...

Bar in Victoria Falls (town)

Buffalo Bar

Unquestionably the best sundowner spot in town; enjoy a gin-and-tonic on its outdoor terrace overlooking distant animals on the plains of Zambezi National Park. Part of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, it's a...

Bar in Victoria Falls (town)

Shoestrings Bar

Popular with locals and backpackers alike, Shoestrings is the most lively spot for a drink in town. It's fairly laid-back during the week, but on Fridays and Saturdays it feels likes a house party as the dance...

Pub in Bulawayo

King's Head

The beautiful colonial Selborne Hotel is home to the King's Head pub, established in 1894. Reputedly Zimbabwe's oldest pub (originally called the Tattersalls Hotel), today it's a relaxed spot popular with locals...

Bar in Bulawayo

Copa Cubana

One of Bulawayo's latest hot spots is this swanky city bar that pulls in a young, lively, well-dressed crowd. There's a DJ, good cocktails and quality food from the team that cooks at 26 on Park.

Cocktail Bar in Victoria Falls (town)

Three Monkeys

About to open its doors in late 2016 is this cocktail bar/restaurant set up within a 1935 Rhodesian railway carriage. It's by the same team who run 26 on Park in Bulawayo, so it's definitely one to look out for.

Bar in Bulawayo


Part of the boutique Banff Lodge guesthouse is this open-air thatched bar with swimming pool and lawn – the perfect spot to unwind.