A world-famous mixed martial artist, the star of ‘The Bachelor SA’, and Paris Hilton all walk into a restaurant… There’s no punch line. We’re just filling you in on our last few weeks at The Lookout Café. 

A New Travel Trend Has Emerged And Victoria Falls Is Ready For It!

It is a big wide world out there, filled with incredible scenery, fascinating history and cultural diversity. So if you could choose to travel to any destination on earth, where would you go? When everywhere was an option, Paris Hilton, Carla Esparaza and Marc Buckner made Victoria Falls their choice.

We have entered an era of travel where space is the new luxury, and travellers value authentic, enriching experiences over extravagance and opulence. You no longer need an unlimited budget to follow in a celebrity’s footsteps. Famous or not, the town will warmly welcome you on a life-changing journey.

Nothing can distract you from The Lookout Café view. Except maybe Paris Hilton

There is a certain reaction that the Lookout Café Team eagerly anticipate whenever a guest arrives at the restaurant – the moment their expression transforms as they walk to the edge of the main dining area, and realize they are perched on the rim of a massive gorge as the Zambezi River froths below.

The staff are used to seeing awe-struck expressions, but last week, it was their jaws that dropped when Pairs Hilton strolled into the Café with her fiancé Carter Reum. The couple posed for photos with other diners, took videos of the view and then ventured down to the highwire activities for a Gorge Swing and Tandem Zip Line adventure, later commenting on Instagram,

“Best time ever!!! Can’t wait to come back and do it again!”

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They fell in love on ‘The Bachelor’ – Now The Elephant Camp has captured their hearts

During the final episode of “The Bachelor SA”, Marc Buckner gave Marisia Van Wyk the ring, and they strolled into the sunset together… The adventures didn’t stop there! The couple recently spent an adventure-filled few days at Wild Horizons’ flagship lodge, The Elephant Camp, during their trip to Victoria Falls in June.

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 The Elephant Camp Experience

The Elephant Camp takes guests beyond the classic safari experience with inclusive activities that highlight the historical and natural legacies in Victoria Falls.

Marc and Marisia formed cultural connections on the Village Tour, got creative while learning about conservation on the Elephant Art Safari, and enjoyed cocktails and canapés on the edge of the gorge (the sundowner spot is a hidden gem that guests staying at The Elephant Camp have exclusive access to!).

A trip to Victoria Falls wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Wild Horizons Lookout Cafe, a celebrity hot-spot in Africa;s Adventure Capial

Lunch at the Lookout Café is also part of The Elephant Camp package and, like Paris and Carter, Marc and Marisia daringly did the Gorge Swing and Zip Line while there! They made the most of every moment during their stay, and captured their journey through a series of Instagram stories. Check out some of their highlights in the video compilation below!

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Carla Esparaza was another famous face in everyone’s favourite place

Carla Esparaza is a professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In her training, Carla takes her body and mind to extraordinary places, and she does the same thing when choosing where to holiday! The famous grappler showed us just how light on her feet she can be when she soared through the air on the Gorge Swing, before enjoying a moonlit dinner at the Lookout Café.


The Lookout is a bucket list experience in a bucket list destination

Over the past year, social media was our window into the world, showing us the incredible places we could visit when travel resumed. Now that time has come. You could scroll your way around the earth countless times, but there is no destination quite like Victoria Falls. And it is clear to see that in a bucket-list destination, the Lookout Café has become a bucket-list experience.

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Other celebrities who have visited Victoria Falls over the years

The Lookout Cafe

Find out more about the Lookout Cafe on our website, or get in touch to make a reservation at this Victoria Falls landmark restaurant!