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Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village

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Address: 273 Adam Stander Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Phone Number:
+263 77 225 4552
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist Village is a vibrant mix of local...

Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist Village is a vibrant mix of local artists, retailers, artisan studios, all working within in the cool tropical garden courtyard. The funky Africa Cafe serves delicious light meals and drinks whilst the Nam Tok Restaurant upstairs offer afro asian traditional foods. There is a museum which shows the material and visual culture of the peoples of the region - entry is free. Crocodile Cage diving can be experienced, a visit with out local Nyanaga (witchdoctor) or you can just sit under the palm trees and watch the world go by!

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The best part is absence of hawkers

It was nice to be able to wander through the shops & look at the art & craft available without having to put up with the persistent harassment. There is some good things but i am... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Noel D
Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was nice to be able to wander through the shops & look at the art & craft available without having to put up with the persistent harassment. There is some good things but i am not sure of the prices. One item I bought on the street was old Zimbabwe notes ( 500,000,000 dollars & smaller ) about 6... More 

Thank Noel D
Hamilton, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant atmosphere and some good craftsmen. Gilt Sithole sits in a small booth on the right side and does great work in wire sculptures--look at his baobab trees for $15 to $20. There is another fellow doing more rustic animal figures using soft drink cans shredded into strips. Plus all the usual wooden stuff. Everyone stops at the entrance to... More 

Thank chuckatbigsky
Whidbey Island, WA
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good craft market/co-op. The shuttle let us off at the tented area with all men sellers. They are quite polite and waiting patiently for you to enter "their" space...maybe only a blanket wide. But I did come close to being overwhelmed with so much to choose from and so many men wanting me to buy from them.... More 

Thank Judy V
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Charming atmosphere, conveniently located. Wide variety of quality goods and souvenirs for sale and the best coffee shop in Vic Falls.

Thank Jared M
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Great little hidden shopping mall with beautiful things. It's hidden behind the banks, past the snake park and N1 hotel. Lovely cafe which does great smoothies and food. No hassle - prices are usually displayed. You must go here while in Vic Falls - shop around and have lunch at the cafe.

Thank Rosy-Maree
Denver, Colorado
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Many craft vendors have their stalls here and are anxious to share their wares. Be prepared to bargain or even trade your clothes for a curio! Hard working artists welcome our American dollars!

1 Thank roniandgary
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 465 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stayed nearby (N1 Hotel) and had a walk around this open air shopping village. Quite a lot of nice stock and the environment is quite cozy and chic. There are some places for a drink and reading too. I bought a CD with African music there at USD20. I didn't bargain the price, let it be a contribution to... More 

Thank MissHK2009
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is an open air market area near the outdoor curio market, pretty much it is enclosed with a nice courtyard with big trees. The shops here are a bit more upscale and so are the prices. There are some food options here, like the Africa Cafe. Lots of smaller shops selling all kinds of things. The best part, there... More 

Thank Zebra_45678
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I went through the outdoor shops and then through the Elephant walk. It was up scale from the out door shops on the other side.bi had bought a mask at the outdoor marker and went to DHL to arrange shipping back to the US. The price was ridiculous , $400 to ship. It was very obvious they wanted to cheat... More 

1 Thank Vanimal1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

if you are on limited time and a less than limited budget, then this is a great place to do some power souvenir shopping, or just have a wander and a bite to eat or cool drink.

Thank fandingo

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