One of the leading tour and adventure operators in Victoria Falls – Shearwater Adventures – has opened another restaurant in the resort town christened Shearwater Café, Southern Eye Business has established.
A Shearwater official said the opening of the new outlet is intended to consolidate the company’s growing customer base in the resort town.
The restaurant, which has a seating capacity of 120 people, opened its doors to the public on Tuesday, but the official opening is scheduled for next month.
In an interview with Southern Eye Business yesterday, Shearwater group public relations manager, Clement Mukwasi said the restaurant was unique and would boost the company’s revenue.
“The restaurant is unique and it offers all types of food you might think of.
“We offer all types of European, Spanish, Chinese and Indian as well as domestic food. There is no other restaurant in Victoria Falls offering this kind of stuff. Others just offer domestic food,” Mukwasi said.
He said business at the moment was booming ahead of the Southern African Development Community heads of State summit which starts today.
Flights into Victoria Falls have reportedly increased by 13% as compared to last year during the same period.
Mukwasi revealed that Shearwater had partnered with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and other stakeholders to complement their services.
Shearwater, established in 1982, owns and operates most of the activities available in Victoria Falls including helicopters, cruises, bridge activities, rafting, safari activities and restaurants (Helipad and Rainforest Café).
The company has a well-developed destination infrastructure and a team of over 200 staff based in Victoria Falls, Livingstone (Zambia) and Kasane.
Recently, it upgraded its vehicle fleet and has a wide variety of game drive vehicles, buses and microbuses at its disposal for tours and transfer requirements.
Source: Shearwater opens new restaurant in Vic Falls (15/08/14)