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Dine with sharks, drink wine in an ancient tree: 6 of Africa's most unusual eateries

updated 4:41 PM EDT, Thu August 28, 2014
Rising on a rock off the south-east coast of Zanzibar, The Rock is a popular restaurant offering idyllic views and fresh food. Located in front of Michanvi Pingwe beach, the restaurant serves up to 12 tables. Rising on a rock off the south-east coast of Zanzibar, The Rock is a popular restaurant offering idyllic views and fresh food. Located in front of Michanvi Pingwe beach, the restaurant serves up to 12 tables.
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The Rock Restaurant - Zanzibar, Tanzania
The Rock Restaurant - Zanzibar, Tanzania
Ali Barbour Cave - Kenya
Ali Barbour - Kenya
Cargo Hold - South Africa
La Tante DC 10 Restaurant - Ghana
La Tante DC 10 Restaurant - Ghana
The Big Baobab - South Africa
The Big Baobab - South Africa
Moonlight Dinner Run - Victoria Falls
Moonlight Dinner Run - Victoria Falls
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • CNN's African Start-Up looks at the continent's most unusual restaurants
  • Durban's Cargo Hold restaurant has tables next to a shark aquarium
  • Click through the gallery for a culinary experience less ordinary

Every week, African Start-Up follows entrepreneurs in various countries across the continent to see how they are working to make their business dreams become reality.

(CNN) -- Table? Check? Food? Check. Wine? Check. Shark? Eh, check!

From dining next to massive predators to drinking atop a rock in the middle of the ocean, no place is too strange for our rundown of some of Africa's most unusual restaurants.

All across the continent, entrepreneurs have gone to great lengths to offer one-of-a kind settings for those looking for something different than your typical wine and dine environment.

So, if you are one of them, click through the gallery above to see some of our suggestions about a culinary experience less ordinary.

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