Dancing with the Devil at Victoria Falls

As one of the ‘Seven Natural Wonders of the World’ and one of the largest waterfalls on the planet, it is easy to understand why Victoria Falls attracts visitors from across the globe.

A thunderous crashing wall of water that borders the African countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning “smoke that thunders”, is a truly impressive site, and as it is just a short hop from Johannesburg in South Africa, many travellers add this natural wonder at the beginning or end of their safari holiday.

Resplendent in natural beauty, Victoria Falls is worth a visit for the sound of crashing water alone, and if you enjoy photography, birds and wildlife, you may find this one of the most spectacular regions on earth.

However, in recent years Victoria Falls has started to attract a new crowd of travellers, and if your idea of the perfect holiday includes a trip nature and a thrill-seeking adventure, we would have to recommend you pack your Speedos and head on down to the Devil’s Swimming Pool!

The most terrifying infinity pool on planet earth, the Devil’s swimming pool is a natural rock formation at the edge of the cliff where the Zambezi River crashes down over 100 metres to become the Victoria Falls.

Shallow enough to swim in during the dry season, the Devil’s pool attracts adrenalin junkies in their thousands, and their sole aim is to make the “leap of faith” and have their picture taken on the edge of this roaring waterfall.

 

12 Comments Add yours

  1. I love to just peer over the edge like the family in the last photo. I’ll try most things but I’m not sure if I’d do the leap of faith. I’d have to watch others do it first…

    1. You’re braver than me Hannah! 🙂

  2. tosid01 says:

    I will be just as happy to enjoy her beauty from the safety of the shore!

  3. anneb54 says:

    Spectacular, but not for me!!

  4. Sara P.G. says:

    That’s really beautiful and amazing!

    1. Amazing yes… but I am not sure I could be tempted! 🙂

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