About Victoria Falls
As one of the seven natural wonders of the world, it is little surprise that Victoria Falls is one of the most popular attractions in Africa. The cascading waters can be seen and heard from miles around and their powerful spray cools down visitors to the area. Throughout the day the fierce sun beats down on the water, reflecting off of the streams and often creating beautiful rainbows that arch over the gully between the falls. There are few sights on earth as awe-inspiring and majestic to behold as Victoria Falls. This is the ultimate showcase of the unparalleled power of nature.Read More
During the rainy season, it is estimated that roughly 500 million cubic metres of water tumble over the edge of the falls every minute. The water drops over 100 metres and the length of the falls spans roughly 2 kilometres. However, if the sight of the falls isn't quite enough, just across the border, on the Zambian side of the falls, sits the Devil's pool. Only accessible in the dry season, this pool allows guests to take a dip in the glistening water whilst living, quite literally, on the edge.
There are a number of different ways to experience the best of what Victoria Falls have to offer. Several different trails wind their way around the area, offering a plethora of different viewing angles. Meanwhile, Knife Edge Bridge and Victoria Falls Bridge also provide some spectacular vistas. Alternatively, for the more daring explorer, helicopter rides over the falls allow for the most unique and breathtaking views imaginable. There is even the option of bungee jumping for the real thrill-seekers out there. You might not get the best views this way but it is certainly something to tick off the bucket list.
Victoria Falls Tours
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Hotels
If you are planning a Victoria Falls holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
A'Zambezi River Lodge Victoria Falls
A'Zambezi River Lodge features imaginative African-style architecture with sweeping curved buildings that are complimented by attractive gardens. Nestled besides the river, the lodge provides a quiet ambience for guests to enjoy nature and the facilities provided from award-wining restaurants to an outdoor pool with its own bar. The tastefully decorated rooms are well-equipped with modern conveniences from air-con to satellite TV. The hotel is minutes from Victoria Falls town (5km) and the mighty falls themselves.
Amadeus Garden Guest House Victoria Falls
Simple and intimate, the Amadeus Garden Guest House has been designed by its German owner to give travellers a more personal touch. Guest rooms are spacious and furnished in a classic African design. The outdoor pool is a great place for a refreshing dip to escape the heat and the poolside breakfast comes highly recommended. Only 3 km from Victoria Falls and situated in a sub-tropical garden of palm trees, this accommodation is within a short walking distance of the towns centre.
Gorges Lodge Victoria Falls
Gorges comprises of 10 quaint individual stone under thatch cottages dotted along the gorge's edge in front of luscious landscaped gardens. Boasting magnificent views each room also has a private garden and decked verandah where relaxing and absorbing the views, sunrise or sunset, is just part of your day. Each cottage has an en suite with a bath and shower, overhead fans to supplement the cooling breezes, mosquito nets, minibar and tea and coffee facilities. With possibly one of the most spectacular settings in the country, Gorges Lodge is located 22km downstream from Victoria Falls, perched on the edge of Batoka Gorge 250 metres above the Zambezi River.
Ilala Lodge Victoria Falls
Set amongst pretty landscaped gardens, the elegant Ilala Lodge is the perfect place for exploring Victoria Falls. Spread out over two floors, the guest rooms are beautifully furnished in a classic style with teak wooden furniture. The falls are much more visible from the upper floors however the ground floor offers charming proximity to the friendly warthogs who frequent the hotel grounds to graze. The hotel also benefits from a gorgeous outdoor pool and award winning restaurant. The lodge is located within walking distance of the mighty Victoria Falls.