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Swimming on the Brink of Victoria Falls

By March 15, 2016October 10th, 2023No Comments

This article has been taken from Time Out Magazine.

For some its the ultimate infinity pool; for others its literally swimming on the edge.  Perched 108m up on the rim of Victoria Falls, when you swim in Devils Pool youll know precisely what an adrenalin rush feels like. This is without doubt one of the most precarious and seemingly death-defying places to swim in the world, with just a low natural rock wall keeping you from going over the edge of the thundering falls.

Having a swim in Devils Pool, on the Zambian side of the falls, is only possible during the dry season – usually from September to December. Just be sure of your swimming skills: if you want to swim with the devil you need to be confident and competent in the water, though there is a safety line to hang onto in strong currents.

When given the go ahead by your guide, you jump off the rock into a deep pool and swim to the lip of the waterfall where the water is shallower. If you like, you can look over the edge of the worlds largest sheet of falling water while the guide holds your feet; the sound of the rushing, tumbling water is deafening, but the rainbows in the abyss below are beautiful. This is one swimming experience youll never forget!