The Devil’s Pool at the End of Victoria Falls – The Zimbabwean/Zambian border over the last few years has subtly but definitely become one of the foremost destinations in South Africa. Of course, Victoria Falls itself has a lot to do with the area’s attraction, and most people who visit can spend half a day or better touring the area, especially if they’ve hired a guide. Perhaps a hands-down highlight of any trip to the Falls region is a visit to the Devil’s Pool.
You can only reach the Devil’s Pool when the falls reach their lowest point, but it’s well worth the wait for this world wonder. Adrenaline rush doesn’t cover the impression you’ll be left with as you seemingly hang over the edge of this natural pool – but don’t worry, there’s no real danger of toppling over the side as a wall of rock provides the edge of the pool. Aside from feeling like Superman for a moment, you’ll be taken by the sheer beauty of the falls roaring beneath you and the unforgettable sunset views.
Speaking of hiring a guide, that’s the only way to reach the Devil’s Pool. But the good news is that, from the end of August through the beginning of January, there are usually about five tours each day. Tours depart from Royal Livingstone Hotel. You’ll board a boat to Livingstone Island near the falls’ edge. But the real tour begins on the trail to the viewing point at Horseshoe and Rainbow Falls. You’ll proceed to a spot where you can see Victoria Falls from an angle you can see from nowhere else – and every view is more spectacular than the last. In fact, a lot of visitors take this tour just for the different falls perspectives and never set foot in the Devil’s Pool. You don’t have to go in the pool if you’d rather not, but if this is your reason for the tour, now’s your chance.
The sheer drop off the edge may induce a bit of vertigo, but it’s a breathtaking experience that you’ll never forget, surrounded by beauty nearly unparalleled anywhere else on the planet.