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The enormous Victoria Falls on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe is a popular stop for many people visiting South Africa.The falls are often called the “world’s largest waterfall,” but that name can be deceptive. It’s not the widest nor the tallest in the world, but when the width and height are combined, they create the largest sheet of falling water.

Added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1989, the falls were once called Mosi-oa-Tunya, a local name meaning the smoke that thunders. This was before explorer David Livingstone arrived in 1855 and named them after the Queen of England.

Visiting Victoria Falls in the rainy season means that there is much more water falling over the edge, creating an incredibly impressive view (not to mention the loud roar that comes along with it). The drawback of a winter visit is the heavy mist that is created from the water hitting the river below, as it often blocks the view of the falls in the same way that fog does.

The falls can be visited from either the Zambian or Zimbabwean side, but because most of the falls actually are in Zambia, better views are seen from Zimbabwe. It’s not something you can do in a quick day trip from Johannesburg, but it’s certainly possible to see Victoria Falls on a brief side-trip from Johannesburg, which is what many travelers do.

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Victoria Falls Day Trip from Kasane

Visit Victoria Falls town on a day trip from Kasane, discovering the delights of its namesake waterfalls on a rainforest walk and exploring an African crafts ...  Read more

Location: Kasane, Botswana
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.00

Victoria Falls Walking Tour from Livingstone

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Reviews

Explore Victoria Falls on a 2-hour walking tour in the morning or afternoon, and discover one of the world’s most magnificent waterfalls. Victoria Falls ...  Read more

Location: Livingstone, Zambia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.00

Sunrise Cycle and Guided Walk at Victoria Falls

This guided eco-active adventure showcases the sights and sounds of Victoria Falls from the back of a bike. Starting from the esteemed Victoria Falls Hotel, ...  Read more

Location: Livingstone, Zambia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00

Victoria Falls Helicopter Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Soar above the magnificent Victoria Falls during a 13-minute helicopter experience with hotel pickup and drop-off included! Aboard a 10-seater helicopter with ...  Read more

Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Duration: 13 minutes (approx.)

From USD $150.00

Victoria Falls Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Explore Victoria Falls on a 2-hour walking tour in the morning or afternoon, and discover one of the world’s most magnificent waterfalls, a site that is ...  Read more

Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.00

Majestic Victoria Falls 3 Day Package

Two nights and three days spent in the most spectacular Victoria Falls area at The Kingdom Hotel (or similar). Included is your return airport transfers, a ...  Read more

Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $434.00

Bungee Jump from Victoria Falls Bridge

Bungee jump from the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge into Bakota Gorge, a stunning sandstone canyon located just below Victoria Falls! The exhilarating 2-hour ...  Read more

Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $160.00

Swimming Under Victoria Falls: Half-Day Tour

The most breathtaking and awesome perspective of the Victoria Falls is from the bottom of the gorge. The rock faces tower more than a hundred metres all around ...  Read more

Location: Livingstone, Zambia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00

9-Day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Tour Including The Kruger National Park

9-Day Johannesburg, Kruger National Park to Victoria Falls. The tour travels through the Panorama Route, where you’ll experience mountains, sky, Blyde ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $2,474.46

3-Day Victoria Falls Tour with Round-Trip Flight from Johannesburg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Visit Africa’s breathtaking Victoria Falls on this 3-day trip from Johannesburg with flights and two nights of 3-, 4- or 5-star hotel accommodation ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $1,220.95

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