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Visit Victoria Falls
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.
One special vantage point is across the Knife-edge Bridge, where visitors can have the finest view of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling Pot, where the river turns and heads down the Batoka Gorge. Other vantage points include the Falls Bridge, Devils Pool and the Lookout Tree, both of which command panoramic views across the Main Falls.