Taking a swim in the Devil’s Pool

 

If you’re ever in Zimbabwe, don’t miss the chance to take a swim in The Devil’s Pool, a small lagoon, enclosed by rocks, on the edge of one of the biggest, most beautiful waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls. Set on Livingstone Island, at a height of 103 meters, Devil’s Pool is definitely one of the most surreal locations on Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  • wutswut Posted on March 22, 2011

    According to Wikepedia – The Victoria Falls or Mosi-o-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) is a waterfall located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River and bordering the African nations of Zambia and Zimbabwe. A famous feature is a naturally formed pool known as the Devil’s Pool, near the edge of the falls, accessed via Livingstone Island in Zambia. When the river flow is at a safe level, usually during the months of September and December, people can swim as close as possible to the edge of the falls within the pool without continuing over the edge and falling into the gorge; this is possible due to a natural rock wall just below the water and at the very edge of the falls that stops their progress despite the current. At least one person dies each year at the Devil’s Pool.

    My question? Who was the first crazy person to try this?

  • Merges Posted on March 22, 2011

    This is from Wikipedia:
    A famous feature is a naturally formed pool known as the Devil’s Pool, near the edge of the falls, accessed via Livingstone Island in Zambia. When the river flow is at a safe level, usually during the months of September and December, people can swim as close as possible to the edge of the falls within the pool without continuing over the edge and falling into the gorge; this is possible due to a natural rock wall just below the water and at the very edge of the falls that stops their progress despite the current.[15][16] At least one person dies each year at the Devil’s Pool.[17]

  • Android Posted on April 17, 2011

    i love to swim here it would be amazing to see dwon and view will be awesome

  • Marina NC Posted on April 28, 2011

    Victoria Falls is superb. From ur photos we get some closer pics of the falls. Nice. 1708 meter wide and 103 meter long fall will be a treat for the eyes to every traveler. And it forms the largest sheet of falling water in the world. thanks for sharing photos with us.

  • Jalal Hameed Bhatti Posted on May 15, 2011

    amazing place – awesome, scary yet exciting!!

  • MdAmor Posted on August 13, 2011

    What is wrong with these people? Its bad enough leaning over the edge, but doing it with kids!!!

  • Child Obesity Posted on January 7, 2012

    I bet these kids have no idea what are they doing there. It shouldn’t be so easy to take a child there, when the name of the country is Zimbabwe. Responsibility is responsibility everywhere

  • amy Posted on February 5, 2012

    ive been looking for information for ages and i still cant find any good facts, like how deep it is and stuff like that!

  • international tour operators Posted on March 3, 2012

    Oh my god…It is so much scary…