Swimming at the Edge of Victoria Falls The Vagabondish Team February 12, 2008 Africa, Sidelines, Video 20 Comments © fritz_da_kat Swimming at the edge of Africa’s Victoria Falls might seem like a daredevil fool hardy stunt. But, during the months of September and December, you’ll see swimmers, even families with kids enjoying a dip, just inches from the edge. They’re hardly suicidal as these pics show, and the shallow pool they’re flailing about in is called Devil’s Pool. It’s a natural, relatively safe rock pool situated at the top of the falls. © fritz_da_kat This creates ideal conditions for swimming, if you’re prepared to make a short leap of faith. Swimming just two inches from the edge in the midst of the thunderous roar of water all around you can make for an exhilarating adrenaline rush, and the photo opps are incredible. If the footage is anything to go by, this is one of those “51 things to do before you die” kind of must-tries, no? As the author of this video notes: Seriously, who was the idiot who first jumped into the pool at the top of falls to see if it was safe? 20 Responses BW February 12, 2008 Seriously cool photo’s. Not sure if I would have the bottle to try it though. Makes swimming at La Mina Falls in the El Yunque rainforest here in Puerto Rico pretty tame :o) Reply Mike February 13, 2008 I’d give it a go. I think. Of course, it’s easy to say that from the comfort of a desk chair … Reply Tom September 17, 2008 Sure looks like you enjoyed it! Got to have guts to do that! Reply stone October 21, 2008 hey u look hella crazy i would never do that man thats hella crazy Reply Wild Child January 26, 2009 I think my email and name say it all “_ Reply Floating in Paradise! « Jacquie January 31, 2009 […] should I say living on the edge.Â This photo is from here, along with an article about swimming in a rock pool, called Devil’s Pool, located at the top […] Reply Dan September 13, 2009 Anyone ever calculate erosion? Lotto for the first diver airborne who sees pool collapse Reply Tory April 7, 2010 This is definately something to do before you die! It’d take some serious balls though Reply =] May 2, 2010 Probably the last thing you do before you die as well! Reply Mikenzie September 13, 2010 That’s crazy! Iwould maybe gice it a go but it would be pretty tough for me to get close to the edge or watch people get close to the edge Reply Craig Zabransky December 13, 2010 I visited the falls in May with high water. I learned about this, but I couldn’t even imagine it standing at the falls. The volume and force so powerful it just seemed too impossible… But hey it looks incredible. Stay adventurous, Craig Reply TravelBlggr December 13, 2010 WOW! If you got the guts to do it, what an amazing experience. I think I’d pee my pants jumping in. Incidentally, how do they climb out against the force of the water? Great photos! Inspiring “to-do” list item. Thanks for sharing! Reply Cam December 13, 2010 So awesome! I’ve heard about this. You’d never get away with this in the Western world – looks pretty intense! Reply black mamba March 3, 2011 the drop down that Falls is about 100metres. If you go down,that the last they world would ever hear of you .Livingstone is my Hometown so i know that place. Reply Sophia April 21, 2011 YEah I would have to have alot of guttss!!!! Reply Lishokelo May 16, 2011 It’s the most breathtaking place I’ve eva been!!! Reply Stuart Sangana May 27, 2011 the victoria falls is a wonderful place Reply Hayley October 4, 2011 I was so worried that I wouldn’t have time to do this as I had a jam packed trip to Africa planned. So glad I made time though. It was INCREDIBLE. Never have I had the feeling of being so pumped with adrenaline that you can’t even feel that the water is cold. The swim across the top of the falls to get to the pool was also scary and exciting at the same time. Every moment was totally worth it though. The guys there are very efficient and helpful. Everything is explained clearly and they take amazing photos on your camera for you. Oh and you get a really good breakfast afterwards if you do the morning one! Reply Craig November 9, 2012 is this on the Zim or Zambian side? Reply joanna November 12, 2012 never. never would i ever do this. wow. id rather go skydiving naked. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. × 7 = forty two Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.