Victoria-waterval

Die Victoria-waterval (Engels: Victoria Falls) is die grootste waterval in Afrika en is geleë in die Zambezirivier op die grens van Zimbabwe en Zambië. Suid van die waterval is die Zimbabwiese dorp Victoria Falls en noord daarvan lê die Zambiese stad Livingstone. Dit is een van Afrika se grootste toeriste-aantreklikhede.

Die buitewêreld het die eerste keer van die waterval gehoor toe David Livingstone op 17 November 1855 daarop afgekom het. Hy het dit stroom af benader in 'n kano en dit van die punt van die eiland, wat ter ere van hom vernoem is, waargeneem. Die Makololo naam vir die waterval is Mosi-oa-Tunya, wat "die rook wat donder" beteken. Livingstone het die waterval genoem na Victoria van die Verenigde Koninkryk.

Die waterval is 1 717 m breed en die gemiddelde hoogte is 92 m. Wanneer die rivier in April en Mei die sterkste afkom, vloei 'n derde van 'n miljoen kubieke meter per minuut oor die rand van die waterval.

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  • Akers, Mary (red.), Encyclopaedia Rhodesia, The College Press Pvt. Ltd., Salisbury, 1973.

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Phoebe Michelle
30 March 2014
Amazing! Wear clothes and shoes you don't mind being soaked. If not, you can rent plastic shoes and a rain cape for 10 kwa each.
Atena J
19 March 2017
Everything is good here. Although I have been here in March, hight water, It was fantastic. Even soaking in water was fun for me. There is a bunge jumping point on the border bridge next to the falls.
Jonathan Carr-Harris
12 May 2015
Great views. Best time to visit July - Sept. Prepare to get soaked during the walk between March and June.
Paige Hunter
17 July 2017
The views are stunning! Prepare yourself to get wet if you decide to walk over the bridge to see the rainbow falls.
Khaled El-Naggar
14 November 2013
Best month to visit is July as I asked around. The water is not too low as now or too high so you cannot see coz of the mist
1DKay
2 July 2013
A visit to the Victoria Falls should be on everyone's Bucket List. See it from the Zambian side. Guard your possessions closely- the monkeys/baboons in the area are known to steal.
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