Waterfalls in Victoria Falls

Victoria-waterval

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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.

Sien ook

Bron

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

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Ted Choo
9 August 2013
Awesome place. Falls are spectacular
Omar Carrera
17 May 2012
Amazing sunset cruise, a must do and u get to see amazing wildlife!
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