Day 1 of 4
Four days of fun and adventure await in the adrenaline capital of the world.
A short 1.5 hours flip from O R Tambo/Johannesburg International airport and we have landed at Victoria Falls airport.
Customs is a relatively easy and painless experience and then onwards to the Rainbow Hotel
where we will park ourselves and luggage
Victoria Falls is a small town - very easy to get around and dominating the town is the awesome spectacle of the Victoria Falls themselves.
Use this map
to help get your bearings.
It must be lunchtime
as there are deep and troubling noises coming from the area of my stomach.
The Pizza Bistro in the Shoppers Arcade (Parkway) would be a good choice, or the Crock and Paddle serve good wholesome pub meals.Victoria's Views
You never get tired of seeing the Victoria Falls - no matter what time of year - no matter how wet you get from the spray - its one of those experiences which is MUST DO.
DYK: you will see 70% of the Falls from the Zimbabwe side.
Try and give the correct denomination for the entrance fee as you might not get change. As you stroll along the pathways the Falls present different aspects and views - from the Devils Cataract to the Main Falls - this thundering mass of water is just awesome.
Recently introduced is the Victoria Falls Bridge Tours
- a fantastic new activity on and around the Bridge.
After we had absorbed as much as we could of the Falls and Rainforest, we headed for the Victoria Falls Hotel
.Colonial Croquet ?
The Victoria Falls Hotel was built in 1904 and about that time the clock stopped (at least for the hotel).
Every picture, every room and hallway of this beautiful hotel exudes the colonial era ambience of elegance and charm.
Did I hear someone ask "Is it time for high tea"A bounty at the Boma
The evening's entertainment is a night out at The Boma. Another MUST DO.
Why? Well to begin with the cuisine is varied from traditional Zimbabwean dishes as well as a selection of fish and game meats. Vegetarians are not forgotten.
Warm traditional greetings followed by the hand washing ceremony then we were offered traditional beer and snacks.
The stomach said "thank you".
Background to all the dining and wining was the pulsating rhythm of Ndebele and Shangaan dancers. Need your fortune told - the resident witchdoctor will throw the bones and tell you what's in store.
Be entralled as the Sangoma relates African folk tales and if you have hair - have it braided in true African style.
Tip: make sure you book in advance - its very popular. The Boma is a very inter-active experience, the more you put in the more enjoyment you will get out.