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About Victoria Falls

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is every bit as amazing as you imagined it to be. Named after its world wonder, the city of Victoria Falls is home to 33,000 residents and welcomes visitors to its most prized possession. Attractions include Victoria Falls waterfall, Victoria Falls National Park and the Zambezi River.

Get ready to be blown away by beauty, because cheap flights to Victoria Falls are now available for a limited period of time! Victoria Falls is home to Victoria Falls Airport (VFA), located on a 20-minute drive from the town centre. Victoria Falls serves a number of airlines – including South African Airways, British Airways, Kenya Airways and Air Zimbabwe. Non-stop direct flights depart from both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Flight duration from Johannesburg is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Popular flights to Victoria Falls

Flight Route Airline Trip Type Travel Dates Searched Price from
Cape Town - Victoria Falls Jet Star Return Oct 5 - Oct 9 1 day ago R4,499.00
Johannesburg - Victoria Falls Fastjet Return Oct 12 - Oct 26 1 day ago R3,009.00
Durban - Victoria Falls British Airways Return Sep 22 - Sep 26 1 day ago R7,109.00
George - Victoria Falls British Airways Comair Return Oct 24 - Nov 1 1 day ago R5,679.00
Port Elizabeth - Victoria Falls SAA Return Nov 24 - Nov 26 1 day ago R6,169.00

Why visit Victoria Falls

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Adventure

No matter your adventure type, the town of Victoria Falls has you covered. From white water rafting, to zip lining to bungee jumping – you can do it all!

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Victoria Falls

Known as “the smoke that thunders”, there’s nothing that quite prepares you for the majesty that is Victoria Falls. It’s the largest waterfall in the world and is absolutely breathtaking.

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Walk with Lions

Live your wildest dream by visiting Lion Encounter and walking right beside the kings of the jungle. The lions are all part of a conservation project.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Zimbabwe
Currency United States Dollar (USD) / South African Rand (ZAR)
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.07 USD
Language English, Shona and Ndebele
Hub Airport Victoria Falls Airport (VFA)
Airline Air Zimbabwe
Time Zone GMT+ 2
Travel Adaptor Type D / G

Best time to visit Victoria Falls

With the world’s largest waterfall as its main feature, the town of Victoria Falls is a great visit at any time of the year. The most popular time to visit would be during the dry season, from November to February. During this time, it gets quite wet, allowing the waterfall to flow at its full potential. However, you may not get the best pictures as it often rains during this season. The best time to visit would therefore be in the dry season, between March and September when the waterfall is least active and you can get close enough for some fantastic shots. You will get the best views of the surrounding areas and also be able to enjoy all the various other activities that the town has to offer. For cheap flights to Victoria Falls, consider visiting between December and February.

Weather & Climate in Victoria Falls

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall levels (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 20°C 19°C 18°C 16°C 11°C 8°C 7°C 10°C 15°C 19°C 20°C 20°C
High °C 31°C 30°C 31°C 30°C 29°C 26°C 26°C 29°C 33°C 34°C 33°C 31°C
Rainfall (mm) 171 140 76 20 3 0 0 0 1 20 64 163

Named one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls waterfall is located in a quaint, tourist-friendly town of the same name. As you enter the town, don’t be surprised by the ‘smoke’ that you may see, this is just the fog from Mosi-Oa-Tunya, as the waterfall is traditionally called. The majesty of the Victoria Falls in its full glory has been known to leave visitors breathless as there’s nothing quite like it. Depending on the time of year that you visit, you may need to put on a light rain jacket to avoid its stray!

There are many wonderful activities to do in this town so try not to forget that you’re in an exotic location with flowing rivers and spectacular wild animals nearby. For an unforgettable experience, pay a visit to Lion Encounter where you can interact and walk beside these beautiful creatures. All of the animals are part of a conservation programme to educate and look after the animals in the wild.

And to get your adrenaline pumping, make sure to try out some of the numerous adventure sports available in the area. Bungee jumping, kayaking and white water rafting in the Zambezi river, as well as zip lining across forest beds are just some of the activities to keep you entertained.

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South Africans who wish to visit Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe do not need a visa to do so. You will be granted entry into the country at all access points on presentation of your valid passport.

For more information, please contact the Embassy of Zimbabwe, in Pretoria:

Zimbabwe House 798 Merton Street P. O. Box 55140 Arcadia 0007 Pretoria South Africa Tel: (+27) 12 342 5125 Fax: (+27) 12 342 5126

There are always people out and about in Victoria Falls and there is a strong security presence – to keep the tourists feeling safe. If you need to travel away from your resort in the evening, then it would be best to call a private taxi and discuss the price upfront. Also, it is not safe to walk the paths down to the waterfall and river after dark as you could slip and hurt yourself and may encounter some wildlife. In the town the vendors are helpful and friendly.

It is always important to go for a general health check-up before a trip overseas. For your trip to Zimbabwe, it is strongly recommended to get the following vaccinations: hepatitis A, malaria and typhoid.

item Cape Town Johannesburg Victoria Falls
Meal, inexpensive restaurant R100.00 R90.00 R67.99
Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught) R20.00 R22.00 R14.96
Cappuccino (regular) R20.00 R19.00 R32.63
Taxi 1km (normal tarriff) R12.00 R10.00 R13.60
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R35.00 R35.00 R27.20

There is a large variety of accommodation to choose from when staying in Victoria Falls and you can find everything from high-end hotels, to cozy B&B’s to self-catering cottages. Decide on your accommodation best according to the activities that you plan to do during your time there.

Please note that some places may be further out of the town than you may expect, so make sure to check ahead of time.

Most attractions in Victoria Falls are in walking distance so it’s easy to navigate and move around while enjoying your stay in town. A nice touch to get around is to cycle as well (you can hire a bicycle for the duration of your stay), and of course there are taxis available which you can ask your hotel to call for you. To and from the airport you can find airport shuttles which charge between R300 and R450.

Main attractions in Victoria Falls

Elephant Walks

Elephant Walks

National Park

National Park

Sunset Cruises

Sunset Cruises

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