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“Only walk this if you're energetic”

Victoria Falls Bridge
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Durban, South Africa
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“Only walk this if you're energetic”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We're walkaholics so we trudged across the bridge from one border post to the other - a hot, long walk. Use a taxi if you're not quite so energetic. Good views of the gorge and bunji jumpers. There also apparently a really interesting historical bridge tour that can be arranged, that goes into the engineering feats involved.

Visited October 2013
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“Great engineering feat. Good views of both the Falls and the gorge that the Zambezi has gouged out.”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Bridge was completed in 1905 and was designed and built in sections in England before being transported to and erected in its current location. The Bridge is approximately 200 metres long and spans the Zambezi River joining Zimbabwe to Zambia, about 500 to 600 metres down from the Falls. You get a view of a small section of the Falls, including the "boiling pot" depending upon the season. During our visit the view of the Falls was largely concealed by the huge volumes of spray but regular gusts of wind cleared the spray to give glimpses of the water's enormous power. The water was a raging torrent as it made its way down and away through the narrow gorge. The bridge is approximately 130 metres high and contains 2 road lanes, a single railway track and a pedestrian walkway either side.

The Bridge was just over 2 kilometres (via the road - about a 25 to 30 minute easy walk) away from our hotel on the Zimbabwe side, the Ilala Lodge. You would need to allow an extra 5 to 10 minutes if walking from the Victoria Falls Hotel. It also took an additional 5 minutes each way spent at the Zimbabwe border post showing our passports and getting a bridge pass (slip of paper) from the office to exit Zimbabwe which you then promptly handed to an immigration official who was guarding the gate across the road. This gate is located about 150 to 200 metres away from the Bridge. Similar process on the way back. Visited the immigration office, got another slip of paper which you then handed to the immigration official guarding the gate across the road to re-enter Zimbabwe - no stamps in passports or additional visas required. You cross into Zambia halfway across the bridge, but there are no immigration formalities required for Zambia as the border post check point for Zambia is located a couple of kilometres away. We took rain coats which proved to be very useful.

We watched a bungee jumper dive about 110 metres down into the gorge. Great sight but the individual was much braver than I. There were also a couple of other hair raising activities available including a swing and zip line.

Good long range views of the Bridge are available from the Victoria Falls Hotel. Great close-up views can be obtained from viewing point 16 in the National Park on the Zimbabwe side and also from a look-out on the Zambian side.

Visited May 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Look at it from the Victoria Falls hotel”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

THis is a great view any time of the day - in the early morning the sun is behind you and the colors are radiant. In the afternoon you can see the rainbows shimmering in the distance under the bridge. and if you look with binocs you can see the zipliners and bungee jumpers.

Visited April 2013
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Arvada, Colorado
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“No Man's Land”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We walked to the bridge from the Victoria Falls Hotel from the Zimbabwe side. You go through immigration and receive a slip of paper which you hand to the official at the checkpoint. Then you continue on to the bridge for some spectacular views. Bungee jumping and a zip line are available. Expect to be approached by people peddling curios. They are not aggressive, but are persistent.

Visited September 2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“What a View !”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

The bridge joins Zimbabwe & Zambia, so you must take your passport to get on it. Excellent view of the valley & river. Watch those brave (or foolish) enough to bungee jump from the bridge.

Visited March 2013
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