Swimming in Devil's Pool at Victoria Falls
The ultimate thrill-seeker's adventure.
Bucket list bounty
Devil's pool is only open in the dry season, usually from mid August to mid January - nature and water levels dictate access.
How close to the edge will you get?
You can swim right up to the edge (if you dare), where a protruding rock lip protects you from going over and you can lean over what is more than a 100 metre drop – it’s what you might call the ultimate infinity pool and certainly not for the faint hearted.
How to get there
To get the Devil’s Pool you have to take a boat ride and then a short swim/wade in the Zambezi River which takes you from Livingstone Island to the pool. Guides will accompany you and give instructions and the current at this time of year isn’t strong. Those not confident with swimming can wade as the water is around waist height.
Visits to Devil’s Pool are incorporated into the Livingstone Island Tour – it’s not possible to just visit Devil’s Pool as a stand alone activity. But if you wish to do the Livingstone Island tour but swimming in Devil’s Pool is not on your bucket list, it can be done without including this pulse raising part – it’s not compulsory to take the plunge!
Depending on which time of day you embark on the tour breakfast, lunch or high-tea is included.