Flight tickets from Port Elizabeth to Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, is known for its dramatic beauty and majestic presence. It is an iconic waterfall, located along the Zambezi river on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. With a height of 108 meters (354 feet) and an impressive width of 1,708 meters (5,604 feet), it is the largest curtain of falling water in the world. As one of the most spectacular waterfalls on Earth and a major tourist destination, it is no wonder Victoria Falls is a must-see destination.

Getting to Know Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is located in Zimbabwe, on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. As of 2020, its population was estimated to be just over 20,000 people. Victoria Falls is in the Central Africa Time Zone which is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+2). In Victoria Falls, the language of their cultural heritage is Shona, but English is widely spoken and used as the language of business throughout the city. The Zimbabwean Dollar is the official currency in Victoria Falls. However, the US Dollar is also widely accepted.

Climate and Weather

Victoria Falls is located in southwestern Zimbabwe and is home to some of Africa's most spectacular scenery and wildlife. Its most notable feature is a 108-meter (360-foot) waterfall that stretches across the Zambezi River, forming the largest single sheet of falling water in the world. The climate in Victoria Falls is tropical and humid. Summer (November to March) is hot and humid, marked by thundershowers. Temperatures average between 17 and 34 degrees Celsius (62 and 93 degrees Fahrenheit). Winter (April to September) is warm and dry. The days are generally sunny, although there are occasional rains and temperatures can drop to 8 degrees Celsius (47 degrees Fahrenheit). During the rainy season (October-November), the falls become dangerously swollen and spectacular thunderstorms can occur. Overall, Victoria Falls has a mild, sub-tropical climate, making it a great destination year round.

Touring Victoria Falls: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA). You can get from the airport to downtown Victoria Falls (Vic Falls Town) by taxi or shuttle service. Depending on the time of day, a taxi may cost around US$20. A shuttle may cost around US$10-15 per person. It is possible to change currency at the airport, but it may be more expensive than exchanging currency in the city.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Victoria Falls

  1. Victoria Falls has a rich cultural and historical legacy, with its stunning scenery and local tribes garnering attention from travellers for centuries
  2. The Tonga, Mbunda, and Kololo tribes are the three main traditional people groups in the area, each with unique cultural customs and beliefs
  3. Zimbabwe is home to Victoria's historical wonders, including substantial number of ancient cave paintings and archaeological sites

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