Situated a little further back from the falls at 15 metres from the sheer 100-metre drop – Angel’s Pool is still a must-see, but offers visitors a bit more confidence, comfort and safety while still experience the epic view and thunderous roars of the falls. © 2020 Atlas Obscura. Add in the unmentioned fish who started nibbling at our toes unexpectedly and I'm seriously shocked nobody ended up plunging over. Ride a boat through this magnificent underground world, which now doubles as a theater. Devil's Pool or Babinda Boulders is a natural pool at the confluence of three streams among a group of boulders near Babinda, Queensland, Australia.. Similar to Devil’s Pool, Angel’s Pool was slowly eroded into existence, over thousands of years, due to the over 500 000 metric-tonnes of water passing over the falls every minute. I remember the first time I saw Devil’s Pool on Social Media. However, there is one notable exception: the Devils Pool at Victoria Falls. At just under $100USD for the trip up there and breakfast at the fancy lodge, it wasn't something I was willing to just throw away, staggering pain or not. In hindsight I should have probably stayed back in Zimbabwe with our group leader because it is somewhat physically demanding to reach while injured. Offer available only in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico). Since founding Living the Dream I have visited 74 countries on five continents, spoken at several conferences, and Angie and I were named one of USA Today's 10Best travel couples. Devil’s Pool is on the Zambian side, but you will probably see the falls from both sides during your stay. Sign up for our newsletter and enter to win the second edition of our book. Atlas Obscura and our trusted partners use technology such as cookies on our website to personalise ads, support social media features, and analyse our traffic. ANGEL'S POOL Similar to Devil’s Pool, Angel’s Pool was slowly eroded into existence, over thousands of years, due to the over 500 000 metric-tonnes of water passing over the falls every minute. The blowhole bursts spectacularly right next to the buildings in a medieval seaside town. There is a worker in the water that assisted us in not getting swept away. You’re swimming on the top of an enormous waterfall. Offer subject to change without notice. Of course there is! To learn more or withdraw consent, please visit our cookie policy. If you plan on doing this, I’d advise against wearing sunscreen or anything that may make you slippery. Is there potential for Devil’s Pool deaths? When the water running off of Victoria Falls is at a certain level, a small pool with almost no current forms which adventurous tourists have dubbed the Devil’s Swimming pool. ... How to Book a Devil’s Pool Tour. Afterward though, we were bundled in towels and treated to a gorgeous breakfast and tea in the forest at the lodge. No purchase necessary. The tour however doesn’t let you bring cell phones (you can give one to the guide for pictures), and this probably helps with safety. Victims of the Devil's Pool include a tourist from Adelaide in 2004, a visting businessman from Sydney in 2006, but the most chilling case was relayed … I thought the video was playing a trick on my eyes (the same way I thought Kjeragbolton was). Adventure and tea, all before 10AM? If you're not strong enough to swim through the current, I assume you're swept away to your death. Victoria Falls is on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe (which trust me can get pretty confusing). Victoria Falls is one of Earth’s largest waterfalls, and Devil’s pool is basically a pool of water that forms on the top of the 100-meter fall. The Devils Pool is one of the famous activities to engage in at the Victoria Falls and it has been described as one the world’s most scary ... there have never been any deaths or casualties on record at Devil’s Pool during the tour itself. Winner will be selected at random on 12/01/2020. Next, we held hands walking across the top of the waterfall. Eventually the water gets deep enough that you need to swim a little. Listed prices and attraction details may have changed since our visit and initial publication. Devil’s Pool requires lower water levels to operate, so it doesn’t operate all year long. It was a fateful trek across the edge of the Zambezi. About a half mile walk from the falls. Follow us on social media to add even more wonder to your day. So, no, there haven’t been any documented Devil’s Pool Victoria Falls deaths here in Zambia, Africa. Some of the most incredible, beautiful, and strange places in the Atlas. Devils Pool: Cheating Death at Victoria Falls Zambia . Open during the rainy season when water levels are higher, Angel’s Pool is the alternative option when the water is too high to experience the famous Devil’s Pool. Think of it as Africa’s most gorgeous, most dangerous infinity pool. Spanning over 10,000 square miles, this ancient salt pan is one of the largest on the planet. It was in a video on facebook: a bunch of people hanging out on what looked like the end of an enormous waterfall. See. DEATH IN THE ANGEL'S ARMCHAIR (MOSI OA TUNYA) by: PABLOREMOS I lost a dear family friend in August 2011 atop the great falls, in the Angel's Armchair (a similar spot to the Devil's Pool. The guides do tell you to keep your legs down, and I realized why. But I already did it, so that’s for you to risk. Why not head to Z. Discover Devil's Swimming Pool in Victoria Falls, Zambia: The world's highest and most dangerous infinity pool lies at the precipice of Victoria Falls. A dingy picked us up at the side of the Zambezi river on the top of the falls and took us to Livingstone Island. When I saw the video, I didn’t have any understanding to what Devil’s Pool actually entailed. The amount of water at that time of year was staggering. If someone were to somehow be completely careless and go over the edge, they would almost certainly die. Theoretically, every adventure activity (or even any activity in general) that you can do in Zambia you can do in Zimbabwe. Since I still could not kick, my friend who had previously trained as a lifeguard towed me across thankfully. I've been sharing travel, blogging, and lifestyle advice on Living the Dream (along with my wife, Angie) for over 12 years! Great views of the Friendship Bridge from here! I don’t care if it’s two feet thick, if that wall were ever to give way, and it could, everybody in the pool at the time would be instantly & unstoppably swept to their deaths… And I have to admit, nothing wakes me up like jumping in the freezing cold water at the top of a waterfall. Formed by a rock barrier at the edge of the falls, the water hole welcomes any daring swimmer the opportunity to wade right up to the edge of the falls themselves. Keep in mind that each time you have to cross the border, you have to go through customs which can be a pain in the ass. Like us on Facebook to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders. Please click below to consent to the use of this technology while browsing our site.