Devil's Swimming Pool – Victoria Falls, Zambia - Atlas Obscura

Devil's Swimming Pool

Victoria Falls, Zambia

The world's highest and most dangerous infinity pool lies at the precipice of Victoria Falls. 


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.

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. However a small amount of deaths have occurred when people are swept over the edge.

The pool is accessible during the hot dry season (usually between September and November, when the water level is at its lowest).

Know Before You Go

About a half mile walk from the falls. Great views of the Friendship Bridge from here! Access to the pool is gained from the Zambia side of the river, despite being approximately equidistant from Zimbabwe. Travelers should be prepared to drive, boat, hike, and finally swim to gain access to the pool. Water shoes are strongly recommended.


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