Victoria Falls Stands for sale?

by Calvin
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Hi, I recently visited Vic Falls for the first time and loved it! I am interested in possibly buying land to build a lodge on or something similar?

Answer:

Hi Calvin - there is land and there are lodges for sale. All depends on how much you want to spend and then understanding the market here and making it work. You can email me for more information infoatvictoriafalls-guide.net

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What are those buttons worn by the the VFH doormen?

by Jonathan F
(Tustin, CA, USA)

Doorman at Victoria Falls Hotel

Doorman at Victoria Falls Hotel

Online I have seen images of the doorman/men at the Victoria Falls Hotel. Their jackets are 'decorated' with numerous buttons or badges.
What are those buttons/badges?
What do they mean or signify?
Where are the badges/buttons from?
Just curious.

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Jun 17, 2014
Where the badges come from
by: Tony

Hi Jonathan.

The badges and buttons don't signify anything they are just given to the doormen by tourists visiting from all over the world. The doormen then pin the badges to their Jackets as adornment. Thanks for asking

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boat shed hire

I am writing to see if there is anywhere in Victoria Falls where you can leave your boat, if so, please could you give me name of place and a number to reach them.

Kind regards,

Tina

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Mar 06, 2014
Victoria Falls Boat club
by: Tony

Hi Tina

The Victoria falls boat club would be the obvious and only place, I have been trying to get hold of them to find out for you but have not had a response. You can contact them on
Mal Dewdney - jmdewdney@gmail.com tel: +263 775901534

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Xmass eve catholic service in Victoria Falls Town

by anne-marie
(belgium)

do you have the time schedule for the xmas eve mass on 24 Decemebr or 25 Decmeber in Victoria Falls Town ? and in which church ?

thank you

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looking for Storage in Victoria Falls

by anne
(France)

We are a group of 6 french cars. And we are looking for a storage for 1 year in victoria Falls because we are traveling around.
thank you in advance for your help.

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anyone in recoreded history, ever jumped off the victoria falls, into the river?

Has anyone ever in recorded history, ever jumped off victoria falls?

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Oct 12, 2012
Jumping off VictoriaFfalls
by: Tony

In recorded history plenty of people have accidentally fallen over the Falls and died, there have been a few reports of suicides, but no one would ever jump off intentionally as it would be certain death.

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History of the Vic Falls Hotel

by Stretch Merrington
(Scotland)

Good Day

I am an ex Rhodie that now lives in Scotland. I am busy putting a book together that has legends, myths and tales of Southern Africa. I wish to write about a few places that are now legends, such as the Lion & Elephant Motel, the Vic Falls Hotel and so on.
Do you have any history about the hotel? Do you know where I may obtain old photos of the hotel?
Any information from yourselves would be most useful and I will be very grateful.

Kind regards
Stretch Merrington.

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Sep 04, 2012
Victoria Falls Hotel pictures
by: Tony

Hi Stretch

I am afraid I do not have any photos myself of the old Hotel, but I have found this website very useful for information, there are some pictures there. To the Victoria Falls

Make contact with Pete Roberts the developer of that site and say we put you onto him and I am sure he will be more than willing to assist.

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Does Victoria falls create electricity

by m.i.a
(mexico)

Do they use victoria falls to create electricity, Please can you let me know

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Mar 10, 2012
Hydro Electricty at Victoria Falls
by: Tony

Yes they do use the Zambezi river above Victoria falls to create electricity.
On the Zambian side they divert the water of the Zambezi river just above Victoria falls and direct it through some hydro electric turbines, the water then re enters the Zambezi below Victoria falls.

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BOAC Sunderland flying boats on the Zambezi

by David Whitehead
(Cape Town )

Would you like to publish an article with photos about the BOAC flying boats?

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Dec 19, 2011
Yes please
by: Tony

Hi David

Thank you for contacting us. I have also replied to your email, but just to confirm we would love to feature your article on these old planes.

Best wishes
Tony

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Winston Churchill visit to Victoria Falls Hotel

by Faye Moulton
(Lincoln, NE, USA)

When I visited your hotel two or three years ago, I recall seeing something about Winston Church visiting there. Can you tell me more about that . . . when it was and what the occasion was that took him there?

Thank you.

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Sep 14, 2011
Victoria Falls Hotel
by: Tony

Hi Faye.. thank you for contacting us, but unfortunately I don't know the answer to your question, maybe if you could contact the hotel direct I am sure they will be able to help.
Email: gm@tvfh.zimsun.co.zw or confnet@tvfh.zimsun.co.zw.
Their website: www.victoriafallshotel.com

If you find out anything please let us know the information, we would also live to know.

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Wellness Day Spa

by Wendy
(Freiburg, Germany)

Hi tony & Boo,

Greetings from Germany;) I am Zimbabwean born, now living Germany and my husband & I want to come back to Vic Falls. I know that there are a lot of Beauty Spas in Vic Falls especially in the hotels. Is there a Wellness Day Spa (not in Hotel) in Vic Falls. We would love to open one including gym, fitness health bar etc.. Are there newspapers where they advertise premises etc..?

Thanks & Best regards

Wendy & T
Germany

Ps. Your website is so helpful;) keep up the great job

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Sep 07, 2011
Wellness spa
by: Tony

Hi Wendy

Thanks for getting in touch. There is no dedicated wellness spa I know of, but as you say they are available in the hotels and lodges. I think its a great idea.

There is a local distribution newsletter which goes out via emailevery three days to the whole community, this would be the best place to advertise for premises. If your email me on info@victoriafalls-guide.net I can send you a copy and then you can contact Catrina who runs it directly.

Sep 08, 2011
Wellness Day Spa
by: Wendy

Hi Tony

Thanks through your website I am already in touch with Cathrina and she has alread emailed me the Vic Falls news letter.

I browsed through your website and found a lot of helpful info thanks guys

Kind regards

Wendy

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Private education

by Lauren
(Oman)

Hope you can be of some help. My Husband and I are looking at buying into a business in Victoria Falls. One of our main concerns is education for our four children, two senior school and two primary. I saw from a previous post that there are three primary schools in the area. Could you please help with some names of senior schools? Have had very little success only finding schools in Harare or Bulawayo.

Regards Lauren

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Aug 08, 2011
Schools in Victoria Falls
by: Tony

Hi Lauren

Thank you for contacting us.

There is one private primary school in Victoria Falls. The education is excellent and it's such a nice school, your younger children will be absolutely fine there I am sure.
However when in comes to senior schools there are none to mention I am afraid. Residents who are seeking a descent private education for their children will either send them to boarding schools in Harare, Bulawayo or South Africa and this is just standard practice and one of the unfortunate things as about this place.

We actually live in South Africa at the moment for this very reason.

Let me know if we can be of any further help.

Apr 27, 2012
Deputyhead CBC Bulawayo
by: Ian Montgomery

Hi

We offer an excellent option of a high school for boys in Bulawayo offering the Cambridge Curriculum leading to IGCSE and AS and A levels-we have a good academic reputation and also offer competitive sport across the spectrum as well. Home boarding(well supervised) is available in 2 options for vic falls kids.

Dec 08, 2015
Private school
by: Christine

Gday ,

I just wanted to inquire on the name and details of the private primary school in Victoria Falls. I would appreciate any assistance you can give me

regards,

Christine

Dec 09, 2015
Private School
by: Tony

Hello Christine,

The name of the school is Victoria Falls Primary School. Their contact details are:

Phone: 013 42022
E Mail: secretary@vicfallsprimary.co.zw
Skype: vicfallsprimary
Website: http://www.vicfallsprimary.co.zw

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Does Victoria Falls have any threats/problems ?

by Reem
(Sydney)

Does Victoria Falls have any threats/problems ?

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May 06, 2011
No
by: Tony

Not that I am aware of. What kind of threats or problems are you referring to?

May 17, 2012
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by: Anonymous

for my school project i have to reasearch the victoria falls i need the problems and threats to it i really need helpppppp

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How Old is Victoria Falls?

by Anna
(San Antonio Texas)

How old exactly is Victoria Falls?

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Mar 28, 2011
Formation of Victoria falls
by: Tony

About 150 to 200 million years ago large amounts of volcanic magma were extruded in the Victoria
Falls area. This magma (Basalt Rock) cooled quickly developing enormous cracks or faults as it met with the cooler air and water. Then due to shifts of the earth's plates and much higher rainfall, the whole area became submerged under a huge freshwater lake.

During this period these large fault lines were filled with mainly sand deposits, time and pressure hardened the sand to form sandstone. Later Tectonic movements (earthquakes) caused the lake to drain and the Zambezi River changed its course and found its present day route to the Indian Ocean.

The strong erosive action of the river found the first of these sandstone fault lines some 150 000
years ago. The water eroded through the softer sandstone quicker than through the hard basalt rock therefore forming the first waterfall.
Over the next 150 000 years the river slowly eroded 7 of these fault lines and each one would have been a different waterfall from the one we know today.

The current day waterfall is on the 8th fault line.
The ninth waterfall has already started cutting back through the next fault line. This can be seen to the side of the Devil?s Cataract through Cataract Island. This large east-north-east
fault line across the river is where the next full width falls will form.

What?s amazing is that archaeological diggings have shown that early man lived in this region some 200 000 years ago, meaning that they would have seen the very first set of Falls that were formed.

Therefore man has witnessed over time this extraordinary change in the landscape.

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long term rentals in Vic Falls?

by Usch Pilz
(Marbach, Germany)

Hi,
found your wonderful site and want to ask this question: I just got back from 8 weeks in Africa and I wonder if there are any affordable long term rentals, house sitting opportunities ... in Vic Falls. I would like to spend a month or two in the community. I am a free lance translator (English and German) and would be happy to offer translation services to businesses or persons in return for an affordable rental.
Can you help me?
Thanks a lot!
Usch

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Feb 14, 2011
accommodation
by: Tony

Hi Usch

Accommodation is in very short supply in Victoria Falls. You kind of have to be there when something comes available.

You could try advertising in the local newsletter. This is emailed out to the local community every 2nd day and just about everyone reads it. Email Cathrina Gover [gover@yoafrica.com]

Or try getting hold of one of the big operators like Wild horizons, may might need your translating services. Try Shane White on shane@wildhorizons.co.zw

I will keep your details on file and let you know if anything I know of comes up.

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How long did the victoria falls take to form?

How long did the Victoria Falls take to form?

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Jan 23, 2011
formation
by: Anonymous

How Long did it take for the falls to form?

Jan 24, 2011
Formation of the Falls
by: Tony

The Formation of the Victoria Falls

About 150 to 200 million years ago large amounts of volcanic magma were extruded in the Victoria
Falls area. This magma (Basalt Rock) cooled quickly developing enormous cracks or faults as it met with the cooler air and water. Then due to shifts of the earth's plates and much higher rainfall, the whole area became submerged under a huge freshwater lake.

During this period these large fault lines were filled with mainly sand deposits, time and pressure hardened the sand to form sandstone. Later Tectonic movements (earthquakes) caused the lake to drain and the Zambezi River changed its course and found its present day route to the Indian Ocean.

The strong erosive action of the river found the first of these sandstone fault lines some 150 000
years ago. The water eroded through the softer sandstone quicker than through the hard basalt rock therefore forming the first waterfall.
Over the next 150 000 years the river slowly eroded 7 of these fault lines and each one would have been a different waterfall from the one we know today. The current day waterfall is on the 8th fault line.

The ninth waterfall has already started cutting back through the next fault line. This can be seen to the side of the Devil?s Cataract through Cataract Island. This large east-north-east
fault line across the river is where the next full width falls will form.

What?s amazing is that archaeological diggings have shown that early man lived in this region some 200 000 years ago, meaning that they would have seen the very first set of Falls that were formed. Therefore man has witnessed over time
this extraordinary change in the landscape.


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Catholic Church

by Virginia
(Randburg)

Good day
Please could you assist me with contact details for the priest at the Catholic Church in Victoria Falls.

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Jun 25, 2011
catholic church at victoria falls
by: Anonymous

Could you please tell me the name of the Catholic Church at Victoria Falls, Africa?

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School Project

by Hannah
(Cape Town, SA)

Hi
My name is Hannah and I am in gr.6
I am doing a project at school on Victoria Falls.
I read in a Geteway magazine about the different activities you can do in the area (Bungi Jumping, rafting, helicopter and plane rides,walking in the rainforest, ride an elephant and swim). I would just like to know some more details about the places and names of the places.
I would also like to know a bit about the animals you find near the water and/or in the rainforest (I have a section on the animals).
Thank you so much
Hannah

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May 13, 2010
Animals in Victoria falls
by: Tony

Hi Hannah

Thank you for contacting us. Regarding all the activities I would suggest you look at our activity pages click here, I hope that you will be able to find all the information you are looking for there.

Regarding the animals - We also have a small section on Zimbabwe animals - click here. These animals you will find along the Zambezi River which is above Victoria Falls.

In the Rainforest itself which is just in front of the falls. You will find animals like vervet Monkeys, baboons, bushbuck and warthog. The bird life in the rainforest is also amazing.

Quite often elephants wander into the town centre, here you can see a few photographs click here

I hope that helps and good luck with your project.

Regards
Tony

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Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

by Sharon
(Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Are there day trips available from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and back?

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Aug 03, 2016
No day trips I'm afraid
by: Tony

Hi Sharon

No there are no day trips - the flights in and out don't coincide to allow this to happen. It's also a long flight and by the time all the international immigration procedures are performed it wouldn't work.

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Locker storage for bags

I would like to know if there is any locker storage to store our bags whilst we explore the Victoria Falls Zambia side. We will be traveling from Zimbabwe and don't want to book into accommodation in Livingstone first and have to come back to the falls, but don't want to carry our luggage everywhere.

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Plug Adapter

by John
(san francisco, CA, USA)

What type of plug adapter do I need for Victoria Falls/Zimbabwe?

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Jul 04, 2016
Zimbabwe plug types
by: Tony

In Zimbabwe we use 13amp square 3 pin plugs, but most of the hotel will have adapters available for all plug types.
We use 220/240v

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