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The famous falls...Been there, done that.

Day 21 started with a visit to the famous Victoria Falls. The town is a real tourist trap with all prices in US Dollars and very expensive. The place is noisy with helicopters, trucks and trains. The Falls are however very impressive and well worth a visit. By this stage we decided that we had had enough of the "Land of Mad Bob" and headed off on our way back to SA. Our goal was to cross into Messina by the end of the day and spend the night there. The trip was uneventful apart from seeing Bulawayo as an old colonial city that still strangely enough has a Stanley St. and an old Empire Club. Very colonial and unlike Mad Bob not to have changed these names. But there again we did notice that Victoria Falls is not called Mugabe Falls yet. We also saw the remnants of the old strip roads that used to everywhere during the times of the old Rhodesia. Eventually we arrived at the Beit Bridge border expecting a challenge. Strangely enough the challenge did not come from the Zimbabwean border, which was actually reasonably efficient, but from the South African side which was a lesson in how not to do things. What a shambles, no information, no signs, no service and lots of surly faces from the officials. The Zimbabwean side took us around 15 minutes, the South African side took around one and a half hours of confusion. By this time we were very ready to book into our first lodge in 3 weeks to experience a real bed, a hot shower and a restaurant meal.

Dr. Livingstone I presume

Dr. Livingstone I presume


Vic Falls

Vic Falls


Natural swing Vic Falls

Natural swing Vic Falls


Vic Falls

Vic Falls


Vic Falls

Vic Falls


Us at Vic Falls

Us at Vic Falls


Vic Falls

Vic Falls


Bridge over the Zambezi to Zambia

Bridge over the Zambezi to Zambia

Posted by Pelican travels 17:00 Archived in South Africa

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