A favourite local exercise and a little good old fashioned torture is the Gorge walk. If you’ve rafted this will come as a surprise as who would want to repeat that climb out? Believe it or not, plenty do. Repeatedly, with the dedication of a saint.
Any given day of the week will find legs running up or down those Gorge steps, all too many to count of them! Not recommended to the unfit as thy thighs will protest much afterwards… Highly recommended to those of reasonable fitness with a sense of adventure and need for somewhere far from the maddening crowd. The descent takes you directly onto the shoreline of the Zambezi River overlooking the Boiling Pot, under the Victoria Falls Bridge and slap bang into nature’s raw adrenalin.
Easy access next to the bridge and a nominal National Parks fee of between $5 and $10 depending from whence you hail- makes this activity a Vic Falls bargain – almost unheard of in what is fast becoming an out priced destination for our loyal legion of weekend big spenders from South Africa. Their currency having been freshly ground by a record US dollar. Let’s hope there’s a rand revival and we can par-ty hear-ty with our supportive neighbours along with our overseas friends! No doubt by popular demand, for those who prefer a guide Shearwater offers a half day Batoka Gorge hike.
Photo by Sandi