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gorge and fin­ish right at the bot­tom, mean­ing you have to hike about 2km back up­hill in scorch­ing heat.

But it was the 70m free fall from the Vic­to­ria Falls gorge swing that had me feel­ing like a su­per­hero.

A har­ness is at­tached to your mid­dle and you are dropped down the rocky gorge to­wards the croc­o­dile-in­fested Zam­bezi. The fall feels like an hour, but the whole thing is over in 2.5 sec­onds.

You re then left sus­pended in the air for five min­utes to take in the sur­round­ings. It’s an un­be­liev­able ex­pe­ri­ence.

But the best was yet to come. On the last morn­ing be­fore we left for Joburg, we made the trip to the falls. Noth­ing pre­pares you for such splen­dour.

They have been called the mighty Vic­to­ria Falls, but they are be­yond mighty. Stand­ing on that bridge and be­ing soaked by the spray is a spir­i­tual en­counter. This is some­thing ev­ery­one has to ex­pe­ri­ence at least once.

And to think, it’s closer to Joburg than Cape Town.

Khu­malo trav­elled as a guest of Take Note Rep­u­ta­tion Man­age­ment.

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