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Leaping into 2020 from a great Lookout...

He stood at the edge of the precipice… the Batoka Gorge opened out before him, millennia in the making – and now, in this brief moment, his greatest challenge… His stomach lurched and his breath quickened as the guide spoke to him quietly, preparing him, encouraging him to “just step forward”.

And there he goes! Leaping into the gorge, a 70-metre freefall drop, silent and wide-eyed, before swinging like a pendulum above the river, his arms and legs waving and his triumphant whoop echoing off the rocks. I watched from the comfort and safety of my table at the Lookout Café, thanking the river gods that it wasn’t me taking the plunge. Well, not today, anyway! The Gorge Swing is just one of the exciting high wire activities offered by Wild Horizons and the newly rebuilt Lookout Café the perfect vantage point from which to watch intrepid adrenalin junkies soar through the air or ride the rapids below.

Photo wonderfully captured by Lesanne Photography - -

It’s appropriate that one of the best locations in Victoria Falls offers an adventurous dining experienc