Moonbow of the Supermoon

No not a reference to a caped crusader, but to the enigmatic occurrence of the optical wonder of the lunar equivalent of a rainbow – hence moonbow. And this weekend it wasn’t just any moonbow – this was the moonbow of a supermoon (when the moon’s orbit is closest to earth). When it comes to […]

The Raft of the Zambesa

When Livingstone first viewed the Victoria Falls in November 1855, he commented ‘’scenes so lovely they must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight’’. He may have also thought to himself ‘’my God I have never seen such turbulent rapids – they are completely impassable’’. He would never have guessed that 130 years […]

Hi Ho Hi Ho…..

IT’S OFF TO A GORGE HIKE WE GO The demographic of visitors to the falls has changed over the years. 25 years ago the adrenaline buzz of White Water Rafting was the main lure for a younger generation. Now most visitors to the falls somewhat older and have put adrenaline rushes behind them. However customer […]

Tusker And Crew

Ask anyone what picture immediately comes into their head when you say Africa – and the vast majority will reply with – Elephant. It is the essence of the continent – huge, mysterious, exotic, powerful and fascinating. It is the icon of the continent – football teams, mascots, badges, posters, logos – you name it, […]

Shearwater Take The Pledge

Shearwater are more use to taking the plunge with new and exciting activities, but in a commitment to excellence the entire Shearwater team are now taking the pledge on Shearwater core values: every division, every department, everybody. Any visitor’s trip to Victoria Falls is greatly enhanced by personal interaction with staff, guides, drivers, waiters and […]

Fly it, Raft it, Jump it, Cruise it… …Book It

Whether you want to FLY (flight of Angels Helicopter Tours), RAFT (Best grade 5 White Water Rafting in the world), CRUISE (classic Zambezi Sunset Cruise), JUMP (Victoria Falls Bungee Jump – off the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge), TOUR (Guided Tour of the falls), EAT (2 of the best resturants in the falls – Rainforest Café, […]

Fleet of Foot and Wheel – Shearwater Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a destination most visit for a 2-3 night period as part of a wider Southern African itinerary. However the sheer scale of things to do, activities to participate in, and experiences to be had means that to get the very best out of Victoria Falls, needs the careful planning of a strategic […]

The Pioneering Spirit Vol.4 | Menu With A Rush

Where else can you order breakfast with a side of Bungee? Restaurant menus can be tempting, innovative and artistically designed. Many go for the exotic twist with a dangerous sounding list of potent cocktails. Few places on earth though would allow you an opportunity to order a baguette and bungee on the same order, from […]

The Pioneering Spirit Vol.4 | Whitewater Wonder

Feel – don’t just see the 7th wonder of the world. Shearwater and rafting – it is in our DNA, our very original raison detre. The whole concept of the the much respected Shearwater pioneering spirit started with a determination to become the first company in Zimbabwe to run successful commercial trips through the grade […]

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