A Natural Wonder
The Zambezi River
The Victoria Falls
Ecology of the Victoria Falls
Formation of the Victoria Falls
People of the Victoria Falls
Enter the Ndebele
Discovery of the Victoria Falls
In Livingstone's Footsteps
Development of the Rhodesias
Development of the Railway
Development of Tourism
Development of Victoria Falls Town
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Footsteps Through Time - A History of Travel and Tourism to the Victoria Falls

To The Victoria Falls

Collectables

Postage Stamps




1905 Victoria Falls Issue

Set of six stamps issued 13 July 1905 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the 'discovery' of the Victoria Falls by David Livingstone and the opening of the Victoria Falls Bridge (although deemed too controversial to feature on the stamps, which were based on a photograph of the main falls by Percy Clark).

1905 Victoria Falls Issue
1905 Victoria Falls Issue (image source)

Note special Bulawayo franking for the opening of the Victoria Falls Bridge, 11th September 1905. [The Post Office on the south bank of the Victoria Falls opened soon after the arrival of the railway and opening of the railway station in mid 1904, with the earliest known 'Victoria Falls, S Rhodesia' franking dating from 17 July 1904. Note, however, that the name Victoria Falls was used for the post office located at the Old Drift in Northern Rhodesia from 1901, until relocated and renamed Livingstone in 1902.]

1905 Victoria Falls Red
1905 Victoria Falls 1d (image source)

1905 Victoria Falls Red Used Victoria Falls
1905 Victoria Falls 1/d - Victoria Falls franking

1905 Victoria Falls British Association
Postcard with Victoria Falls 1/d and British Association franking (image source)

1905 Victoria Falls Red Used British Association
Postcard with Victoria Falls 1/d and British Association franking (image source)
Note incorrect caption - the view is from what is now known as Danger Point





Sun, Steel and Spray - A History of the Victoria Falls Bridge

Corridors Through Time - A History of the Victoria Falls Hotel

Discover Victoria Falls - Click to visit site

'To The Victoria Falls' aims to bring you the wonder of the Victoria Falls through a look at its natural and human history.

This website has been developed using information researched from a wide variety of sources, including books, magazines and websites etc too numerous to mention or credit individually, although many key references are identified on our References page. Many of the images contained in this website have been sourced from old photographic postcards and publications and no infringement of copyright is intended. We warmly welcome any donations of photographs or information to this website.

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