Balinese architecture at Villa Mawar.

A slice of Balinese heaven

This is the sort of blissful natural setting, combined with the luxuries and comforts first-world travellers have come to expect, for which Bali has become renowned.

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Zambia: As in Livingstone's day, Victoria Falls is Africa's A-list waterfall. It is also the world's biggest, if you take into account a combination of height 108 metres and width 708 metres. Its aura is encapsulated by its indigenous name (in the Tonga language), Mosi-oa-Tunya - The Smoke That Thunders. Brave souls can go further than Livingstone by swimming in the Devil's Pool - a pocket of water on the edge of the abyss where a rock ledge and a lull in the currents keep you safe. Others may prefer to watch from a discreet distance - especially from February to May, when the Zambezi is at its most swollen.

World's most spectacular waterfalls

It's a dazzling and exhilarating experience witnessing nature's power first-hand. From Iceland to Iguazu, here are the world's 10 most spectacular waterfalls.

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