Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Places To Jump Off



There are a number of big swings and Bungy Jumps listed on the AdventureEscapades.co.za site, all of which offer an awesome thrill and sport characteristics that give them their own uniqueness and identity.

The Bloukrans Bungy, as declared by Guinness Book of World Records, is the highest commercial Bungy in the world. The Gourits jump offers the best ground rush I’ve ever experienced, while the bridge swing at the same venue, has the perfect pendulum for a really smooth ride above the Gourits river bed. All three mentioned are owned and operated by Face Adrenalin.

Johannesburg boasts the awesome Orlando Towers Power swing of which regular readers of this Blog will be very familiar with. Operating out of the Orlando suburb of historical Soweto, it presents us with the worlds only Big Swing off Cooling Towers. (At the old Orlando Power Station)

And then, featured in the above slide show, there’s the Oribi Gorge swing on Kawazulu Natal’s South Coast. The jump forms part of the Oribi Wild Five offering where other activities such as abseiling, white water rafting, mountain biking and hiking trails are also available.

The Gorge Jump is among the best there is and I’m fairly certain, it’s the highest cliff swing in the world. A cable has been mounted from one side of the canyon to the other spanning its width, while the swing rope, is mounted to a specially engineered mechanism at its centre. The jump zone is next to a waterfall between two very high cliff faces and is incredibly scenic, and the jump itself, is awesome to the extreme.

The only Big Swing Flagship Listing featured on AdventureEscapades.co.za that I haven’t tried, and therefore can’t vouch for personally, is the All Out Adventure swing in central Drakensberg, that has got to change soon though, can’t wait to get there.

Proudly South African, all operators featured have a 100% safety record, and as the Face Adrenalin guys say, the common side effects are post jump grin and post jump adrenalin high, unfortunately the effects only last a few days….Try It, Its Life Changing.

For more info CLICK HERE no HERE, try HERE or even HERE :)

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