Bungy Jumping and Bridge Swinging in South Africa

Bungy Jumping in South Africa.

Visitors on a South African holiday can undertake the highest bungy jump in the world. For those who fancy a slightly different leap into the unknown could try bridge swinging or gorge swinging.

If you're wondering what the difference is, bridge swinging is swinging from one bridge by ropes (or bungies) attached to an adjacent bridge. Gorge swinging is swinging into a gorge on a rope suspended from a cable strung across the gorge.

And bungy jumping, as you probably know is diving head first off a bridge attached to a huge, giant, very strong elastic band (with back-up climbing ropes, just in case).

The Bloukrans Bridge in the Eastern Cape Province is the highest commercial bungy jump in the world. There's nothing difficult about this, but you will need nerves of steel (or at least a good head for heights) to negotiate the walkway onto the supporting arch of the bridge, from where you jump. And then there's the jump itself. It's 216m high. Definitely for those with nerves of steel!

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