By Zuko Komisa
Planning on an epic adventure around Africa? For those who wear the badge of true ‘thrill seekers’, ‘adventure enthusiasts’ with honor, here are a few places around Africa that offer some of the best Bunjee Jumps on the continent.
Fancy seeing the great pyramids coupled with some adrenalin rush, then Porto Marina, located on the North Coast is the best place to go for a bungee jumping experience like no other. Better know as Bungy Egypt, it is the highest water touch Bungee jumping site in the world and the only in the entirety of Africa and the Middle East. With crystal waters and white beaches as your backdrop, this is well worth the experience.
The River Nile Bungee Jump in Jinga
Keen on leaping over the source of the Nile from one of the most spectacular bungee jumping sites in Africa, the best place to do it in Uganda is The River Nile Bungee Jump. This jump offers a unique experience of the Nile River with tandem jumps as well as water touches of the longest river in the world – stretching a massive 6,695km!
Shearwater – Victoria Falls Bungee
Ever dreamed of the mighty Zambezi River flowing beneath you as you defy gravity? This thrill leaves you with an out of body experience as you marvel at the spectacular Victoria Falls. For those seasoned jumpers, you can speak to your Jump Master to learn more about how you can flex your skill by doing an Ankle-tied Back-flipor Star Elevator. The Victoria Falls Bungee bridge is right in the center of two African countries, marking the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Bloukrans Bridge – Tsitsikama – The Highest Bridge in Africa
Situated on the Garden Route in South Africa, Bloukrans Bridge is the highest bridge in Africa, at 216 meters. With this jump you get a memorable experience with a view that showcases all the splendor and breathtaking scenery of the Bloukrans River valley. If safety is your concern worry not, as the Bloukrans Bungy uses pendulum bungee technology to ensure the smoothest, most comfortable bungee jump possible.
Kings Kloof Bridge in Krugersdorp
If you are a beginner and want a light bungee jump before tackling the giant monster jumps try the 50 meters of pure total exhilaration at the Kings Kloof Bridge in Krugersdorp Mogale City.
If you are in the city and fancy a quick thrill ride nearby head over to the Orlando Towers in Soweto for a 100-meter bungee jump from a suspension bridge with a rubber cord around your feet. What makes this experience exciting is the other activities you can enjoy doing, all in close proximity to the Orlando Towers.