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Falling in South Africa

March 26, 2011

Bungee jumping seems like it would be a pretty scary thing to do just about anywhere, but what about in third world country? That’s just down right terrifying! But regardless of its Human Development Index, South Africa is home to one of the highest commercially operated bungee jump bridge in the world.

You only live once right? I read a quote somewhere that said “bad decisions make for good stories” and I think that jumping off a bridge in Africa would make for a good conversation starter.

Bloukrans Bridge is located in the Western Cape and was built in 1984. It stands 708 feet high above the Bloukrans River. There are tons of tour companies that run trips out to the bridge for bungee jumping. You will be bombarded by tour groups offering this in the Victoria Waterfront in Cape Town. It’s about a three or four hour drive from there so you would have to dedicate an entire day to this activity.


One Comment leave one →
  1. March 28, 2011 9:22 PM

    YES! I would do this!

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