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The Bloukrans Bungee – Articles – South African Tourism

The Bloukrans Bungee

Take the plunge!
One, two, bungee! Leaping off the Bloukrans Bridge, you plunge 216 metres into the gorge below. As far as adrenalin rushes go, you don’t get much better than a Bloukrans bungee jump, which also happens to be located in one of the most scenic corners of the country.

Did you know?

Bungee jumping is named after the strong elasticated cords that are normally used to strap down luggage.

The 216-metre Bloukrans Bridge is the highest commercial bungee jump from a bridge in the world and attracts adventure-seekers from all over the globe. The bridge is found along the scenic Garden Route and has to count as one of the most spectacular bungee jumps in South Africa, if not the world.

This slick, ultra-professional bungee operation is run by Face Adrenalin, a member of the Southern Africa Tourism Association (SATSA). These specialists in bungee in South Africa puts safety first with all equipment conforming to international standards and highly trained and experienced staff ensure that you get the jump of a lifetime.

While bungee jumping is the most popular adventure activity at the bridge, there are plenty of other rides, jumps and swings to try, including the newest addition to the Bloukrans bungee adventure menu, the 200m Flying Fox cable slide (known as a foofie slide to South Africans), a thrilling ride that is over far too soon.

Another adrenalin option, is a tour of the Bloukrans Bridge, the largest single span concrete arch bridge in the world. The tour takes you along a specially designed catwalk to the top of the arch from where you look out over the gorge to the mountains and the sea in the distance.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

Face Adrenalin

Tel: +27 (0) 42 281 1458
Email: info@faceadrenalin.com
Web: www.faceadrenalin.com

How to get here

Bloukrans Bridge is easily accessed by road. It is situated on the N2, close to Plettenberg Bay, and is well sign-posted.

Best time to visit

The Bloukrans Bungee operates all year, weather permitting.

Around the area

Among the country's prime wilderness areas, the Tsitsikamma is heaven for those who enjoy outdoor activities and adventurous pursuits.

What will it cost

A Bloukrans Bridge bungee jump costs in the region of R620 per person.

What to pack

Comfortable, hard-wearing clothing. And never forget plenty of sunscreen and a hat no matter the season.

Where to stay

Plenty of accommodation options in the area, including the Tsitsikamma Forest Village, a community-owned development trust established for the benefit of previously disadvantaged Tsitsikamma communities.

What to eat

Fresh seafood is a noted speciality of the area.