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Myself and a group volunteers turned travellers drove for a day from Cape Town to reach it and a day back, but it was well worth it. This 216m bungee jump off a bridge is the highest commercially available bungee in the world.
In retrospect I don’t really know how I came to make the decision to do this – I’d never planned to do a bungee jump, indeed I’d never even really thought about one. But the ever persuasive and adventurous Simon Gamboni sucked a bunch off us into the idea and soon we found ourselves edging out along a wire mesh walkway trying not to look down at the ravine 200m below.
Once at the center of the bridge there is a fairly large platform below the main road level which has suitably pumping dance tunes to get you in the mood and take your mind off the fact you are about to jump head first off the thing!
When it comes to your turn you are sat down with one guy talking you through what’s going to happen (you don’t hear a word you are so scared) whilst another ties your feet together with the end of the bungee and before you know it you are being shuffled towards the edge of the platform before a quick count and being more or lest pushed (otherwise you’d probably never jump) over the edge!
It’s then suddenly completely quiet aside from the air rushing past you as you realise you really are falling headfirst off a 216m bridge. The most intense and extreme experience of my life (so far) – and I’m so glad I did it!