Highest Bungee Jump in the World: Bloukrans Bridge

This Bridge in South Africa is a Staggering 216 Metres High

The highest bungee jump in the world is the Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa. Where, you plummet into a void that's a staggering 216 metres deep. It's certainly not for the faint-hearted. In this article, you'll find the best tips for bungee jumping at Bloukrans Bridge.

The Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa is world-famous. Not as a bridge, but as the place where you can make the highest bungee jump in the world. And let's be honest, it's a massive gaping abyss you must leap into. Adrenaline is a guarantee.

It's not uncommon to see people climb up to the platform, but then find themselves too scared to jump off. They often have no choice but to climb back down, much to the amusement of their friends. However, there are also dozens who fearlessly leap off the platform without any fear.

It appears to be a simple bridge over a gorge, somewhere along South Africa's renowned Garden Route. That is until you spot the building in the middle of the bridge. With the word bungee jump emblazoned on it. You instinctively peek into the depths below. Then you're presented with a choice. Drive on. Or not indeed...

Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa.

What Does this Excursion Look Like?

Those who dare to take this literal leap into the deep will be harnessed around their feet and waist. After that, it's essentially up to you. You're standing on the edge of the platform and all you need to do is jump. Well, more like dive, actually. As simple as it sounds, many find it quite challenging on the Bloukrans Bridge. 

You can bring a GoPro, but it must be securely attached to your body. You also have the option to rent one on-site, following which the footage will be sent to you.

By the way, it's also well worth taking a look at the daredevils. Take note of the facial expressions on many people. Additionally, you'll hear plenty of shouts; of fear and of joy.

Staying Overnight in the Area

This town sits along the splendid Garden Route, conveniently close to locations such as the Garden Route National Park and the Formosa Nature Reserve. The bridge is around 200 kilometres away from the bustling city of Port Elizabeth. It’s advisable to stay nearby, given the area's stunning natural surroundings. You'll find a variety of cosy, boutique hotels and hostels, as well as holiday homes and modern apartments available. 

How Do I Get to Bloukrans?

Bloukrans is located roughly 40 km away from the charming Plettenberg Bay. It's easily accessible via the motorway. It is certainly worthwhile to book in advance, especially during the peak season. Plus, it gives you a safety net.

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