Bridge Bungee Jump 111m at Victoria Falls
With the Victoria Falls and Bloukrans bridges, Southern Africa is an adventure traveller's dream. Two of the highest commercial jumps in the world, with some of the most spectacular scenery in the world! At Vic Falls, brace yourself and plummet beyond your personal boundaries as you jump 111 metres off the Victoria Falls Bridge to the Zambezi River below. Contact us now if you'd like to jump or to find out more!
There are several different approaches to scaring the *ahem* out of yourself. Try jumping off the famous old bridge solo, tandem (with a friend), doing a back dive, in the Star Elevator position or using the Shooting Star method! To jump You must be a minimum 14 yrs old, with a minimum weight of 40 kg or maximum weight of 140 kg and not have a previous history of certain medical conditions.
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Although Bungee (or Bungy/Bunji/Bungi etc.) Jumping has been practised for a very long time by the *'Naghol' of Pentecost Island in Vanuatu and also the 'Papantla flyers' of central Mexico, the first modern day bungi, was done on the 1st of April 1979, by David Kirke, Chris Baker, Ed Hulton and Alan Weston of the Dangerous Sports Club at Oxford University, who performed a four man simultaneous jump off the 250 foot Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, England. Although they were arrested for their escapades in Bristol, they continued to jump, and found themselves on the American T.V show “ That’s Incredible”, which gave bungi jumping worldwide fame.
It was the New Zealanders, in the form of A.J Hacket and Chris Allum who were the first people to set up a commercial bungi off the Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown, New Zealand in early 1988. They developed the modern adventure activity as we know it today, and coined the name "Bungee", with high-tech rubber ropes and fail-safe harnesses that have the effect of reducing grown men to quivering wrecks - some of whom scream most alarmingly during their descents into the Batoka Gorge
The 104 year old Victoria Falls Bridge is a triumph of design and construction, and for the last 15 years, it been the Adrenaline hub of Victoria Falls. The first commercial Bungi jump was done off the bridge in 1993, under the supervision of Byron Stephenson and since then over 100 000 jumpers have successfully thrown themselves into 111m of Big African Air!
The world famous Vic Falls Bungi, has been operating for more than 17 years, with a 100% safety record. 4 Seconds of freefall, speeds of 120 km/h and an unrivaled position, makes it one of the finest jumps in the world.
* Funny story about the Vanuatians, according to legend, a woman, angry with her husband, climbed to the top of the Banyan tree and wrapped Liana vines around her ankles. When the husband finally came to find his beloved wife, he climbed to the top of the tree to join her only to be asked to jump off with her to prove his love for her. As they both plunged to the ground, he soon realized that it was far better to have something attached around your ankles, and died upon impact while his ingenious wife survived.