The Bloukrans Bungy
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Note - the Bloukrans Bridge is actually found 40k east of Plettenberg Bay. You can drive there yourself or take a shuttle from Plett.
I don’t think it’s necessary to go on and on about the
activity of bungee jumping. You
basically know the deal – strap a line to you ankles, jump off of something
very high, scream a bit and bounce up and down on the line until some dude
comes to pull you back up. This was my
first bungee experience, and it went exactly as I thought it would. I think it’s worth doing, especially if you
have never tried it before. The price
was R650 (a bit under $100), which is probably a good price compared to places
As it was my first and only bungee experience, I can’t compare it to other places. I can say that everything seemed extremely safe – most of the equipment they use is the same type of equipment used in rock climbing, so I am at least familiar with how the gear keeps you safe. The guys running the jump were a lot of fun, playing music, dancing around, yet all the while explaining what they were doing and reassuring us that no one has ever been hurt while jumping off this bridge, which is always nice to hear before you hurl yourself in open air.
A few tips - It is cold out on the bridge, so bring a jacket. If you chicken out you don’t get your money back, so don’t chicken out. Fear is temporary, regret is forever. If you are really nervous, you can buy shots from the restaurant near by at any time of the day. Don’t rely on the shots though - just turn off your mind and have something witty to yell as you jump so you can make the other people in your group laugh.
Jumps are on a
first come first serve basis, so get there early to make sure you get a
spot. The whole jumping process runs
about an hour, and they take groups of 8 at a time, so make sure you give yourself
time. There is not a way to expedite the
process, so strap in and relax, you’re on