Bloukrans Bridge Bungy

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Face Adrenalin Bloukrans Bridge Bungy Jump
Highest Bridge Bungy in the world
Highest Bridge Bungy in the world
Bloukrans Bridge Bungy
Location of the Bloukrans River Bridge on the border of the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, South Africa

Bloukrans Bridge Bungy is the world's highest commercial bridge bungy at 216 metres (709 ft) above the Bloukrans River.[1] It is situated at Bloukrans Bridge on the N2 Highway at the border between the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape in the Tsitsikamma area of South Africa's Garden Route. It has been operated by Face Adrenalin commercially since 1997.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

In 1990, the Bloukrans River Bridge became the first African bridge for bungee jumping. Face Adrenalin has been operating the Bloukrans Bridge Bungy accident free since 1997.[5]

World Records[edit]

Mohr Keet set a Guinness World Record[6] as the oldest person to bungy jump when he jumped from Bloukrans Bridge on 6 April 2010 at the age of 96.[7][8]

Scott Huntly broke the world record for the Most bungee jumps in a day when he jumped from Bloukrans Bridge 107 times in nine hours on 11 May 2011. Scott completed the project to raise funds for local communities.[9]

The world record for the most bungy jumps in 24 hours was held by South African Bill Boshoff who performed 101 bungy jumps in 14 hours and 23 minutes at Bloukrans on 10 May 2002.

The record stood until 16 August 2008 when Mike Heard broke the record with 103 bungy jumps within 24 hours from Auckland's Harbour Bridge.[10]

Veronica Dean-Boshoff set a world record for achieveing 19 jumps in one hour on 9 May 2002.

Responsible Tourism[edit]

The operators of Bloukrans Bridge Bungy, Face Adrenalin, employ 60 people from neighbouring communities – Coldstream, Thornham, Storms River, Covie, and The Crags - as part of the Bloukrans Bridge Bungy operation.[11]

A significant percentage of turnover has been paid over to the local community trust since 1998.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Extreme Scene ref Worlds Highest Bridge Bungy
  2. ^ Face Adrenalin Website, retrieved 25 April 2012
  3. ^ South African Tourism Official Website, retrieved 25 April 2012
  4. ^ SA Venues Website, retrieved 25 April 2012
  5. ^ My Destination Website, retrieved 26 April 2012
  6. ^ CNN, retrieved 25 April 2012
  7. ^ This Tourism Week, retrieved 25 April 2012
  8. ^ World Records Academy, retrieved 25 April 2012
  9. ^ World Records Academy, retrieved 26 April 2012
  10. ^ World Records Academy, retrieved 26 April 2012
  11. ^ This Tourism Week, retrieved 10 May 2012
  12. ^ This Tourism Week, retrieved 10 May 2012

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°57′55″S 23°38′50″E / 33.96528°S 23.64722°E / -33.96528; 23.64722