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5 Perfect Places For Bungee Jumping

Free-falling from a tall structure while connected with a large elastic cord and seeing the ground getting closer and closer, that’s what bungee jumping is all about. The whole body gets filled with adrenaline and the experience is unique. Obviously not everyone is prepared or wants to try it, but for those who are willing to test their limits we have chosen five of the best places for a thrilling jump.

Bloukrans River Bridge

Bloukrans River Bridge Bungee Jumping
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Known as the world’s highest commercially operated bungee jump (Guinness Book of World Records) and the highest single span arch bridge in the world, the Bloukrans River Bridge is close to Nature’s Valley, Western Cape, some 40 kilometres east of Plettenberg Bay in South Africa. The jump takes place from a platform below the roadway of the bridge, and the height to the valley floor is 216 metres (710 ft). Scared?

“007 Goldeneye” Bungee Jump, Ticino, Switzerland

“007 Goldeneye” Bungee Jump, Ticino, Switzerland
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Fighting for the highest bungee jump in the world, the Verzasca dam – a 220 metres high arch hydroelectric dam located in the Ticino Valley in Switzerland, is famous for the scene in Goldeneye when James Bond did a breathtaking bungee jump. Remember it?

If you love the stunning Swiss scenery with the Alps on one side, a lake on the other and the azzure river at the bottom, or if you enjoy pure freefall swinging bungee, this is the place to be. You’ll have a great story for your friends, on the next James Bond movie.

Victoria Falls Bridge, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls Bridge, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls Bridge, Zimbabwe - Bungee Jumping
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Victoria Falls doesn’t need any more presentation because it’s the largest waterfall in the world, but did you know it’s also a great place for bungee jumping? The Victoria Falls Bridge is where everything happens. Located in southern Africa in the “no mans land”, between Zambia and Zimbabwe, some call it the best bungee jump in the world, with a 111 metres plummet towards the Zambezi River. Those who operate it, will take you pictures and will also record a video of your jump if you want to buy it later on.

Don’t forget your passport if you want to test it, because you’ll be given a “Gate Pass” at the borders.

Bhote Khosi Bungee, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Famous for white water rafting and canyoning, the Bhote Khosi River is located in the heart of the Himalayas just three hours from the capital of Nepal. The country’s steepest river, flowing from Tibet through to India, is a great destination for trekkers and adventurers, but also for bungee jumpers. There’s a specially designed suspension bridge that offers a spectacular view of the surrounding jungle and the rushing rapids below, so if you lose interest or you don’t have the guts to take on a truly thrilling bungee experience, your eyes will surely enjoy.

Great Canadian Bungee

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Not only the highest bungee jump in Canada but also one of the world’s most spectacular places in the world where you literally jump of a cliff, the Great Canadian Bungee is just 20 minutes away from downtown Ottawa at “The ROCK” (Morrison’s Quarry). Jumping in an amphitheater of solid limestone and facing the deep aqua-blue, spring-fed lagoon makes the jump less scarier, but if you’re still not convinced you should jump, pay them a visit for a barbecue, the beach or to play volleyball. It could be the best bungee jump of your life. Hit the water for us if you go there.

Jumped or just visited any of these places, then why not tell us everything about your experience?

15 Comments for "5 Perfect Places For Bungee Jumping"

Thai Hotel Expert says on August 16th, 2008 at 8:22 pm:

Ohhhh my goshhhhhh… for those of you who did this before..i have to say YOU ROCK! very brave indeed.

garry eakin says on October 12th, 2008 at 9:05 pm:

how much does the 007 bungee jump cost

Ian says on January 19th, 2009 at 11:52 pm:

Vic Falls is awesome – if you go (and in the current climate it’s less and less likely that you will…) then hunt around for good deals. A bungee from the bridge was (eighteen months ago) about $US70, whereas a combo – bungee, gorge swing and zip wire (onto the underside of the bridge!) was $US100.Each is different and, if you’re cunning, you can work up from zip wire > gorge swing > bungee if that’s your choice, although some people find the gorge swing more terrifying than a bungee. Click on the link for photos of when I did it… make sure you take friends who can use a camera!

Jess says on March 10th, 2009 at 10:27 am:

Wooooow! how fun would that be :)

Sujay says on December 30th, 2009 at 5:08 pm:

Hi All,

I am very much excited in bungee jumping and would like to do it. Can anyone tell me which is the best place to do it? Is it available in India?

Allyson says on January 20th, 2010 at 5:58 am:

Had my first bungee jump at Great Canadian Bungee a couple of summers ago (I’ve only done 2 so far, hoping to expand that number over the years). It was AMAZING. The freefall is pure adrenaline, and on the rebounds you’re left laughing and ‘holy ****’-ing about how awesome it was. Being scared as hell at the top and just closing your eyes and hurling yourself off the edge once they get to 1 is all part of the experience. I got dunked up to my waist and went to a fancy restaurant after, but it was all for the fun of it.

I’d love to go bungee jumping somewhere with a bigger fall one day. The more free fall, the better.

Sean says on April 17th, 2010 at 2:45 pm:

Nice list. Great places. I’ve included these on my bungee jump site, greatbigleap.com.

Bring back Crystal Pepsi.

BUGGY BUGGER says on August 10th, 2010 at 8:28 am:

HEY I ALSO WANNA BUNGY JUMP ………….I AM WEAK IN THE LIMBS ALDREADY =BUT HELL YEAH ! WHY NOT ………….

buttercup puppies says on October 30th, 2010 at 8:44 pm:

I will totally try it out

Brian says on January 20th, 2011 at 9:40 am:

Hi All..
If you want the ultimate bungee experience, then you must try the Nevis Canyon high wire in Queenstown ,New Zealand. The jump pod is suspended by high wires that run across the canyon 134 meters(440 feet) above a river. It is run by AJ Hackett crew they are truly are professionals when it comes to giving you the ultimate adventure.

Gary North says on April 23rd, 2011 at 2:16 am:

Just got back from Whistler bungee , awesome ,great people ,great views and an even better jump .. Beautiful part of Canada

Govinda Swami says on April 29th, 2011 at 5:33 pm:

Jumped from Bloukrans Bridge yesterday. Simply amazing. A fantastic staff of super charged super friendly super funny African fellows and loud pumping music had us all psyched for the dive of our lives. Advice … Get to Bloukrans ASAP for the 216 meter jump of your life !!

Maryam says on July 10th, 2011 at 2:38 pm:

I went to the Great Canadian Bungee and it was amazing!!! It was my first time ever bungee jumping and I loved it. BUT, I hated the fact that they had a camera malfunction while shooting my video and they accidentally lost my friends video. It was a bummer!

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