The highest bungy jump in the world

Bloukrans Bridge
Photo courtesy of Face Adrenalin

The highest

Bloukrans Bridge Bungy is the world’s highest commercial bridge bungy at 216 metres (709 ft) above the Bloukrans River. It is situated at the 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.

The oldest

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

The most

Mining executive 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 May 11, 2011. Scott completed the project to raise funds for local communities.

Scott Huntly
‘The more I jump, the more relaxed I become’: Delighted Scott Huntly after breaking the world record for most bungee jumps in 24 hours. (Photo copyrighted: Miller & Maclean/Marque One)

The fearless

Are you up for the challenge? Before you take the plunge, it might be worth your while to read “20 things you need to know about bungee jumping off Bloukrans Bridge” by Natasha Clark. She’s been there, done that, got the T-shirt – and said it was one of the best, most rewarding moments of her life!

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