The Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump

Mack Prioleau

The Bloukrans Bridge Bungee is the world’s highest commercial bridge bungee at 707 feet above the Bloukrans River. The jump is situated at the Bloukrans Bridge on N2 Highway at the border between the Eastern Cape and Western Cape along South Africa’s Garden Route. The bungee jump is open 365 days a year and almost all weather conditions.

History

The Bloukrans River Bridge became the first African bridge for bungee jumping back in 1990. Since 1997, Face Adrenalin has operated the Bloukrans Bridge Bungee accident free.

World Records

There are a number of world records associated with Bloukrans Bridge. The following world records achieved at this location include:

  • Mohr Keet became the oldest person to bungee jump when he jumped from the Bloukrans Bridge on April 6, 2010 at the age of 96 years old.
  • Scott Huntly broke the world record for the most bungee jumps in a day when he jumped from the Bloukrans Bridge 107 times in nine hours. Scott completed this record on May 11, 2011 in an effort to raise funds for local communities.
  • Veronica Dean-Boschoff set a world record for achieving 19 jumps in a one hour span on May 9, 2002.

Famous Visitors

The Bloukrans Bridge attracts adrenaline seekers from all over the world. Face Adrenaline has played host to the following visitors:  Prince Harry, Jack Osbourne, Thabo Mbeki, the Zuma family, Bobby Skinstad, Hansie Cronje, Fanie De Villiers, Kelly Slater, Andy Irons and The Amazing Race.

If you are up for an adrenaline rush then you need to take a trip to the Bloukrans Bridge. Check out some photos from my bungee jump below.