Gorge Swing at Oribi Gorge, South Africa – Bungy Madness

Gorge Swing – The World’s Highest!

A Gorge Swing is another perfectly good excuse to throw yourself off a perfectly stable rocky platform and into a seemingly endless abyss. And by the way, it is almost enough to stain your pants it’s that scary! There’s nothing like trying to jump off something that your brain says you shouldn’t!

Gorge Swinging is a bit different to the Bungee Swing at Moses Mabhida Stadium – this one is located in the Oribi Gorge, in the KwaZulu-Natal Province.

Basically, it’s a rudimentary construction involving a Bungee Cord attached to a cable running across the Gorge.

The Oribi Gorge Swing involves a spectacular 70 metre freefall into an abyss after running off a nice stable rock ledge. Definitely one for the adrenalin junkies out in the world who like to risk their life now and then!

Here’s an action pic of yours truly in midair.

This Gorge Swing is a different experience to the Mabhida bungee swing, as a rocky ground rushes towards your face instead of a lush green football field. Definitely a way to feel alive!

Considering that this was my second Bungee Swing in 3 days, I was surprised that my adrenal glands didn’t burst during this time! Or that I didn’t suffer a sudden heart attack that would have well and truly tested my dodgy travel insurance!

Gorge Swing – Funny Travel Video

Anyway, here is some video footage of me totally crapping myself attempting to complete this Gorge Swing. Try not to laugh at me screaming my guts out. That’s because you will hear others in the background giggling as well.

Enjoy: The World’s Highest Gorge Swing!

Feel like a Gorge Swing?

So if you’re feeling like an adrenalin rush, go to South Africa and try the Oribi Gorge Swing out!

You’ll probably crap your pants doing it!


Check out more at Bungee Jumping ~ The Ultimate Extreme Sport!

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  1. November 5, 2010    

    This looks insane. Insanely fun. The best part of the video is the replay when the local is narrating, he sounds thrilled.

  2. November 11, 2010    

    This looks damn exciting, would like to give it a try. Kinda like the slingshot at Ratanga…more extreme of course. Way to go my man.

  3. November 18, 2010    

    Wow….! That’s crazy, but looking exciting. I really want to experience this Gorge Swing.

  4. January 27, 2011    

    Sizzling experience, I’ve ‘jumped’ twice at Oribi Gorge…though on both occasions I was aided ‘pushed’ as it’s frightening looking down…but once in motion, it’s such a pleasure.

    • October 28, 2011    

      Totally agree! The seconds leading up to the jump have a very high ‘Crap Your Pants’ factor!

  5. Cal Cal
    January 11, 2012    

    Well done! I totally wanna do this.

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