One of the most thrilling high adrenaline experiences is the Victoria Falls Gorge Swing.
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There are 2 swing options.
One takes off from the edge of the Batoka Gorge, hence the Gorge Swing.
The other option makes you leap from the famous Victoria Falls Bridge, which is the Bridge Swing over the gorge.
These options offer 2 totally different views of the chasm you are leaping into. The Gorge Swing takes you across the width of the chasm whereas the Bridge Swing swings you length-wise in the direction the bridge faces diagonally to the terra firma.
Experience an adrenaline rush like no other, with the added bonus of having one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World rushing past beside you.
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This novel adrenaline activity consists of a giant swing – 95m long and 120m high above the water – with a 70m free fall before you begin swinging. The free fall is the scary bit!
A highly-trained team welcome you to the platform and will talk you through the safety instructions.
The harness is first attached to your torso, instead of your ankles as in the bunjee jump, and then the jumping ropes are added. At the other end it is attached to the middle of the cable where it pivots.
You then leap off the edge, free falling before going into the long pendulum type swing as the ropes pivot from the suspended cable.
The gorge, situated below the waterfall, is a chasm which has been carved out of the rock by previous positions of the waterfall. This type of huge crevice in the earth is rarely seen anywhere else in the world and is quite an awesome sight to behold.
The chasm is 316 metres wide and 120 metres deep at the position where the high wire creates the swing. An impressive and daunting sight when standing on the edge ready to jump.
As you are being winched back up to the platform or the bridge, after having fearlessly dropped into the chasm, take the opportunity to marvel at the incredible view and the power of the churning water that created this phenomenon.
If you want company on your adventure, do a tandem jump! Have double the fun and share the mighty Victoria Falls gorge swing and bridge swing together.
You will never forget the experience of jumping into the air at the Batoka Gorge.
An alternative high-wire activity is the Victoria Falls Zip Line.
This is not as scary as the swing but you still get to cross the gorge at high speed and take in the magnificent views. Suitable for all ages and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Bungee jump off the famous Victoria Falls Bridge. Experience a freefall of 111 metres above the raging waters of the spectacular gorge.
Immerse yourself in the peace and tranquility of a stunning African sunset on one of Africa’s greatest rivers.