Read This Before Bungee Jumping at Orlando Towers

If I asked you to go bungee jumping with me – would you come? A lot of people look at me like I’m crazy if I mention bungee jumping to them. It involves jumping off a really high surface with a rope attached to your body and having a lot of faith that the rope will keep you (and your life) safe.

To top it off – I went bungee jumping at Orlando Towers in Soweto. Going to Soweto was also a unique experience for me. Soweto is a township in Johannesburg filled to the brim with history and cool activities to experience. In this post, I’ll be focusing on bungee jumping at Orlando Towers.

All You Need To Know About Bungee Jumping at Orlando Towers:

So, should you go Bungee Jumping at the Orlando Towers? In my opinion, it should definitely go on your bucket list.

 The Good:

  1. The staff is professional: Not once did I feel that they were incapable of doing their job. They cracked jokes from the moment I walked into their office up until my feet left the platform into free fall. I felt completely at ease and the crew are excited to do their job which made me even more excited about bungee jumping.
  2. It’s (relatively) safe: It’s obviously a risky activity. Things can go wrong. That is why it is an adrenaline ‘sport’. It comes with risk but the crew at Orlando Towers took my safety very seriously. The ropes were secure and they made sure that I reached the ground safely. Due to my fear of diving head first – I jumped feet first which is apparently very dangerous and I could have gotten whiplash but the crew rectified the issue and I left the experience with no injuries.
  3. The amazing view: The towers are 100m high and the view is spectacular from above.
  4. It’s an experience you won’t forget: Not only do you conquer fear head first (or in my case – feet first) but you also find confidence in doing things that scare you. It’s exhilarating and you will feel a bag of mixed emotions when free falling. Mostly good emotions though. The adrenaline rush will make you feel powerful and ready to tackle anything life throws at you. Once you are safely on the ground – you will look all the way up and be amazed that you are finally able to tick bungee jumping off your bucket list!

The Bad:

  1. I didn’t jump – I was nudged off the ledge: You could call it bungee nudging. The crew didn’t think I would jump. (Perhaps I look like a quitter.)  Standing over the ledge, I felt fingers gently edging me forward and gravity quickly pulled me down. Thinking back, I would have preferred to have made the leap on my own. But this is my own personal experience and it certainly won’t be the same for everyone.
  2. It was over too quickly: I think back to my memories of bungee jumping with a smile and I get excited about telling others about it. The fall and hanging upside down lasts only a few minutes but it’s such a wonderful few minutes.

Tips on how to Live Your Zoi – Bungee Jump Edition

  1. Research. Research. Make sure to use a reputable company for the jump. Your safety is so important.
  2. Wear closed secure shoes that won’t slide off your feet while you’re hanging in the air.
  3. Wear comfortable clothes – no skirts or dresses (for obvious reasons).
  4. If you bring a camera – it needs to be securely attached to you. A selfie stick can easily be flung out of your hand when you’re falling.
  5. Bring a positive attitude! A lot of people chicken out last-minute. Even if you don’t jump – you will lose the money you paid for it. So you might as well get up there, jump and enjoy the experience!
  6. If you’re a student – bring along your student card. Orlando Towers offers student discounts. It definitely makes it more affordable.
  7. Jump head first – don’t be like me and jump with your feet first.

If you’re interested in trying out bungee jumping then you can check out the Orlando Towers Bungee Jump website. I certainly would love to bungee again. Perhaps at a different location next time. If you have any suggestions on where else I could jump – please leave a comment below.

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3 Comments

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    Nthabiseng

    November 9, 2018

    Mpumalanga

  2. Reply

    Alistair

    May 30, 2018

    So fearless 🙂

    • Reply

      LiveYourZoi

      June 3, 2018

      I try to be!

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