19Feb

Bridge Adrenaline day

Bridge Tour, Swing & Slide- Victoria falls –whichever way you choose to swing into no-man’s land above the Zambezi River!

Products:
Bridge Swing – 111 meters
Bridge Slide – 240 meters (Across the gorge)
Bridge Tour
Bungi Jumping ‑ 111 meters

Location: Victoria Falls Border Bridge

Availability: 365 days per year

Bridge Swing

Bridge Slide (Zipline)

The Bungi Jump

The Bridge Tour

General Info

Bridge Swing

Swing, Rock and Roll off the famous Victoria Falls Bridge which is one of the most iconic landmarks in the area. Includes exclusive access to the walkway platforms under the historical Victoria Falls Bridge

Bridge Swing.jpgTake a leap of faith before free falling for up to 70 metres before you fly out over the raging rapids of the Zambezi River in a huge arc with the mighty waterfalls rumbling by your side… what a thrill!

Our crew offers clients the most fun & adrenaline packed Swing while keeping you “alive and kicking” (literally)

Options include:Forwards, Backwards and Tandem… whichever way you choose to swing into no-man’s land!

The bridge swing operates from the same platform as the bungi jumping but utilizes theSystem B. The most substantial difference between the Bridge Swing and the Bungi Jump is that there is only one method of attachment. That attachment is done using both the pelvis and sternum attachment of the full body harness.

The client is briefed and harnessed up in the same manner as the bungi jump, and first attached to the secure line on the platform before being escorted onto the platform.

The swing is done using two 65 meter static line climbing rope attached to a 10 tonne safe working load cable by a steel clamp. A 1m bungi cord is positioned on the clamp to provide the swinger with a smoother ride and more comfortable swing.

Bridge Swing minimum:10 years. Persons under the age of 18 must have written consent of a parent of guardian who is in attendance at the site

Bridge Swing – Solo
Bridge Swing Tandem


Bridge Slide (Zipline)as it was over hundred years ago

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Thebuilding of Victoria Falls Bridge using a (Bosuns Chair )

Today you slide 240 metres for fun

The Bridge Slideis mildly adventurous but friendly for all ages from six years and up – either alone or with a friend.

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Beginning from a platform on the Zambian edge, the zipline glides 240 metres over the rapids in the Batoka Gorge below affording incomparable views of the Victoria Falls before gently coming to rest on the Zimbabwean side of the bridge.

Lower down Batoka Gorge is one of the world’s most spectacular High Wire zip line slides, running 425 metres across the Zambezi river, starting from the Zimbabwe side


Bridge Slide Solo Bridge Slide Tandem


The Bungi Jump

The ankle harness has two components:

Padding to provide protection to the ankles. Mountaineering webbing (3,000 kg working load).

The webbing is secured over the padding and around both legs just above the ankles, binding both legs firmly together. The knot used is a self-loading knot that is impossible to either slip or come undone during the jump. There have been over 1 000,000 jumps world wide using this particular ankle tie method without an incident of it slipping or coming undone.

The client is harnessed up for the jump and is safely attached at all times. Jumpers utilize the sternum attachment with a separate sling attachment to the bungi cord as a secondary back up and for recovery back to the bridge. All connections to the bungi cord are made before the platform safety line is removed.

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The Jumpers’ weight is transmitted through the ankle harness to the bungi cord, which stretches out to approximately three times the original length. This elongation provides a gradual deceleration of the jumper’s free fall without placing any sudden stressful forces on the jumper.

Clients can decide at any stage not to jump. At no stage is anybody forced to jump or pushed. However, after the registration process has been completed, jumps paid for are considered non refundable and non transferable.

Recovery Position:

After the client has jumped, a recovery operator is lowered down to the jumper, who then attaches a recovery line to the body harness of the jumper. Both the jumper and operator are then winched back onto the catwalk below the bridge. During this process, the jumper is pulled into an upright position.

Clients are attached to a safety line on the catwalk and checked by a senior jumpmaster before being escorted onto the bridge road-deck.


The Bridge Tour

The Bridge Tour is a wonderful experience for all ages and contains aspects of theatre, history and adventure and can be enjoyed by all ages.

Wonderfully entertained by the reincarnation of the builder of the bridge

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This includes a theatrical and entertaining presentation on the history of the Bridge and the men who built it and a rare opportunity to walk on the catwalks beneath the Bridge used in the original construction in 1904.

Return transfers from your local hotel(Zimbabwe) or Day Activity Centre (Zambia)

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Georges C Imbault was the French engineer in charge and here he is, although the sun got to him a bit 🙂

Victoria Falls Bridge tour

General Info

Minimum age:6 years for Slide /14 years or 40kg in weight for Bungee & Swing

Maximum weight:140 kg for Bungee & Swing / 200kg for Slide

Please advise if you have any of the following health conditions:

Pregnancy – High blood pressure – Heart conditions

Bungi Jump

Times:0900 to 1700 (Start at 10h00 in High Water) (Closed for lunch)

Notes:

* During the rainy season (November to February) jumping may be interrupted by rain.

From March to June when the Victoria Falls are in full flood, operating times will commence at 1000hrs due to excess morning spray from the falls over the bridge

* Prices include Zimbabwean Government tourism levy

* Prices exclude Zimbabwean Sales Tax where applicable

* Prices include Zambian VAT if paid direct on the bridge

* US Dollar rate applicable to all nationalities

* ZAC reserve the right to amend prices without notice

AGE RESTRICTIONS:
Bungi minimum:
14 years. Persons under the age of 18 must have the written consent (a signature on the indemnity form is sufficient) of a parent or guardian who is in attendance at the site.

Weight Limits:

Bungi minimum: Minimum client weight is 40 kilograms (88 pounds)

Bungi maximum: Maximum client weight is 140 kilograms (308 pounds)
[Low water]: 130 kilograms (286 pounds)[High water]

Bridge Swing minimum: Minimum client weight is 30 kilograms (66 pounds)

Bridge Swing maximum: Maximum client/s weight is 180 kilograms (396 pounds)

Bridge Slide minimum: Minimum client weight is 30 kilograms ( 66 pounds)

Bridge Side maximum: Maximum client/s weight is 200 kilograms (440 pounds)

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Client Registration:

The registration area is set up adjacent to the bridge on the Zambian bank of the Zambezi River. All clients are to proceed to the registration area prior to jumping/swinging/sliding. No special clothing, equipment or experience is necessary. Jumpers/sliders/swingers are advised to remove any jewelry and accessories.

Clients who have pre-booked and/or prepaid need to present their voucher at registration.

The clients are screened, weighed, and registered for their product of choice. Registering includes signing an indemnity form, payment (or voucher presentation) and the recording of the payment transaction.

The jump/swing/slide number and weight is clearly written on the back of the clients hand

All connections to the swing ropes are made before the platform safety line is removed.

Clients can decide at any stage not to swing. At no stage is anybody forced to jump or pushed. However, after the registration process has been completed, jumps paid for are considered non refundable and non transferable.

All Activities – Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Should a client decide not to jump PRIOR to the registration process, we will offer a full refund, however once a client has been registered and has signed the indemnity form, a 100% cancellation fee will be levied. Agents should only issue refunds to clients that present a written ‘authorization slip’ issued by our registration staff at the bridge.

* IMPORTANT

Operating hours may differ from those stated due to seasonal conditions (rain Nov to Feb & spray Apr to June).

The BV (bridge visit) gate pass does NOT entitle the client to visit Zambia or vice versa he or she MUST HAVE THEIR PASSPORT STAMPED for exit by the relevant immigration authorities before proceeding to the next country!

The BV (bridge visit) gate pass does NOT entitle the client to visit Zambia or vice versa ‑ he or sheMUST HAVE THEIR PASSPORT STAMPEDfor exit by the relevant immigration authorities before proceeding to the next country!

Bridge Tour, Swing & Slide- Victoria falls

 

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