Bungee Jump at Gourits Bridge, South Africa

In 2002 we did a wonderful trip to South Africa with a safari to Ngala Private Game Reserve on the edge of Kruger Park, then a drive along the Garden Route from Port Elizabeth following the southern coastline covering Plettenburg Bay, Knysna, George, Mossel Bay and then inland to Stellenbosch. During this trip we met up with friends who were also touring the area and did a bungee jump from the Gourits River train bridge and than an amazing freefall skydive with Skydive Cape Town just north of Cape Town.

Our friends wanted to do a bungee jump from the Gourits train bridge so we joined them. I certainly did not want to do a bungee jump so offered to try and capture some photos of the jump. This jump is from a 65m high old railway bridge directly next to the road bridge crossing the Gourits River.

The two guys, Denis Jayes and Laurence Nehring, did a joint bungee jump to start with the two of them jumping using one bungee rope.

After the initial jump they rebounded and bounced around for quite some time before being lowered to the river bed.

Next up after they recovered from the joint bungee jump they were going to do a solo jump each which apparently for them was a lot more worrying ….. as you can tell from the nervous looks.

After their solo jumps they once again had the long slow walk back up from the river bed to the bridge.

Denis had wet pants after the solo jump, he says from the water in the river bed …. but we are not so sure.

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