28 April 2011 by Kate Turkington

Zipline or foefie slide anyone?

In South Africa we call it a foefie slide, but you may know it is as a zipline. Whatever you call it, come try Mpumalanga’s longest zipline in the Sabie River Valley, where if you’ve any breath left afterwards, you can then take in the rest of the Panorama Route including Kruger Park and God’s Window.

Don’t try this if you’ve no head for heights, but otherwise young and old can go whizzing down through the air attached to a 45m-long cable at 90km per hour.

Our family is on its way to Kruger so decide to have a stop-off and brave the foefie slide.  Nicholas aged 8 and I decide to go in tandem. We’re well briefed by the guide and climb up the 55m-high platform. As our hearts beat very fast and very loudly we’re securely strapped into our harness.

Then, clutching each other tightly, we jump over the edge and away we go.

Afterwards we both proudly claim that we screamed the loudest.

You don’t believe you’ll scream? Just wait and see…

Category: Adventure

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