Gorge swing, Mpumalanga
The Lowveld is full of adventure highs, and Graskop’s gorge swing rates up there with the best of them.
Teetering on a tiny platform, with only a cable and a fellow adrenalin-junkie for company (if you go tandem) prepare to freefall 68m, plummeting 0-160km/h in three seconds, swinging out like a human pendulum across the gorge. The views are spectacular and so is the after-rush.
Get a double buzz and zip slide (a zip line is a high speed pulley that uses gravity to accelerate along a steel cable) across the gorge too. The locals call it ‘foefie sliding’ and it’s a ‘hang-on-for-dear-life’ ride down a wire suspended 80m high, and 130m across the gorge.
‘Fly’ at breakneck speed, wind screaming in your ears – a high octane burst of elation and an eye-full of the magnificent Graskop Falls are your reward.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
The Big Swing
Tel: +27 (0)13 767 1621 / +27 (0)72 223 8155
How to get here
Graskop is on the Panorama Route.
Best time to visit
All year around.
Around the area
Drive the Panorama Route and view the Blyde River Canyon and God's Window.
Tours to do
Graskop is within easy distance of the Kruger National Park so combine a visit here with a safari.
What will it cost
Single jump around R320 per adult and tandem R290.
Length of stay
A couple of days.
What to pack
The weather is usually pleasant but always pack a warm jacket.
Where to stay
Graskop is in the heart of the Panorama Route with many overnight options from B&Bs to luxury lodges.
What to eat
This part of the world is famous for its pancakes. Try Harrie's Pancakes in Graskop.
Buy some local craft and support the local people.