Did you know?
Zip sliding originated as a game for children.
Zip Line Mpumalanga is fun, fast and furious and quite safe for anyone with the nerve to try it. You don’t need any special athletic skills or to be Iron Man-fit, you just need a little courage.
Experienced guides will give you step-by-step instructions before you climb up a 55m-high platform (take time to admire the gorgeous view). You are then strapped into a harness and hooked up to a 450m-long zipline. Now, hold your breath – don’t close your eyes – leap over the edge, and away you go, hurtling down the cable at 90km/h.
At the end of that exhilarating zip line slide you’ll feel on top of the world.
Induna Adventures, where you'll do your zip line sliding, is in the Sabie River Valley, on the Panorama Route in the Mpumalanga province, so you'll find spectacular natural attractions nearby – from God's Window to the Kruger National Park.
If the zip line has fired your adrenal glands and you're in need of even more high-octane thrills, then Induna Adventures can take you geckoing (white water tubing), rafting, mountain biking, abseiling, kayaking or bass fishing. Go in a group, go alone or opt for an adventure combo for two that includes horse-riding, quad biking and rafting.
Zip lines or zip slides are sometimes also called flying foxes, and there are more outside of Mpumalanga if you get addicted. If you can't face the bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge in the Western Cape (the highest bungee in the world), then opt for the flying fox.
And if you're ever in the vicinity of Sun City, in the North West province, then try tackle the biggest zip line slide of all – 280m-high and 2km-long.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0)13 737 8308/1
Cell: +27 (0)82 463 2334
How to get here
Induna Adventures is situated on the R536, 33km from Sabie and 10km from Hazyview. See their website for detailed directions and map.
Around the area
Highlights along the Panorama Route include, amongst many others, God's Window, the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Bourke's Luck potholes, Pilgrim's Rest and the Kruger National Park.
Tours to do
Induna Adventures offer 14 different adventure packages. See their website for further details.
What will it cost
A zipline slide costs approximately R150 per person. Visit the Induna Adventures website for detailed cost information on their various adventure packages.
What to pack
This is a very warm region of the country so don't forget the sunscreen and hat, no matter the season.
Where to stay
You'll be in the heart of the Panorama Route with a multitude of accommodation options, from budget backpacker lodges and B&Bs to upmarket guesthouses and luxury game lodges.