Bungee Jumping at Bloukrans Bridge

The best 20 bungee jumps in the world

Our thanks to sanela who posted this great guide in www.sessionmagazine.com to the top 20 places in the world to bungee jump – so good we could make no improvement but knew we just had to let you have this information.

Bungee jumping – dive from the giddy height of a towering fixed structure while an elastic cord secures you and keeps you suspended just inches above the ground level at the end of the leap. What leaves most people breathless during a bungee venture are the rebounds that occur due to the stretching and snapping of the cord. Bungee jumping was first practiced as a rite of passage for the youths of Pentecost Island in Vanuatu. Since the modern times, several records have been made and broken by bungee-jumpers world over. The Guinness Book of World Records of the highest bungee jump was by AJ Hackett from Macau Tower of China from an altitude of 233 meters.

Below follows a brief guide on the places to bungee jump

Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge, USA – 1053 ft (321 m)

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Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge

Hanging above the Arkansas River, this suspended bridge is an all-time favorite bungee-jumping spot because of its amazing height. It spans over the Royal Gorge Route Railway and has a wooden plank-way for a breathtaking walk across the river.

Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa – 710 ft (216 m)

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Bloukrans Bridge

This unique highest single span arch bridge adds much to the giddy raptures of bungee jumping. Look ahead to the instructions by the jump experts, the tantalizing countdown before the plunge and the smoothest recoils owing to the pendulum bungee technology that makes it the highest commercial bungee jumping venue internationally.

Verzasca Dam, Val Verzasca, Switzerland – 721 ft (220 m)

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Verzasca Dam

Ever since the famous James Bond stunt in the movie ‘Goldeneye’, this high arch hydroelectric dam has been one of the favorite haunts for bungee jumpers. You require an advance reservation, a medical check and of course, the proper height and weight proportions for stepping into the shoes of 007.

Corinth Canal, Greece – 260 ft (79 m)

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Corinth Canal

The Corinth Canal works as a connector between mainland Greece and the Peloponnese. If you like to plunge down to the canal’s depth, just take a bungee jump from the bridge. This is a regular weekend sport organized by the Zulu Bungy in the summer months.

Ponte Colossus, Italy – 500 ft (152 m)

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Ponte Colossus

You will find this 350 m long bridge awe-inspiring and an inspiring spot for an energetic sport like bungee jumping. It will take you an average of almost 4.5 seconds for the first fall. You need a lot of nerve power to sustain the 100 km/hr vertical velocity of the free fall.

The Pipeline Bungy, New Zealand – 335 ft (102 m)

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The Pipeline Bungy

As you undertake the four seconds of free fall from the longest single span suspension bridge over the raging Shotover River, your heart skips a beat. At the close of these four second, you hang dangerously close to the foamy waters only to be secured in a boat and brought to the shore at the end of the oscillations.

Colorado River, Costa Rica – 279 ft (85 m)

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Colorado River

The Colorado River is chiefly the haunt of the hobby fishers though its bridge is an excellent bungee jumping site as well. There are both normal and special all-day long bungee jumping schedules offered by Tropical Bungee to give you diverse ranges of experiences at the highest safety levels.

AltaVila Tower, Brasil/BH – 233 ft (71 m)

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AltaVila Tower

The Alta Vila Tower of Nova Lima attracts site seers and bungee jumpers alike since it commands a breathtaking view of the mountain-surrounded Belo Horizonte.

Navajo Bridges, USA – 467 ft (142 m)

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Navajo Bridges

Navajo Bridge of Marble Canyon spans across the Colorado River right over the Grand Canyon. The autumnal beauty of its natural setting makes it a lovely bungee jumping spot in late September. The advantage of the superb elevation of the Navajo Bridge is coupled with a unique sense adventure that you associate with bungee jumping.

Macau Tower, China – 764 ft (233 m)

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Macau Tower

This 338 m tall tower holds the provisions for an observation deck for relaxing as well as for undertaking daring sports like bungee jumping or ‘sky jumping’ as it actually feels like. It counts among one of the giddiest entertainments that Macau has to offer to its visitors and locals.

Nevis Highwire Bungy, New Zealand – 440 ft (134 m)

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Nevis Highwire Bungy

The jump pod overlooking the roaring Nevis River holds an irresistible attraction for the lovers of bungee jumping. This incredible 8.5 seconds of freefall offers you an exciting scope to span the Nevis Valley. Nevis Highwire Bungy shuttles the jumpers to the glass-paneled jump pod to help them have an unforgettable experience.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – 120 ft ( 37m )

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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is more than a resort with its countless scopes for adventure sports in its jungles, beaches and cultural getaways. You can accept the allure of the lush-green waters of Banderas Bay by taking a bungee jump from the adjacent cliffs for $55.00 between 10 am to 6 pm. The superior quality of the jumping equipments allows you to enjoy a safe thrill.

Graskop Gorge, South Africa – 197 ft/262 ft (60 m/80 m)

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Graskop Gorge

As a potential bungee jumping site, Graskop Gorge offers you a peerless freefall from a height of 18-19 stories of Foefie slide. As you leap off, the cord will take you across the entire width of the gorge in a single sweep. Catch the spectacular beauty of the Graskop Falls as you trail across in the super-fast zipline like a bird.

Pont de Ponsonnas, France – 338 ft (103 m)

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Pont de Ponsonnas

If you deem suspension bridges as the most exciting bungee jumping spots, this is something you can positively rave about. The old dilapidated Pont de Ponsonnas Bridge has been now replaced by concrete-built arch Ponsonnas Bridge to give you an even safer bungee jumping experience.

Ledge Urban Bungee, Queenstown NZ – 154 ft (47m )

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Ledge Urban Bungee

Queenstown offers a perfect combination of wild adventures and serene beauty. The Ledge Urban site is known for its unique runaway jumping style whereby you can catch a glimpse of the nighttime beauty of Queenstown. The bungee harness helps you to adopt any posture during the free fall and enjoy a maddening rush of adrenaline.

Perrine Bridge, USA – 486 ft (148 m)

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Perrine Bridge

You do not need a permit for year round bungee jumping from this bridge connecting the Twin Falls area to the Jerome County. You can find several BASE jumping compeers to share the excitement.

The Last Resort, Nepal – 525 ft (160 m)

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The Last Resort

It gives you a scope to look and jump off from the longest Nepalese suspension bridge across one of the scariest tropical gorges, with the Bhote Kosi River rumbling below. You can remain in air for a long time during your free fall amid the charming valley sights.

Niouc, Switzerland – 623 ft (190 m)

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Niouc

Niouc holds the record for the highest bungee jumping spot in Europe. Discover the wild side of Switzerland as you go for an entire array of holiday activities, with bungee jumping topping the list.

Longqing Gorge Bungee, China – 164 ft ( 50m )

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Longqing Gorge Bungee

With its green mountains, caves and clear water, Longqing Gorge of northeast Yanqing County is an amazing natural spot for trekking and cruising. However, nothing matches up to bungee jumping. Just gear up some courage and take the plunge. Let your friends capture your action in a camera that you can treasure for a lifetime.

Victoria Falls Bridge, Zimbabwe/Zambia – 364 ft (111 m)

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Victoria Falls Bridge

The Victoria Falls Bridge over Zambezi River connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia is reckoned a perfect spot by bungee jumpers to get a close brush of the spraying falls. Once you jump off, the fall may seem to rush up to you at a maddening pace but you can trust the ankle and body harnesses for their full-proof security.

Wow – sure is quite a list and if you have skalped all of these death deying adrenaline rushes we send you a big shout of respect – must be some kind of world record!

Another great bungee jump – Solkan Bridge, Slovenia

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68 Responses to “The best 20 bungee jumps in the world”

  1. DavideBungee
    2011 | 20 July at 21:20 #

    There is another bridge in Italy hight 175 meter!!!

    • lolajones
      2011 | 21 July at 07:57 #

      Thanks for letting us know. I’ll check it out.

  2. abhinav
    2011 | 13 August at 18:21 #

    there is one in nepal that’s 160 m

    • lolajones
      2011 | 15 August at 07:09 #

      Thank you for letting us know. I’ll certainly check it out.

  3. Gareth
    2011 | 19 August at 09:52 #

    There is also another on in Crete – Aradiana Gorge and the company is Liquid Bungy or something like that – it is an absolutely amazing site to jump and has me hooked now so thanks for your info as it has now given me a travel guide for the next few years !

    • lolajones
      2011 | 19 August at 17:04 #

      Gareth, thanks for letting us know. I’ll go check it out! Always love being pointed in the right direction.

      • Lizl
        2013 | 18 February at 13:07 #

        There’s another bungee jumping site in Soweto, South Africa, 100m’s high. By the way, Graskop does not have any bungee operation running. It’s a swing only.
        Regards!

        • lolajones
          2013 | 24 February at 11:14 #

          Thanks for that Lizl, and I’ll definitely check out the jump in Soweto.

  4. Martin
    2011 | 9 September at 22:18 #

    Voss – Norway .. Parabungee – 180 meter jump from below a parasail pulled by a boat = Awesome !!

  5. David
    2011 | 10 September at 06:43 #

    Parabungee sounds great Martin.

  6. Matt
    2011 | 18 September at 22:55 #

    The one at Vic Falls is only 111m not 152m.

    • lolajones
      2011 | 19 September at 07:19 #

      Thank you. I don’t know why on earth I said 152 – having been there and done it, I absolutely know it’s not. It must have been a blonde moment … my apologies!!!
      I thought you must be responding to my most recent bungee article, but see that that was not the one. Happily the most recent was noted correctly and I have edited the other. Thank you.

  7. VVutov
    2011 | 26 September at 16:12 #

    Vitinia bridge, Bulgaria, 140m. The highest bridge at the Bolkan peninsula and south-east Europe

    • lolajones
      2011 | 28 September at 09:14 #

      Thanks for letting us know – always appreciate tips, suggestions and hints!

  8. Gabor
    2011 | 14 October at 13:14 #

    Europabrücke – Austrian Alps 192 m.
    http://www.europabruecke.at

    • lolajones
      2011 | 14 October at 17:55 #

      thanks – I’ll definitely check it out.

  9. Arun
    2011 | 7 November at 06:00 #

    Jumpingheights at Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.

    Altitude: 83 mtrs.
    http://www.jumpinheights.com/viewstaticcontent.aspx?cid=112

    • lolajones
      2011 | 14 November at 10:36 #

      Thanks Arun – I’ll have a look at it.

    • lolajones
      2011 | 14 November at 10:40 #

      It looks great Arun – any chance of having links to the videos?

    • Jonath
      2011 | 3 December at 23:45 #

      Ha 83 meters sucks. Its the worst bungee jumping in the world!

      • lolajones
        2011 | 5 December at 15:20 #

        I should imagine there would be some people out there who would be prepared to do battle over your comment! It’s not just the height – it’s also the setting!!

  10. Scully
    2011 | 29 November at 04:49 #

    I have done the “Nevis Highwire Bungy, New Zealand – 440 ft (134 m)”, and it was the most incredible experience (my first and, so far, only bungee)!!! Thankyou for this great list, i am now planning my trip to South Africa to do the “Bloukrans Bridge”!!! :)

    • lolajones
      2011 | 2 December at 08:36 #

      Try take in Vic Falls while you’re in South Africa – it’s fabulous and will just mean a quick trip to Zimbabwe – you can even fly straight in to the Falls. Anyway, would love to know how your jump goes.

    • Martin
      2013 | 19 December at 18:39 #

      I did the The Pipeline Bungy in NZ, twice in a row. Second time “taking the elevator”: stepping off backwards and falling feet first. Very cool.

      • lolajones
        2014 | 24 January at 11:45 #

        Would you like to send me a video and I’ll put it on the site Martin?

  11. Vinoth
    2012 | 12 January at 13:14 #

    @lolajones – This is a wicked list :) Good one, appreciate your effort for putting this together. I’ve been planned to do Last Resort, Nepal (160m) for quite a while now. Hopefully will make it before April 2012. I’ll keep you posted with my jump.

    In the meanwhile, you can check out the link for the video of the jump. Watch from 14mins to 28 mins, it is hilarious!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgQ9FjDCJ0Q

    Cheers,
    Vinoth (from India)

    • lolajones
      2012 | 12 January at 14:09 #

      Hi Vinoth. many thanks for writing in and PLEASE keep me posted about your Nepal jump! I’d love to hear the details. Also many thanks for the video link – much appreciated.
      Happy planning, and best wishes for 2012.

  12. Ash
    2012 | 17 January at 05:34 #

    This list is awesome and proof of its awesomeness is that its been shamelessly copied by other websites as well!

    • lolajones
      2012 | 17 January at 09:26 #

      Thanks Ash! I hope they added a link?

  13. Andrew
    2012 | 2 February at 01:12 #

    I did the Last Resort Bungee and Canyon jump back in October. It was amazing. The bridge is super narrow and a lot longer than you think. The scenery is unbeatable. The only bad part is walking all the way back up after you jumped!

  14. Coralie
    2012 | 9 February at 22:03 #

    Awesome! Love bungy, great compilation!! Nevis in NZ has been the most fun for it’s rebound. Macau Tower is quite restricting as it slows you to the bottom. And for the Royal George, that’s the bridge height above ground: 1,053 feet. Not the actual length of the jump. Look forward to using these references for some future scenic jumping! C

    • lolajones
      2012 | 10 February at 08:25 #

      You sound like you’re working your way around the best bungy jumps in the world Coralie! Great feedback, thank you!

  15. Jure
    2012 | 16 February at 08:13 #

    http://www.nordlys.no/nyheter/article5657119.ece
    http://jurekure.blogspot.com/2011/07/most-je-na-mestu.html

    I think this is the best one :) it is operational from august last year, but i dont find picture of finished online..

    • lolajones
      2012 | 16 February at 14:04 #

      Thank you Jure – it looks great. I’ll do some research on it.

  16. Shannan Scott
    2012 | 25 February at 03:07 #

    You missed out Mokai Gravity Canyon, The highest Bungy Jump in the North Island of New Zealand. It is an 80m Bungy, it is located in the Mokai Canyon and leap out over the stunning Rangitikei River you should check it out.

    • lolajones
      2012 | 25 February at 10:06 #

      Many thanks Shannon, I’ll certainly check that out and post something later next week. I’m investigating the TEVA Slopestyle coming up in Queenstown so will maybe tie it in with that. Have a great weekend.

  17. Lindsay Adams
    2012 | 27 February at 01:43 #

    Haha, I don’t know about the Vic falls bungee being “full-proof security”.. you know the cord snapped over new years? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJUk_4stXis&feature=related

    On another note, there is a pretty awesome bungee into the Nile River in Jinja, Uganda. It’s by a company called Adrift. It’s a sweet experience, I did it in June.

    • lolajones
      2012 | 27 February at 10:13 #

      Hi Lindsay, I know! My nephew did the jump about an hour before the Australian! Luck of the draw… thanks for telling me about the bungee at Jinja. I’ll certainly investigate it. p.s. I did an article on the snapped rope in January and another just the other day to say that it is back up and running again.

  18. Yogesh
    2012 | 24 April at 16:17 #

    I am thinking to organize an event related to bungy here in Nepal at The Last Resort.But I m not just being able to figure out how can we compare bungee jumps to sincerely declare a best jump. This though is the only thing stopping my event. Can anybody help please ? :)

  19. Shomin
    2012 | 29 April at 16:34 #

    Nice article. There’s one in Rishikesh, India too at an height of 83m .. well that’s the only one i did :P

    Cheers

  20. Claudio Leal Quevedo
    2012 | 6 May at 18:19 #

    amazing places.

  21. Rudy
    2012 | 26 July at 03:47 #

    How wnd when can someone bungee jump off the the royal gorge bridge

    • gavin
      2012 | 27 July at 15:21 #

      Hi Rudy

      As far as I can tell it’s been closed for a few years now. But have a look on there Facebook page as you never know they might bring it back – http://www.Facebook.com/RoyalGorgeBridge.

      If anyone knows better please let us know.

      Thanks

  22. Adventure Bee
    2012 | 3 November at 15:52 #

    Here’s one we’ve done right outside of Mt. St. Helens in Washington State, USA at almost 200ft:

    http://bungee.com/bzapp/bungee_masters/bridge.html

    Check out their volcano bungee jump option!

    • lolajones
      2012 | 4 November at 15:13 #

      Many thanks – I LOVE hearing about other interesting bungee jumps. I actually flew over, in a small plane, Mt St Helens just after she blew – the damage was horrendous and the lasting impression I had from the flight was how the forest was flattened and looked like nothing more than matchsticks. Extraordinary.

  23. Paras Sharma
    2012 | 21 December at 07:07 #

    Hi Lola,

    Thanks for the huge list, recently i have been to The Last Resort, Bhote Koshi Nepal – one of the finest bungee jumping i have ever had in my life, the experience was thrilling, since this was my first jumping, i am planning to visit different places/country that host bungee jumping, your list is going to help me.

    i need a favor from you, could you please tell me what are the price of single jump for Royal George Suspension Bridge, USA?

    Many Thanks

    • gavin
      2012 | 31 December at 09:32 #

      I found this link for an answer – http://www.chacha.com/question/how-much-is-it-to-bungee-jump-at-the-royal-gorge-in-colorado. But that does seem really cheap to be right. It might be the case, if you still need to purchase a ticket to enter the park. I have emailed, just waiting for a response.

    • gavin
      2012 | 31 December at 18:10 #

      Hi Paras

      This is the reply I got back from RGB

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      “Thank you for your interest in the Bridge and our activities. Go-fast has sponsored bungee jumps from the Royal Gorge Bridge in the past; however, we do not have anything planned with them or any other companies at this point. I do not know if/when we will.

      I hope this information helps. If anything gets scheduled, I will keep your information on file and notify you.”

      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

      Hope that helps.

  24. Sol
    2013 | 6 March at 08:12 #

    I’ve never done bungee jumping but just right after I saw the list, I set my goal. Bungee jumping on the spots before I become 39 is that. I’m dying to feel the thrill of bungee jumping!

    • lolajones
      2013 | 6 March at 15:09 #

      Good for you. Let us know how you go…

  25. http://Bit-wiki.de
    2013 | 7 May at 04:59 #

    Hey there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 3gs! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the outstanding work!

    • lolajones
      2013 | 10 May at 09:04 #

      Thank you!

  26. Ursa
    2013 | 14 May at 21:59 #

    you have to check Solkan bridge (55 m) in Slovenia….
    http://bungee-jumping.findthebest.com/l/35/Solkan-Bridge-by-Top-Extreme

    • lolajones
      2013 | 17 May at 10:32 #

      Thanks Ursa, will do… watch this page!

  27. I’d constantly attempt to be update on new articles in that site, bookmarked! .

  28. prakash pd sharma
    2013 | 16 July at 02:21 #

    The best place for bungy jump in the world is in Nepal…………..

  29. Rudolph.A.Furtado
    2013 | 12 August at 02:57 #

    Have “Bungy Jumped” at the “Last Resort” in Nepal and will remember it for a life-time.It made me free from the fear of “HEIGHTS”.

    • lolajones
      2013 | 12 August at 06:47 #

      Well done Rudolph! That is an amazing thing to have done if you had a fear of heights and equally amazing that it has now cured you! Brilliant

    • lolajones
      2013 | 19 August at 10:08 #

      Hmm, is that so? I wonder if the English version is in any way different to yours? Anyway, it’s a great game. Is it played a lot in the States?

  30. lolajones
    2012 | 12 April at 10:44 #

    You’re braver than me!

  31. Rudolph.A.Furtado
    2013 | 13 August at 10:58 #

    Thanks for the compliments Lolajones.”BungyJumping” is basically a youth extreme sport and although young at heart i was definitely one of the oldest participants.

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