Whether you’re an experienced enthusiast or a first-timer, the thrill of bungee jumping (sometimes spelled bungy) can lead to discovering new locations and remarkable scenery as you dive into the unknown. While there are many amazing destinations for this activity globally, here are a few standouts in this world of extreme sports.
1. Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa
At 710 feet, the Bloukrans Bridge along the Garden Route in South Africa is the tallest jump location in the world. The single span arch bridge is located near Nature’s Valley, Western Cape, South Africa, and jump experts take you through the necessary preparations prior to this impressive jump. With a visually tantalizing backdrop and nothing but air as you fall, this is a knockout experience for bungee jumpers worldwide. So get with the countdown that happens before the jumps and take off in five, four, three, two…
2. Verzasca Dam, Switzerland
On the Verzasca River of Ticino, Switzerland is the Contra Dam (also known as Verzasca Dam or Locarno Dam). Following the 1995 “James Bond” film Goldeneye, starring Pierce Brosnan, where a stuntman jumped off the arch dam in the opening scene, it became a major bungee jumping destination among enthusiasts. Can’t blame jumpers either, as Bond movie moments are what extreme memories are made of.