The Big Swing is the world’s highest cable gorge swing. The experience is very different to a bungee-jump because participants are strapped in an upright position in a full safety harness. Being upright enables them to enjoy the magnificent views – that is if they can keep their eyes open as they do a 70-metre freefall at 140km/h in under three seconds.
Once their hearts have stopped racing after their jump, participants get to immerse themselves further in the spectacular scenery of the gorge, waterfall and forest as they climb over 400 stairs back to the top.
The maximum weight on a tandem is 130kg but the Swing can handle this weight ten fold. There are 4 dynamic ropes each consisting of a 25 ton breaking strain and they stretch 23% of the jump. These ropes and all other equipment are inspected on a daily basis. We run at 110% safety! Our highly trained professional team will talk you through your jump. ALWAYS listen to your instructor.
442 stairs ascending through the gorge and into the trees will take you back up to the top. Enjoy the stunning and unusual plants and bird life, as well as a few old car wrecks.
To compliment the Swing, THE EDGE BAR, the multi-tiered deck on the opposite side of the gorge allows you to sit back and enjoy a drink while watching the jumpers!
An abundance of African Arts and Crafts are available for the “Die Hard Shoppers” and exclusive Big Swing merchandise is also available. There is something for everyone!
Good to know
- Minimum Age 16 years
- Maximum Weight 130kg
- Weather Dependent Service
- Spectators welcome to enjoy a drink at The Edge Bar while watching the jumpers
- All equipment needed
- Entry at Gate
- Clothes suitable for the Big Swing
What an absolute delight! Definitely a wonder work for both local and international tourists.
We thoroughly enjoyed the hike through the forest and learning about the biosphere.
It's beautiful for those who love nature and exciting for the adrenaline junkies. It also has a Cafe where they serve a good cup of coffee. The only thing I didn't like is they close way too early especially if it's summer I feel like 5pm is early.
One of the many attractions in this beautiful town of Graskop. Breathtaking views from this place. The walk on the well maintained platform was good and toddler friendly. The cake at the coffee shop is delicious. Friendly staff.
Great tourist attraction. Tree walk through the forest is breathtaking. The place the well maintained. The little quotes and information boards gives you something to take in on your breaks. The fungi is spectacular.
This is an absolute must for everyone!!! The lift goes down into a forest which is a 600metre walk around (best highlights of my trip). Such inspirational and insights into insects, trees and waterfalls. The prices are a bit steep but after viewing the amount of work and infrastructure put in, I would think it's worth every penny. They also have a big swing, zip lines and shops. Parking is also charged.
Light Cancellation Policy
The guest can cancel free of charge until 24 hours before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 24 hours before arrival.
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