World’s Tallest Bungee Swing, Durban S. Africa

Good day!

While on my recent trip to South Africa with the #VisitSouthAfrica crew, we were lucky enough to partake in “Big Rush Urban Adrenaline” aka the world’s tallest bungee swing. The swing is located in the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban that was built for FIFA 2010. Let’s forget about the thrill of the ride for a moment, what about the history of the place? You’re falling into a FIFA stadium that was sold to capacity with people screaming from around the world, quite the experience.

Straight up, “Big Rush” is terrifying. I’ve always talked tough my whole life about doing anything bungee and always said “I’ll do the biggest in the world”. This is a swing and not a traditional jump but it’s a 220m arc, once you get to the top everything changes and your bodies natural survival instincts are  going haywire. To say I didn’t get cold feet would be a lie, I definitely had the “what am I doing!?” vibe going for a bit. In the end though you need faith in this world.

We had visited Gandhi’s house not too long before and I remember reading a quote that went something like “Without a shadow of a doubt, anyone can achieve what I have if they put the same effort and have the same faith as I”. I am paraphrasing but it went something like that. Also started thinking about this trip and the trip so many of you  are thinking of taking. It’s a big leap of faith to do anything worthwhile and different in this world.

With that, decided holding the rope was asinine. If for some reason there is a malfunction, I wont’ be able to hold on so why not just hand over the reigns to faith? Starting to realize that faith in yourself and your plan is the magic potion that moves mountains, everything else is superficial and 1000’s of word can be written on the subject but you only need one – faith.

Where were we? Oh yeah, talking about Big Rush. If you’re in the area I say go for it if this type of adventure is something you’ve ever contemplated. Not only is it the tallest in the world but the fact you get to check out the FIFA Stadium while you’re at it is a bonus. I’m not sure if I’ll ever do another bungee swing in my life, at least not until they make a bigger one but definitely thrilled I did this one.

Tips hat,

21 Comments

  1. Beh

    March 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Proud of you Double L! Keep up with the adventures and updates online! Next stop – IRAN?

    • Rob

      March 13, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      ha, thanks and believe it may happen in the future but no rush!

  2. Jamblo

    March 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Barly!

    • Rob

      March 13, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      indude (sic)

  3. Thomas

    March 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    YAY!!.. Awesome video. That looks fun. I like your choice of music as well. I know you said it just came on the CD, but your choice of music is ok by me.

    • Rob

      March 13, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      Lol, glad you liked the tunes! If I had better editing skills would have lowered the volume.

      That said, really fun – once. ;)

      • Thomas

        March 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm

        Yeah no worries.. luckily i found this volume control on my computer which solved the problem. And by solved.. i mean i cranked it up to the max to get the full affect of the mind blowing, pump me up jam.

        • Larissa

          March 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm

          Oh my, I can’t stop laughing. Was thinking the same exact thing about that jam – mind blowing! Kind of lame of you to not take credit for it, really..

  4. The Welsh Wizard

    March 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Thats unbelievable,what an experience.

    • Rob

      March 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      Indeed

  5. Larissa

    March 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Oh yeah and sweet jump. Don’t think I could ever do such a thing myself but it was super fun watching you.

    • Rob

      March 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      You’ll never know unless you go, can’t blame you though.

  6. Ryan @ PauseTheMoment.com

    March 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    What a day that was! Great video, great times!

    • Thomas

      March 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Oh and I loved your Gopro video Ryan. Totally cool.. I felt the drop. :)

      • Rob

        March 13, 2012 at 9:55 pm

        Yeah, love the GoPro as well.

        I need one.

  7. PDogB

    March 16, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Pulling my tongue out of my stomach. Thanks for that. Say, were those people waiting in the field below in case you snapped?

    • Rob

      March 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      LOL, I have no idea but if so, there wouldn’t be much to clean up. Would probably need some rags to soak what is left of me from the astro turf!

  8. Tawny - Captain and Clark

    March 17, 2012 at 12:31 am

    GAH! I think I felt my own stomach in my throat when I saw you jump. Definitely something I’d love to try the next time I find myself in Durban. Until then, I’ll just rock out to the awesome jams that accompanied your video.

    • Rob

      March 17, 2012 at 7:31 am

      Glad you liked the jams, starting to think my caption should have thanked Big Rush for such said amazing music. It was probably the scariest thing I’ve done and now know what it feels like to be petrified.

  9. Ray

    March 18, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Woooo man i would have need a new pair of underwear after a swing like that haha! Most awesome swing in the world.

    • Rob

      March 19, 2012 at 8:49 am

      Definitely nerve racking and thanks for the imagery… ;)

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