#FeelGoodFriday: Feel the rush on SA's newest zipline
If you’re feeling the end of year slump creeping in, why not try SA’s newest zipline experience...
CAPE TOWN - Those end-of-year blues are setting in, and it might seem like summer holidays are never going to arrive.
If you're feeling the traditional slump, then why not shake things up a little with an adrenalin rush?
WATCH: If you can't get out to your local zipline, you can still experience the rush by watching this video.
Imagine strapping yourself into a harness, hooking up to a cable, strung high above the treetops, and pushing off.
That's the kind of freedom zip lining offers.
We decided to try out the latest zipline experience in the Cape Town suburb of Hout Bay.
It's one of the longest courses in Africa, stretching 2,3km, and taking in some of the most spectacular scenery.
A 4x4 takes participants into the mountains.
The course starts at a high point, overlooking Constantia Nek, with Table Mountain as a backdrop.The zipline course is made up of cables of varying lengths, the longest of which is 500m, and takes 42 seconds to glide along.
Participants can control the speed of the glide to some extent, using their gloved hands to brake along the cable.
It's possible to pick up a fair lick of speed, and there's very little to compare to zinging through the trees, with the wind in your hair, the ground a vertigo-inducing 155m away.
"I haven't used drugs, but I think this is probably the closest thing to being on a drug," says the owner of SA Forest Adventures, "all that adrenalin pumping through you, and you're gliding down this canyon 155m off the ground, you basically feel like a little rice grain"
The zipline tour is certainly spectacular, and guaranteed to get your blood pumping.
It's on the pricey side, at R480 per person for a 2-hour excursion, but the thrill and the change of perspective is just the ticket for blowing out those cobwebs.
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