Mossel Bay over-ocean zipline officially opens

Posted by A on 26 January 2020

The moment many adrenaline junkies have been waiting for is finally here as Mossel Bay has officially launched the world’s longest over-ocean zipline.

Travellers can now experience this one-of-a-kind activity as they glide over the beautiful ocean in the Southern Cape harbour town.

‘Mossel Bay Municipality congratulates the directors of the Mossel Bay Zipline for this innovative venture that we are opening today. Their dreams have become a reality. Their new venture – the longest single line zipline over the ocean – has since become a bucket list must do for thousands of other people – people who will visit Mossel Bay to do so,’ Mossel Bay Executive Mayor Alderman Harry Levendal said when he officially opened the zipline that spans 1.1 km at the Point.

The official opening of the zipline.

The zipline, which is 1,100m long, has been described as ‘1,1km of screaming fun’ and runs from the cliffs below Point High School to the deck of the current (Shark Lab) aquarium at the Point.

A ride will cost R450 per person.

Children under 6 years old are not allowed to ride, nor are pregnant women or people heavier than the weight restriction of 120kg.

The small town introduced the new offering to give visitors something exciting and new to experience.

“Mossel Bay Municipality strives to be the trendsetting municipality in the country. We regard local economic development as very important and we support initiatives that will enhance tourism, the tourism economy and economic growth in our town and the greater Mossel Bay,” adds Levendal.

Excited staff preparing the first zipline rides.

 

The zipline is expected to become a new landmark for the small town, attracting thousands of tourists and locals alike.

 

Pictures: Facebook/ Julian Scholtz, Nickey le Roux, Franscois Boshoff






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