How tall are Soweto Towers?

The towers themselves were built in 1951 for supplemental cooling and measure 33-stories tall. The station was in service for 56 years before it was shut down in 1998, and later converted into and entertainment spot in 2008.

How much is it to jump off Soweto Towers?

Expect to pay around R300 for two people. Now you know more about bungee jumping in Soweto!

What is the highest bungee jump in South Africa?

Bloukrans Bridge Bungy
Bloukrans Bridge Bungy is one of the world’s highest commercial bridge bungy at 216 metres (709 ft) above the Bloukrans River. It is situated at Bloukrans Bridge on the N2 Highway at the border between the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape in the Tsitsikamma area of South Africa’s Garden Route.

Why was the Soweto towers built?

The two cooling towers are a prominent landmark in Soweto. They were built in 1951 to supplement the spray pond cooling system as this source of cooling was running at its capacity.

Who owns the Soweto Towers?

Nico Myburg
Soweto Towers is currently owned and managed by Nico Myburg who has 20 years of bungee and extreme sports experience. His motivation is introducing people to the world of adrenaline.

Who built the Bloukrans Bridge?

The Bloukrans Bridge was one of three Garden Route bridges constructed by a consortium of Murray & Roberts and Concor for R25 million (2010: R320 million). This proved one of the most demanding and technically complex contracts Murray & Roberts had ever worked on – from a design as well as construction point of view.

What is the longest bridge in South Africa?

Msikaba Bridge project
Major bridges

Name Length
1 Msikaba Bridge project
2 Bloukrans Bridge 451 m (1,480 ft)
3 Mtentu Bridge project 1,132 m (3,714 ft)
4 Van Stadens Bridge

Who painted the Soweto Towers?

artist Karabo Moletsane
A young artist is now leaving her mark on one of the towers. Our reporter Julie Scheier has more. The Orlando Cooling Towers are situated in the heart of Soweto, and can be seen from miles around South Africa’s historical township. A perfect canvas for street artist Karabo Moletsane.

How much does bungee jumping cost in South Africa?

150 Rand
A bungee jump in South Africa costs 150 Rand, that is, INR 740.

What happens to your body when you bungee jump?

The extreme forces your body is subject to as it is pulled back upward by the bungee cord can injure the vertebrae of your spine and the delicate spinal cord that they protect. Injuries typically include compression fractures — broken bones in the spine — and herniated discs and spaces between the vertebrae.

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