High Wire

Gorge Swing, Zip Line, Flying Fox and Abseil & Rapp Jump over the Zambezi River, nothing could bring you closer to what it must be like to be a bird! It is Mind boggling, Awesome, Jaw Dropping, Awe Inspiring, Spectacular and the latest, trendiest, wildest, coolest, hottest newest activity at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe!

About High Wire Activities at Victoria Falls

For years we have watched the Falcons soar above our rafts and the Kingfishers hover above our canoes and for years we have, along with millions of guests, looked up and wished the universal wish.......imagine being a bird! Now Wild Horizons brings this dream to life with a product that will simply blow you away!

Set overlooking a huge bend in the Zambezi's Batoka Gorge known as The Big Eddy, the Wild Horizons High Wire activities cater to all levels of adrenalin and all ages with several activities being suitable for all ages. The Lookout is a thatched viewing and preparation area that overlooks all the high wire activities, and it is from here that guests are briefed and prepared before their activities and also where the available jump DVD and photos are viewed.

Gorge Swing

The Gorge Swing100% adrenalin!

Imagine swinging in a child's swing in the playground...now imagine a giant swing 95m long and 120m high above water...now imagine a 70m free fall before you begin swinging. Stop imagining and come and try it out! Our highwire is suspended across the gorge at a point where the width is 316m and 120m deep. A harness is attached to the jumper and then the jumping ropes, the other end of which is pivoted to the middle of the cable. The jumper leaps off the edge of the gorge, free falling about 70m before going into a 95m long pendulum type swing.

Zip Line

The Zip LineUp to 106km per hour!

Imagine the adrenalin rush traveling a speed of 106 km's hurtling 425m across the gorge, while suspended 120m above the breath taking beauty of the Zambezi water below! As the river zigzags down the Batoka Gorges, our cable is suspended across from one side to the other. For this product you are harnessed and attached to a pulley, then launched over the edge picking up speed as you descend over the water and reaching a speed of 106 km an hour. This is the longest Zip Line (Foofie Slide) ride in the world.

This activity is totally safe for children of all ages. Smaller children are harnessed with their parent/guardian and can enjoy high wire.

Abseil & Rapp Jump

Abseil & Rapp Jump120 metres down!

Imagine abseiling 120m down a brilliant sheer cliff, doing 360-degree twists, descending backwards or rap jumping forwards and walking down the gorge as if to defy gravity itself! Suspended against the rock you can jump out and swing yourself from side to side or round in twists in as timid or confident a manner as you feel! With this product you can try both abseiling and rap jumping. Abseiling is descending backwards down the gorge and lowering yourself all the way to the bottom. Rapp Jumping, here the harness is connected backwards enabling you to run or walk down the cliff facing down into the gorge!

The Flying Fox

The Flying FoxFly over the gorge!

Imagine taking a running jump into thin air over the chasm, soaring horizontally through the air over the turmoil of the Zambezi below. The gorge at this point is 200 meters wide and 120 meters deep. This is a great appetizer before you try the Zip Line and Gorge Swing. Great for all ages and all levels of adrenalin.

The Adrenalin Day

Bungee JumpHalf Adrenalin Day
A.M.     08h30 to 12h30
P.M.     13h30 to 16h30

Tremendous value, the Adrenalin Half Day includes any 3 different activities of the 5 available. Includes transfers.

Full Adrenalin Day
Full Day     08h30 to 16h30

For the real way to experience everything to your hearts desire, the Adrenalin Day includes all 5 activities, which may be repeated subject to availability. Includes transfers, soft drinks and a light lunch.

Practical Information

Location
The Adrenalin Day site is set high up on the spectacular cliffs of the Batoka Gorge between the Victoria Falls Hotel and Victoria Falls Bridge, above rapids No. 3 & 4. Access to the activity starting point will be from the rainforest car park and is a 5 min walk. Pre-booked clients can be transferred in by vehicle. The entire product is in Zimbabwe. (No passports or visas required.)

The "Look-Out"
Clients will be fully briefed at the "Look-Out" located on the edge of the Gorge. This is a spectacular thatched viewing platform where clients will check-in, sign an indemnity, be given a briefing, refreshments and lunch, if partaking in the Adrenalin day. All 4 High Wire products can be viewed from this spot and spectators are welcome. Clients are advised to leave their valuables at their hotels/B&B's/Campsite.

Transfers
Wild Horizons will collect from any point in Victoria Falls. Should you be only doing one activity and not the whole Adrenalin Day there are no set times, please contact Wild Horizons office for availability.

Safety and Indemnity
All instructors have been trained to a level of a grade 2 South African Rope and access. All instructors have advance first aid courses. Instructors carry hand radios. All clients are covered by Medical Air Rescue Service (MARS). All Wild horizons products are covered by ZAR 200 million public liability. First aid kits are kept on site at all times. An indemnity form must be signed by all customers.

Age Restrictions
There is something for every age, level of madness and courage, from the very young and timid to the elderly. There is no age limit on these activities, however, at managements discretion children may be required to travel in a double harness with an adult. Parents or guardians of any child under 16 must be present and available to sign an indemnity on the child's behalf. Management retain the right to turn a child away at their own discretion should they feel the child is not able to cope with the experience in any way. There is no maximum age limit.

What to Bring
Sun-block, shorts, hat, running/hiking shoes, long hair must be tied back.