The Western Cape is getting ready to launch what it says is one of its most thrilling and ambitious tourism products, the world’s longest zipline. Set in the picturesque Overberg mountains near Caledon, the project is due to be completed this summer.
It will be just over three kilometres in length and will be called the “K3” It will snatch the crown from the current world record holder in the United Arab Emirates by around 500 metres.
The first phase of the project is a +3km zipline. Thrill seekers will be elevated about 500m above ground while gliding down the Klein Swartberg mountain at +-100km/h. The next phase of the project will be a 5km zipline on the same property next year.#sabcnews pic.twitter.com/WHzepnIrDM
— Sphiwe Hobasi (@MrCow_man) September 7, 2021
“It’s another world-class tourism product and experience in the form of the world’s longest zipline in the Southern hemisphere. 3.5kms long and I think it’s going to go a long way to boost the tourism and hospitality sector and contribute ultimately to the recovery of tourism and hospitality in the Western Cape,” says Maynier.
Joined Overberg Executive Mayor, Sakkie Franken, for the sod-turning of the new K3 zipline that will be the longest in the world at 3km. A helicopter ride over the beautiful Overberg mountains gave us a glimpse of the zipline route thrill-seekers will experience #TourismMonth2021 pic.twitter.com/lcotSjXfnp
— David Maynier (@DavidMaynier) September 7, 2021
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