Storms River and the Bungee Jumpers

Tsitsikamma View

Tsitsikamma View

About halfway across the Southern tip of the African continent lies Tsitsikamma Park.  Storms River is a major landmark in the area.  It is crossed by a suspension foot bridge.  This is the only national park that I have ever entered where the gatekeepers made me sign a liability release as if I was engaging into some very hazardous activity.  Perhaps waking across a swinging bridge with a bunch of retired Germans is dangerous.  Also in the park is the Bloukrans Bridge which is the largest bridge in South Africa and the highest commercial bungee jump in the world.  Despite it’s reasonable price, I passed on the jump.  Besides, they don’t let anyone take cameras or mobile phones out to the platform.  They are happy to sell you a CD shot by their photographer.  The panoramic photo of the gorge is made up of six 36MP shots with a net 100MP in the stitched image.

The pano is 1600 pixels wide.  Click on it to see it large.

65 responses

  1. LB

    These pictures are stunning! I’d so love to see this in person!

    January 20, 2013 at 8:14 am

  2. Gary Zevely

    Ron, I find your photos interesting. Thanks for sharing!! Well done.

    January 20, 2013 at 9:19 am

  3. Fabulous first shot – I feel like I’m falling. Nicely done!

    January 20, 2013 at 10:18 am

  4. Glad to see you got to Storms river! Spectacular photos :-)

    January 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm

  5. nice photos, nice blog. I was in SA last year, 6 months. Dangerously beautiful country, would not want to live there but I miss it terribly somehow. Hyrax :)

    January 21, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    • I think the main problem with living in ZA are the employment restrictions on whites. Thank you for stopping by.

      January 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm

  6. wonderful clicks :)

    January 22, 2013 at 12:00 am

  7. great pictures, great landscapes and yeah with the bugee :D

    January 23, 2013 at 8:43 am

  8. Wow! I always find it near impossible to capture how beautiful scenery actually looks in real life but your photos are amazing! It’s like I’m there :D

    January 31, 2013 at 10:03 pm

  9. great work on the pano.

    February 1, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    • Thank you, I don’t know how I managed to hold the camera level. That shot can be printed 56″ wide (1.42 Meters) without upscaling.

      February 1, 2013 at 9:19 pm

  10. I don’t like those who run around all day creating “special awards”, but your stuff is well worthy of some kind of award.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for looking in on my blog/

    February 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    • Thank you Richard. I have not been participating in the awards scene because they look like chain letters to me.

      February 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

  11. Once again, great photos!

    February 5, 2013 at 2:18 am

  12. Fantastic photos !

    February 8, 2013 at 8:29 am

  13. What I would give to see the world! Thank you for sharing these photos! It allows me to pretend like I am actually there. Happy Friday!

    February 8, 2013 at 9:52 am

  14. Amazing images! I love it :)

    Rohan.

    February 10, 2013 at 8:03 am

  15. I really really want to take note of this specific article,
    “Storms River and the Bungee Jumpers Ron Scubadiver’s Wild Life” on my very own page. Will you mind if perhaps I actuallydo it? Regards ,Lamont

    February 10, 2013 at 10:59 pm

  16. Beautiful! Makes me home sick (the country of my childhood).

    February 24, 2013 at 10:23 am

  17. I love your pictures becouse I love Africa. Thank you very much for sharring and for visiting my blog. Wish you all the best!

    June 28, 2013 at 9:18 am

  18. inari

    Wow, you make me miss my home country (don’t live there anymore) and absolutely love your photos :D

    October 11, 2013 at 8:28 am

    • Thank you Inari. That was a real bucket list trip.

      October 11, 2013 at 8:36 am

  19. Reblogged this on Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life and commented:

    Please click through to the original post to view the gallery, give likes or make comments.

    May 2, 2014 at 9:05 am

  20. mcrohio

    Great bunch of pix! Love the variety, from Hyrax to jumper to flat-out gorgeous views. It has everything.

    May 2, 2014 at 9:08 am

    • Thank you. That place is sort of out in the middle of nowhere.

      May 2, 2014 at 9:09 am

  21. Awesome pictures. I’ve always wanted to do this, ‘fear’ let me down. I need to get back, ‘up.’ :)

    May 2, 2014 at 9:10 am

  22. This place looks really promising for photographers. Great set of pictures.

    May 2, 2014 at 9:29 am

  23. Beautiful pictures!

    May 2, 2014 at 9:30 am

    • Thank you. Do you live in NZ?

      May 2, 2014 at 9:31 am

      • :) no, right now I live in South Korea :)

        May 2, 2014 at 9:34 am

        • Just a pretty lady zooming around the Pacific.

          May 2, 2014 at 9:36 am

        • :)

          May 2, 2014 at 9:38 am

  24. Seems like an amazing place. Your first shot is breathtaking.

    May 2, 2014 at 10:53 am

  25. Lovely shots! I was also disappointed to find out that my go pro couldn’t come with me on Bloukrans Bridge this past December!

    May 2, 2014 at 5:41 pm

  26. Gorgeous set of captures! :-)

    May 2, 2014 at 5:47 pm

  27. Very nice, but I’ll pass on the bungee.

    May 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    • Robert, you won’t find me at the end of a bungee either.

      May 3, 2014 at 4:28 am

  28. Great shots. I did that jump in April, 2011. I would seriously recommend it.

    May 3, 2014 at 1:22 am

  29. As others have said, your pictures really convey the feeling of being there. Fantastic!

    I’m sure I’ve seen some of these before? Maybe when I went through all your sections a while back.

    Do you have any more trips planned soon?

    May 3, 2014 at 2:42 am

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