A brand new zipline, the K3, will open in the Overberg region outside Caledon in the Western Cape and will bear the title of the longest zipline in the world once complete.
The thrilling ride will be 3 km in length and an estimated 500 meters from the ground at its highest point, said SA Forest Adventures who is launching the K3 in conjunction with Mossel Bay Zipline.
The project will kick off during September and is expected to be completed in time for the end of year 2021/22 summer season. ‘The installation and site has been identified for a number of reasons and once phase 1 of the project has been opened and successful, the development team will start with its planning for a zipline of a record-breaking 5km in length on the same property,’ SA Forest Adventures added.
‘We are spearheading marketing the country as a premier adventure destination, with another project of international standards within our brand. We believe firmly in our country’s ability to be a leader in the adventure industry, which is why we invest substantially in these projects,’ said MD Clinton Lerm. ‘We still firmly believe in the capacity of South Africa as a top tourism destination and a world player with other adventure destinations such as New Zealand and Canada.’
The team said the new zipline will also offer massive training and employment opportunities to the local communities.
Welcoming the launch of the K3, Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, said: ‘We are excited about the launch of the K3 which will be yet another world-class and unique tourism experience in the Western Cape, attracting both domestic and international visitors to the beautiful Overberg region.’
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Picture: Sean Davis
Cliffs, crashing waves and a kilometre of fun
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