|Guests to the North West can now look forward to an exciting new adventure activity: A ride on the PRONUTRO ZIP 2000, the longest zip slide in the world.
The zip slide is 280 meters high, two kilometers long, reaches a speed of 140 kilometers per hour and guarantees a four minute unadulterated adrenalin rush.
The zip slide adheres to all necessary safety standards. Secured in a harness and suspended below a free running trolley that is attached to a steel cable one experiences the feeling of flying and acceleration as you descend down the wire.
At times 100m high and at other times only 4.5m above the ground. The cable runs from the top of the 280m high koppie and the other is attached to the top of a mast 2km away.
Towards the end of the ride, your decent is slowed as you go uphill, then roll back to the lowest point on the wire where you dismount the ride.
Solo and tandem slides are available so this ride has an appeal for even the most amateur adventure junkie.
Unlike many other adventure activities, this experience is open to young ones from the age of 12, making it a fun activity for the whole family.
The start of the zip slide is on the top of a koppie, 5-minutes from Sun City.
Ten riders and six spectators can be accommodated per tour.
With adventure activities being one of the fastest growing markets within the leisure industry, the zip slide is bound to be a big draw card to the North West Province as well as Sun City Resort, securing Sun City a spot on the adventure tourist’s map.
Bookings for the zip slide experience can be made via the Sun City Welcome Centre Information desk by calling 014 5571544.