Bungee Jumping Soweto Style

Justin Bungee Jumping in Soweto

If you are feeling adventurous..then you have to visit the Orlando Cooling Towers in Soweto, Johannesburg. It is fantastic!

A few weeks ago it was my boyfriend Justin’s birthday…he is not easy to buy a gift for so I decided that I would take him bungee jumping in Soweto. We have both bungeed before but I know that he wanted to do it in his hometown Jozi. So we set out yesterday with our best friend in tow.

When you get to the Cooling Towers the vibe is fab. The music is blaring and the young and funky local staff make you feel welcome.

The cooling towers themselves are painted beautifully with images of Soweto, from the black Madonna of Regina Mundi to Nelson Mandela. It is well worth a visit just to see the art. Built in the 1950’s the cooling towers were once part of the Orlando Power Station which for the Brits looks a lot like the Tate Modern.

Now the towers offer Bungee jumping (my boyfriend loved it!), power and internal swings, abseiling, rap and base jumping, paintballing and rock climbing…there is something for every adventure junkie.

The fantastic view from the Cooling Towers

There is also a great restaurant at the towers called Chaf Pozi (it apparently means our secret place) where you can grab a beer or some shisa nyama (braai or barbecue for the non locals) and play some pool.

All in all..a great afternoon out! I can’t recommend it enough. Just get their early to avoid a wait!

Contact Details:

Orlando Cooling Towers

Opening Hours:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to Sunset

Site Office: 071 674-4343


Chaf Pozi- 072 629 6640

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Our Readers Comments

  1. Please provide prices for jumping once and when you are available. Please send more information. Also< i heard that you have "free falling" inside the towers…is this true, please contact me. Pieter

  2. Good day

    Kindly assist with your prices for bunjee jumping for adults. From what age do u take people for it.


  3. I will be in JHB for the 11th, 12th and 13th June – would love to visit these towers and perhaps jump
    How do I book and what is the cost?

  4. would like to know the price for two people for bungee jumping around the 3rd of august

  5. Can I go bungee jumping in my lingery?

  6. How much is the bungee jumping for 2 people?

  7. How much z da bungee jumping for 2 ?

  8. I read everything buy wanna know The Prices for Bunjee Jumping in 2015…
    I am taking my Girl out and its her birthday 30 May 2015…

    • Hi Malusi,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      I’ve done a search on: http://www.orlandotowers.co.za/Home/Bungee and found the following price. For a 100m bungee jump the cost is R550 per person. However we do recommend you contact them direct Site Office: 071 674-4343 as prices could have changed.

  9. Hey
    Are there any specials coming up between now and September? 🙂

    • Hi Thobeka,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      I am not sure what specials you are looking for. Flights, accommodation, car hire or a package overseas?

      If you looking for flight specials we always have great prices 🙂

      Have you searched our website for possible flights? On http://www.travelstart.co.za you are able to view all the different airlines that operate a specific route to ensure that you choose the cheapest possible option.

      Should you wish to get assistance in making this reservation or a quote on a package, we have a team of Travel Experts that would love to help. You can contact Travelbar by calling 021 468 4300 (Monday – Friday) or by sending an email to travelbar@travelstart.com and they will get back to you with 2 working days!

  10. Hi!

    Do I have to make a booking to do bungee jumping in the soweto towers or can I just pitch up? And how much is it per person ?

  11. I would like to know how much it is if we come october pls

  12. Hi i want to know the transport from Pretoria to Soweto towers i dont know soweto i want to come with my friends

    • Hi Moss,

      Thanks for contacting us.

      You welcome to contact Orlando cooling towers, they should be able to assist in giving directions on how to get from Pretoria to Orlando Cooling Towers.

      Opening Hours:

      Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to Sunset

      Site Office: 071 674-4343

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