Lanky Liezel conquers her fears

By admin
15 May 2014

You’d think someone as tall as Liezel van der Westhuizen would have no problem with heights, but the 1.8 m radio and TV personality suffers from acrophobia – a fear of heights.

You’d think someone as tall as Liezel van der Westhuizen would have no problem with heights, but the 1.8 m radio and TV personality suffers from acrophobia – a fear of heights.

To help conquer it, she was set a challenge by her Kfm Breakfast Show co-host, Ryan O’Connor to get to the top of Cape Town’s tallest building – the 35-floor Portside building. That's a little high! Liezel giggles nervously on the way up. PHOTO: Provided That's a little high! Liezel giggles nervously on the way up. PHOTO: Provided “I consider myself someone who really enjoys living on the edge but the thought of being so high really petrified me,” Liezel admitted.

'The thought of being so high really petrified me'

Nevertheless the brave blonde accepted the challenge but discovered – to her dismay - the service lift she was using only went to the 32nd floor, and she had to finish her ascent via a series of stairs and ladders!

But it was all worth it in the end, she says. “Once I got to the top the scenery and views were phenomenal. I was reminded once again of what a beautiful city I work and live in.”

Now she's really living on the edge!  PHOTO: Provided Now she's really living on the edge! PHOTO: Provided

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