Africa's first 'croc flyover' opens in Joburg

2014-05-09 13:06
Johannesburg - Looking for a way to conquer your fear of heights and reptiles with sharp teeth all at once, the Croc City Crocodile & Reptile Park in Joburg has something just for you.

The Croc City FlyOver is a brand new adrenaline-fuelled opportunity to zipline over a pond filled with toothy reptiles while they watch from below. 

Designed by Chimp and Zee, the zip line tour boasts two slides and three platforms.

The first section traverses over two seperate crocodile enclosures ending on the middle platform. From here, you scoot across the large crocodile enclosure, coming to a stop at the third platform.

Height above ground varies from the lowest point of 2.5m to the highest point around 8m.  

Morning Live's Leanne Mannas was one of the first people to try it out. (Pic provided)

The experience begins with a brief safety and orientation session and is led by highly trained guides who ensure that all adventurers are aware of the risks and follow instructions.

Every FlyOver adventurer is required to wear protective equipment including a full body harness, a sling and a lanyard that connects to the cable as a safety backup.

Campbell explains that the main zip line cable is a 13mm galvanised steel cable with an internal core. The rope is made up of a number of individual strands wrapped around each other for strength.    

“This incredibly entertaining experience begins with a brief safety and orientation session and is led by highly trained guides. Prepare to experience Croc City from a view point previously reserved for our fine feathered friends,” says owner, Anton Lotter.

Owners, Anton and Marietjie Lotter, showing off a few of the smaller reptiles. 

Priced at only R95 for adults and R75 for children under 12-years-old, this once-in-a-lifetime African adventure is designed to captivate and enthral every brave heart or adrenaline junkie!

Croc City is open seven days a week from 09:00 – 16:30
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