South Africa was on my bucket list since ages. The pristine beaches, adventurous activities, the wildlife sanctuaries, the vineyards all bundled together in one beautiful country. Thus when my friends are I were planning our yearly girls trip, we didn’t look any further and zeroed in on South Africa.
Since we all are working professional, we didn’t have many days at our leisure and decided to plan our trip for 8 days. The question was what all do you fit in an itinerary for 8 days? There is whale watching at Hermanus, shark dive at Knysna, Bungee Jump at Tsitsikamma (check my bunjee jump stint here), Sky dive at multiple locations , national parks with exhaustive list of animals and of course the vineyards. Puff.. so much to explore!
We finally came to the conclusion that Sky dive was non negotiable and kept it for the end of the trip.
I consider myself an adventurous person.
Paragliding : Check
Bunjee Jump : Check
River rafting: Check
Sky dive: Err…
I was keen to get out of my comfort zone, push my limits and what better way to see one of the best cities in the world but from above. We knew that after coming this far from India, we may probably not get a chance to visit again and I didn’t want my fear to get the better of me. Boy was I glad I did it, a major adventure activity ticked off my bucket lick.
Sky Dive Booking
We made our booking through Sky Dive Cape Town as suggested by our guide.
You can made the booking here
Cost of Sky Dive
Sky dive is by no means a cheap activity and you need to save up some money to go for it.
Only Sky dive : R2850
Sky Dive + Photo/ Video: R3650
By paying another R800 you get the photos & video that you can cherish for lifetime. You will receive the pictures & video in a wrist band free USB (how cool is that!)
The adventure begins
We made our way from Outdtshoorn to Cape Town and arrived at the dive site in the afternoon. The staff was welcoming and after a quick tour around the hanger, they requested us to make the payment and sign the indemnity form. I was still contemplating and was about to chicken out but the staff put me at ease and before I could change my mind yet again, I made the payment.
We were then introduced to our tandem divers who introduced themselves and started putting the harness on us and did some small talk. He asked me if it was my first time skydiving to which I meekly agreed and he said it was his first time diving too. LOL. He was an experienced diver who had done over a 1000 dives. What? Beat that!
If you choose the option of photos/ video the diver will do a quick Q& A on the way to the plane and click some pictures of you
Off we go