The only way to end this post is with a bang, and this is the zipline for the job. Like the ride at Icy Straight Point in Alaska, the Zip 2000 in Sun City, South Africa claims to be the longest zipline in the world. With a 6,500-foot ride - compared to 5,330 feet in Alaska - it looks like the Zip 2000 comes out on top. For the world's fastest title, it will have to take a back seat to New Zealand's Gravity Canyon, with 93 mph to GC's 100.
But regardless of the stats, the Z2000 looks like it may be the world's overall best zipline. Riders hang two-by-two, "Superman style" from the cable with a fin between their legs for extra speed. As the South African grasslands unfold nearly 1,000 feet below, you'll find that this is the very best of ziplining: high speed, a long ride, a gorgeous view, and a great adventure.
Photo: Ryan McFarland under a Creative Commons license.
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