The Concept Safety Systems team drove through to the Magaliesberg Mountain range to celebrate the end of a busy year high up on elevated platforms in peaceful surroundings captivated by the beautiful mountain range and gorges.  That was only the beginning……

Advised on route that we would be Zip Lining both Thobani and Ashleigh were excited but tentative while Doug, Karen and Gareth had all previously participated in Zip Lining.

Now for people who do not know what ziplining is (or zip line, Sypline, zip wire, aerial runway, aerial rope slide, death slide, flying fox, or foefie slide (in South Africa)), it consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on a slope.

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It is safe! I mean we are a Health and Safety company?

Hmm, hanging from steel cables over the high gorges, for what is advertised as the “perfect adventure in pursuit of adrenalin seeking and breathtaking serenity”.  The experience begins with a thorough safety briefing that covers all the do’s and don’ts of the tour. After the briefing, participants are kitted out with sliding harness, safety helmet and sliding gloves. Skilled guides check harnesses are fitted properly and make final adjustments where necessary. To finish the briefing you are given an opportunity to ask questions, by this time I am tongue tied or too scared to ask anything.

I have no recollection of the sights I passed for the first slide (my eyes are not closed but rather assessing how far it is to fall below), I remember mentioning to the CSS Team that I had “jelly legs”. Thobani laughing but also wide eyed! Initially, during the first couple of slides I was nervous but once you realize you are safe, you start to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery and enjoy the adrenaline boosting adventure.

We had a wonderful day out in the fresh air with our team and I speak for myself when I think the team and would rather have a fun filled adventure than sit at a restaurant chatting and eating which we spend the entire Festive Season doing.