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… Slingshot!!


I donno why people do this … I don’t understand why anyone wants to be on a ‘feya’ … Adrenalin … fun … whatever it is that drives anyone to do this I don’t have it …

The Slingshot,
Ratanga Junction

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The Congo Queen!


If you have been to Ratanga junction looking for thrills, this is not the place to start. I know of friends who started here and never got onto any other ride and have been known to swear never to go back to Ratanga Junction!

The Congo Queen,
Ratanga Junction

Do you know the feeling you get deep down in your stomach when you take a fast lift that doesn’t have good dumping? and you feel like you are going to throw up … something between nausea and pain ….

The Congo Queen,
Ratanga Junction

The Congo Queen,
Ratanga Junction

The Congo Queen,
Ratanga Junction


Upside down, inside out! never again!


I’m not sure I always feel like I’m in the seat. Sometimes I’m only holding on by one hand and flying … I don’t know anybody who doesn’t feel that way. I hate finding myself coming through the downhill run with that sort of dazed feeling that we all know … some better than others …

The cobra,
Ratanga Junction

a sidewinder starts like the first half of a traditional vertical loop. When the train is near the loop’s apex it will be inverted and heading back in the direction it entered. Rather than completing the loop in the traditional way, the train rolls on its axis becoming right-side-up while simultaneously turning away from the loop. The result is the train exiting the maneuver almost nearly 90° to the right or left of direction it was entered

The drop,
The cobra

a suspended looping coaster which catapults riders from a height of 34m along 910m of track at up to four times the force of gravity and speeds of close to 100km per hour. Adding to the thrill of the ride is the suspension of riders beneath the track, feet flying free. This ride is not for the faint-hearted.

Upside down,
The Cobra


Abandoned!


Abandoned motor vehicle,
Ratanga Junction

Abandoned motor vehicle 2,
Ratanga Junction


Abandoned Lorry,
Ratanga Junction


The Cobra at Sunset


Ratanga Junction: More than 30 attractions including 24 rides ranging from kiddie rides to family rides and thrill rides for the more intrepid adventurers. One of the most challenging of the rides is The Cobra, a suspended looping coaster which catapults riders from a height of 34m along 910m of track at up to four times the force of gravity and speeds of close to 100km per hour. Adding to the thrill of the ride is the suspension of riders beneath the track, feet flying free. This ride is not for the faint-hearted (like me) … but I can take pictures of it 🙂

The Cobra,
Ratanga Junction

Ysterplaat Air base,
Opposite Ratanga Junction

Watchtower,
Ysterplaat Air base


Half expected to be shot at taking this 🙂