South African Adventure – Canopy Tours

A Canopy Tour comprises a series of high platforms connected by a series of ropes from which you swing from one to the other. You are connected to the ropes by means of safety harnesses and helmets are provided. Guides are close by to ensure your safety at all times.

Tours generally last for 2.5 hours and cost around R450 each. The price includes equipment, 4x4 transport, guides, refreshments and a light lunch after your tour. The tours are suitable for those aged 7 to 70. Bookings are always essential for these tours.

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour, Western Cape Province

Just 45 minutes from Plettenberg Bay and 1hr and 30 minutes from Port Elizabeth lies Storms River Village where you will find the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour. Within the amazing Tsitsikamma indigenous forest are a number of platforms built around Outeniqua Yellowood trees - some of which are 700 years old.

Experience the thrill of sliding across from one platform to the next whilst soaring over the lush forest nearly 30 metres below you. Keep your eyes open while you are high up in the trees and look out for Knysna Loeries and the elusive Narina Trogon birds. The scenery is superb and your trip across the platforms will be well supervised by professional guides who will describe everything that you can see. The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour is a real experience and thoroughly recommended.

Contact: +27 42 281 1836

Magaliesberg Canopy Tour, North-West Province

The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is set among the old Magaliesberg Mountains on eleven platforms built way up on the rock faces of the Ysterhout Kloof. There are 03 slides and the longest is nearly 140 metres long. This Canopy Tour is located at the Sparkling Waters Hotel just 1 hour and 20 minutes from Pretoria and Johannesburg and a mere 30 minutes from Rustenburg. The tour guides will inform you on all the interesting facts covering the birds, wildlife, plants and geology of the area. The Magaliesberg Mountains are home to all sorts of wildlife - keep you eyes open for the Klipspringer which jumps from rock to rock below you as you swing over them.

Contact: +27 14 535 0150

Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour, Limpopo Province

In between the towns of Haenertsburg and Tzaneen you will find the Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour - just 1hr from Polokwane and 30 minutes from Tzaneen. From the platforms of the Magoesbaskloof Canopy Tour your guides will tell you all about your surroundings before you traverse across exhilarating slides. There are three giant waterfalls here as well as the sparking river below where you can look out for the Giant Kingfisher which swoops over the river in search of its prey. The flowers here are colourful and along with the surrounding cliffs will make your canopy tour worth every minute.

Contact: +27 83 866 1546

Karkloof Canopy Tour, KwaZulu-Natal Province

In Karkloof, just 03minutes from Howick and 1hr and 30 minutes from Durban is the Karkloof Canopy Tour. This Canopy Tour has been built high up in the Karkloof Nature Reserve and was only the second canopy tour to be built in South Africa. This Canopy Tour has been built for the slightly more adventurous nature lover and has 180 metre longs slides over the forest canopy and provides you with superb views of the beautiful Karkloof Valley. On your journey from platform to platform you will probably hear the loud calls of the Samango monkey and possibly see an Emerald cuckoo. This Canopy Tour is truly exhilarating and well supervised by professional guides.

Contact: +27 33 330 3415

Drakensberg Canopy Tour, KwaZulu-Natal Province

Located centrally in the Drakensberg Region just 20 minutes from Winterton, 3.5 hrs from Johannesburg and 2.5 hrs from Durban is the new Drakensberg Canopy Tour. This canopy tour is a favourite with bird lovers and nature lovers. The tour is set within a forested valley of the Central Drakensberg Mountains. The Canopy Tour has high rock face walkways, tree bound platforms, a suspension bridge and slides that go across the river way below. The platforms set on the cliff-side provide excellent viewing galleries for nature lovers. This canopy tour really has something for everyone.

Contact: +27 83 785 1693

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