A CANOPY Tour® takes you on an unforgettable adventure as you slide from one platform to the next along a series of steel cables set amongst magnificent natural surroundings. It is widely regarded as one of the best eco-adventure activities in the world and is something for people of all ages with the youngest being three and the oldest 90 so far to do the tour.
The concept of Canopy Tour originated in the rain forests of Costa Rica, where scientists were studying animals and birds in the Canopy Layer of the Forest. Safely sliding from tree to tree to a series of platforms became a novel way to see the flora and fauna of an indigenous forest. A whole new level of appreciation was born when the concept became one of South Africa’s most popular eco-adventure activities. With two sites in KwaZulu-Natal, one in the central Drakensberg, Drakensberg Canopy Tour and one in the Midlands, Karkloof Canopy Tour, this is a must do activity especially for nature lovers or adventure seekers looking to do something truly unique.
Professional guides escort all groups at all times. Your safety is paramount and there are strict procedures in place to ensure that you are constantly connected to either the cable or the platform. Many people are nervous about the prospect of their first Canopy Tour® and some are just plain scared of heights. For those who don’t think they can do it on their own, we offer a tandem tour which allows you to take in the whole experience while safely attached to a guide who controls your speed and ensures your safety.
The Canopy Tour® is not very physically demanding and appeals to a broad spectrum of the population. It’s ideal for teambuilding, corporate events or just a fun day out. Open every day, with tours every half an hour from 8am to 3pm. This is not an average outing, but an adventurous exploration of normally inaccessible aspects of the forest and will absorb your full attention.
Come experience one of South Africa’s fastest growing eco-adventures with thousands of satisfied thrill-seekers having already caught the bug.