The Karkloof Canopy Tour® has been built in a spectacular valley of the mistbelt podacarpus Karkloof Forest Reserve. The Karkloof Canopy Tour consists of 12 platforms and 10 zip-line slides, the longest of which is 200m! A tour lasts approximately two hours, this is a safe, fun adventure for people between the ages of 6 and 80+ and includes refreshments during the tour and a light lunch served at the end.
The Karkloof Canopy Tour begins with a detailed safety briefing followed by a ‘Kitting up’ session where full body harness, pulleys, and climbing equipment are put on and checked for safety. A short scenic 4×4 drive to the top of the Karkloof valley and it is time to monkey around! From the start on the launch platform, a new world unfolds as one gently glides on a steel cable to the first platform. All groups are escorted through the forest canopy by a lead guide and a safety guide to ensure your safety as you slide from tree to tree. The platforms are built high up in the forest canopy and all offer different views of the surrounding forest, a magnificent 20m waterfall, clear sparkling forest stream and across the expansive Karkloof valley far below.
Spend a couple of minutes relaxing on the platforms while your guides enthusiastically explain the ecology of the forest – pointing out different trees and the magnificent giant ferns way below. The birdlife is incredible. This includes the opportunity of spotting Emerald Cuckoos, Knysna Turaco, a wide variety of raptors and if you are lucky, the elusive Narina Trogon or endangered Cape Parrots. The forest is also home to a variety of mammals, but it is the loud calls and fearsome tree swinging of the Samango monkeys that you will remember best.
Both my 17 year old daughter and her 17 year old school friend enjoyed the tour immensely... - John Robinson.
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Both my 17 year old daughter and her 17 year old school friend enjoyed the tour immensely
Awesome as always I love it
It was a lovely experience , i would prefer it to be quieter to enjoy the scenery amd take it all in
I have never been more scared in my entire life as I am terrified of heights and I didn't know just how terrified I am. Your team are utterly unbelievably talented at their jobs they handled everything with the utmost respect and care and all I can say is i have never been more grateful to any other human being in my entire life for getting me through the entire 10 ziplines without actually having a breakdown of any sort rather more like a breakthrough than a break down. My respect for my assistant who proved to be far braver than myself grew to such enormous scales to entire experience was actually life changing. I am sure that my assistant is going to want to drag me back again and who knows I might just be persuaded to return. Thank you I have nothing but praise for your staff they are incredible human beings thank you