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Canopy Tour

Drakensberg

For any enquiries please contact us on 083 661 5691. We look forward to wowing your senses!

Activity Description

Situated in an indigenous forest in the Central Drakensberg, in the shadow of the towering Cathkin Peak, the Drakensberg Canopy Tour® awaits you.

The Drakensberg 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 Drakensberg 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 Drakensberg valley far below.

Set within the magnificent Blue Grotto Forest, the Drakensberg Canopy Tour® is guaranteed to take your breath away. The forest is home to over 150 species of birds, which includes the rare Bush Blackcap.

After you arrive at the last platform you will have a 560m hike, through the forest, out of the valley. In some places this can be a bit steep so please watch your footing and take it at your own pace. Once at the top you will be picked up by the 4×4 and driven back down to the base where you will be helped out of your safety equipment.

Arrangements

ProviderDrakensberg Canopy Tour
DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year-round, except the 25th December and 1st January. (Please note that during Covid restrictions, we are currently only operating on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. However for group bookings of 8 or more, we can open during the week with advanced notice. Please contact us to discuss this option. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused).
WhereDrakensberg Canopy Tour reception.
WeatherDrakensberg Canopy Tour® operates rain or shine, however in the event of wet weather please bring the necessary rain gear and/or if you wish a change of dry clothing. IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION, THE FOLLOWING RULES SHALL APPLY: Less than 7 days prior to arrival, 100% cancellation fee. If a guest does not arrive, no refund will be given. If a guest arrives but decides not to partake or starts but turns back or for any reason does not complete the Canopy Tour, no refund will be given.
What to WearSomething comfortable - shorts or long pants and closed shoes. In the event of wet weather please bring the necessary rain gear and/or if you wish a change of dry clothing
Things to BringPlease be sure to bring warm clothes – weather in the Drakensberg can be unpredictable, especially up in the mountains. Comfortable shoes to walk in. In the event of wet weather please bring the necessary rain gear and/or if you wish a change of dry clothing. GoPro's are welcome. Please remember to bring all attachments, spare batteries and SD cards etc.
Guests or SpectatorsCoffee shop onsite for those who are not touring. (Please note that during Covid restrictions, this facility is not available. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused).

Requirements

Minimum Age6 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsGuide and refreshments.
ExclusionsAll additional cost

Notes

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL! As tours only run at specific time slots. PLEASE ARRIVE 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE BOOKED START TIME.

THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL BEFORE A CANOPY TOUR IS NOT PERMITTED FOR OBVIOUS SAFETY REASONS!

NO WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT, OR EVEN SUSPECT THAT THEY MAY BE PREGNANT, ARE PERMITTED TO PARTAKE IN A CANOPY TOUR!

NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 6 YEARS WILL BE PERMITTED TO DO THE CANOPY TOUR!

T’s & C’s apply.

Customer Reviews

Sooo fun & amazing service Looking forward to a next visit ! ? - Leah Sheik


The experience was great. I really enjoyed it. Keep up the good work - Harshad Bhika


Hi, oh it was a lifetime experience, we had so much fun in the rain. Thank you for doing an exception of taking us though you were almost closed. Thank you to the two guys they were the best. - Puleng Moiloa


We had a great experience an although it was raining we felt save the entire time due to very competent staff members being our guides. The forest was beautiful with the mist and rainy weather. It was great fun and we would to do it again on a sunny day! I was so afraid of heights before the time but now I am hooked! Kind regards Janine - Janine Willemse


The tour was excellent and fun. The two guides were caring, pleasant and made us comfortable despite of some fears!! Overall it was a wonderful experience Thank you to all who are helping us to create memories!! - Nellie Okuthe




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