COUNTRY: South Africa
AREA: Eastern Cape
The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour is a unique eco-wilderness adventure that takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
The first of its kind in Africa, the canopy tour involves traversing from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended up to 30 meters above the forest floor...
Most platforms are located in giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees. The scenery and bird life is spectacular and professional guides provide interesting facts about the forest ecology during the 2½ to 3 hours.
An experience you will never forget!
The tour begins with a detailed safety briefing followed by a 'kitting up' session where full body harness, pulleys and climbing equipment is issued and checked. A short drive into the Tsitsikamma forest 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 tree platform. All groups are escorted through the forest canopy by a lead guide and a follow guide to ensure your safety as you slide from tree to tree. The platforms, built high up in the giant Outeniqua Yellowwoods, provide an unbelievable view of this enchanting new world - any fear of heights is soon lost as you gather in your new surroundings...
Spend a couple of minutes relaxing while your guides enthusiastically explain the ecology of the forest - pointing out different trees and the magnificent giant ferns way below. The bird life is incredible. Knysna Loeries, sightings of the elusive Narina Trogon and the Vervet monkey are not uncommon.
The Tsistikamma Canopy Tour consists of 10 platforms and 10 'fufi' slides, the longest of which is 100m! About three hours later you exit the forest, having undertaken the journey of a lifetime. You have contributed to the creation of new jobs and are helping the forest regeneration project.
Tsitsikamma, Eastern Cape, South Africa
What Is Included
Guides, equipment, safety gear, vehicular transport from base camp to tour start, certificate of achievement, refreshments and a meal afterwards.
What Is Excluded
A DVD of your adventure can be organised at an extra cost: R125.00 per activity - ±15-20 minutes of video footage and ±80 downloadable still photos.
Level Of Ability
Anyone can take part as long as they meet the following requirements:
|Rate||Description||Start Date||End Date|
|ZAR 450||Per person|
Maximum numbers 172 pax per day (Max 8 pax per group).
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