The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour© is a unique eco-wilderness adventure that takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest.
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.
The concept of guiding people through the upper canopy of a rainforest originated in Costa Rica, where adventurous biologists devised new methods for accessing the forest canopy in order to conduct research on the undiscovered canopy ecosystem. The idea soon developed into a breathtaking form of eco-tourism which allowed people to enter and experience a previously inaccessible natural environment.
Construction of the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour© has been done in accordance with strict civil engineering standards. The system was designed and created by an adventurous civil engineer who constructed a similar canopy tour in Costa Rica. Concept to completion took fourteen and a half months.
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.
Professional video and photo imaging is done on the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour.
Order a DVD and capture everyone in your group enjoying the spectacular Tsitsikamma indigenous forest and the amazing adventure on the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour.
Take your experience home to show your friends and family
Cost: R160.00 per DVD
The processing takes place while you complete the last few slides and while you enjoy your lunch after the tour. Upon finishing your lunch, pop in at the production room and receive your DVD straight away before departure.
Please note the DVD content is copyrighted and is copy protected.
Duration: About 2½ to 3 hours.
Cost: R465.00 +R30 (concession and permit fees) = R495 p.p, including light refreshments & Guides. Click here to view the menu
Bookings essential / Subject to availability
Tours conducted in all weather conditions, but can be cancelled in the interest of safety.
Ages from 7years to 70years.
Maximum numbers 264 pax per day (Max 8 pax per group)
Maximum Weight Limit: 120kg / Pregnant ladies not allowed to take part in excursion.
OPTIONAL: Capture your experience on DVD!!! R160.00 per activity - ±15-20 minute's video footage and ±80 downloadable still photos.
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