Canopy Tour

Karkloof

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Activity Description

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 bird life 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.

Arrangements

ProviderKarkloof Canopy Tours
DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year round, except the 25th December and 1st January.
WhereWelgevonden Farm, Karkloof Rd, Howick, 3290, South Africa, Midlands, 3290
WeatherIn 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 start but turn back or for any reason 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 Karkloof 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
Guests or SpectatorsCoffee shop onsite for those who are not touring.

Requirements

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

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsGuide and refreshments.
ExclusionsNo picnic facilities.

Notes

Tours run at specific time slots. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL! PLEASE ARRIVE 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE TIME.

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

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

T’s & C’s apply.

Customer Reviews

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 - Lynn Easton


Awesome as always I love it - Tori Pryke


It was a lovely experience , i would prefer it to be quieter to enjoy the scenery amd take it all in - Candice Lundie


Melissa had an awsome day celebrating her Birthday. The guides were superb. She will be back - David Crouch


I took a group of farm school children on a canopy tour in March this year. One of the children was very anxious about the slides. The team welcomed us with big smiles and lots of joy. We were made to feel at home and they reassured us of our safety. During the whole trip we were taken care of....in 5 star style. We soon forgot our fears and where able to enjoy each of the slides. This is a professional outfit yet they still took the time to be friendly. They really do care and go the extra mile for each visitor. I highly recommend Karkloof Canopy Tours to anyone looking for some fun and adventure. - Jessica Karkloof Conservation Centre




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