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Garden Route National Park: Tsitsikamma Zipline Canopy Tour

Product ID: 211236
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This is a first of its kind in Africa. Slide from one platform to another along a steel cable, 30 meters above the forest floor. Discover the secrets of the spectacular and unique wilderness of the Tsitsikamma indigenous forest.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Instructor
Xhosa, English, Afrikaans
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Go on a tree top based zipline canopy tour
  • Learn about local birdlife and flora as you travel from platform to platform
  • See beautiful tree ferns and other interesting forest flora
Full description
This is a unique eco-wilderness adventure that takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest. Most of the 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 2.5 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.

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 are built high up in the giant Outeniqua Yellowwoods and provide an unbelievable view of this enchanting new world, any fear of heights is soon lost as you gather in your new surroundings.
Includes
  • Two qualified guides
  • Safety equipment
  • Complimentary meal and beverage
  • Bottle of water
  • Certificate
What’s Not Included
  • Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation
  • DVD, which is available to purchase
  • Gratuities (optional)

When you get there

Meeting point

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours, 101 Darnell Street, Stormsrivier, 6308 South Africa.

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Know before you go
• Please note that the tour includes a 600-meter hike afterward
• This tour is not suitable for pregnant women
• There is a maximum weight of approximately between 120 and 130 kilograms, which is related not to weight but to the size of the harnesses