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Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour

Enjoy the unequaled beauty of the indigenous forest high up on ten treetop platforms. Gently glide along in harness along steel cables 30 meters above the forest floor. Birdlife is abundant (including Knysna Loeries and the elusive Narina Trojan), and your guides will explain the ecology of the lush primeval forest.

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour Overview

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour a first in Africa, enjoy the unequalled beauty of the native forest high up on ten treetop platforms. The Canopy Tour consists of 10 platforms and ten slides, the longest of which is 105 meters 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.

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 to research the undiscovered canopy ecosystem. The idea soon developed into a breathtaking form of eco-tourism which allowed people to enter and experience a previously tricky natural environment.

From the start of 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. Birdlife is incredible. Knysna Loeries, sightings of the elusive Narina Trogon and the Vervet monkey, is not uncommon.

Tour information: Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour

  • Duration: about 2 ½ to 3 hours
  • Bookings essential / Subject to availability
  • Tours conducted in all weather conditions but can be cancelled in the interest of safety. Ages from 7 years to 70 years
  • Maximum numbers 172 pax per day (Max 8 pax per group)
  • Maximum Weight Limit: 120kg / Pregnant ladies not allowed to take part in an excursion