Cape Canopy Tours

The Cape's most epic mountain-top zipline experience! See the incredible sights on the Cape fynbos and mountainscapes from above with Cape Canopy Tours.


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Experience the sights in one of the most exciting ways possible – on a zipline! Cape Canopy Tours offers breathtaking views of the indigenous Cape landscape, with lines up to 320 meters long.

Cape Canopy Tours also compromises of 13 raised platforms and a suspension bridge over a double waterfall. Explore this previously-inaccessible World Heritage Site by means of an adrenaline-fueled ziplining experience that is both safe and exhilarating.

Those looking for a thrill have come to the right place. Suitable for the family, school outings as well as corporate team building events, Cape Canopy Tours caters for all those looking for an unforgettable outdoor experience.

Whats Included:

Park Fees
A return 4×4 trip
Fully Nature Guided Tour along 13 elevated platforms
A secret snack Stop on route (biscuit and juice / hot chocolate)
Rain gear will be provided in wet weather
A Complimentary light meal at the Sunbird Café  – A freshly baked home-made pie with salad,
Complimentary video for each adventurer  (Where conditional allow) A zipline canopy tour in the company of soaring eagles, surrounded by breath-taking Cape fynbos panoramas and mountainscapes only an hour’s drive from Cape Town by car could well be exactly what you are looking for. Thrilled zipliners who have completed the course have described it as super safe. One commented that the quality of the structure and equipment was reassuringly high and had made her fear of heights irrelevant.

Lonely Planet recently listed Cape Canopy Tour, located in the Elgin Valley near Grabouw and scaling the rugged Hottentots Holland mountains in the Cape Nature reserve of the same name, as second on the list of the world’s hottest new tourism experiences for 2015. Cape Canopy Tour was the only African attraction to make the list! It has been described by Lonely Planet as “vertigo-tinged fun” and “an exciting aerial perspective”.

Situated in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, Cape Canopy Toues have partnered with CapeNature to take you into a previously inaccessible and pristine part of this amazing World Heritage Site. Only one hour from Cape Town, they offer a fully guided adventure activity for nature enthusiasts of ages 5 to 75!

Cape Canopy Tours is one of the seven canopy tour branches that fall under the Canopy Tours brand. This company originated in the lush rainforests of Costa Rica where adventurous biologists, desperate to study the diversity of animal life that habituates the upper canopy level of forests, devised a system of cables and platforms that would allow them to explore this previously inaccessible ecosystem.

It wasn’t long before this developed into a breathtaking eco-tourism activity that not only allowed people to enter and experience the upper realm of a rainforest, but raised awareness of the plight and beauty of the world’s endangered indigenous forests. Environmental impact studies are undertaken prior to construction to ensure that the canopy tours do not harm the surrounding forest ecology in any way.

Strict environmental management plans have been adhered to and the construction of South Africa’s Canopy Tours has been carried out with the approval of the Department of Water Affairs & Forestry as well as the Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism.

Canopy Tours South Africa are proud to work closely with the communities within which they operate. Each Canopy Tour site is located in rural areas where they have helped to uplift local communities by training locals to become guides; thereby providing a vital source of income and employment.

The Canopy Tour starts with a safety briefing at the canopy office. Here your guides will first demonstrate how to slide on the cables and the safety procedures to be followed on the tour, before kitting you up with full body harness, pulley, climbing equipment and safety helmet.

Your group will then be transported in an open vehicle to the start of the canopy tour.

From the moment you launch off the first platform, a new world unfolds as you slide on a steel cable across to the next viewpoint. Once you arrive at the platform the guides encourage you to stop for a while and enjoy the view while your guide points out interesting features or facts about the surrounding ecology.

All groups are escorted by a lead guide and safety guide at all times.

Your safety is paramount and Cape Canopy Tours has strict procedures in place to ensure that you are constantly connected to either the cable or the platform. Each tour lasts between 2 – 4 hours, depending which particular Canopy Tour it is and how many people there are in your group. Upon returning to the office you will enjoy a well-deserved meal and refreshments.

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