Go zip-lining at the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours with Stormsriver Adventures

Stromsriver Adventures

When it comes to amazing outdoor activities in the Garden Route, few can match the offering of the Stormsriver Adventures and their Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours. I was fortunate enough to have been offered the chance to visit and it was an experience not to be forgotten.

This was my first time not only going zip-lining, but also my first time visiting the quiet village of Stormsriver as well. Stormsriver is located just off the N2 Road and is located between Plettenberg Bay to the West and Jeffrey’s Bay to the East.

The excitement that both my friend and I had prior to arriving only added to the anticipation of our visit. The Stormsriver Adventures team took excellent care of us and our visit was nothing short of exceptional. I am already looking forward to my next visit.

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours Packages

The Canopy Tours Company is actually a first of its kind in Africa, it involves zip-lining from one platform to another along a steel cable whilst being suspended off the ground. It is undoubtedly a bucket list activity.

You will also love the Tstitsikamma Canopy Tour branch which is run by the Stormsriver Adventures Company and this collaboration works perfectly. The combination of expertise in the outdoor activity sector has seen loads of success over the years.

During your visit, you will get to view the wonderful Tsitsikamma Indigenous Forest and its abundance of flora and fauna. The cables that carry the weight of its visitors are held tight through tension, the trees themselves are not harmed in any way, further adding to their sustainability beliefs.

The team takes safety seriously; this is evident with their safety briefings prior to us departing to the site. They made sure that every person was fully aware of what is required from them in order to enjoy a safe outdoor experience. Once we had all been briefed and got geared up, it was time for us to go zip-lining!

The excitement levels only grew as we all got into our vehicle which would take us to our first platform. Once we all saw what was before us, that excitement was now balanced with a slight anxiety for some. Our instructors, Jenny and Bernadine, were amazing throughout as their cheery nature and assistance made our visit a memorable one.

After watching some of my fellow participants depart from the first platform and seem to thoroughly enjoy their first go, it was my turn. As I stood on the edge, the instructor reminded me of what to do, with a deep breath I sat back and lifted my legs up. I was now zip-lining and I never looked back.

Zip-lining is quite a surreal experience, it often goes by so quickly that it is easy to forget to look around and admire the beautiful surrounds. I appreciated the instructor’s knowledge of the forestry and natural surrounds as they often explained to us what we were seeing and the importance of the sustainable work that the Stormsriver Adventures do. We noticed the abundance of birdlife in particular.

Once we had all concluded our ten zip-lines, it was with a heavy heart that we made our way back to our vehicle. Despite all of us being essentially strangers, the 7 of us as well as our 2 instructors got along very well. The general upbeat nature of everyone and the sense of togetherness stood out for me. We had all achieved something, we were now verified zip-liners and we even have the certificates to prove it.

The footage that the team captures is made available to their visitors, it is certainly worth purchasing.

My visit to the Stormsriver Adventures and the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours met my every expectation.

Read more about the other Canopy Tour Branches HERE.

Stormsriver Adventures Activities and Offerings

In addition to their zip-lining offering, the Stormsriver Adventures also offers the Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey, Tsitsikamma Guided HikesandTsitsikamma Team Building Programmes.

During your visit, you can also grab a bite to eat at their Trees Restaurant as well as get your hands on the amazing footage captured by the instructors during your visit.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Tsitsikamma

If you are planning an extended visit to the area, then you should spend some time at their Forest Nest Cottage. This mountain facing self-catering cottage borders the forest in the Stormsriver Village.

Accommodating up to six guests, this comfortable guest house allows visitors to base their getaway in Tsitsikamma from an ideal location.

Stormsriver Adventures is located on 101 Darnell Street, Stormsriver. For bookings, call +27 (0) 42 2811 836 or email adventure@gardenroute.co.za or visit www.stormsriver.com today. Here is their location on Google Maps. Also follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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