Karkloof Canopy Tours is undoubtedly one of (if not) the top canopy tours offering for those residing in or visiting Durban, Pietermaritzburg and the Natal Midlands.
The canopy tour is run by the same company that built Africa’s first-ever canopy tour at Tsitsikamma in the Eastern Cape.
To the uninitiated, a canopy tour involves zip-lining from one platform to another often over a forest – in this case, the magnificent Karkloof Forest Reserve in the KwaZulu Natal. The Karkloof is actually the second largest indigenous forest in Southern Africa!
The Karkloof canopy tour comprises 12 of these platforms and 10 zipline slides that zig-zag down a pristine forested valley.
Needless to say, the forest scenery, when viewed from above, is spectacular! Their professional guides are also always on hand to ensure the safety of each group while providing interesting facts about the forest ecology during the tour.
Everything just comes together to make for a memorable two-hour zip-line adventure experience for groups with members aged between 6 and 95 years.
What to expect at Karkloof Canopy Tours
The Karkloof Canopy Tour begins with a detailed safety briefing then a ‘Kitting up’ session where full-body harness, pulleys and climbing equipment are put on and checked for safety.
You are then taken on a short scenic 4×4 drive to the top of the Karkloof valley, where the action starts. All the platforms are built high up in the forest canopy and all offer amazing views of the forest, a magnificent 20m waterfall, clear sparkling forest stream and the expansive Karkloof valley far below.
Your guides will also be on hand to explain the various fauna and flora found in the forest.
Besides the canopy tour, Karkloof Canopy Tours also offers zip-line experiences and trails and also caters for school groups and corporate team building.
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Reviews from people who have been to Karkloof
“Stunning views and lots of fun. Staff are simply the best,” wrote Jackie Tracey Hattingh on their Facebook page.
Lemmington Mabaudi added; “Great outdoors, awesome staff and the breath-taking outdoors of midlands. So if you are looking for some adventure, great trail run, did I mention the crazy Adrenalin pumping zip lines. It’s worth it. My son has officially added it to regular spots to do.”
“I was so scared at first to do this, but the guys at Karkloof Canopy Tours were so patient and accommodating and made me feel safe at all times. I ended up having a wonderful time. This is definitely one for the bucket list. Thank you for an amazing experience,” Danielle Jenyth Nicholas wrote.
Considering booking a Karkloof Canopy Tour, check availability online HERE.
To find out more about Karkloof Canopy Tours, call 033 330 3415 or email email@example.com or visit them online at www.bushxplorers.com. Find them along Karkloof Road in uMngeni. Follow them on Facebook HERE. Here is their location on Google Maps.