Let Cape Canopy Tour in Elgin take you on an unforgettable ziplining adventure!

Cape Canopy Tour

Named the 2nd Best experience in Africa by TripAdvisor and the 2nd Best new experience in the World by Lonely Planet, Cape Canopy Tour in the Elgin Valley near Grabouw – only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, is among the best canopy tours around.

The canopy tour is run by the same company that built Africa’s first ever canopy tour at Tsitsikamma in the Eastern Cape as well as other experiences such as the Karkloof Canopy Tour; and the Drakensberg Canopy Tour.

Canopy tours involve zip-lining from one platform to another often over vegetation, waterfalls, valleys etc. Thrilled zipliners, who have completed the Cape Canopy Tour course have described it as super fun and safe.

Cape Canopy Tour is situated in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve and takes you into a previously inaccessible and pristine part of this amazing World Heritage Site. 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.

If your family loves being out in nature, this adventure experience is designed for groups with members aged between 5 and 75 years. It also happens to be a good way to enjoy the outdoors while social distancing.

Make an online booking HERE. Read more about the Cape Canopy Tours HERE.

What to expect at Cape Canopy Tour

As with all their canopy tour experiences, your adventure at Cape Canopy Tour begins with a detailed safety briefing followed by 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 into the Hottentots Holland mountain range, where your adventure begins. Two professional guides will be on hand for safety and for making the trip an enlightening and educational experience.

The tour uses 13 platforms and slides up to 320m long, both nature and adventure enthusiasts will be sure to come back for more! After a short walk back to the vehicle, we transport you back down to enjoy a light meal together.

It’s not just families; Cape Canopy Tour also caters for groups and corporate teambuilding.

See their special discounts HERE.

Reviews from previous Cape Canopy Tour patrons

“Best experience. Lucky and KG were amazing. Enjoyed all the zip lines. Scenery breath-taking. Definitely worth the experience,” wrote Kobie on their TripAdvisor page.

Melanie added; “Absolutely breath-taking awesome- a jewel deep in the Hottentots Holland mountain range! Every nature lover should have this experience on their bucket list!!”

To find out more about Cape Canopy Tour, call +27 (0) 21 300 0501 or email zipline@capecanopytour.co.za or visit them online at www.canopytour.co.za/locations/cape today. Follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE. Here is their location on Google Maps.


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