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Karkloof Canopy Tour

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Address: Karkloof Road, Howick, South Africa
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+27 33 330 3415
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A Canopy Tour® takes you on an unforgettable adventure as you slide from...

A Canopy Tour® takes you on an unforgettable adventure as you slide from one platform to the next along a series of steel cables set amongst magnificent natural surroundings. It is widely regarded as one of the best eco-adventure activities in the world and is something for people of all ages with the youngest being 3 and the oldest 90 so far to do the tour. The concept of Canopy Tour originated in the rain forests of Costa Rica, where scientists were studying animals and birds in the Canopy Layer of the Forest. Safely sliding from tree to tree to a series of platforms became a novel way to see the flora and fauna of an indigenous forest. A whole new level of appreciation was born when the concept became one of South Africa’s most popular eco adventure activities. Karkloof canopy tour is only 1:30 from Durban, near Howick in the Midlands, this is a must do activity especially for nature lovers or adventure seekers looking to do something truly unique. Professional guides assure the safety of each group and point out interesting facts along the way. It’s ideal for team building, kid’s parties, family get-togethers, corporate events or just a fun day out. Open every day, with tours every half an hour from 8am to 3pm. Come experience one of South Africa’s fastest growing eco-adventures with thousands of satisfied thrill-seekers having already caught the bug.

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Beautiful scenery and great circuit

This is the third Canopy Tour we do with this company and it's really worth it. We went as two moms with 3 kids between us ages 11 to 14. There are 10 Ziplines that go very close... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Laila S
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the third Canopy Tour we do with this company and it's really worth it. We went as two moms with 3 kids between us ages 11 to 14. There are 10 Ziplines that go very close to a beautiful waterfall, an impressive height for a beautiful view of Howick and the nature reserve we were in and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome experience - if you an adrenaline junkie then this is definitely a place you have to visit!! The guides are awesome and have a vast knowledge of flora and fauna.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hey guys. Good job on the awesome new zip line put up at piggly wiggly. It was awesome to see children and families having such fun. Thanks for making it so affordable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my two colleagues on a not so leasurely ( picture holiday makers entering and exiting durban ) drive up to the midlands for our Christmas "Party" adventure . What a GREAT choice . The staff are so super friendly , funny ( most important to me ) , and make you feel safe and comfortable ( especially as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

There's something magical about zooming through the tree tops with Tarzan like ease. Add in the fact that you're doing it in the second largest indigenous forest in Southern Africa, and the experience is all the better. As with any tip of canopy tour, there's a certain amount of waiting around as each of you takes their turn on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

As a Christmas present this year my mom booked for me to do the Karkloof Canopy tour. This was the greatest experience. The staff were friendly and the tour itself was fun, exhilarating, educational and well-priced. For a little under R600 you get to go on 10 different lines of varying lengths and heights. It's truly amazing and the views... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great ride with expert staff! The rain didnt stop the ride from going on. No previous experience required.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

What a lovely trilling experience! Such a beautiful part of the Midlands beautiful scenery tree's gorges waterfall birds! Kids aged 5 anad 8 loved it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This was a truly great experience. The staff are accommodating and incredibly helpful. The forest in summer was beautiful and the waterfall was amazing too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We were 7 friends that went zip-lining Our guides Ernest and Syanda were professional and made us feed so welcome. They showed us exactly what to do. all seven of us could not stop talking about our positive experience afterwards Thanks Team for an unforgettable experience

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