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Karkloof Canopy Tour

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Address: Karkloof Road, Howick, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 33 330 3415

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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Fantastic views and Adrenalin pumping trip. well trained guides, safe for all ages. At the end take time and have a walk along the little stream.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Howick, South Africa
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Howick, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic views and Adrenalin pumping trip. well trained guides, safe for all ages. At the end take time and have a walk along the little stream.

Thank maizemiller2003
Howick, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am 63 and I did Karkloof Canopy Tour. If I can, anyone can. Staff are excellent, encouraging and safety conscious. The scenery is spectacular so all in all, this is something worthwhile doing.

Thank lynnef764
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to give Karkloof Canopy Tours a try and as a first timer I recommend it for everyone. The support staff are very professional and helpful. A great addition is that you get a photographer who takes pictures so no need to bring your camera. I will come back again definitely.

Thank kyleds2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent entertainment for family with teenagers. Some amazing views and all zip wires were great fun. Guides made you feel very safe and added to the entertainment and enjoyment.

Thank Baronsboy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with my boyfriend on a gorgeous day in October. The views are spectacular and you really do get an adrenaline rush travelling at speed in the treetops. A little bit pricey but you feel very safe and our guides ensured we had a good laugh at the same time. Small snack lunch after the tour is a nice way... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A really great, well organised and professional managed adventure activity. We were thoroughly impressed right from the online booking and payment system to the snack served after the activitie. And, of course, the adrenaline rush is awesome!

Thank Carla G
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The four of us (2 adults and 2 kids of 14 and 12) all loved this. The guides (led by Africa) were fantastic and we felt incredibly safe throughout. Although I normally feel scared of heights somehow I didn't here - maybe as I felt so well looked after. The zip wires were all a bit different and it was... More 

Thank Melissa_Abey
Howick, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

For those with a passion for getting your adrenaline flowing, this is a great way to do so. Having said that, the guides ensure that they never push you too far and try to keep you within your comfort zone. For those who freeze halfway, the guides are happy to 'slide' with you.These guides also take photos along the way... More 

Thank Nij28
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I took two teen boys(15yrs) and Grandparents (68yrs) We were welcomed by friendly staff. The slides were all very exciting but not too scary. We had great guides. We took one photo package between all 5 of us, this was the best value for money. The photographer had special places for you to stop, like perch in the middle of... More 

Thank NHaacke
Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We recently spent some time in the Midlands as a family. Whilst we have done several of these canopy tours/ zip-lining adventures before, Karkloof Canopy Tour was outstanding outstanding. Besides the experience of zip-lining through the tree canopy, the professionalism shown by the company is exemplary. We had Phelelani and Sam as our guides and they were incredible. Value for... More 

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