|Magaliesberg Canopy Tour
Entertainment in Ysterhout Kloof
The MAGALIESBERG CANOPY TOUR is a unique eco-adventure that takes clients on a 2,5 hour tour down the spectacular Ysterhout Kloof, set in the ancient Magaliesberg Mountains. Eleven platforms have been built against the cliffs and rock faces of the kloof and are joined by long steel cables that clients slide along to reach the next platform. Much like a "foefie" slide, the canopy tour essentially involves zigzagging down the kloof while stopping at each platform to admire the expansive views and surrounding ecology. Two trained canopy guides assure the safety of each participant while describing interesting facts about the indigenous plants, bird life, ecology and geology of the area.
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WHERE IS THE MAGALIESBERG CANOPY TOUR?
The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is situated in the Ysterhout Kloof, within the spectacular Magaliesberg Mountain range, a mere 1,5 hours drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The tour departs from offices situated at the Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa.
WHERE DID THE IDEA ORIGINATE?
Canopy tours originated in the lush rainforests of Costa Rica, where adventurous biologists erected a system of cables through the canopy layer of the forest in order to observe the fauna and flora in that previously inaccessible region. The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is the third of its kind in South Africa, alongside the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour just outside Plettenberg Bay and the Karkloof Canopy Tour outside Howick in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands.
WHAT IS THE MAGALIESBERG CANOPY TOUR?
It is a unique and unforgettable 2 ½ hour experience through the Ysterhout Kloof. Slide above the kloof from eleven platforms built high against the cliffs and rock faces of the kloof and joined by ten slides up to 140m long and in some places up to 30m above the stream below.
IS IT SAFE?
The system has been designed and constructed by a civil engineer. During the tour two trained guides assure the safety of each group while describing interesting facts about the history of the range, surrounding ecology, bird and animal life.
WHO CAN GO ON THE CANOPY TOUR?
If you’re aged between seven and seventy and looking for something different, this is just the experience you’ve been looking for. Its fun, its safe and will be the talking point at your breakfast table for weeks afterwards.
The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is ideal for the individual thrill seeker, family getaways, group or student excursions and Corporate Team Builds.
WHAT DOES THIS INCLUDE IN COSTS?
Included in the price is all equipment, transport to and from the site, the canopy tour experience, refreshments while on the tour, lunch at the Hadedad Restaurant and Bar, freshen up facilities, swimming pool and great hospitality.
PO Box 208
Tel: +27(0)14 535-0150
Fax: +27(0)14 535-0150