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“what an experience !!!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karkloof Canopy Tours

Karkloof Canopy Tours
Karkloof Road, Howick, South Africa
+27 33 330 3415
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Owner description: 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.
Howick, South Africa
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“what an experience !!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Anyone in the great Durban area should take time and visit Karkloof Canopy tours.

The forest is amazing.

The guides highly professional.

Great views from the top.

A great experience for all, if you are scared, take a guide who will take the ride with you.

Visited January 2012
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“Fantastic experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

What a beautiful area! We particularly loved the slides at the waterfall. The professional and insightful guides made this a trip for us to remember.

Thanks so much, we'll highly recommend this adventure to everyone!

Visited June 2012
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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“Whizzing Good Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

A professional operation that combines speed, thrills and excitement with nature. You'll have a blast!

Visited June 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Wooooo hoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Even for the anxious members of our party, this was a fantastic experience! There were 6 of us who went on the tour (4 of the party are in their 60's.) My aunt who is afraid of heights and shook like a leaf all the way down thoroughly enjoyed the adventure and would do it again!! The 3 guides on the tour had a wonderful sense of humour and really good knowledge of the environment. They really calmed the nerves! Safety was certainly top of the priorities - you are 'attached' to the platform or the slide at all times, so there is no chance of falling off.
The guides take photo's all the way which you have an option to purchase afterwards (how could we not!) There is also an option to go tandem with the guides if required. After the last slide there's a walk of a couple hundred metres through the beautiful forest and over a stream. - some members of our party disputed the 'couple hundred metres' :) Highly recommend this experience for everyone!

Visited April 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Not terrifying but also not for the timid. Good rush!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Magnificent forest. Great fun. Sipho and the team were excellent. I felt safe throughout, even though I was suspended high above the trees travelling alone and at high speed along a wire! Not for the faint-hearted but also not extreme. Just a great rush and lots of fun.

Visited March 2012
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