• Drakensberg Canopy Tour

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should go on a Canopy Tour?
Canopy Tours are ideal for nature lovers, family getaways, group or student excursions and corporate team building events.

How many people in a group?
The guides control a maximum of 8 people at a time. Larger groups are split to accommodate this. Bookings for more than 8 people will simply be split into smaller groups that follow one behind the other. Super group bookings of up to 150 people per day for corporate and team-building events are available on request and to accommodate these groups the tour is run slightly differently.

How much does it cost?
The Drakensberg Canopy Tour® experience lasts approximately three hours and the cost can be found on the bookings page. This includes all equipment, guides, transport, refreshments and a light meal. Bookings are essential.

When is it open?
Tours depart every 30 minutes daily from 8:00 to 14:00 and are conducted in most weather conditions. Book in advance to secure your place.

How long does it take?
The Drakensberg Canopy Tour® experience lasts approximately three hours.

What do we need to wear or bring?
You should wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe footwear. Slip-slops are not suitable as they will simply fall off. Shorts or long pants are fine but mini-skirts are not. Running shoes, takkies, and veldskoene are perfect and strap-on sandals will do. An application of sun block and insect repellant before you go is a good idea. Don't forget to bring your camera as there are many excellent photo opportunities along the way.

How safe is it?
Drakensberg Canopy Tour® has been designed and built by a qualified civil engineer. Two guides escort each group and will monitor your progress at all times. Your safety is paramount and strict procedures are in place to ensure that you are constantly connected to either the cable or the platform. We use full body harnesses. All equipment is alpine quality which carries the highest safety certification ratings. All that’s left for you to worry about is having a good time!

How old or fit do I need to be?
Our brochures say that anyone over 3 is welcome on the Canopy Tour®. However the current youngest and oldest client records stand with a 16 month old and an 88 year old! The Canopy Tour® is not very physically demanding and as long as you are able to walk out of the forest over uneven ground we will probably be able to provide you with the Canopy Tour® experience. Those who do not have the ability to regulate their speed on the slides will be able to go in tandem along each cable with one of our trained guides. If you have a medical condition or disability please enquire with our office staff before booking a tour.

What if I’m afraid of heights?
It is quite normal to be afraid of heights. Many of our clients arrive at the Canopy Tour® a little nervous and are often quite anxious on the first slide. The experience may even be a bit scary. But for most of you by the end of the tour these fears will have disappeared and been replaced with an immensely rewarding sense of achievement. You can even take home your own Canopy Tour® completion certificate if you need to prove it to your friends!

What if I weigh 160kgs?
Our recommended weight limit is in fact 120kg and your nervous Canopy Tour® guide will probably suggest you take a short stroll around the forest instead.

For advanced bookings and to find out more, please contact 083 661 5691 or email info@drakensbergcanopytour.co.za.

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Testimonials

"I just wanted to say on behalf of myself and the company, a big thank you for an afternoon that not many will forget!"
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