There is something deeply special about indigenous forests. The lush luminosity of life played out in near-perpetual shade, the warm dank scent of sweaty growth and languorous decay. Open on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, the second largest indigenous forest in South Africa situated at Karkloof 18 kms inland from Howick comes alive with people of all ages and sizes experiencing a true Tarzan and Jane Adventure, on slides of up to 200m long which take them amongst the birds, monkeys, trees and plants of this magnificent forest.
The system has been designed and constructed by a civil engineer. During the tour two or more trained guides ensure the safety of each group while describing interesting facts about the ecology and life in the forest.
The experience starts with a briefing session at the Karkloof Canopy Tour base camp. You will also be kitted out with your harness, safety helmet and sliding glove where opportunity would be given to ask your guides questions. Should you wish, the option to go tandem with one of your qualified guides is an option open to all, he then becomes your ABS brakes and all you do is enjoy the ride. After briefing you will be taken up the mountain in a 4×4 with a short 60m walk to the first platform.
Can I do this?
Of course the answer is a resounding YES! This is for everyone with a sense of adventure and a love of beauty should come and experience our Tarzan & Jane Adventure. Ideal for team building, childrens parties, anniversaries and wooing of friend and foe!
AGE GROUP: 6 – 86+years
OPEN: Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, 08:00 – 15:00
CLOSED: Christmas Day, New Years Day
*Bookings are essential
DIRECTIONS: Take the Tweedie/Howick North offramp. Head towards Howick. At the fourth traffic light turn left onto the Rietvlei/Karkloof Road. After 18kms turn left onto a dirt road for a further 2kms. Just follow the signs"