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Cape Canopy Tour


Cape Canopy Tours is situated in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve a mere one hour’s drive from Cape Town. This is a World Heritage Site and conservation area encompassing an area of over 70 000 hectres from Elgin to Villers Dorp. The conservation of over 1300 species of fynbos, some of which are rare and endemic to the area creates a perfect habitat for rich wildlife which includes, antelope, baboons, caracal , leopards and a diverse bird life.

The Rocky Mountains, covered by bright wildflowers and natural pools makes it ideal for trail runs and hikes, kloofing and the Cape Canopy Zipline Adventure.

The entrance to the Reserve is at Nuweberg, which is in the Viljoen’s Pass between Grabouw and Villiersdorp. This is a mix of private and state property around the reserve and co-managed by the Theewaterskloof Conservancy which includes Cape Nature and private landowners. Its mountainous terrain ranges between altitudes of 500 and 1590m.

Lonely Planet a few years back listed Cape Canopy Tours as runner up on the world’s hottest new tourism attractions and at the time being the only attraction in Africa to make the list. They positioned it as “vertigo tinged” fun and “an exciting aerial perspective” We couldn’t agree more!

What to expect:

You will be kitted up at reception after a safety briefing and thereafter transported by 4x4 into the mountains to get the fun started.

You will be accompanied by a minimum of 2 qualified, professional guides who will ensure all safety standards are always adhered to whilst sharing their knowledge and love of the area, its nature and geology in a fun and unobtrusive way.

There are 13 platforms with slides up to 320m long, you will fly over waterfalls, through picturesque valleys and more! Once done, you will be transported back to base camp.

Need to know:

  • Weight limit for safety reason is 120kgs unless you are in good shape then the harness should comfortably fit.
  • When pregnant, you are unable to participate in this experience.
  • You need to be reasonably fit to participate as there is a 1km hike up and out of the mountain after.
  • No alcohol on or before the tour for safety reason.

What to bring:

  • Please bring warm clothes, the weather can be unpredictable in the mountains.
  • Comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • Sunblock, hat etc.
  • Camera (at your own risk)

What’s included

  • Cape Nature Conservation fees
  • Return 4x4 ride through the reserve.
  • All gear and safety equipment


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