Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour

Experience a World of Diversity in One Forest – Situated in the Garden of the Garden Route and heart of Tsitsikamma, Stormsriver Adventures offers visitors Africa’s First – Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour. With adventure on the doorstep of your accommodation, Tsitsikamma caters for travelers from around the globe. Cuddle up in a hand knitted blanket by one of the locals while enjoying spectacular views of the Indian ocean coastline being surrounded by fauna and flora all around your bungalow.

At Stormsriver Adventures we turn Tourism activities into Tourism experiences! Enjoy being suspended 30m above the forest floor on the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour, cable sliding from ten platforms, tree to tree while discovering the spectacular and unique wilderness of the Tsitsikamma Indigenous forest. Surrounded by birdlife and giant trees like the Outeniqua Yellowwood, known to us as Uncle Sam who is over 600 years old! One can easily feel like a dwarf standing against it.

The tour begins with a detailed safety briefing followed by a ‘kitting up’ session where full body harness, pulleys and climbing equipment is issued and checked. A short drive into the Tsitsikamma forest and it is time to monkey around!

From the start on the launch platform a new world unfolds as one gently glides on a steel cable to the first tree platform. All groups are escorted through the forest canopy by a lead guide and a follow guide to ensure your safety as you slide from tree to tree. The platforms, built high up in the giant Outeniqua Yellowwoods, provide an unbelievable view of this enchanting new world – any fear of heights is soon lost as you gather in your new surroundings.

Spend a couple of minutes relaxing while your guides enthusiastically explain the ecology of the forest – pointing out different trees and the magnificent giant ferns way below. The bird life is incredible. Knysna Loeries, sightings of the elusive Narina Trogon and the Vervet monkey are not uncommon.

The Tsistikamma Canopy Tour© consists of 10 platforms and 10 ‘fufi’ slides, the longest of which is 100m! About three hours later you exit the forest, having undertaken the journey of a lifetime. You have contributed to the creation of new jobs and are helping the forest regeneration project.

Our green family fun activities which include Guided Hikes, Woodcutters Journey and Team building we are the best one stop shop for visitors to the region. Your experience with us will not only leave you with memories for a lifetime but the world’s best eco adventure responsible tourism practices.


Highlights

  • A first of its kind Zipline Canopy Tour Experience in Africa
  • Birdlife in abundance (Knysna Loerie (Turaco) and Narina Trogan)
  • Knysna dwarf chameleon that lives in the bushes and trees of the Tsitsikamma Forest
  • All big trees in the Tsitsikamma Forest are Outeniqua Yellowwoods. This species is the tallest indigenous forest tree and may reach a height of 40m
  • Spectacular and unique wilderness – being able to view the emergent layer from the Canopy Tour platforms.