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I have driven past the entrance to the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve multiple times, as it sits conveniently close to Elgin, Franschhoek and Theewaters Dam, but sheepishly I have to admit that I had never been into the reserve itself. That was until I got invited to the opening of the Cape Canopy Tour.

zipline-cape-town

You may have heard of, or even had the change to experience, the “foofie-slide” experience amongst the trees at Tsitsikamma, the Drakensberg or Karkloof and now the same experience is available just an hour or so out of Cape Town.

cape-town-zipline

The canopy tour is constructed in such a way that it has no environmental impact on the environment and so allows you to appreciate a lesser known part of the Cape from an utterly unique vantage point. A 4×4 vehicle took us to the top of the mountains from where we began our descend on the eleven slides.

canopy-tour

The slides take you between seemingly floating platforms nestled on the fynbos covered rock-faces at the top of the breathtaking Riviersondered George in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve.

zip-lining-elgin

We arrived at the canopy tour the day after a serious rain storm in Cape Town, meaning that as we glided from platform to platform we discovered a myriad of little waterfalls that had popped up overnight. A bouncy suspension bridge also took us over a coffee-coloured waterfall about mid-way through the tour, after which we were treated to some hot chocolate and biscuits – a welcome reprieve from the chilly wind at the top of those mountains.

© Cape Canopy Tour
© Cape Canopy Tour

Its as close as one could come to flying and I couldn’t think of a more beautiful place from which to take off.

zip-line-cape-town

The Cape Canopy Tour is open to guests from just 5 years of age (small children will slide in tandem with a guide) and costs R595 per person, including a light lunch, while guests with a Wild Card receive a R40 discount.

© Cape Canopy Tour
© Cape Canopy Tour

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