Karkloof Canopy Tour
Karkloof Canopy Tour
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A Canopy Tour® takes you on an unforgettable adventure as you slide from one platform to the next along a series of steel cables set amongst magnificent natural surroundings. It is widely regarded as one of the best eco-adventure activities in the world and is something for people of all ages with the youngest being 3 and the oldest 90 so far to do the tour. The concept of Canopy Tour originated in the rain forests of Costa Rica, where scientists were studying animals and birds in the Canopy Layer of the Forest. Safely sliding from tree to tree to a series of platforms became a novel way to see the flora and fauna of an indigenous forest. A whole new level of appreciation was born when the concept became one of South Africa’s most popular eco adventure activities. Karkloof canopy tour is only 1:30 from Durban, near Howick in the Midlands, this is a must do activity especially for nature lovers or adventure seekers looking to do something truly unique. Professional guides assure the safety of each group and point out interesting facts along the way. It’s ideal for team building, kid’s parties, family get-togethers, corporate events or just a fun day out. Open every day, with tours every half an hour from 8am to 3pm. Come experience one of South Africa’s fastest growing eco-adventures with thousands of satisfied thrill-seekers having already caught the bug.
Howick, South Africa

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Mark C
Richards Bay, South Africa20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Exhilarating experience for all 3 of us: myself, my wife Eva and my youngest daughter Ruth.

Yes it was harrowing for us first-timers, but an immense amount of fun.

The guides were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.
Thank you Musa and Sibi.

Thank you also to Rose-Lynn Paine for the warm welcome.
Written 16 March 2024
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Wga23
Durban, South Africa158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
A bucket list item that I gladly ticked despite the sore arms and core the next day. A well organised and fun adventure. Thumbs up to guides Robert and Innocent who put us at ease and made it seem easy to zip line from one platform to another. Amazing views and an exhilarating experience. Suggestion, strengthen your upper arms and core before this adventure otherwise you will feel a bit sore the next day. Thank you Kaarkloof Canopy Tours.
Written 16 July 2023
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Tracy N
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
What a well organised fun experience! Innocent and Maxwell were just fantastic guides and never did we feel unsafe even in our group of 10 where 8 were probably scared as hell to begin with! We had a superb 70th birthday celebrated! I even got to check out the view and heard some incredible bird calls. We will be back as a group to do the hikes. Thank you KK. It was a great great experience for everyone.
Written 17 June 2023
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thinto480140
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Business
As a person who was petrified of heights before my first time doing the zip lining at Karlkloof, after my first section, I was made to relax by the exellent guides. They really are world class and after a while I overcame my fear and started to really enjoy the expieriance. Overall, it was an expierinace I will always remember.
Written 29 November 2022
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Nazarene_M
Durban, South Africa207 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
1 of the reasons we came to the Midlands for the weekend was to strike this off our bucket list. I personally would not do it again, but my husband enjoyed it very much. We both were in a lot of pain the next day, especially our hands. It is something I would suggest to people, but maybe don't do 1 that has so many as a first try :)
Written 23 September 2022
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LizP
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We did this as a group of four and honestly we had the best time ever. It was a blast from start to finish, unbelievable views and sights to be seen. Our guides were just hilarious and made the experience fun filled with laughter and just that much better. They pranked and encouraged us from start to finish. We wished we could’ve gone a second time! Will remember it with great fondness for years to come :-)
Just a tip -
Remember to go to the loo before you put on all your gear at the start!!
Written 16 August 2022
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jen
Paulshof, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
A wonderful experience from beginning to end. Service was great. Guides were friendly and helpful. A memorable experience for all of us.
Written 8 August 2022
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Debbé G
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
The views, safety and brilliant staff made our group's canopy tour a highlight. Some of us had never done this before and we felt perfectly safe and exhilarated. Will definitely do this again.
Written 29 April 2022
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aprilptz
Belchertown, MA57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Covid protocols not followed by the tour guide. Even though there were signs on the training area requiring masks, and it seemed safe when we took the decision to go on the tour... our guide neither wore his helmet on the zip lines (he carried it on his gear), but also refused to wear a mask (it was around his neck). Even though when looping guests onto the zip line his face was about 6 inches away. I realize this was the outdoors but it seemed like a reckless interpretation of what appeared to be company’s rules. He also did not Wear the mask on the return to the base camp room where we returned our gear. I wonder what other corners the staff take when it comes to client safety, if a staff member is so blatant in their disregard of the rules.

Otherwise the tour was nice and we enjoyed ourselves, and the second tour guide followed the “rules” wearing his mask and helmet — so a 50% success rate...
Written 21 March 2021
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Hi there. Thanks for your honest review. We pride ourselves in maintaining a very high standard of safety for our staff as well as our guests, so it troubles us to read that our guide didn't follow our strict safety regulations. This matter will most definitely receive our immediate attention! Covid-19 is serious and we have serious safety regulations in place, which must be adhered to at all times, by both staff and guests. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We guarantee action! We do hope that you'll visit us again or visit our sister company at Drakensberg Canopy Tour. Stay safe.
Written 6 June 2021
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NinnakuO
Midrand, South Africa7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
Had a fantastic experience! The guides and staff are amazing and very friendly. The views are magnificent and a real adrenaline thrill. Very hot at the start and top of the tour, so wear light and active clothes. Definitely worth it!
Written 12 March 2021
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Hello! Thanks for your review. We're really pleased to hear you had such an awesome experience with us! The Karkloof Forest offers so much to the adventure seeker, whether ziplining or hiking. We do hope to see you again, alternatively visit our sister company Drakensberg Canopy Tour.
Written 6 June 2021
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