About Us

The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour® is located at the Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa - 1½ hours drive from Johannesburg and 1 hour from Pretoria. Situated in the heart of the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains, the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour® is a unique eco-adventure that takes you on a journey through the ecology and geology of the second oldest mountain range in the world - estimated to be 2,400 million years old. 11 platforms have been constructed high against the rock faces of the spectacular Ysterhout Kloof (a nature wonderland carved out of the mountainside over millions of years), joined by 10 cabled slides up to 140 metres long and in places 30 metres above the canopy floor.

The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour® is ideal for the individual thrill seeker, family getaways, group or student excursions and corporate team building events. Two trained guides accompany each tour ensuring your safety while, at the same time, keeping you entertained with interesting facts about the history of the range and its protected Fauna and Flora.

About Magaliesberg Canopy Tour

History of the Canopy Tour

The Canopy Tour concept originated in the lush rainforests of Costa Rica where adventurous biologists devised a system of cables and platforms in order to study the diversity of wildlife that habituates the upper canopy level of this previously inaccessible eco-system. It wasn't long before this developed into a breath-taking eco-tourism activity that not only allowed people to enter and experience the upper realm of a rainforest, but raised awareness of the plight and beauty of the world's endangered indigenous forests.

The first Canopy Tour in South Africa was built in the Tsitsikamma Forest at Storms River over 10 years ago. This popular eco-tourism activity has now expanded to include 7 diverse locations across the country including the Cape, Tsitsikamma, Karkloof, Drakensberg, Magoebaskloof and even Malalotja in Swaziland.

At 2,400 million years of age, the Magaliesberg mountains are the second oldest in the world. There is simply no eco friendlier way to explore the magnificence of this ancient wonderland than the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour®.

What you need to know

What does it cost?

  • R595 per person
  • Group discounts - T&C’s apply

What’s included?

  • Safety briefing
  • 4x4 return trip
  • All equipment
  • Fully guided 2½ hour tour (10 slides, 11 platforms)
  • Light meal & refreshments

Operating hours

  • Open 7 days a week & public holidays (except Christmas)
  • 06h30 - 16h30 in Summer
  • 07h00 - 15h00 in Winter
  • Tours depart every 30 minutes

How many people per group?

  • Minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 8 per individual group booking
  • Up to 160 per day for corporate and/or team building events

How to book?

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