What To Expect

The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour® experience begins with a thorough safety briefing that covers all the do’s and don’ts of the tour. After the briefing you will be kitted out with your sliding harness, safety helmet and sliding gloves. The guides check that harnesses are fitted properly and make final adjustments where necessary. To end the briefing you are given an opportunity to ask questions.

What To Expect

You are now ready to mount the 4x4 vehicle that will transport you up the mountain, over a distance of approximately 2 kilometres, to the drop off zone near the first platform. Look out for the resident Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Duiker and many other indigenous animal, bird, reptile and insect species along the way – it makes the trip so much more exciting and interesting. Disembark, follow your guides on a short walk to the first platform and “let the fun begin”!

The Magaliesberg range is home to a wide variety of plant, bird and animal life. With some luck you may spot a Duiker or a shy Klipspringer jumping from rock to rock. Look up and you are likely to spot our breading pair of Black Eagles circling above. Rock Rabbits (Dassies) are abundant and, depending on the time of day, they may be running around playfully or lazing in the sun on an exposed rock. Bring your cameras along as you will find yourself in natural surrounds that you have never or seldom before experienced.

FAQs

Tours are conducted 364 days (closed Christmas day) of the year and depart at 30 minute intervals between 06h30 - 16h30 in summer and 07h00 - 15h00 in winter.
Approximately 2½ hours.
R595 per person. Special rates for larger groups, school & student groups, pensioners, hotel residents etc. quoted on enquiry.
The safety briefing, all equipment, two trained nature guides, transport up and down the mountain, refreshment on tour, light meal at Hadedas Fast Food Restaurant and a certificate acknowledging your bravery!
Minimum 2 to maximum 8 participants per individual group, up to 160 per day for corporate and/or team building events.
Canopy Tours are ideal for adrenalin junkies, nature lovers, family getaways, special celebrations (ie: birthdays, anniversaries), group or student excursions and corporate team building events. Certain medical conditions will prohibit participation and it is not safe for pregnant women.
We say 5 to 75 but we’ve accommodated 4 and 85 year olds. The criteria applied is that the harness must fit and the person must be reasonably fit. The recommended maximum weight is 120kg. If you weigh more the same harness criteria would apply. It is not a very physically demanding activity but you are required to walk out of the forest on uneven ground over a relatively short distance.
Tours are conducted in most weather conditions and will only be rescheduled if the conditions are considered extreme and unsafe.
You should wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe footwear. Slip-slops are not suitable as they will simply fall off. Shorts or long pants are fine but mini-skirts are not. Running shoes, takkies, and veldskoene are perfect and strap-on sandals will do. Don't forget to bring your camera as there are many excellent photo opportunities along the way and if you submit a photo to our "Photo of the Month" competition on our website you could win a free Canopy Tour.
The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour® has been designed and built by a qualified civil engineer. Two guides escort each group and will monitor your progress at all times. Your safety is paramount and strict procedures are in place to ensure that you are constantly connected to either the cable or the platform. We use full body harnesses and all our client equipment carries recognised safety ratings within the outdoor adventure industry. All that's left for you to worry about is having a good time!