In a world that has become increasingly technologically focused, with children spending more and more time on connected devices and parents increasingly concerned about screen time – it’s refreshing to find activities that will inspire you to get back into the great outdoors and spend time with nature along with friends and family.
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The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is located in the Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve – just one hour away from Pretoria. It takes you on a journey through the ecology and geology of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world – which is estimated to be over 2,500 million years old.
The tours are kept small and personal and are limited to group sizes of a maximum of 9 people, with at least 2 guides accompanying each group. Apart from ensuring the safety of each participant, the guides will also describe interesting facts about the indigenous plants, bird life, ecology and geology of the area.
Eleven platforms are built against the cliff and rock faces of the spectacular Ysterhout Kloof, a beautiful gorge carved out of the mountainside, and are joined by steel cables that you slide along to reach the next platform. The canopy tour essentially involves zigzagging down the kloof while stopping at each platform to admire the expansive views and surrounding ecology.
If you, like many of us, are closet environmentalists then you’ll be pleased to know that environmental impact studies were undertaken prior to construction to ensure that the canopy tours do not harm the surrounding forest ecology in any way. In fact, one of the objectives of the Canopy Tours is to encourage education and conservation initiatives amongst the youth to ensure future preservation of our beautiful country.
Magaliesberg Canopy Tours are also a great idea for team building, bachelor parties and birthday parties and can they are happy to customise packages to suit your needs.
Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours
Price per Person: R650 (This Rate includes all equipment, guides, transport, refreshments and a light lunch afterwards).
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