Drakensberg Canopy Tour


Drakensberg Mountains

Drakensberg Canopy Tour

The Drakensberg Canopy Tour takes place in the high montane forest of the central Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu Natal close to the Monks Cowl Nature Reserve. Experience the natural beauty of this area as you slide through the forest canopy and enjoy a bird-eye view.

This is a great eco-adventure tour mixing the adrenalin rush of ziplining with the natural beauty of the montane forest. The forest is home to over 150 species including the elusive Bush blackcap. Your trained guides will tell you all about the area and the forest as well as ensure your safety.

This activity is great for couples and families, ideally with older children (though they allow children from 7 years and may make exceptions for younger kids). It is very safe – having been built to the highest civil engineering standards – but not for the faint-hearted. If you are not sure whether you can do it on your own, you could opt to do a tandem ride with the guide who controls your speed.

Drakensberg canopy tour


The tour takes approx 3 hours. Each tour begins with a comprehensive safety briefing and ends with a light lunch or snack. No special equipment is needed except comfortable closed-toe shoes such as trainers. Flip flops will just fall off…

Depending on where you are staying in the Drakensberg Mountains, it may take you a while to get to the Drakensberg canopy tour because of the way the roads connect in the high mountains. If you are in another valley, you will have to drive down the valley to Winterton and then up this valley to the canopy tour location. Keep that in mind when planning this excursion.