Duration: 2-2½ hours R250.00 per person - including hiking snack pack Mineral water Route 4 - Yellow route 8.09km Duration: 3 hours R300.00 per person - including hiking snack pack Mineral water Route 5 - Combined red yellow route: 11.2km Duration: 4-5hours R350.00 per person - including hiking snack pack Mineral water Light Lunch Route description: The Tsitsikamma indigenous forest takes you back to a time where the forest was home to hunter gatherers and their existence in the forests. Discover how the forest lives and breathe the sounds of birds like the Knysna Loerie and Green Wood hoopoes.
The hikes traverse through indigenous forests classified as wet, medium moist and dry High Forest.
Four routes have been laid out and been colour-coded with yellow (8.09km), red (7.78km) and green (5.09km) footprints giving a choice of walking distances. The routes start at the Stormsriver Adventure Centre in the Storms River Village.
On the yellow route you can have a picnic and swim in the Storms River at the Old Bridge picnic site.
The hikes are relatively easy and an average of 3kmh can indicate the time needed to complete the various routes.
TEAM BUILDING AND SCHOOL PROGRAMMES (MINIMUM OF 10 PAX) PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAMMES AND QUOTES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST ONLY BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL SUBJECT TO AVAILIBILITY Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour duration 2½ to 3 hours Woodcutters Journey duration 2½ to 3 hours Forest Guided Hikes duration 1 to 3 hours High ropes Low Ropes (Advanced bookings necessary) Ideal for Team building the obstacle course provides a number of diverse challenges!
Low ropes includes a number of obstacles at 1 meter above the ground. High ropes provides a series of challenges at 8 meters above the ground.
A total of 15 different obstacles are ideal for facilitated team building which can be tailor made to the groups requirements.
Professional facilitation is provided in accordance with the groups outcome objectives. For accommodation bookings, please contact Tsitsikamma Information Centre on 042-2803561 or Stormsriver Information Centre on 042-2811098.Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour is a unique eco-wilderness adventure that takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest.
The first of its kind in Africa, the canopy tour involves traversing from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended up to 30 meters above the forest floor. Most platforms are located in giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees. The scenery and bird life is spectacular and professional guides provide interesting facts about the forest ecology during the 2 to 3 hours. The concept of guiding people through the upper canopy of a rainforest originated in Costa Rica, where adventurous biologists devised new methods for accessing the forest canopy in order to conduct research on the undiscovered canopy ecosystem.
The idea soon developed into a breathtaking form of eco-tourism which allowed people to enter and experience a previously inaccessible natural environment. Construction of the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour has been done in accordance with strict civil engineering standards.
The system was designed and created by an adventurous civil engineer who constructed a similar canopy tour in Costa Rica.
Concept to completion took fourteen and a half months.
The tour begins with a detailed safety briefing followed by a 'kitting up' session where full body harness, pulleys and climbing equipment is issued and checked.
A short drive into the Tsitsikamma forest and it is time to monkey around!
From the start on the launch platform a new world unfolds as one gently glides on a steel cable to the first tree platform.
All groups are escorted through the forest canopy by a lead guide and a follow guide to ensure your safety as you slide from tree to tree. The platforms, built high up in the giant Outeniqua Yellowwoods, provide an unbelievable view of this enchanting new world - any fear of heights is soon lost as you gather in your new surroundings.