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A New Adrenaline Adventure

March 20, 2015

Cape Canopy Tour logoUnder an hour’s drive from us here at Penny Lane Lodge in Somerset West is a fantastic new adventure activity for nature enthusiasts.

Located in the picturesque Elgin Valley near Grabouw and scaling the rugged Hottentots Holland mountains, Cape Canopy Tour and Cape Nature offer a fully guided zip tour to take you into a previously inaccessible and pristine part of this amazing World Heritage Site. The tour enables you to fly like a fish eagle, one of the many bird species found among the reserve’s craggy mountains, over waterfalls, through bright carpets of wildflowers and across beautiful serene pools.

Designed for nature enthusiasts from 5 to 75 the Cape Canopy Tour opened in 2014 and features 13 platforms, 11 slides (of which the longest is 320m long) and one suspension bridge, all tucked away in a picturesque corner of the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. The entire course takes about 4 hours to complete and ends off with a light lunch at the Sunbird café on the site.

zipline pic

Following a safety briefing and kitting up at the reception, guests are transported by 4×4 vehicle up into the mountain range. Two professional guides accompany each small group, ensuring strict safety standards and providing educational facts about the nature and geology of this area. Departure times are on the hour from 8am to 2pm, and each tour lasts approximately 4 hours. It is advisable to bring warm clothes and comfortable shoes. Rain gear will be provided in wet weather.

Cost: R595 per person; R40 discount with a Wild Card

Where: Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, on the R321, Elgin

T.  021 3000 501

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