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“Karkloof Canopy Tour”: Zip line adventure in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands


Get a birds-eye view of the Karkloof Forest Reserve on this one-day ziplining adventure, where you'll be accompanied by a knowledgable guide.

Private and Group

1/2 Day

All year

Open to everyone

All Levels


  • Get a great adrenaline fix as you zip line through the forest
  • Learn more about the region's native bird and plant life
  • Take in views of the Karkloof Valley, a 20 m waterfall and a beautiful stream


There’s no better adventure activity than zipping between elevated platforms high up in a beautiful forest. So, come along with us on a trip to remember in the Karkloof Forest Reserve.

Located in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, this forest is full of beautiful plant life that is native to the region. The Karkloof Canopy Tour, where we’ll be, is made up of 12 platforms and 10 zip-line slides. The longest slide is an epic 200 meters!

Your trip will last around two hours and it’ll start with getting you fitted with all the equipment you need. We’ll also do a thorough safety briefing. We make this a priority.

From there we’ll head to the canopy. Our guides are super knowledgable, so you’ll be able to learn a lot about the ecology of the area. One of the awesome things about this forest is the birdlife. Your guide will point out all the different kinds of birds to you as you go along.

When we’re done on the zip line, we’ll head back to our base and enjoy lunch together.

This trip gives you the perfect dose of adrenaline. Plus, it’s suitable for people aged 6 to 90, making it the perfect family activity. Book now and we’ll be waiting for you in the forest!

If you’re looking for a zipline experience closer to Cape Town, be sure to check out our 1-day adventure in the Hottentots Holland Mountains.  

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lunch


More info

What to bring:
- Warm clothing
- Comfortable shoes

Meeting point

Karkloof Canopy Tour

About the guide

Based in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, the Karkloof Canopy Tour has been built in a spectacular valley of the mistbelt podacarpus Karkloof Forest Reserve. The platforms are built high up in the forest canopy and all offer different views of the surrounding forest, a magnificent 20m waterfall, clear sparkling forest stream and across the expansive Karkloof valley far below.



What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas Warren


Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



Aug 23, 2022

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin Finnegan


Aug 17, 2022

Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!

Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard

Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster


March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.

Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion



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