Did you know?
A South African term used to describe a zip line is a 'foefie slide'.
The Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour, based on the Green Frog Farm, is situated near the towns of Tzaneen and Haenertsberg. This zip line adventure will provide surges of adrenalin, as adventurers fly over the beautiful, green gorge below.
The powerful sounds of the three waterfalls along the route, which are all around 20m tall, add to the authenticity of this jungle experience, while the still waters below provide serenity during breaks along the way.
On arrival, adventurers are given a thorough safety briefing, before being fitted with harnesses and safety helmets. Those taking part slide rapidly along various zip lines, stopping at wooden platforms to change to the next slide.
The tour lasts about three hours in total. Refreshments are served during the adventure, while a meal is offered afterward. Groups of up to 10 people can be accommodated per session.
The tour is suitable for anyone between the age of seven and 70. No previous experience is required, as instructors will provide advice along the way. For safety reasons, the Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour has a maximum weight limit of 120kg.
In addition to the waterfalls and the river, the natural scenery along the route includes various species of trees, as well as an assortment of wildflowers.
Some of the fauna to keep an eye out for when passing over the Letaba River gorge include birds such as the giant kingfisher, a big, bold, noisy fish hunter.
The Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour has been operating since December 2008 and has provided fun and excitement for hundreds of adventurers. Other canopy tours to consider in South Africa include the Karkloof Canopy Tour in KwaZulu-Natal, the Tstitsikama Canopy Tour in the Eastern Cape, and the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour in the North West province.
So start swinging...
Travel tips & Planning info
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How to get here
Take the R71 towards Tzaneen and then the R528 towards Polokwane. After approximately 25km you will see signs to the Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour.
Around the area
The famous Kruger National Park is a two-hour drive from Magoebaskloof.
What will it cost
The tour costs approximately R495 per person, including a light lunch.
Length of stay
A Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour lasts approximately three hours.
Where to stay
The Magoebaskloof Hotel provides pleasant, affordable accommodation.