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TThe Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour takes explorers on an unforgettable journey above the Letaba River gorge in Limpopo province. The zip line site is within 2 hours’ drive of the Kruger National Park and is a must for any adventurer passing through the area.
The Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour is located on Green Frog Farm, situated near the towns of Tzaneen and Haenertsberg. This zip line adventure will provide a surge of adrenaline as you fly over the beautiful green gorge below.
The powerful roar of three 20m waterfalls along the route adds to the thrill 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. You’ll then slide rapidly through the canopy along various zip lines, stopping at wooden platforms to change to the next slide.
TThe 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 ages of 7 and 70. No previous experience is required, as instructors will provide advice along the way. For safety reasons, however, the Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour has a maximum weight limit of 120kg.
In addition to the waterfalls and the river, the scenery along the route includes various species of trees and a kaleidoscopic assortment of wild flowers.
A bird to keep an eye out for while sailing over the Letaba River Gorge is the giant kingfisher: a big, bold, noisy fish hunter.
TThe Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour has been operating since December 2008, but the fun and excitement of canopy tours is offered at several adventure venues. Other tours in South Africa you might consider include the Karkloof Canopy Tour in KwaZulu-Natal, the Tstitsikama Canopy Tour in Eastern Cape, and the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour in North West province.
TTravel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour
Mobile: +27 (0)83 866 1546
The Magoebaskloof Hotel
Tel: +27 (0)15 276 5400
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.
Best time to visit
You can explore the Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour all year round, but the zip-line experience is most pleasant during the drier, cooler months in the Lowveld, from April to September. September and October are also the best time to see the roads dotted with the angelic white spring blossoms of the indigenous wild pear.
You’ll want your own car to explore all the attractions in this part of the world, where the escarpment meets the Lowveld.
Around the area
The famous Kruger National Park is a 2-hour drive from Magoebaskloof, and Tzaneen Dam Nature Reserve, 25km away, offers water sports, prime carp and bass fishing, plus more than 350 grassland and wetland bird species for twitchers to enjoy.
What will it cost?
As of April 2019, the tour cost R660 per person, including a light lunch.
Length of stay
A Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour lasts approximately three hours.
What to pack
Comfortable clothing, a hat and sunscreen.
Where to stay
The Magoebaskloof Hotel provides pleasant, affordable accommodation.
Tzaneen is the centre of a thriving fruit industry, so look out for roadside vendors and farm stalls selling delicious tropical and subtropical fruit.