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TThe Ceres Zip Slide Tour offers Africa’s longest zip line, with eight slides that allow for a 1.4km aerial journey, with splendid Western Cape scenery thrown in as an added bonus. Open every day of the year, the tour offers an excellent adrenaline rush opportunity.
The Ceres Zip Slide Tour is based below the Koekedouw Dam amid the Schurweberg Mountains in Ceres, a scenic 90-minute drive from Cape Town. Ceres, famous for the fruit it produces, as well as its outdoor activities, is one of the most beautiful valleys you will ever visit.
While the drive to Ceres will wow you with the rugged landscape, the zip-line adventure provides high-speed air conditioning and a continual adrenaline rush that you can’t get from driving a car within legal limits.
The zip lines are all between 100m and 290m in length and allow adventurers to reach some decent speeds. The highest slide is 40m above ground and if you are scared of heights, this adventure is a great way to conquer your fears.
Up to 12 people can be accommodated per tour, accompanied by 2 professional guides, who will ensure that all necessary safety procedures are followed. A briefing ahead of the tour will cover all you need to know about how to brake at the end of your slide, as well as how the changeovers between slides work.
Those interested in flora can learn all about the indigenous species of plants in the region and, as you will discover, there are a lot of them.
This adventure is suitable for anyone over the age of 3. Children can either slide in tandem with parents or with 1 of the guides. The tour is not suitable for pregnant women, people with neck and spinal problems or people heavier than 120kg.
Tours go ahead regardless of whether it’s raining or not, so don’t let the forecast be a factor when booking your adventure. Waterproof clothing is provided at no extra cost when required.
Tours take between 1 hour to 90 minutes, depending on the group size, weather conditions and number of children per group.
TTravel tips & planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0)79 245 0354 or Tel: +27 (0)78 063 5134
How to get here
Ceres is situated some 130km from Cape Town. The best way to get here is to hire a car from Cape Town International Airport or Cape Town city centre and drive, enjoying the lovely scenery on the way.
Best time to visit
In winter, Ceres is renowned for its snowfalls, which attract many visitors from Cape Town. Snow remains a novelty in Africa.
Things to do
Golfers should definitely have a round at the scenic Ceres Golf Club.
Length of stay
It's a day outing from Cape Town.
What to pack
Comfortable clothes and shoes as well as sunblock.
Where to stay
The town has several B&Bs and farmstay accommodation options should you want to spend the night.
What to eat
You can eat at a local restaurant in Ceres, although don't expect haute cuisine.
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