Forest, fun, adventure, interactive conservation education and cable sliding is some of the words one can use to describe our eco-adventure forest Tours
Operating for over two decades Stormsriver Adventures offers visitors the opportunity to help protect and sustain afro mountain indigenous forest.
Stormsriver Adventures Pty Ltd. is an International Award-Winning Company that offer products of exceptional standards and whose product safety standards are align the safety requirement standards of Lloyds of London. In 2003, Stormsriver Adventures was one of the 1st Fair Trade Tourism accredited activity companies and 16 years later we still share the value and ethos of responsible tourism.
Stormsriver Adventures offer a First of its Kind in Africa experience with the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour. Based on the Canopy Tour concept that originated in the lush forest of Costa Rica, Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour is the Originator of Canopy Tours in Africa!!!
Although often associated with the word “zipline”; Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour does not offer “just another zipline” experience. A Canopy Tour is an established route through a wooded and often mountainous landscape making primary use of ziplines and aerial bridges between platforms built in trees. Tsitsikamma is home to Outeniqua Yellowwood trees that are over 600 years old and we are fortunate enough to share this with visitors from all over the world.
The similarity between a Zipline and a Canopy Tour is the fact that both use cables and similar safety equipment, and while you can Zipline anywhere else in the world. You can only Canopy Tour in Tsitsikamma – having experience indigenous forest, birdlife and environmental education once done. Compare to the average zipline, Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour system is in a pristine wilderness area with unsurpassed beauty.
Visitors are accompanied by two qualified guides from our local Villages to not only make sure you’re safe but to give you the best Africa experience making sure that when you leave you know kumnandi eTsitsikamma – Local is Lekker. Tour duration are depended on group size and can take 1½ to 2hours during which your guide will explain the ecology of the forest and not only mention but show you the sustainable tourism and environmental practices.
While some Ziplines offer single runs on one cable and is not continuous, Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour is the only continuous tree-based Tree Top Canopy Tour taking clients to 10 platforms, strategically design to blend in with its natural environment. Suspended 30m above the forest floor you are attached to a main cable and back up cable; our three-point attachment system ensures visitors are safe and gives you peace of mind to go “monkeying” around. While Ziplines are focused on height, pure adrenalin, length and speed; at Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour groups are kept small ensuring personal experiences. Intervals between the groups allow for visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the indigenous forest, time to explore and get value for money in nature. Our added value service includes environmental education, a complimentary light meal, certificate and bottled water.
In our effort to continue practicing responsible tourism and respect for cultures, Stormsriver Adventures is the first eco adventure company to offer an Outdoor Prayer Room for its Muslim clientele. Other facilities include an onsite restaurant that caters for everyone; whether vegan, vegetarian or halaal. The complimentary meal and drink offered at the end of each tour, makes the Stormsriver Adventures a must stop on the Garden Route, one stop shop for a lunch stop on the way to Cape Town or Port Elizabeth.
Other activities offered by Stormsriver Adventures include a tractor ride through the Plaatbos Nature Reserve of the Garden Route National Park called the Woodcutter Journey. Our guided hikes and team building activities make sure we have green family fun activities suitable for all ages and fitness levels.