Ziplining in Elgin

Please note/be advised:

  • Time slots for Zipline:
    9 am, 9:30 am, 10 am, 10:30 am, 11 am, 11:30 am 12 pm, 12:30 pm, 1 pm, 1:30 pm.
    On your booking form when you book online there will be an option where you can select your preferred time slot.
  • Time slot selected might not be guaranteed / available. Should it happen that the time slot you have selected is not available we will let you know immediately and advise alternative time(s) available.
  • Meeting time is 30 min prior to your booked time.
    Eg. If you are booked for 10 am , you need to be there by 9:30 am.

The Ziplining/Canopy tour is situated in a World Heritage Site within CapeNature’s Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, located in the scenic Elgin Valley. It is a system of cables and platforms that allows guests to explore this previously inaccessible ecosystem, with breath-taking views. This eco-tourism activity not only allows people to enter and experience the Cape-fold mountains at their best, but is also a platform to raise awareness of the beauty of the plant and wildlife species surrounding them.

Essential info


Approx 4½ - 5 hours

Start & End point

Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve


R 1 200.00 per person



The tour consists of eleven thrilling slides, some over 300m long, each ending on a platform constructed on the cliffs and fynbos covered mountain slopes above the Riviersonderend Gorge. A unique suspension bridge between a narrow sandstone ravine high above a spectacular double waterfall is guaranteed to be one of the unforgettable highlights of the tour. The tour is a fully guided nature experience with a strong emphasis on client comfort and safety. Two trained guides will accompany each group on the 4-5 hour tour. They will provide information about the endemic fynbos and geology of this unique World Heritage Site. Included in the tour is a 4x4 journey through the nature reserve, refreshments on one of the cliff-side platforms as well as a light lunch afterwards. The Canopy Tour is suitable for almost all ages (5 –75years is the recommended limit) and will operate in most weather conditions (rain gear is provided).

Duration: Approx 4½ - 5 hours.
When: 7 Days a week.
Where: Elgin, Western Cape.
What to Wear: You should wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe footwear. Open sandals are not suitable as they will simply fall off. Shorts or long pants are fine but mini-skirts are not. Running shoes, takkies, and veldskoene are perfect and strap-on sandals will do. Warm clothes especially in winter time — weather in the Cape can be unpredictable, especially up in the mountains. Rain gear will be provided in wet weather.
Things to Bring: Warm clothes - weather in the Cape can be unpredictable up in the mountains. If it’s warm, sunblock and a hat are advised. Comfortable clothes and shoes. You are welcome to bring a backpack, just keep it light and small as we want you to be comfortable. Your camera or you can use your smart phone, just remember it will be at your own risk.
What to expect: Coffee Shop - There is a small coffee shop at reception area where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, join the free wifi or purchase additional drinks and snacks for your tour. Please note that there is no restaurant on site, so unfortunately we are not able to cater for specialized dietary requirements. Optional Video - if and when possible, zipline will do their best to take a video of you, but please don't rely on this as your only memory. If all goes well, they will email you the video after the tour. This is not included in the tour price.

Minimum Age: 5 years
Children need to be able to fit safely into our child's harness. Smaller/younger children are taken tandem with one of our guides. They may NOT go tandem with their parents. Unfortunately we do not allow babies, even if they are in a kangaroo pouch.
Tandems - If there will be any children under the age of 9 years on your tour, or if anyone on your group requests to go in tandem with a guide, please be sure to advise us via email so that we are able to make arrangements.
Pregnancy Policy: Moms to be: We apologise – due to the bumpy 4x4 ride, this tour is not for you while you are pregnant.
Minimum Height: N/A
Maximum Height: N/A
Fitness Level: Average/Moderate
Qualifications: N/A
Minimum Weight: N/A
Maximum Weight: 120.0 kg
Please note that if you weigh over 120kg, but you’re fit and in good shape, it is likely that your body shape will fit comfortably in the harness with no problems at all.
Certification: None Required
Experience Level: No Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

  • CapeNature Park Fees
  • A return 4x4 trip
  • Fully Nature Guided Tour along 13 elevated platforms


  • Meals
  • A personalised video (optional extra)


  • Please ensure you arrive 15-30 min prior to your tour time.
    Vehicles run on rotation, and thus need to ensure all tours start promptly. As a result, zipline will unfortunately not be able to wait or hold up tours for guests that arrive late.
    It is guests’ responsibility to arrive on time, no refunds will be given in the event of a missed tour.
  • There is a small coffee shop at the reception area where you may purchase additional drinks and snacks if they require.
  • Clients are advised that the tour includes a 1km hike out afterwards and a bumpy 4x4 trip to the top of the mountain and back. A moderate level of fitness is therefore required.
  • If you have any medical conditions, and are unsure, please contact your doctor before the time.
  • This is an adventure activity, therefore we have a strict no drinking prior to the tour policy. We reserve the right to prevent guests suspected of alcohol consumption from joining the tour.

Booking conditions
General/Standard cancellation policy

  • Cancellation outside 14 days prior to tour date:
    100% credit as Travel Credit / 95% refund
  • Cancellation 14-7 days prior to tour date:
    100% credit as Travel Credit / 80% refund
  • Cancellation 3-6 days prior to tour date:
    50% refund
  • Cancellation 2 days prior to tour date, late arrivals or “no show”:
    No refund / Full fee charged

* The general / standard cancellation policy applies to all products excluding specific Packages, Kruger Tours and Private/Custom made tours.

* All transaction / transfer fees and/or forex conversion costs charged by the banks during the refund process will be billed to you (client).

* Refunds and Travel Credit values are calculated in our local ZAR (South African Rand) currency. Transaction values in your own currency could be affected due to bank fees and currency exchange fluctuations. Refunds are usually made back to the original source of payment method.

* The Travel Credit option may be selected up till 7 days prior to your start / departure date. The travel credit should be used within a 24 month period from the issue date unless stated otherwise. Where a travel credit option is selected, payment in FULL must be made to Cape Xtreme if the booking was made through a Travel Agent. Please be advised that a travel credit is selected instead of a cancellation charge and will result in no refunds being issued. After the travel credit has been selected no further alterations can be made / no refunds will be issued should you make any changes again.

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