Canopy Tours (Foefie Slide) in Tsitsikamma.
The treetop canopy tour in the Tsitsikamma Forest near Stormsriver on the Garden Route was the first cable slide tour in South Africa. It’s a wonderful zip through the canopies of green giants that have been around for hundreds of years, the most impressive being the yellowwood tree. These kings of the forest with their impressive crowns can grow to over 50m and reach an age of 1000 years. The Garden of Eden atmosphere is intensified by sightings of fabulously colourful birds like the Knysna loeire (or turaco) and - if you’re very lucky - the Narina trogon.
Canopy tours are really all about emersion into this special micro environment, usually only home to a select few forest-adapted creatures mainly of the feathered variety. That said, canopy tours are also considered an adventure activity and it is certainly an exciting experience with more than a few heart stopping moments. You’ll be in the safe hands of experienced adventure guides who will set you up, share their local knowledge and monitor you as you slide from platform to platform.