Aerial Cable Trail in South Africa.
Aerial cable trails take you up into the tree canopy and see you whizzing along from one secure platform to another on the steel-cabled zip lines. Gliding between boughs and between towering trees gives you a bird's eye view of vegetation, wildlife, the scenery of the area as well as birdlife.
There are many aerial cable trails around South Africa eg Drakensberg, Gauteng and Mpumalanga . Elevated platforms are built around tree trunks at 7 to 20 metres above the ground and are connected by zip lines that may be 70 to 240 metres apart. The total length of the trail can measure up to 1.3 kilometers in total.
You're kitted out in a full-body harness with a helmet and gloves before starting and instructors demonstrate the correct techniques to safely clip onto the platform cables and also how to slow your speed on approach to each platform. Guides ensure your safety and they escort you around the trail.
Aerial cable trails are very safe and are not physically demanding. Neither skills nor fitness is required. This is a family-friendly activity that is suitable for almost all ages. Adults participants must weigh less than 120 kilograms while young children, if allowed, may need to be accompanied by a guide.
Groups of up to eight people move through the trail together - from platform to platform. This an ideal, adventure activity for a group of friends or a children's birthday party.
It is exhilarating to fly through the trees and, at a good height off the ground, your view and experience of the area is unsurpassed.