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Zipline, Cheetahs and Wine.... in Cape Town

Updated on March 2, 2017

THE ZIPLINE ADVENTURE

The Lonely Planet, in their "New In Travel mini-guide" published a list of 26 new must-do experiences from across the globe and this Zipline tour is the only African experience to make the list.

Zipping past waterfalls and through valleys, you venture deep into a previously inaccessible and pristine area of a prestine World Heritage Site. Guides come along to check those Zipline harnesses are securely attached and to add some interesting facts about the surrounding nature and geology to the vertigo-tinged fun.

  • There are 11 slides, 13 platforms and a swing bridge. The longest slide is 320m
  • The tour takes approximately 4 hours
  • On arrival you will receive a safety briefing, then you will be fitted with your gear
  • There is a bumpy 30 minute 4×4 drive to the start and at the end again, all part of the adventure
  • Be prepared with warm clothing, jacket and beanie – it can get very cold
  • If it is cold I recommend to bring your own sporting or outdoors jacket as it will fit comfortably, but not necessary as wet weather gear is provided if required.
  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes or trainers.
  • You need a reasonable fitness level and not over 120kg. This is because of the harness size and not the breaking strain of the harness.
  • there is a 300m hike to the first platform and 1km hike at the end.
  • A light lunch is included at the end of the 4-hour tour.
  • The tour is not weather dependant and will take place even in rain or snow.
  • Winter is a great time in the reserve as the waterfalls are flowing at full steam and there is snow on the platforms

THE CHEETAH ENCOUNTER

It took 4 million years of evolution for the cheetah to become the exceptional animal it is today and only 100 years for man to place it on the endangered list. At the turn of the century an estimated 100,000 cheetah lived in 44 countries throughout Africa and Asia. Cheetah Outreach Education department aims to facilitate the increased respect and pride for South Africa's indigenous fauna in the youth of previously disadvantaged communities by using the Cheetah as an ambassador species and to plant the seed of a conservation ethic.

You will have the rare opportunity to enter one of the Cheetah enclosures and learn more about the plight of these fantastic African wonders. This Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and to campaign for its survival and partners with other Cheetah Conservation organizations worldwide. By taking part in this encounter you directly contribute to the survival of these wonderful animals.

THE CAPE WINELANDS

The days' activities gently wind down with a visit to a very special part of our Country, the Cape Winelands, for a relaxing and informative Cape Wine Experience.

The Cape Winelands has more than 1000 wine farms and represents almost 4% of the worlds' grape growing area. South Africa is the worlds' 8th largest producer of wine. With over 100 registered cultivars and unique terroir spanning over a huge area it is a wine explorers dream. Therefore we encourage you to enjoy wine from as wide and area as possible accross South Africa.

.....Wine-ing down
.....Wine-ing down

Walking in the prestine environment

Zipline adventure in a prestine Cape Natural Environment
Zipline adventure in a prestine Cape Natural Environment

CRAZY FUN IN THE CAPE WINELANDS

....Yes, it's fun
....Yes, it's fun

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