Already nicknamed the Boomslang because of its long winding path through the trees, a new aerial walkway will open at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town soon.
The 130-metre galvanised steel walkway will allow you to experience the forest from high above the ground, spotting birds that are much harder to see from the ground.
The walkway itself will be accessible to wheelchairs, but wheelchair users will need help negotiating steep gradients through the Arboretum to get to the starting point.
It’s hoped that it will be ready to open in March. And the best news is that your entrance fee to Kirstenbosch will allow you to enjoy the new walkway for free. Remember that everyone will have the same idea as you, clamouring for novelty and their chance to walk along it in the first few weeks after it opens. Just wait and see how busy it will be on the Easter weekend!
Need to know
Adults R45, SA Students (with card) R25, Children (6-17 years) R10, Under 6 years Free, Botanical Society members Free, SA Senior Citizens (with ID) Free on Tuesdays except public holidays
Sep-Mar (summer) Mon-Sun 8am-7pm, Apr-Aug (winter) Mon-Sun 8am-6pm
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