Your journey starts at Perry’s Bridge Trading Post & Tourism Centre off the R40 in Hazyview, where Skyway Trails’ office is situated. There you will be given a quick rundown of what to expect by an informative, entertaining guide before being driven in a safari vehicle to the start of the trail, in a pristine indigenous forest. The scenic drive takes around 10 minutes.
Then it is time to experience the thrill of Mpumalanga’s longest aerial cable trail, as you glide over one of the last remaining natural forested valleys along the Sabie River, adjacent to the Kruger National Park.
The aerial cable trail takes you down into the valley basin, stopping along the way on a number of elevated platforms to admire the natural vegetation, birdlife and the views of the forest floor below.
Each section of the trail varies in length from 70 to 230m, linking a total of 10 platforms. The total length of the trail is 1.2km. It was designed and built to South African civil engineering standards and all the equipment has been designed specifically for this activity.
The specifics aside, though, all you really need to know is that the aerial trail is easy, fun and oh-so-rejuvenating.
Once you complete the trail, you will be driven back to Perry’s Bridge. Of course, you won’t be ready to go home yet.
The Hazyview area is so beautiful you will want to make a day of your visit there. Enjoy a meal or drink in one of the many restaurants in the area, before getting down to some monkey business at Skyway’s Tree-Top Challenge, situated adjacent to their Perry’s Bridge offices.
The tree-top challenge is an elevated obstacle course – basically a giant jungle gym suitable for both young children and adults. It includes balancing beams, rope bridges, spider webs and much more, ending with a 50m zipline.
Aerial trail In a nutshell:
Mpumalanga’s longest aerial cable trail (1.2km)
Total of eight zip lines and 10 platforms
Up to eight participants per trip – larger groups can be accommodated over a number of trips
Each child under the age of 10 is accompanied by a qualified guide
Two qualified guides escort all groups
Bottled water is provided
Guests are transferred by vehicle from the Perry’s Bridge office to the forest (drive time 10min)
Advanced booking is recommended
Duration: Two-and-a half-hours
Maximum weight: 120kgs
Tree-top challenge in a nutshell:
Maximum weight: 100kg
Minimum height: 1.25m
Average time spent: 1 hour
19 fun-packed tree-top challenges
Built to European Rope Course Standards
Continuous safety line, first of its kind in South Africa
Cost of aerial trail:
R 495 per person
Cost of tree-top challenge:
For bookings, contact Skyway Trails telephonically on +27 82 825 0209 or +27 13 737 6747 or email them at [email protected] You can visit their website for all the latest offerings and information, as well as on Facebook!
* Both the aerial trail and the aerial obstacle course are ideal for large groups or corporate fun events, as well as birthday parties.