Seeing South Africa from above - Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Line

BY LIESL SILVERMAN - JULY 2, 2018

Essentially, think of a zipline or canopy tour as a twenty-first century foefie slide. However, it is faster, safer, longer and a lot scarier than the old wire-across-the-river-and-jump-before-you-hit-the-pole type of fun!

What, you may ask, is the difference between a canopy tour and a zipline? Well, on the basics they are very similar. There is a long steel cable that slopes from one end to the other and the adventurer, using a well-oiled pulley, rides the length of the wire while attached to the pulley by a harness. Yip, upper body strength is no longer required.

Also, in both cases, a huge amount of attention is given to safety and to the location of the cabling. The scenery in every one of the canopy tours and ziplines featured in our article is beautiful.

The big differentiator is that canopy tours are part of an international association that focus on environmental sustainability. This does not mean that other zipline operators are not environmentally aware, in fact far from it, but canopy tour operators have a very strict code of conduct that they follow. 

Canopy tours are also found in forests and, particularly in the canopy of the forest.

We have found a zipline tour in almost every part of the country. It’s now up to you to try them out. 

Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Line

Number of Routes: 7 | Longest Route: 240m | Highest Route: 14m

Max Speed: Varies person to person | Duration: 1-2 hours

Did you ever think you could Zipline above Zebra and the Cradle of Human Kind? Well, if you never thought it was possible think again. Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Line tours will fulfil your wildest dreams with their exciting zipline adventures.

Situated in Broederstroom in North West Gauteng, Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Lines is a mere 40-minute drive from Pretoria or Johannesburg and is situated at Amanzingwe Lodge close to the scenic Hartbeespoort Dam.

The Zipline tour consists of seven slides and 10 platforms ranging from two metres to 14 metres in height. All tours begin with a short briefing before putting on your gear and walking through the Cradle of human kind to get to your first zipline platform.

The tour has a total length of 1.3kms. When guests reach the highest platform they receive refreshments and can enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding Magaliesburg Mountains and Crocodile River.

From the main platform, you can enjoy the experience of the longest slide on the tour, 240 metres in total, while looking down onto Zebra grazing in the veld.

At the end of your adventure in the sky, you will be given a scenic drive back to the Amanzingwe lodge. Guests will also be given a meal/drinks voucher which can be used at the lodge, so that you can enjoy a lovely relaxed meal on the terrace overlooking the veld.

Ama Zwing Zwing Zipline caters for teambuilding, corporate activities and school groups and welcomes all ages between 7 and 75.

For an exhilarating adventure, book Ama Zwing Zwing Zipline by calling, 082 803 7731 or visit: www.amazwingzwing.co.za.

If you enjoyed this article and would like to know more about the other Canopy Tour adventures we reviewed, read more about Adventure Zone Cullinan.

Contact Franchisee Masego Blose
Gauteng West & South contact number 060 851 2016
Gauteng West & South email address masego@homefoodandtravel.co.za