Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway – Kirstenbosch is a world-famous botanical garden and a special jewel for Capetonians and nature lovers alike. The stunning views, of flora and fauna, the paths, and the facilities are all of great quality and enjoyment. However, is possible now to walk above the trees? The Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway in Cape Town is a raised walkway that allows visitors to view the forest and the trees the way a bird or a monkey might.
The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway elegantly snakes its way along the treetops in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in South Africa. The striking walkway spreads a maximum height of 12 meters from the ground and only touches the ground twice. It has more than a few observation points from which visitors can relish the surrounding view, but it also descends among the tree canopy in some places so that they can relish the foliage as well. Kirstenbosch is lovely and worth a visit. The “boomslang” is great because it is an unusual vantage point and the rather surreal feeling that comes with standing atop tree crowns that are surely the raised boulevard’s greatest drawcard.
Well, you can look out for labels on the trees that document their family and common names as well as information boards along the path that provide details about the birds, animals, and mountain peaks visible from the boardwalk. The good-looking 427 feet walkway is open now and involves no extra charge, so if you’re ever in South Africa or plan to visit Cape town, then you should definitely consider paying the park a visit! Therefore the Botanical Society of SA has supported the project from the start. A number of similar projects were researched in other renowned botanical gardens such as Kew in London and Kings Park in Perth.
This project construction cost is almost R5 m and is met entirely from bequests from many benefactors – in particular, R1m from the late Mary Mullins. The planning of the walkway started in 2012, and foundations were laid down in June 2013 it was completed on 16 May and opened to the public on 17 May 2014. Read More – The Dizzying Paiva Walkways in Portugal