“Amazing Tree Canopy Walkway!
The Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway in Cape Town, South Africa is a raised walkway that lets you see the forest and the trees the way a bird might. It takes you from the forest floor into and through the trees and bursts out above the canopy, giving breathtaking panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains, garden and Cape Flats.
It is inspired by a snake skeleton, informally called ‘The Boomslang’ meaning tree snake and is a low-maintenance, low-impact sculptural raised walkway. It reaches a maximum height of 40 feet from the ground and only touches the ground twice. It has many observation points from which you can enjoy the surrounding view and also descends among the tree canopy in a few places so you can enjoy the foliage as well.
The 427 feet walkway was built in 2013-14 to celebrate the centenary of Kirstenbosch in 2013.