Walking The Boomslang Tree Canopy Walkway

Snaking away above the forest floor the Boomslang Tree Canopy Walkway at Kirstenbosch botanical gardens offers uninterrupted views of the southern Cape Peninsula. Boomslang is the Afrikaans name for a species of snake called the tree-snake (pronounced bw-om-slung).

The structure is a 130m long timber and steel construction designed to flex and move back and forth. Creepers have started to grow up the slender support columns from the forest floor.

I’d read about this new structure and made a point of walking it when I was in Cape Town in October last year. It’s quite a trek up the mountain to get to it and the experience and views definitely worth it.

This way to the Boomslang walkway © Regina Martins 2015
This way to the Boomslang walkway
© Regina Martins 2015
Snaking into the forest © Regina Martins 2015
Snaking above the forest floor
© Regina Martins 2015
Inviting visitors to just linger over the views © Regina Martins 2015
Inviting visitors to just linger over the views
© Regina Martins 2015
Above the forest floor © Regina Martins 2015
Above the forest floor
© Regina Martins 2015
Creepers starting to grow up its slender support columns © Regina Martins 2015
Creepers starting to grow up its slender support columns
© Regina Martins 2015

Dual entry in Cee’s Which Way Challenge week #31, and WordPress weekly challenge “Beneath your feet“.

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