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This Walkway Lets You Stroll Above The Treetops In Cape Town

This Walkway Lets You Stroll Above The Treetops In Cape Town

It’s always nice to go for a stroll beneath the trees, but what about above them?

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That’s exactly what this elevated walkway in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town, South Africa lets you do. Nicknamed the “Boomslang” (tree snake) because of its resemblance to a snake skeleton, this steel-and-wood walkway winds for 130 metres through the treetops, 12 metres in the air, and only touches the ground at two points.

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There are several outlooks with a spectacular view of the mountains and Cap Flats, while at other points the Boomslang dips below the canopy so that visitors can admire the view from below.

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Drop by at sunset (entry is free) for one of the dreamiest possible ways to experience the natural beauty Cape Town has on offer.

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(Lead image: Mark Thomas Architects. All other images by Adam Harrower/sanbi.org)

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