Kirstenbosch Treetop Walkway

The construction of the Treetop Walkway at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is almost complete, and we have photographs of the most recent developments to share with you. We previously featured the Treetop Walkway (in its early stages) as one of our developments of the week.

The walkway meanders through the Arboretum, also known as the Enchanted Forest, in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. The 130 metre long walkway is made from galvanised steel and timber, and will stretch 11 metres above the ground. Due to the snake-like twisting, the skeletal structure and its position above the trees, the walkway has been given the nickname ‘Boomslang’. The walkway will provide breathtaking views from the treetops of Table Mountain and the Cape Flats.

The walkway is expect to be completed in March, with the formal opening to the public in April. It will be free to all visitors that have paid to enter the garden.

Adam Harrower, a horticulturist at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, has kindly shared his remarkable photographs of the walkway.

Kirstenbosch Treetop Walkway

Kirstenbosch Treetop Walkway

Kirstenbosch Treetop Walkway

Kirstenbosch Treetop Walkway

Kirstenbosch Treetop Walkway

Kirstenbosch Treetop Walkway

Kirstenbosch Treetop Walkway

Kirstenbosch Treetop Walkway

Kirstenbosch Treetop Walkway

Kirstenbosch Treetop Walkway

Kirstenbosch Treetop Walkway

Kirstenbosch Treetop Walkway

For more information on the Treetop Walkway and what’s happening at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens visit the SANBI website. Follow Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on Twitter to keep up to date with what’s happening. @KirstenboschNBG.