High in the treetops, amidst the towering pines and maze of zip wires that stretch through the forest, a chorus of wildlife heralds the start of another day of high adventure in the Forest Zone.
With over 50 acres of woodlands, gorges, waterfalls and sheer cliff faces to explore, it is home to the ultimate forest-based playground where those with a head for heights, a thirst for adrenalin and a quest for danger can really push themselves to the limit.
A buzz of excitement and anticipation fills the air as guests are picked up by buggies from their lodges and transported deep into the forest where their date with destiny awaits.
Heading the zone will be a thrilling challenge set by the Bear Grylls Survival Academy, which will feature a series of tough challenges and endurance courses designed by the top TV survival expert to test the mental and physical strength of all ages and abilities.
As instructors give their final briefs, harnesses are safely secured, and zip wires fastened, it is the moment of truth for those about to step into the unknown and face their biggest fears.
Screams of excitement soon echo across the valley as guests take the plunge and fly through the trees, ascend the highest ropes and navigate a series of sky-high obstacles.
On the ground, there is no going back for those brave enough to take on the gruelling Bear Gryll courses which takes training and fitness to thrilling new levels of exhilaration and physical discovery.
Lunchtime offers a welcome break for guests as they head to the forest café which sits high in the tree canopy and provides a spectacular view across the valley with a birds-eye view of those brave souls still hurtling down wires and off cliffs into icy waters below.
After recharging the body and mind over a leisurely lunch, there’s the opportunity to take on some more outdoor challenges including white-water canoeing; caving or paintballing while for those looking for something less physical, there’s always the option of heading to the forest indoor zone which serves up state-of-the-art golf simulators; climbing walls plus a soft play area and craft centre for the youngsters.
As the afternoon draws to a close, a steady stream of guests slowly journey back through the forest towards the Central Plaza which is coming to life with guests from across the resort.
Weary but revitalised by the day’s exertions, stories of high-adventures, daring dives and self-discovery are shared over a much-deserved drink.
With night falling, the tree-top café comes alive again and the perfect vantage point to take in the spectacle of the illuminated zip-wire display which lights up the forest.
Finally, it’s back to the comfort of the forest lodges where bubbling hot tubs and enticing beds provide the perfect remedy for aching limbs in preparation for another day of high living.
forest ZONE ACTIVITIES
- Bear Grylls Survival Academy
- Zip wire
- Climbing wall
- Aqua adventure park
- Dog walking
- Indoor climbing wall
- Laser Zone
- Arts and crafts
- Golf simulators
- Crazy golf
- Forest bars and tree-top restaurants
- Live music
- Nightly torch-lit forest trails
- High-wire displays