Boomslang: a walkway between earth and sky

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Let’s discover the beautiful sky-walk designed by Mark Thomas and Henry Fagan for the Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens.

The National Botanic Gardens of Kirstenbosch in Cape Town have recently seen the inauguration of a fantastic timber walkway, designed in 2013 to mark the centenary of the biggest botanic gardens in the world.


This beautiful sky-walk was designed by Mark Thomas and Henry Fagan

Spun originally from an idea of architect Mark Thomas and engineer Henry Fagan, this tree-top walkway camouflages brilliantly within the landscape allowing an exhilarating walk at 12 meter above ground and offering a magnificent overview of the surrounding botanic gardens.

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Boomslang walkway: walking between earth and sky

The name “Boomslang” come from an African snake that was the source of inspiration for the project. The structure of the walkway recalls in fact the skeleton of a snake whose spine is built in tubular galvanised steel. Handrail and floor are instead built with timber.


Panoramic view from the sky-walk

For more information on the Boomslang Walkway, check out the original website!

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