Summer has definitely kicked in in Cape Town, which means that everyone is looking to get outdoors over their weekends in search of a little adventure. You don’t need to venture far to find exactly that. Wind your way through to the top of Constantia Nek to find the one and only adventure park in Cape Town: Acrobranch. Continue reading
As the year draws to a close, Acrobranch has the perfect activity to keep your colleagues entertained. Take to the trees at any one of our branches in Johannesburg, Melrose, Cape Town, Garden Route and Centurion to enjoy the many obstacle courses available. With many thrills, twists and turns along the way, Acrobranch Adventure Parks offer the perfect place to take your staff members for a fantastic and unique experience that they won’t forget. Continue reading
Suns out, funs out! With summer creeping in, kids and adults can start getting out and about into the great outdoors once again. What could be better than an adventure in the trees at Acrobranch in Centurion? Visitors from all over the world have made Acrobranch their activity of choice and there are many reasons why. From the beauty of the park, to the excitement of the courses, nobody can deny that a day spent at Acrobranch is one for the books.
The best part about Acrobranch is that you can spend your time bonding with friends, family, and even work colleagues.
We recently caught up with John Woodhead, our Acrobranch, Centurion branch manager, to see why you should spend time at the park for your next event this summer!
What would you say is the best part about being a park manager at Acrobranch?
The best part about my job is that I get to grow my staff and see that they reach their full potential. I identify their strengths to push them and their weaknesses to build and encourage them.
What has been the best part about hosting birthday parties and what tips can you offer for those visitors wanting to spend the day there?
Birthday parties are stressful to the moms who do months of planning and organizing to try and get everything settled for the day. What I like most about hosting the parties, is that we get take that stress off the parents for the two hours while the children are making their way through the courses.
What has been the most memorable event that you have hosted?
The most memorable event for me has got to be a bachelor’s party that we hosted about a year ago. Granted, we told the men that they had to be sober before climbing. The amount of jokes that went around just made my day, I ended up laughing so much that my eyes started watering and my stomach muscles were sore.
Why would you recommend hosting a team building at Acrobranch?
We here at Acrobranch Centurion, have come up with a variety of team building packages to suit the unique needs of our customers. From strength to strategy, to fitness and the all-important communication, we will guarantee each team building group that leaves the park will do so knowing more about themselves and more about the fellow colleagues they work with including a bunch of laughs and smiling faces.
What makes your Acrobranch unique?
Well besides the fact that my park is the best, we have the friendliest and professional staff, we are home to the Acro-Bungy (for adrenaline seekers only), Olifants Cafe is an amazing restaurant with the best food in Pretoria and to boost we are perfectly situated just outside the hustle and bustle of surrounding cities to give you that outdoor nature feel where you don’t need to drive an hour to get to.
Whether you are hosting a birthday party for the kids, a bachelor/ette or a team building event, there are plenty of reasons to choose Acrobranch in Centurion.
The courses at Acrobranch, Centurion
There are 4 courses available to you at our Centurion branch. Whether you are the bravest of the brave, or heights are not your strong suit, there is a course that will get your adrenaline pumping! If you are looking for a beginner’s course, we can suggest Monkey Moves. This course is ideal for ages 7 and up, with 19 obstacles that may seem simple at first, but offer a real challenge.
The Swinging Tarzan is ideal for the intermediate level. Offering 25 obstacles that include bridges, ziplines and balancing beams, there is more depth to this course than first meets the eye.
Take things to the extreme with a trip through the trees on the High Flying course. With 27 obstacles to tackle, this may be the toughest of all our courses, but it certainly brings the fun! The intensive course winds its way up and through the trees from level to level and adventurers must navigate their way along balance beams and nets, as well as ziplines to finish the course.
Stay a while at Acrobranch, Centurion
As John mentioned, there are many places for visitors to enjoy a good drink and a tasty meal after an exciting activity at Acrobranch, Centurion. Olifants Café is situated on the grounds and offers delicious meals and drinks. We suggest pulling up a chair with your fellow party goers or colleagues and relaxing as you reflect on the day’s activities.
Whether you want a location for your next birthday party, team building or bachelor/bachelorette party, there will be an exciting adventure waiting for you at Acrobranch, Centurion. Spots fill up fast, especially in summer, so we suggest making your booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
With the year winding down and Christmas holidays within reach, we can all agree that we need a break! We can only suggest that you soak up and the sun and sea with a trip along the coast to Wilderness. While you are relaxing with family and friends, why not sneak in a treetop adventure at Acrobranch?
Nestled into the trees of Timberlake farm village, lies Acrobranch, Garden Route. This picturesque location almost beckons visitors to climb into the trees and experience the world from a different height and angle. Acrobranch is a truly unique experience for all ages and with many courses to choose from, we can guarantee that there is something out there for every level of experience, as well as bravery!
Grab the kids, adults and teenagers and make your way to an adventure like no other!
Obstacle courses for everyone at Acrobranch, Garden Route
Acrobranch is not just for kids and the more athletic, it is an experience for everyone. People of all ages have enjoyed the courses, mixing a love for the outdoors and nature, with a passion for adventure and excitement!
The little ones between the ages of 4 and 8 can get in on the action with the Acro-Twigs course (R100). The course has been designed to delight the littlies with 17 obstacles set to test their balance and agility. Parents can either follow them along the course or the expert guides can lead them while ensuring their safety throughout.
The Swinging Tarzan, with a whopping 29 obstacles, is for the more intermediate of climbers. While the course may seem simple to start off with, we can assure you that there is more to this course than meets the eye. Challenge your friends and family to this exciting course where you will have to climb, balance and swing your way through a set of obstacles. The sense of achievement at the end will be well worth it! The course is for ages 10 and up and is R200 per person.
If you want a true challenge that will test your bravery and balance, we suggest the High Flying course. With 48 obstacles to navigate your way through, and a great many heart-stopping moments, this has proven to be one of our most popular courses. Take on this challenge while climbing, ziplining and balancing your way through the trees.
Overall, the Garden Route Acrobranch boasts a total of 74 aerial platforms, all connected by ziplines, beams and nets. If you are looking for thrills, we suggest trying out the 220m zipline which can be part of a course or a standalone adventure.
With hundreds of visitors making their way along the courses every year, we take the safety of our keen adventurers very seriously. Each group is briefed on the course and the safety measures before they can embark on their adventure. We encourage you to take time to smell the roses as they say, and take the course at your own pace. Each person is kitted out with imported EU rated and registered gear that will keep you safe and well-equipped for the duration of the adventure.
Spend the day at Timberlake Farm Village
There’s no need to rush off after your treetop adventure. Timberlake Farm Village hosts an abundance of restaurants, stores and other activities to enjoy. Timberlake village has 4 restaurants to choose from – Windmill Restaurant, Zucchini restaurant, Country Deli and Oyster Shack. While the suns out, we suggest visiting Windmill Restaurant where you can organise a delicious picnic for your group! With an assortment of cured meat, cheese and fresh breads, you will be spoilt for choice when selecting your unique picnic basket.
You can’t possibly visit the Garden Route without indulging in some fresh seafood. At Oyster Shack, you will be treated to the best of what the coast has to offer with fresh seafood kebabs, mouth-watering prawns and of course, oysters.
For a relaxed atmosphere and a hearty meal, we suggest taking a seat on a saddle at Zucchini Restaurant. Serving up delicious South African cuisine, visitors are always delighted by what this laid back venue has to offer.
Other activities at Timberlake
Parents can take a much needed break while the kids have a blast on the beautiful village farm. The kids can enjoy the sunshine while they play on the climbing frames with a giant slide, take on the race track, and even pet a goat!
Smell the fresh sea breeze as you make your way to the Garden Route this upcoming holiday and remember that adventure is just around the corner at Acrobranch. With treetop adventures designed for every age and level, as well as many activities to keep everyone entertained at Timberlake Farm Village, there really is not much more to say besides – Get hooked at Acrobranch!
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the rat race in Johannesburg and make your way to the James and Eythel Gray Park just outside of Melrose Arch for something a little different at Acrobranch. Kids and adults can choose to spend their day in the trees, climbing, crawling and balancing their way along a variety of exciting courses designed to put abilities and bravery to the test. Whether you want to treat the kids or go on an adventure with friends and family, Acrobranch in Melrose is well equipped to ensure you can relax and enjoy the experience while everyone has the time of their lives. Having won the TripAdvisor award as a highly rated outdoor activity, there is no question about it – Acrobranch Melrose has it all!
Fantastic outdoor adventure courses for every age
Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure to keep the little ones out of trouble during the school holidays, or you want to entertain your family and friends, we can suggest an Acrobranch course that will suit you. Kids between the ages of 3 and 6 can take on the Acro-Twigs course where they will be able to tackle 13 obstacles while being led by our expert guides or helpful moms and dads. Standing at 2-3 metres above the ground, kids can enjoy the course while testing their balance.
For the older kids and adults above the age of the 7, we recommend the Monkey Moves course. This is ideal for beginners or those who feel a little shaky with heights. With 37 obstacles, we can assure you, this is no easy feat!
For those aged 10 years and above, the Swinging Tarzan should top your list. There are an astounding 53 obstacles to take on, starting at a mere 1.4metre level.
Come on, we dare you! Take on the High Flying course where 47 obstacles await. For those aged 13 and up, this course will be your biggest challenge yet! Expect to crawl, climb and jump your way through the course.
Safety is our priority
While having a blast on our courses is the ultimate goal, we always ensure that every person who takes on the challenge is safe. All of our top safety gear is CE (EU) rated and imported. Our experienced guides will talk you through the course while explaining the safety rules and regulations.
Spend the day
Don’t rush off once you are done with your treetop adventure. Our Melrose branch is conveniently located in a beautiful location, perfect for a relaxing day in the sun. With a lush green forest to explore, visitors will be happy to know that they can catch their breath after the excitement of Acrobranch in this tranquil spot.There are plenty of scattered picnic benches, so we welcome you to spread out a blanket and enjoy a picnic or braai with family and friends. You can bring your own meat and utensils to make a delicious lunch for everyone to enjoy.
Unique activities to enjoy in Melrose
If you are looking for something unique at our Melrose branch, we have got you covered! Our ziplines steal the show, featuring in all of our courses. You can enjoy the park from a whole new height by flying through the trees on our exciting ziplines!
Events at Acrobranch, Melrose
While Acrobranch is great for a casual day out with friends and family, we also host many events at the parks. Our Melrose branch is conveniently located in the centre of all the action in Johannesburg, so we encourage schools, businesses and large groups to pop by for a bit of fun!
If you are looking for something exciting to keep the kids busy during the school holidays, we can recommend our courses. Kids can spend the day in the trees, getting some fresh air, while parents can get some well-earned relaxation time watching from below.
Thinking of how you can celebrate the end of another successful year with the staff? Your year-end function will be one to remember if you decide on Acrobranch. Your staff will be able to bond and spend time together, encouraging one another through the courses and bringing out their competitive sides simultaneously!
While organising a bachelor or bachelorette party can be stressful for any wedding party, Acrobranch can offer an easy solution for your event. Nothing will be more unique than an exciting zipline through the trees, as well as climbing, balancing and jumping your way along the obstacle courses. You could even bring along some braai utensils and a delicious feast for a lekker braai afterwards!
No matter how you choose to spend your time at Acrobranch, we can guarantee that you will enjoy your time at one of our most highly rated parks. With courses that cater to all ages and levels, our Melrose branch offers a delightful respite from the busy city.
Make your booking today to avoid disappointment!
As the school holidays are just around the corner, many parents may be wondering what they can do to keep the kids out of trouble for an entire week. We can recommend an outdoor adventure that will keep the kids entertained while encouraging their love for adventure and the great outdoors at Acrobranch. Whether you are in Cape Town or Johannesburg, parents will be happy to know we have a branch conveniently located close by. In fact, we have 5 locations throughout the country, each with their own unique features (Cape Town, Garden Route, Pretoria North, Johannesburg and Centurion). Substitute the couch for the great outdoors and choose Acrobranch this holiday!
Get some fresh air
We understand how easy it can be to sit in front of TV during the holidays, but how about getting outdoors for something different? Set as adventure parks with a variety of obstacles to navigate through the trees, kids can safely test their strength, agility and bravery at Acrobranch. From a gentle start at only a few metres, the obstacle courses rise into the trees, giving the kids a bird’s eye view over the park.
Safety first for your kids
Acrobranch caters to all ages, from the toddlers who can enjoy the Acro-twigs course, to the older kids and even the adults who want to try their hand at one of the tougher courses. Our experienced guides will give each group a thorough briefing before they embark on their adventure. Using top quality imported harnesses and climbing equipment that have been approved by EU industry standards, parents can be rest assured that their children will be safe as they navigate the challenging courses. Kids and adults are guided along the course by our experienced staff who know those courses better than anyone and can ensure that your children will remain safe while having the time of their lives.
Acrobranch is for all ages
While this may be the kid’s school holiday, there is no reason why the parents and other adults can’t get into the fun of Acrobranch too. Kids from the age of 3 and up can enjoy the Acro-Twigs course. This is ideal for the younger kids who want to get in on the fun while still playing it safe with a few obstacles to test their navigation skills. Parents and guides can lead the little ones along the course safely.
The Swinging Tarzan and High Flying courses are for the intermediate and the more advanced adventurers out there. Strap up and make your way along the course, climbing, crawling and balancing through obstacles that often seem simple, but can be deceptively challenging.
There is no need to rush the course so we suggest taking in the beauty of the location at your own pace.
Spend the day with us
Our Acrobranch locations are picturesque and unique, providing a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So why rush off after your course, when you can stick around for something to eat and even more activities to keep the kids going all day long.
Visit our Pretoria North branch and spend the day on the farm side village. Once you have navigated the many courses available at Acrobranch, you can make your way to Musiek Restaurant where you can indulge in delicious baked goods, light and delicious meals, and a quality cup of coffee. Kids can run off and play on the jungle gym or they can try one of the other activities available. The gentle pony rides are perfect for any age while the peddle cars and Daisy shooting range are unique and fun for the more adventurous. Parents can choose to picnic on the premises among the trees, ideal for birthday parties or just a day spent in the sunshine.
The Sunlawns Estate Farm near Centurion, is home to Acrobranch, Centurion. The kids will love their treetop adventure and can even try out the unique Acrobungy! This activity will see you being propelled into the sky up to 14 metres from the ground. Situated right next door to Acrobranch is the RedBarn. This popular spot offers restaurants and even more activities to keep the entire family entertained this holiday. Try out Olifants Restaurant for a tasty snack and a refreshing drink. Kids can bring out their creative side at the Clay Café while parents can settle down with a good cup of coffee and a snack.
Whether you are looking for an excuse to get outdoors or just want to get the kids out the house, Acrobranch has everything you are looking for. Our parks cater for large groups of all ages including events like birthday parties, bachelorette and bachelor parties.
Make your booking today to avoid disappointment.
Uniting a team at work can be challenging. With office politics, stresses and strains, managers can, at times, struggle to bring work colleagues together. At Acrobranch, we offer the opportunity to do exactly that. Team building has never been more challenging, exciting and more importantly, FUN.
With 5 branches across South Africa including Cape Town, the Garden Route, Pretoria North, Johannesburg and Centurion, there are many options available to you. Each of our branches has something unique to offer you and your team on your special day out. From treetop courses that will challenge and test you, to our zip lines and incredible obstacles, Acrobranch is geared up to ensure you have a team building event to remember. We have hosted some of the biggest companies through the years, so let’s discover what all the fuss is about.
Choosing where to spend your team building event can be a challenging decision in itself. Where do you take the staff that will bond people together while creating a space for colleagues to really get to know one another and challenge themselves in a safe space? Well, luckily for you, Acrobranch can tick all of those boxes.
Getting outdoors and experiencing the beauty of the parks is an added bonus. Your staff can take on the challenge of the courses, while learning to work as a team and bond over some tricky obstacles along the way. Breathe in the fresh air from your vantage point in the trees and take in the views over the parks. Our branches have all been selected due to their incredible locations. From the mountainside of our Cape Town branch, to the endless stretch of farmland that hosts our Pretoria North branch, you will truly appreciate the outdoors with a visit to Acrobranch.
Our adventure courses
While some of us may not harbour warm feelings towards activities that involve heights, Acrobranch has ensured that every level of skill is catered to. Besides our excellent safety ratings and use of EU designed apparatus that will keep you safe throughout your Acrobranch experience, we also have a variety of courses to appeal to the brave and the not so brave.
Try out our beginner and intermediate courses that will challenge every level of ability. Each of our courses has something unique and fun to offer, so why not try it for yourself? Start off with our Tree Hugger course that is geared towards beginners. The course will take you through a series of obstacles while testing your strength and agility. Guide and encourage your team mates through the course as you climb, crawl and zip line your way to the end.
If a challenge is what you are looking for, then we have what you need at Acrobranch. Nothing bonds a group together faster than a real challenge. Add some obstacles, height and adrenaline and you have a winning combination. The High Flying course will surpass even your wildest dreams. Starting at a meagre 1.5metre platform, the course quickly climbs its way up and through a variety of challenging obstacles.
Take things to a new height by challenging your work colleagues to the longest zip line in Gauteng at our Pretoria North branch. Running for 300m through the trees, there is nothing quite like the feeling of the wind whipping through your hair as you fly though the air on this thrilling journey.
If you want something a little different, we suggest the Acro-bungy (available at Centurion branch). You will be propelled 14 metres into the air at speed which we guarantee will take your breath away!
Bond with the colleagues
Climbing through the trees, navigating our toughest courses and zip lining high above the ground are all the highlights at Acrobranch, but the bond that you will feel with your colleagues after these activities, will definitely take the cake. We encourage everyone to get involved at Acrobranch and with the helpful guidance of our expert guides, you can certainly relax and just let loose.
Teams can be set up to challenge one another to the obstacle courses. Here, it becomes necessary to help and encourage one another along the courses. The Acrobranch experience has created many bonding opportunities between work colleagues while solidifying friendships.
Each team member is encouraged to take the course at their own pace while enjoying the beauty of the parks from high up in the trees.
Safety is a priority for us at Acrobranch, so before you embark on the courses, we will go through the rules and regulations that will keep you safe while you have the time of your life.
Team building at Acrobranch is a must and there is no other unique experience quite like it. Make your booking today to avoid disappointment! We look forward to hosting your next event.
Situated on a farm side village, the Pretoria North Acrobranch is one of our flagship branches, offering so much more than first meets the eye. Visitors of all ages can slide, crawl and balance their way along some of the most challenging, yet thrilling courses that Acrobranch has to offer. At the helm of the Pretoria North branch sits our manager, Cornelia Brits. Her job revolves around establishing a fun, safe and exciting adventure and we caught up with her to find out what exactly is going down at her branch.
What makes your branch special?
WOW, there are so many awesome things that makes my branch special, but I will give you a few of the many indicators!
1. My branch has the first specialised continue safety line system that was imported from France which enables the customers to be safer on the course than at any of our other parks. This system allows the customer to hook onto the safety line before the start, climbing up the ladders and remaining on the safety line until they are back on the ground.
2. My branch has the longest zipline ever built at Acrobranch. It is 300m long and it also starts at the highest platform ever build by Acrobranch, which is 14m high.
3. One of our courses has a zipline of 150m that is extended over a beautiful wetland that gives you the feeling of freedom and relaxation as you zipline your way across it.
4. The obstacles on our courses are more advanced, new and even more challenging, yet everyone will be able to complete the courses, from the young ones to the elder and less adventurous people.
5. The courses are situated in a lush forest with the most beautiful trees and various birdlife that gives you a great calmness and a break from the stress of the everyday city life.
Tell us about the new additions to your park
We have just launched a kiddies course (Acro-twigs course) that is suitable for the 3-6-year-old kids. This course is perfect for kids’ birthday parties together with the restaurant we have on the premises that cater for all your birthday party requirements. We started operating of this course in the first week in July 2016.
We are also in the process of developing a mountain biking trail that will be operated by Musaiek. There will another mountain biking trail for the little one’s so that while mom and dad are having their outing on the advanced track, the kids are in a save designated area also busy practising their skills for one day when they can join mom and dad.
We have made a few changes to the structure of our park. While we initially had an overall fee for a course, we realised that this might not be viable for the everyday household, so we decided to split this course up into 3 different courses, offering packages to suit your budget. We have the option of the Tree Hugger course (R120, green course), the Swinging Tarzan course (R180, blue course) and the High Flying course (R260, red course). Also, on top of the course we have for the kids, we are going to build a big zipline just for the kids that they can go on if they only want to do to the ziplining.
At the moment our big zipline is incorporated into the red course, which mean people are unable to do only a slide down the big zipline like at the other parks. So we are also going to split this so that one can simply just pay and do a slide down the 300m long zipline.
Who would you recommend Acrobranch to?
I would recommend Acrobranch to almost anyone. Since all the different courses are designed specifically for each different age group, you can bring the whole family and there will be something to do for everyone. I would also suggest it as the best way to get your corporate team to work better together by building trust, co-operation, teamwork, team spirit and motivation within your team through our courses.
It is also the perfect place for children’s birthday parties as you get to leave them in the hands of our experienced guides who will keep them busy for 2 hours and make sure that they have a good night’s rest.
Tell us about your experience as a manager at Acrobranch
Before I start telling you about my experience as a manager at Acrobranch, I think I must first tell you that it was a big dream of mine to be working in an environment where I can balance my love for the outdoors with my organising and managerial skills inside an office and this a dream come true for me when working at Acrobranch, because I am able to do just that and I love it!
I have been the manager at the Pretoria park since February 2015 and the best part about this is that I am the first manager of this park and I grew with the park to where it is now. I was also part of the last part of the construction section of the park and that makes it even more special and exciting for me. Since I started working at Acrobranch I met so many different types of people from all over the world. Meeting new and different people every day and seeing how people change throughout their time at Acrobranch while enjoying our courses is the most rewarding part of my job for me. I have a passion for making a difference in people’s life’s and I can do just that here.
What has been your favourite experience at your branch?
One of my favourite experiences was when I had a young boy at my park with an arm that was amputated at his elbow and he wasn’t scared to do anything. He just went through it all without any help from anyone or any guide. He finished the entire course and even climbed up the net to get to the big zipline at the end. I was so inspired by this little boy that it made me realise that it doesn’t matter what life throws at you, you have the decision to let it take you down or let you stand out even higher and do what you want to do.
With all the excitement and thrills coming up at Acrobranch, Pretoria North, why not join us for a day of fun in the trees? We offer the perfect spot for birthday parties, team building events and even bachelor/ette parties. Make your booking today to avoid disappointment.
Start August off on a high note with Acrobranch! We are giving away entries to your local Acrobranch as well as movie tickets to see the latest blockbuster, The Legend of Tarzan! Simply enter via our Facebook page by clicking on this link. You will instantly know if you have won one of these sensational prizes.
The competition closes on Thursday 11 August, so tell all your friends and family to try their luck before the cut off time at 1pm.
Acrobranch offers treetop adventures that will have daring visitors of any age, climbing and zip lining their way through the trees. With 5 locations situated throughout South Africa, including Cape Town, the Garden Route, Pretoria North, Centurion and Johannesburg, you will be able to celebrate your win at your favourite branch with loved ones. You also stand a chance of winning movie tickets to see The Legend of Tarzan which will get you into the spirit of treetop adventures!
Unleash your inner Wonder Woman with Acrobranch on Tuesday, 09 August 2016. Across its parks located in Cape Town (Constantia), Johannesburg (Melrose), Centurion, Pretoria and Garden Route, Acrobranch is daring all women to challenge themselves this Women’s Day with courses that include climbing, flying and zip-lining!
Ladies will be treated to a special surprise upon arrival, being whisked into a whirlwind of adventure and heart-stopping obstacles. This outdoor adventure guarantees fun for the whole family and offers a range of obstacles from simple to difficult courses. Experience thrills and excitement with Acrobranch!
Standard prices apply. Book online or call 086 999 0369.