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Things to do in Knysna

The Top 3 Things to do in Knysna - Acrobranch offers a ziplining adventure in Knysna that will leave you wanting to come back for more & more

The Top 3 Things to do in Knysna Over the July School Holidays

Thinking of visiting Knysna over the July school holidays? A true “Garden of Eden”, located between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, a mere 60 km from George and 30 km from Plettenberg Bay, Knysna is one of South Africa’s most popular holiday hotspots. The Côte d’Azure of Southern Africa, this town’s natural beauty stretches from its indigenous lush forest, award-winning golf courses, famous Knysna Oyster and Arts festivals, several animal sanctuaries, and five-star restaurants, to its long stretch of golden Blue Flag beaches where dolphins and southern right whales pay seasonal visits. If you’re looking to visit this natural paradise, here’s a list of the top 3 things to do in Knysna over the July school holidays.
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Ziplines of Acrobranch Garden Route near Wilderness

Enjoy your family holidays on the Garden Route with a great day of outdoor activity at Acrobranch

Nestled between Sedgefield and Wilderness lies Acrobranch Garden Route, a place for great outdoor family fun during your holidays!

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!

Make your reservation today to avoid disappointment.

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School holidays at Acrobranch

School holidays at Acrobranch

Acrobranch is an outdoor adventure that keeps your kids entertained during the school holidays and encourages their love for the great outdoors!

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.

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