4 places to go paintballing in Cape Town



Paintballing is a fun activity for groups, it could be church workers units, office teams or just a group of friends.

Paintball is a combatant team sport. The teams try to eliminate each other by shooting dye-filled balls (pellets) at each other. If anyone gets hit with the ball, they are automatically out of the game.

Paintballing encourages teamwork and co-operation, it is also requiring physical activities like running and hiding, in that way it helps you exercise.

Also playing outdoors reduces feelings of depressions and anxiety. Most importantly, it is a lot of fun.

Most of the paintballing arenas require you to pay money. The fee usually starts from R100 for one person.

If you are in the city of Cape Town, these are some places you should consider paintballing at.

1. Paintball Africa near Century City

Located 30 minutes from Cape Town’s CBD, Paintball Africa requires a minimum of 14 people to ensure a booking. Their facilities also include a braai and should one want to arrange a catered function or spit braai, Paintball Africa is happy to include this service.

Cost:  R101 – R200 per person

2. Paintball Park in Philadelphia on the Old Darling Road

Located 35 minutes from Cape Town’s CBD, Paintball Park is there to please. They can assist with catering and also have braai facilities. Paintball Park’s game fee includes a gun, gas and mask or goggles and for only R45 extra you are rewarded another 100 paintballs. Paintball Park has three main fields;

The “Village” field takes on the look of a Vietnamese style jungle. This field also includes paths, roads and real authentic huts.

The “Bush” field is all about surviving on a large field.

“Capture the Hill” is unique to Paintball Park. This field has a hill in the centre and a bunker on top of the hill with many paths leading to it. One can watch this game live or in the entertainment area via live feed.

“Speedball” is for those players desiring more adrenalin and is a short fast paced game with minimal obstacles.

  • Paintball Park has the most reasonable pricing at only R60 per person lasting for the whole day from 11h00 – 17h00.

3. X Paintball in Somerset West

Located 40 minutes from Cape Town’s CBD, X Paintball is open 7 days a week. With a minimum of 8 people to ensure a booking, X Paintball can accommodate groups with over 40 people.

Equipment can be rented but booking is essential to assure that they keep it out for you. All X Paintball games are scenario based creating a very dynamic, strategic, interactive and ‘real’ experience.

Offering 3 fields (bush, urban and tyre field), X Paintball often joins the various fields to enlarge the playing field and increase the fun and intensity.

  • Sessions are Monday – Sunday, 09:00 – 11:00, 11:00 – 13:00, 13:00 – 15:00 and 15:00 – 17:00.
  • X Paintball offers different packages that range between R110 and R220 depending on the amount of paintballs included. The gun and mask is included in that. Extras include R40 for another 100 paintballs or a boiler suit at R20.

4. Action Pursuit Group (APG), Action Paintball – Area 51 in Kommetjie (Imhoff Farm) – was previously in Tokai

Located 45 minutes from Cape Town’s CBD, Action Paintball’s venue is just perfect for Paintballing. Hide behind pine trees and listen to your opponent creeping closer as the leaves rustle behind you. Allow your imagination to turn pine cones into hand grenades.

  • At Action Paintball the cost includes your gun, face mask, throat protector, bush jacket and 100 paintballs per player.
  • The playing area is open for two sessions every day from Monday to Sunday, starting from 09:30 – 13:00 and ending with the last session from 13:30 – 17:00.
  • Cost: R130 per person and additional R35 for 100 paintballs thereafter. On average, a player can last 5 to 6 games a session with between 200 and 300 paintballs.

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