Whether your team of co-workers is part of a small, independently-owned business or a massive conglomerate, everyone needs a bit of well-deserved rest, credit, and celebration. With this in mind, peruse our brief list of Cape Town’s favourite venues and activities for team-building experiences.
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Getting groups out and about in Cape Town, The Gallivanting Goose utilises an interactive and engaging game, app-driven and best recognised as a wild goose chase where everyone gets to take part, have fun and use their grey matter at the same time.
The Gallivanting Goose’s unique mobile scavenger hunts put the wits of patrons in a friendly and entertaining competition, whilst experiencing local sites or beautiful and interesting settings in Cape Town that make people come back again with friends and family once all the fun and games are over. The games are played via smartphones provided by The Gallivanting Goose. Then, all the activities are tracked in real-time, so you can always see what your opponents are up to.
The tasks take you on a whirlwind tour of your chosen destination, whether that be Cape Town’s best outdoor spaces, historical sites, or urban areas. Participants need to get creative and use teamwork, good communication, and strategy to climb to the top of the leaderboard.
You can also customise the game to accommodate induction training for new staff members or the launch of a new product or brand in your company in a fun, engaging and memorable new way.
Where: Cape Town and surrounding areas
When: Mon – Fri: 10am or 2:30pm game slots
Sometimes taking a step back and reviewing your progress can help you see clearly. As this principle applies to both business and life in general, why not take your colleagues out to experience our beautiful country and the rich history of its traditions and cultures?
Drumstruck is an immersive African music experience involving storytelling, performance, wine-tasting and, as you can guess, drumming. Internationally acclaimed, this scaled-down version of the global hit aims to wow audiences of all ages.
In this family-friendly, entertaining experience, participants learn about the history of African music while learning to play the drum themselves. In and amongst the musical fun, participants enjoy the best wines from the area in a unique wine-tasting journey hosted by Silvermist owner and winemaker Gregory Brink Louw.
Where: Silvermist Estate Main road Constantia Nek, Constantia, Cape Town
When: Event Based
Battlefield Live SA offers an exhilarating outdoor laser tag experience ideal for team-building events, kid’s parties and bachelor parties.
With two venues to choose from, one in Durbanville and one in Wynberg, the award-winning experience includes a two-hour stimulation that uses state-of-the-art laser weapons, five gaming scenarios and optional extras.
As the weapons shoot infrared bullets instead of tangible ammunition, Battlefield Live SA is a safe and exciting experience for children’s birthday parties. These parties can be booked with themes such as Fortnite, Pokemon or Call of Duty.
The scenarios at Battlefield Live SA encourage participants to use strategic thinking, communication and trust through challenging events such as ‘Capture the Flag’, ‘VIP Escort’, ‘Base Domination’ and ‘Sniper’
Bookings are all subject to availability and can be made directly on their website.
Where: Altydgedacht Wine Estate, Durbanville | Wynberg Park, Klaasens Rd, Wynberg
When: By booking
Are you tired of hearing about how someone ate someone else’s lunch out of the communal fridge in the working space kitchen? Then Food Jams is the answer to the office’s qualms.
Food Jams is a company with cuisine at its centre. By offering an array of fantastic food courses, they can ensure that anyone can learn how to cook up a feast that would conjure the sweetest smile on the gloomy face of the office grump.
Book a group cooking class with them and enjoy a party where eating is only half the fun. On the plus side, if you train the whole office to make delicious meals, then surely, they will stop stealing each other’s lunches.
Where: Unit B10, 1st Floor Salt Orchard Precinct, 45 Yew St, Salt River
When: All week: 10am – 10pm
Have you ever dreamt of cycling Table Mountain or the Winelands, but without having to endure physical exertion? Scootours use non-motorised Swiss-designed Monster Mountain® Scooters, so you can enjoy an exhilarating downhill descent in a unique and eco-friendly way.
You and your team can experience Table Mountain and its breath-taking views in a fun and inclusive way. Freewheel down the side of Signal Hill all the way into Bo-Kaap, or explore the magnificent mountains and breathtaking views over the Franschhoek Valley and surrounding wine farms.
All tours are led by professionally qualified guides and accompanied by a photographer to take action photos of the tour for your future reminiscence.
All Scooters are non-motorised and propelled by gravity so you don’t need to be fit to enjoy the tour, the only skill you need is the ability to balance on a bicycle.
Where: 209 Tafelberg Rd, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve)
When: Tue – Sun: 9am – 5pm
If you ever wanted to play football without the stress of someone accidentally running you over or kicking your shins to a scarring state, then here’s your chance. Bubble Soccer is a fun and innovative way to play an old classic sport with a modern touch as players run around in inflated bubbles.
Designed with a new window concept, Bubble Soccer SA’s transparent bubbles allow for easier play, better view and more airflow to the players.
Few activities bring out the true sportsmanship as this fun and entertaining game of football. Offer your work colleagues a chance to show their true colours as they become sore losers, an unstoppable team, or sneaky cheaters.
Where: Cape Town and surrounds
When: By appointment
Kaskazi Kayak Adventures is the longest-running kayaking company in Cape Town. The name stems from the Swahili word that translates to ‘North Wind.’
These guys are passionate about kayaks, kayak training, and obviously the kayak experiences they offer. The trips are limited to 12 pax, and guests can cruise along the coast and bask in the views of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, and Signal Hill.
Book a trip with work colleagues and enjoy a well-deserved day out of the office while the team lazes about and soaks up some sun and nature.
Where: Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town
When: Every day: 7am – 6pm
This award-winning adventure park needs no writer to gloat about its successes. The sheer fact that it opened shop in nine different locations is evidence enough. From as far and wide as the Garden Route to Garsfontein, Acrobranch has gained popularity among the adrenaline-seeking jungle climbers and tree-swinging sliders of today.
Acrobranch is the perfect team-building experience that will provide key benefits for your organisation and staff. Teams can show off their grit, guts and gumption as they embark on a journey of self-discovery while they move through daring challenges high above the trees of the Acrobranch Courses. A test of climbing ability, mobile ingenuity and courage will be illustrated as the company energises, motivates, inspires and rebuilds your work team.
Where: 1 Hout Bay Main Road, Constantia Nek
When: Wed – Sun: 9am – 6pm
What better way to enjoy the best Cape Town has to offer without settling on only one location?
Kiff Kombi’s aim is to curate the latest and greatest Cape Town tour itineraries and experiences, ensuring that you and your group can explore this magical city’s world-renowned attractions and secret gems like never before. A particularly popular Year-End party choice is their Clayshooting & Craft Beer Day, which includes Clayshooting, three brewery visits and tastings, and a braai. Or, if you want to enjoy some of Cape Town’s famous vineyards, choose the wine, beer, and biltong tour for the best of everything.
Travel in the iconic, street-art-adorned kiff kombies and experience first-hand the city’s cultural hotspots, best eateries, and iconic watering holes. Whichever tour you choose, Kiff Kombi’s tour guides will exceed expectations.
Where: 7th Floor, Buitenkloof Studios, 8 Kloof St, Gardens
When: All week: 9am – 6pm
There’s something to be said about something classic, and that’s simply that some things never need to change. For years people have gone to easy and simple bowling venues, whether it’s for a birthday, a date, a team-building function, or any celebration for that matter.
Let’s Go Bowling now offers the latest technology with synthetic lanes, Edge Qubicaamf String machines and an entertainment scoring system that will delight any bowling enthusiast from the young to the not-so-young-anymore.
Sit back and giggle at your work colleague’s lack of hand-eye coordination or discover hidden talents that might lead to the joining of a bowling club. Whatever the situation, Let’s Go Bowling will get the ball rolling.
Where: Stadium on Main, Main Rd, Claremont
When: Mon – Fri: 10am – 10pm | Sat: 9am – 10pm | Sun: 10am – 9pm
Rollercade is the very first indoor roller-skating amusement park in Cape Town. It has provided a safe space to relearn your juvenescence skills or to continue your current endeavour (depending on your age) without worrying about oncoming cars, pedestrians, or judgement from fellow work colleagues and other roller-skaters. If you find yourself in a tiresome mood, there is an additional gaming arcade area and pool tables to enjoy while you catch your breath.
Rollercade provides skates and safety gear. So, all you have to bring is your best moves. However, be aware that this activity may rekindle your childhood memories or destroy your dreams when you realise, you’re not as nimble as you once thought.
Where: Dock Road, Waterfront, Cape Town
When: Times vary on Sessions. See bookings for more.
On the topic of unity and team building, Ubuntu, meaning “humanity” or “I am because we are”, offers a fun and creative way for people to come together and the end of a long year.
With a focus on bridging cultural divides, Ubuntu Jam uses the primal power of music to unite people from all walks of life. The founder, Paul Avenant, combines his love for people and music to devise an unforgettable experience where guests create harmony not only in beats but also within themselves and their teams.
It doesn’t matter whether a group creates the sound of a herd of buffalos stampeding through a glass museum whilst wearing tap shoes, or composes a groove that would riddle Travis Barker with envy. The act of creating music together unites and inspires any- and everyone.
Celebrate the hard work of your colleagues, or whack out your frustrations with these entertaining djembe drumming circles.
Where: Cape Town city and surrounds
When: By appointment
Operating since 2012, Hint Hunt is one of the first Live Escape Games to open globally. They have been considered a pioneer in the industry and played a role in the Escape Game craze that took flight and swept the world with its enticing and mind-boggling fun.
Offering a wide range of experiences from escape rooms (online and outdoor) to amazing races and mobile escape games, Hint Hunt is a team-building and mentally challenging game participants will never forget.
Put your co-workers up to the test and see if they have acute critical thinking or whether they can work together to solve the puzzles.
Where: Watershed, 17 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
When: Mon – Thu: 10am – 7pm | Fri – Sat: 10am – 10pm | Sun: 10am – 5:30pm