About Paintball Park

The home of Paintball in Cape Town! Paintball Park was one of the first commercial paintball fields in South Africa. Founded in 1985 and still going strong

Bush Style Paintball

Experience real bush warfare

45 minutes from Cape Town

An easy drive along the N7

Safety First

A safe option for children and woman

Reliable, Robust Markers

Our markers are well maintained

PAINTBALL: A BRIEF HISTORY


Paintball markers were originally used by forestry workers to mark trees as well as by cattle farmers to mark cattle. It then occurred to a few individuals to use these markers against each other in a game format.

The paintball game format was made famous by Bob Gurnsey, an American, who saw the potential after a group of friends played a game in June 1981. He then went on to secure sources for the necessary equipment and marketed the franchise in 1983.
Paintball has grown in leaps and bounds since then and is recognised as one of the worlds most challenging and fun sports.

 

MODERN DAY PAINTBALL


Modern day paintball is considered a sport where individuals use Paintball guns to shoot gelatine paint-filled balls at each other. The paint is non-toxic, water soluble and bio-degradable. It washes off skin and clothing with warm soapy water.

Paintball is played by millions of people throughout the world from all walks of life, young and old, male and female.

Paintball is packed with adrenalin pumping fun and adventure, but at the same time every aspect of safety is taken into account to safeguard individuals from serious injury and to protect the environment.

As a casual, fun sport activity, Paintball teaches teamwork and enhances strategic thinking and communication skills amongst players. It’s a fantastic team building activity for businesses, and even for families.

Picture of a paintball player running through dense bush

A modern day paintball player. Source: Wikipedia

As a professional sport though, Paintball is very competitive and its a very lucrative industry.

Players compete, in teams or individually, to eliminate opponents by tagging them with Paintballs. The game is regularly played at a sporting level with organized competition involving major tournaments, professional teams, and players.

Paintball technology is also used by military forces, law enforcement, para-military and security organizations to supplement military training, as well as playing a role in riot response, and non-lethal suppression of dangerous suspects.

As a professional sport, games can be played on indoor or outdoor fields of various sizes. A game field often includes natural (bushes / trees) or artificial terrain (inflatable obstacles), which players use for tactical cover.

Picture of modern paintball gear

Modern day paintball marker. Note that these are not the markers supplied at Paintball Park. Source: Wikipedia

PAINTBALL PARK GAME FORMATS


Survival – experience the original “Survival Games”. Play with semi-automatic or pump-action markers (pump action in this game format is really fun with “one shot one kill” guile and stealth approach to eliminate opponents.)

Players who have been eliminated can move to a re-spawn area to respawn and re-enter the game. Variations of this game include the following:

Capture The Flag

In this game format, flags are placed at opposite ends of the field, close to the starting bases of each team. Each team attempts to capture the flag in the base of the opposing team. The team that is able to capture the flag, is the winner. In this game format players are eliminated for only the time it takes them to move to the respawn area and they may then re-enter the game.

Limited Ammo

In this game format, teams are limited to the amount of paintbals they may carry. The default amount is 20 paintballs, but each team can decide on their preferred amount. Flags are placed at opposite ends of the field, close to the starting bases of each team. Each team attempts to capture the flag in the base of the opposing team. The team that is able to capture the flag is the winner. The difficulty of course, is the limited ammo! If a player runs out of ammo, he is eliminated. In this game format, when players are eliminated there is no respawn and players must wait until the game is over to play again. An additional option is to include a maximum time for the game to ensure players attack and that everyone does not just sit back and defend.

Free the Prisoner

In this game format, an inflatable doll is placed in a central location. One team has the objective to rescue the doll and to move it to the respawn area, while the other team has the objective to either “kill” the rescued doll or the opposing team members. If the doll arrives at the respawn area with any paint splatter, the rescue was not successful. This game format can be combined with other game formats, such as limited ammo, timed game etc.

Capture the Hill – this game format is unique to paintball park. A small fast field with a hill in the centre and a bunker on top of the hill. Paths lead to the top from all directions. One team defends the hill and the other team attacks. Inside the bunker is a flag, if any of the opposing team members touches the flag, the game is over.

 

 

Picture of a paintball mask

A quality paintball mask is the most important piece of gear on the paintball field


CREATE A FACEBOOK PAINTBALL EVENT

Setup a Facebook Event in a few easy steps. Invite your Facebook friends and enjoy a full day of paintball. We also have a great facilities if you wish to host a braai