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Paintball City
East Rand, GAU
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Point Blank Paintball
West Rand, GAU
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Boot Camp SA Durban Team Building
Durban, KZN
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Forest Paintball - Clubventure
Dolphin Coast, KZN
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Mac Mac Adventure Zone
Graskop, MPU
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Renegade Paintball
Midlands, KZN
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All Out Adventures
Drakensberg - Northern, KZN
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Boot Camp SA Gauteng
Johannesburg, GAU
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Mountain View Entertainment Centre
Pietermaritzburg, KZN
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Waterhaven Country Estate
Johannesburg, GAU
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Groovy Balls Adventure Zorbing
Durban, KZN
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Prodigy Paintball
Pietermaritzburg, KZN
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Boot Camp SA Cape Town
Cape Town, WC
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Ekasi Adventure Park
Johannesburg, GAU
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Action Paintball Botha's Hill
Durban, KZN
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Adventure Addicts
Pretoria, GAU
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Seargent Splash Paintball
Bloemfontein, FS
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Greystoke Adventures
Northern Free State, FS
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Paintball Farm & Conference Centre
Cape Town, WC
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Tapimanzi Adventures
Northern Free State, FS
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Paintball Adventures
Durban, KZN
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Paintball Heaven
Port Elizabeth, EC
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Shootem Xtreme Paintball
Pretoria, GAU
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Bergwoning Adventures
Eastern Free State, FS
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Swat Lasertag
Pietermaritzburg, KZN
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Nova Paintball Pretoria
Pretoria, GAU
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Action Paintball
Cape Peninsula, WC
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Kreature.co.za Paintball
Johannesburg, GAU
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Action Combat Paintball
Pietermaritzburg, KZN
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Skulls Paintball
Waterberg, LIM
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The Dell Game Farm
Northern Free State, FS
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Paddle Power Adventures
Hardepest, NWP
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: Hunting in Packs
Action Paintball:
Hunting in Packs
Paintballing is a rapidly growing adventure sport world-wide and there are essentially three main variations of the game - Capture the Flag, Elimination and King of the Hill.

Capture the Flag - In this option the paintball game is for the team must take the flag from the designated flag station, either at the opponents' starting position on the opposite side of the field, or in the center of the field. The flag from the opponent's starting position must be 'hung' at one's own flag station or in the case of center flag (also known as the "Cutthroat" variation), at the opposing team's station.

Elimination - This action paintball game is all about a team or individual player eliminating all of the opposing team members.

"King of the Hill" - This option is great for a paintball party as two or more teams are required to capture and hold one or more bases. The game is won by the team that holds the base(s) for the longest net amount of time.

You can participate in this adventure sport at a number of different levels. If you are looking for a fun outing or team building event, then this sport is perfect and an ideal day's adventure experience. If you get bitten by the bug, and the thrill of the hunt, then you can go on to join one of the many leagues and even compete in local and international paintballing competitions.
A word on Paintball:
  "All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near." - Sun Tzu

"There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter." - Ernest Hemmingway
 


Equipment:

The rapid growth of the adventure sport has seen a huge increase in the number of paintball venues. It is now a huge industry and you can kit yourself out with a large number of extra items and specialised pieces of paintballing equipment, to increase your tactical advantage.

Although equipment used in the paintball game depends on the type of game being played, the environment and the skill levels of the participants, each player must have three basic pieces of equipment, a Mask (for protection), a Paintball Gun/Marker and Paintballs.

If you want to play paintball and are less serious about the game, these items can usually be hired out on-site, or are included in the entrance fee. For those out to excert their tactical authority, you can get specialised gear from a number of online and offline retailers - but beware, before you know it you could be walking out of the store with your wallet feeling a lot lighter. Serious competitors spend up to R10,000 on specialised equipment to give them the upper hand.
: Half the fun is in selecting the right Gear
Paintball Game:
Half the fun is in selecting the right Gear


Safety:

Action paintball as an adventure sport is not inherently dangerous, but as with many sports if you don't obey the rules you are going to get hurt - or hurt someone. For this reason, the rules are strictly implemented and there are usually one or more referees on-site during a game.

For those that want to play paintball the first and most important rule, is that safety goggles/helmet must be worn at all times. No helmet = no game!!

Other rules vary between paintball venues but usually include the following; restrictions on velocity of paintball, prohibition on overshooting and blind shooting, no physical contact and no shooting of spectators or referees! Also rules may vary depending on the size and age of the participants in a paintball party.

The penalties for overstepping these rules, range from instant disqualification to some sort of handicap in the game.

Interesting Facts:

The following interesting facts were sourced from a Wikipedia article.

Paintballing has grown dramatically over the past 23 years with it currently being a multi million-dollar industry, played in over 60 countries around the world with a wide variety of paintball venues that offer various obstacles and features.

# In 2003, over 10 million people played Paintball in the United States alone.
# Paintball is the third most popular extreme adventure sport in the United States.
# 7600 Paintball teams compete in the USA in over 325 tournament events.
# 1.4 million people play Paintball more than 15 times per year.
# 90% are between the ages of 12 and 24 with 85% of them been male.
# The average Paintball player spends $44.00 every time they play and nearly $100.00 every time they visit a Paintball retail shop.
# 45% of frequent players come from households with incomes of more than $50,000.00.
: Tactics play a big part in a paintball party
Paintball Party:
Tactics play a big part in a paintball party


History:

This first action paintball game was devised to settle a long-standing debate as to which type of person could prove themselves the most cunning and capable in a competitive rural environment played by city slickers against the traditional country wise person. The concept of the paintball game was originally conceived by three individuals; Bob Gurnsey, Hayes Noel, and Charles Gaines. That must have been a great paintball party!

In June of 1981, 12 friends went into the New Hampshire woods with Daisy markers, oil based paint, and shop goggles. They played a game in which the goal was to capture each player's flag - 12 flags in all. The winner (Ritchie White) captured all 12 flags and never fired a single shot!

Soon after their first action paintball match, paintball pioneer, Bob Gurnsey saw the potential of what went on that day in the woods of New Hampshire. He went on to secure direct sources of the necessary products from the companies that supplied paintballs and markers to forestry and agricultural markets.

He then marketed the first paintball venue and franchised it under the banner of the "National Survival Game (N.S.G.)". In 1983, the first official N.S.G. paintball tournament was held. Paintball was on its way.... and those who now love to challenge others to play paintball are eternally grateful.

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Paintballing: There is a wide choice of equipment out there.
Paintballing
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Good paintball venues enable participants to take things very seriously.
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