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Team-building activities you’ll actually enjoy

15+ ideas; from a wine tractor tour to bubble soccer

Last updated: Tuesday, 11 June 2024

The best team building exercises better morale, foster trust, create bonds and are just a great way to have fun together… Big team? Small team? Remote? Just looking to blow off some steam? Your team could wine farm hop on a tractor, explore secret tunnels, play bubble soccer, go on a company retreat, solve a murder mystery and 12 more ideas for every budget.

WINE FARM HOPPING ON A TRACTOR

What does a bougie tractor and six wine farms have in common? It’s a charming way to explore some of Stellenbosch’s oldest and most hidden estates, while improving company morale. You’ll visit farms like Longridge Wine Estate and Peter Falke Wines. Find out more about hop-on-hop-off Wine Tractor.

Note: You can plan the day to suit your company budget
Team size: The tractor can haul up to 30 people at a time
Cost: R300pp


Eikendal Vineyards | R44 | @wine_tractor | Image: Wine Tractor

HAND CASTING EXPERIENCE

Boost team creativity at the first ever hand casting experience in Cape Town, hosted every weekend at venues like Woodstock Brewery or Armchair Theatre. Your team can make their own hand statue. Plus, there’s fun games to play in between while you wait for your mould to dry. Find out more about 2Handsy’s unique team building

Note: You can also bring 2Handsy to you with the Gang Gang experience
Team size: Minimum of 4 & maximum of 100 people per session
Cost: R395pp


Various locations | @2handsyexperience | Image: 2handsy

TEAM RETREAT IN THE WINELANDS

Bertha Retreat is a convening space on Boschendal wine farm. It’s intended to be a transformative space, welcoming teams to strategize, energise and have fun. Whether you’re strategising for the next quarter, or just want to treat the team with some time away, the retreat has catering, conference facilities and accommodation on site. 

Note: Bertha’s Retreat offers halaal and vegetarian catering too
Team size: Up to 34 people
Cost: Rated based on visiting group’s ability to pay, contact info@berthaspaces.org for more details


Boschendal Wine Estate | Pniel| @bertharetreat | Image: Bertha Foundation

A SPECIAL DINNER SHOW

It’s the hottest (new) place for dinner and a show. South Pole Studios, a pole dance studio, and Italy at Your Door, a food delivery service, have paired up to create a 3-course Italian dinner and aerial arts performances. The dress code is cocktail or formal attire, so your team can get dressed up, relax, and watch acrobatic performances.

Note: Check their Instagram for the upcoming show
Team size: TBC
Cost: R750pp


The Spice Yard | 100 Voortrekker Road | Salt River | @skydine_capetown | Image: Italy at Your Door

A FRIENDLY GAME OF BUBBLE SOCCER

Bubble Soccer is simple. Your objective, together with your team, is to stay upright, knock your opponents off their feet and score goals. It’s a safe and exhilarating way to identify the leaders in your team, while promoting healthy competition. There’s many venues from Green Point Park to Fives Futball at Century City. 

Note: You can bring the game to you
Team size: Up to 30 people
Cost: R2 199 for up to 10 people; book via bubblesoccersa.co.za

Various locations | @bubblesoccer.cpt 

FREE TEAM BUILDING EXPERIENCE

At Cape Town Free Walking Tours professional tour guides take groups of 20 to 30 people on a city walking tour, from a Bo-Kaap to Apartheid or Freedom Tour. It’s free to join. You don’t need to book ahead of time, but groups of 10+ must book a private tour. Each tour is an hour long, and it’s a great way for your team explore Cape Town

Note: Although the tour is free, tips are encouraged
Team size: Maximum 30 people
Cost: Free


Motherland Coffee Company | CBD | Website | Image: Free Walking Tours
 

GIN-MAKING & PIZZA PARTIES 

At this distillery, you don’t only taste award-winning gins, you get to distil, create and bottle your own. While you wait for your gin to distil, you can enjoy some wood-fired pizzas on the outside deck overlooking Table Mountain. It’s an ideal venue for corporate events that can take up to 70 people. Find out more about gin-making at Distiller’s Union.

Note: You can add gin and ginger beer tastings to your experience
Team size: Up to 70 people
Cost: From R595pp for gin-making experience; R130 for a tasting


156 Victoria Road | Woodstock | @distillersunion | Image: Distiller’s Union

OUTDOOR TEAM BUILDING UNDER AN HOUR

At Scootours Middelvlei Wine Estate you get to freewheel down a 850 metre trail and a bush tunnel on Monster Mountain Scooters. It’s an hour-long experience. While you’re there, your team could have a strategy session in a wine barn. Plus, you can eat a lekker boerebraai lunch or add archery to your team-building session.

Note: Scootours also does team building in Franschhoek, Cape Town and Banhoek
Team size: TBC
Cost: From R290


Middelvlei Farm | Stellenbosch | @scootoursbestdayever | Image: Scootours
 

ESCAPE GAME FOR SMALL TEAMS

This thrilling new escape game, called the “king of escape rooms”, feels like a superhero simulation. You and your team get to collaborate like the Avengers, and have 75 minutes to save Cape Town. Each team can be between four to six players. Find out why HintHunt’s Marble is possibly the best escape room in the world.  

Note: HintHunt Africa has five more escape rooms to choose from
Team size: 6 people per room, 36 people for all six rooms
Cost: R2 370 for 6 people


Watershed | 17 Dock Road | V&A Waterfront | @hinthuntafrica | Image: Claire Photography

COMPANY RETREATS IN CEDERBERG

This holistic retreat, two hours from Cape Town, is a great spot to improve team spirit, while working on future company goals. There are 10 self-catering cottages; each sleeps four guests. Or stay in the Opstal House with five bedrooms, a large vintage lounge, and artisan pizza oven (sleeps 10 guests). Take your team for a midweek team building session at Cederkloof Botanic Retreat

Note: You can go on a hike with your team (there's two trails on site)
Team size: 50 people, there’s also bell tents on site for additional 12 people
Cost: From R1 500 per night per cottage


R303 | Regional Road | Citrusdal | 083 285 6766 | @cederkloof | Image: Cederkloof Botanical Retreat

TOWNSHIP CYCLE TOUR

Explore one of the largest and most vibrant townships in Cape Town with your team. 18 Gangster Museum hosts a township cycle tour, showing some of Khayelitsha’s highlights and points of interest. It includes a guided tour of the 18 Gangster Museum, bicycle trip, a visit to a reformed gangsters’ house and lunch at local tshisanyama Rands. 

Note: It’s a 4 hour and 30 minute experience
Team size: TBC
Cost: R650pp


Dullah Omar Street | Mandela Park | @18gangstermuseum | Image: 18 Gangster Museum

CLAY-PIGEON SHOOTING ON A WINE ESTATE

Pros teach you how to shoot real bullets in a safe and controlled environment. Shooters can join with no prior experience as instructors will show you the ins and outs of shooting. There’s also loads to do afterwards on the wine estate, from archery and padel to art galleries. Find out more about clay pigeon shooting.

Note: Group slots are at 10am, 12am and 2pm
Team size: Up to 50 people
Cost: From R650pp for standard entry package


Lourensford Wine Estate | Somerset West | @claypigeon_adventures | Image: Clay Pigeon Adventures
 

COMPANY DINNERS WITH A TWIST

It’s a live-action Cluedo dinner party where you and your team solve a murder mystery. Dinners to Die For teams up with several restaurants around Cape Town, including NV-80 Bar & Grill, Pigalle, and Gorgeous George, to provide teams with an all-inclusive experience. It’s a fun, interactive way to get the team to collaborate and create relationships. 

Note: The crime scene is set up with a photo booth, props and investigation packs
Team size: TBC
Cost: From R295pp


Various locations | @dinners.to.die.for | Image: Dinners To Die For 

OUTDOOR GO-KARTING

This team-building experience boosts healthy competition by racing go-karts on an outdoor track. The main track at Xtreme Outdoor Karting accommodates four to five racers at a time, and packages start from 30 to 180 minutes (for the entire group). Plus, there are braai facilities for the main track, including a VIP option.

Note: A minimum 50% deposit is required to secure your booking
Team size: Suggested 12-15 per 30 minute slot
Cost: From R2 250 for 30 minutes


Bottelary Road | Stellenbosch | @xtremeoutdoorkarting | Image: X-treme Outdoor Karting 
 

TEAM BUILDING FOR REMOTE TEAMS 

You can play these online escape games from anywhere, and still feel connected to your colleagues as you put your heads together to find clues over a collaborative video call. You’ll have access to important evidence for you and your team to piece the puzzle together and solve the case. Find out more about HintHunt’s virtual escape game

Note: The online escape game can take between 2 and 100 players
Team size: 1 - 5 people
Cost: R395 for the online game


Watershed | 17 Dock Road | V&A Waterfront | @hinthuntafrica | Image: HintHunt Africa

SPOOKY TUNNEL TOURS 

Did you know that there are secret tunnels below the city? A qualified guide will help you  venture around one of Cape Town's most paranormally-active locations (it’s a 222-year-old fort) or explore the underground of Castle of Good Hope. Find more exciting tunnel tours with Good Hope Adventures.  

Note: Bring your own flashlights, non-slip shoes and old clothes
Team size: TBC, booking are done by appointment only
Cost: From R395pp


Fort Wynyard Street | Green Point | Website | Image: Good Hope Adventures

By Lara van Zyl

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