Buffalo Gorge - Paintball

Buffalo Gorge - Paintball Adventure.

We offer paintball adventures for teams, individuals, parties and team building events. Situated 36km from Middelburg in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Paintball is a rapidly growing adventure sport world-wide and there are essentially three main variations of the game:

Capture the Flag

Here your team has to capture the flag from the designated flag station, it will be situated at the opponents’ starting point (opposite side of field), or in the center of the field. You have to take the flag back to your flag station and hang it or in the case of center flag (also known as the “Cutthroat” variation), hang it 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 Castle

This option is great for a paintball party or team building as 2 or more teams are required to capture and hold 1 or more bases. The game is won by the team that holds the base for the longest 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.

Equipment

The paintball industry is huge and you can kit yourself out with a large number of extra items and specialised pieces of paintball equipment to increase your tactical advantage.

The equipment that you use will depend on the game that you play, skill level of players and the environment. You need 3 basic pieces of equipment.

* A Paintball marker or gun

* A Mask (for protection)

* Paint balls (amunition)

If you are not too serious about playing paintball, you can hire your equipment on-site, or it is included in the entrance fee.

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.

The 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. Penalties for not obeying, range from disqualification to some sort of handicap in the game.