Outdoor adventure sport parks in Johannesburg used to be few and far between, but Action World at Jozi X and the PWC Cycle Park have changed that. Located opposite each other near Fourways in Sandton, they offer adventure and outdoor sport fanatics a double fix of adrenalin.

Did you know?

'Eating your greens' is a term used to describe a mountain biker that veers off the track into the bushes, with or without their mouths open.

In Johannesburg, Action World at Jozi X is South Africa’s first permanent outdoor, inflatable fun park.

Part obstacle course, and part circus, this outdoor adventure sport park is a barefoot, helmet and harness-free fun zone. Kids aged five to 75 can’t wait to come here to slide, swing, jump, climb, and fall off huge inflatable structures, or take a wild ride in a zorb ball (an inflatable plastic sphere).

Though activities are undertaken at your own risk, it’s virtually impossible to miss the krush kushions (professional stunt mats), and every activity is supervised to ensure visitors obey all safety rules and instructions. There’s also a beginner mountain board track on site, with equipment and lessons provided. Coming soon are an X-board track, a dirt park, a luge track, and tar street park for skaters of every persuasion.

Nearby, the PWC Cycle Park is urban mountain bike heaven. With 18 trails ranging from toddler-friendly tracks to full throttle raceways, there’s something for every mountain and BMX bike thrill seeker.

Trails are colour-coded according to the International Mountain Bike Association's (IMBA) requirements to ensure a rider’s ability and experience matches the trail difficulty.

The entire facility is fenced so kids can ride their bikes in safety, and the woodland feel of this city cycle park will amaze you. There’s a dirt jump, BMX track, and a pump track, so hire a bike, grab a helmet and go ride!

For active families and adventure sport enthusiasts looking to max their endorphin levels further, Battlezone Paintball, next door to Jozi X, is an adrenalin-fueled, ‘soft’ combat adventure. Approximately 2kms away is Boot Camp SA, a pseudo-military obstacle course for GI Joes and Janes of all ages featuring platoon races, commando ranges, and push-ups…

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

Action World at Jozi X
Cell: +27 (0)82 456 2358
Email: info@joziX.co.za

PWC Cycle Park
Cell: +27 (0)83 725 BIKE (2453)
Email: cyclepark@cyclelab.com

Battlezone Paintball
Tel: +27 (0)861 468 242
Email: info@battlezone.co.za

Boot Camp SA (also in KwaZulu-Natal and Cape Town)
Cell: +27 (0)84 234 2668
Email: headquarters@bootcamp-sa.co.za

How to get here

From the N1 South or North, take the William Nicol off ramp, and turn into Sloane Street. PWC Cycle Park and Jozi X are located on opposite sides of Main Road in Bryanston, adjacent to the N1 Freeway.

Around the area

Montecasino Casino and Entertainment Complex, Design Quarter, and there are several large shopping malls in the area.

Get around

You’ll need a car or metered taxi.

Length of stay

Entrance fees for all facilities are for a full day.

What to pack

Bring your own cycling wear, riding gloves and closed shoes for the PWC Cycle Park. No gear needed for Action World at Jozi X, except a swimming costume in summer. At Battlezone Paintball and Bootcamp SA all protective gear and all equipment is provided, but wear old clothing and closed shoes.

Where to stay

There are guesthouses in nearby Bryanston, Sunninghill, Lonehill, and hotels in Sandton about a 20 minute drive away.

What to eat

The PWC Cycle Park has a coffee shop on site, and picnics are welcome. Action World at Jozi X sells non-alcoholic beverages, and guests are welcome to bring picnics. No alcohol and no cooking permitted on the premises. Battlezone and Bootcamp SA sell snacks and refreshments only.