Information about the Little Glen Playground Venue:
The Little Glen Playground Venue is in Camps Bay
Ablutions: Yes - but you need to get a key
Drinking Water: No
Braai Facilities: No
Catering Option: YesInformation about Helderberg Venue:
The Helderberg Venue on Helderberg Farm, R44 – runs between Stellenbosch and Somerset West
Drinking Water: No
Braai Facilities: Yes
Catering Option: YesInformation about Melkbos Venue:
The Melkbos Venue is our Home Base Laser Tag Venue and is situated 18km from Cape Town up the R27 West Coast Highway. Lasertag on the West Coast offers multiple Lasertag Arena's.
Drinking Water: No
Braai Facilities: Yes
Catering Option: YesInformation about Wynberg Venue:
The Melkbos Venue is Wynberg Park, off Edinburgh Drive(M3), cnr of Trovato Link and Klaasens Road
Drinking Water: No
Braai Facilities: Yes
Catering Option: Yes
Golden Hours School, Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Click here to find us
It just made sense for them to broaden their horizons and the laser tag business is like second nature to this very efficient team of paintball and laser tag players. Operating from their home base in Durban North, they have been successfully hosting hundreds of laser tag events across the breadth and width of KZN. With operations opening up in Richards bay and Pietermaritzburg during the upcoming months there is no area they will not be able to service.
The paintball and SWAT Laser Tag field is situated on the grounds of the Golden Hours School behind Hypermarket by the Sea in Durban North – an awesome venue with big Avocado and Litchi trees, cammo netting, huge tyres and crates as bunkers and some old abandoned buildings, this venue is very popular with both paintball and laser tag players alike.
Recommended minimum age is 7 and up (6 turning 7 is fine). We have had entire families come play before – from little Johnny to Gramps and Grandma.
Is SWAT Laser Tag suitable for girls?
Yes, absolutely. We have done many ‘girls only’ parties and the gals have as much fun as the guys do.
What is the minimum amount of players per SWAT Laser Tag party?
Our minimum is 12 players
What is the maximum amount of players per SWAT Laser Tag party?
We are able to accommodate many players – depending on the function and space available. We have run Family Days at Schools, big team builds for corporate clients, as well as big laser birthday parties. For birthday parties we suggest that 32 player’s maximum is a good number to aim for if planning a big party.
Where is SWAT Laser Tag based?
We have Laser Tag venues in Somerset West, Melkbosstrand, Southern Suburbs, Northern Suburbs, City Bowl and many more areas in the Western Cape. We also have branches in Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Richards Bay in KZN
How long has SWAT Laser Tag been in operation?
SWAT Laser Tag has been running since April 2010 and have successfully hosted hundreds of Laser Tag events – both at our many home venues as well as many mobile venues across sunny South Africa. Our staff is very adept at running awesome Laser Tag events – there is no occasion too big or too small. We keep it simple and our main focus is ensuring all players have some good healthy fun!
How do we book a SWAT Laser Tag party/event/team-build and how much notice do we need to give?
You can inquire via email, sms or call us directly. Please note that depending on where we are we may not be able to check availability for a Laser Tag event immediately. We need to check our booking schedule for openings. We recommend booking at least 4 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment.
How do mobile SWAT Laser Tag Parties work?
We are 100% mobile so can play Laser Tag at just about any venue – indoors or outdoors. We bring the Laser Games to you! We will recommend a suitable venue in your area if your premises are not suitable for some mobile Laser Tag FUN!
How much space do we need when running mobile Laser Tag parties?
We always say the BIGGER the BETTER for Laser Tag. If indoors we would require a big hall of some sort – like the assembly hall at most schools. The hall would have to be fairly large to accommodate obstacles etc for the players to take cover behind whilst playing the Laser Tag challenge. The guns have a comfortable range of 50 meters and more so the further away your opponent is the better the player experience. For outdoor venues such as your garden, the same applies — we need ample running space with sufficient cover for the players to hide behind. Through experience we have found that a garden/park etc of +- 2000 meters squared and more is suitable.
Can we suggest alternative venues for the mobile SWAT laser option?
Yes, we have played mobile Laser Tag at many parks and outdoor venues all over KZN and the Cape Peninsula. Let us know what suburb you reside in and we will assist with choosing a suitable venue that is safe, plays well and ensures that non players and players alike all have a good time.
Do we have any indoor Laser Tag venues?
At this stage no we do not. We play in the big outdoors but are working on some awesome ideas for some good old fashioned urban style Laser Tag action.
What can we expect on the day?
Typically we will divide the group into 2 teams – one S.W.A.T Team and one Rebel Team. We will then run various type of game scenarios starting at Level 1 (easy) and working our way to Level 3 (more of a challenge). We will then run 2 rounds on each level and keep accurate scoring to predict the winning team of that round. We do ensure that all players get ample game time and will not restrict ammo (bullets) or lives (health) in the early rounds. If more than 16 players we will invariably sub divide into 3 or more teams and run a very successful round robin tournament format of laser game play. This is not cast in stone and we are very open to suggestions and are very flexible in our running of the Laser Tag party. Speak to us if you have something in mind. We have learnt through our vast experience not to complicate matters – we prefer to keep the laser games simple and focus on HAVING FUN!
Is SWAT Laser Tag safe?
SWAT Laser Tag is a non-impact activity and is as safe as playing soccer or similar low impact sports. Laser Tag does require some level of physical exercise and endurance so expect to build up a good healthy sweat on those nice hot summer days.
What should the kids wear to a Laser Tag party?
Most important is footwear – no crocs please! A good sturdy pair of ‘old’ running shoes is ideal, long pants in winter and sturdy shorts in the warmer months, an old t-shirt and jacket (for those nippy days), as well as a hat and sunscreen. If we are predicting some chance of rain then add an old swimming towel and dry set of clothing into the child’s kit bag.
What happens during the wet winter months?
We believe that the Laser Tag games must go on – after all, organising a teambuild/special occasion or birthday party for your little one is stressful enough as it is. Our Laser Tag equipment is able to handle some rain, so in the event of light rain we are happy to play Laser Tag as scheduled. We do keep close tabs on weatherman Pete so will be in touch the week prior to the Laser Tag party if the weather looks really bad.
What happens to my deposit if we get rained out?
Our policy is simple: refund or reschedule – no questions asked. If we arrive and set up for the Laser Tag party and you then decide to cancel, we will charge a standard rate of a R500 cancellation fee. This cancellation fee is to cover traveling and staff costs.
What else do I need to consider when deciding on a S.W.A.T Laser Tag party?
Some things to consider when booking a suitable laser party date are: School and sport commitments of the kids, major live sport events on the proposed date of your Laser Tag party (Dad’s do not like missing big rugby games), suitability of the venue for a mobile Laser Tag party, any allergies some of the kids may have (hay fever, bee stings etc.)
Anything else we need to know?
Yes – HAVE A BLAST AND COME BACK TO VISIT SWAT LASER TAG AGAIN. 🙂
S.W.A.T Laser Tag has been using the same laser tag guns and laser tag equipment and set up since 2010. These high end laser taggers have proven to be robust, exceptionally durable and super reliable. This has allowed our laser tag teams to run laser tag events in most conditions, areas and situations. The laser tag system is so portable and simple to use that we have been able to take the laser quest challenge to people’s homes, school fun days, corporate team builds, festivals and other special occasions.
The laser tag equipment is developed and manufactured in the USA, so quality is assured. The Yanks across the Atlantic Ocean are continuously working at improving the laser tag product, which in a nutshell directly relates into a top notch player experience. They have some awesome innovations in the laser tag pipeline which we know will make it truly exceptional and take the reality aspect to another level. The core focus is on having fun, so simple is better. In the words of the man who created the Lockheed U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird spy planes during the 1950’s – Kelly Johnson – KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID!
Now on to relevant technical information.
Each laser tag gun has an LCD display control box which is placed on the top of the laser tag gun, situated just above the player’s direct line of sight – this makes moving your line of sight between your target and the laser game statistics a simple process. The LCD display on each laser gun informs the player of relevant laser game statistics – all in real live time during the laser game. Some examples are: how much time left in that specific laser round, how much ammo and health is left, how many hits/kills you have made as well as how many hits you have taken.
The trigger action on the laser tag gun is based on a semi automatic action – so one trigger pull one round of ammunition fired.
The laser tag guns ‘communicate’ with each other via infra-red beam technology. The infra red beam – invisible to the human eye – is emitted from the laser tag gun barrel when the player pulls the trigger. In essence all the laser tag guns in the game communicate with each other in this manner, which allows the player to have relevant information on his LCD screen at all times during the laser tag game.
The effective range of the laser tag equipment is very impressive considering the challenges of making any light beam work well in high light situations. In broad daylight we have seen an effective range of 50 – 80 meters from the laser tag guns, whilst at night it is off the charts at about 150 meters plus! The infra red beam is deadly accurate and travels quicker than a conventional bullet, so with the use of the laser tagging sight, it is unlucky if you miss your opponent.
SWAT LASER TAG / GUN INSTRUCTIONS
The Laser Tag Gun is accurate and can shoot up to 40 meters
The Box on the gun is the target, you are aiming at the Box on the gun
When you get shot the Box on the gun will flash Red and Beep for 3 seconds
During that time, you can’t shoot or be shot
When you shoot your opponent, the gun will Beep once
Players will see their game stats during live play
Players will see their score on total completion of the entire game
Keep both hands on the Laser Tag Gun at all times as displayed
During Live Game Play your screen will display as below
K = Kill Shots (Player has 0 Kill Shots but he may have Hits)
A = Ammunition / Bullets 918
H = Health (In this example if you get shot 25 times you will be Terminated (Game Over)
HUNTER is your gun name
Whoever Hits a player on their last life will be credited with 1 Kill Shot
12 min 40 seconds left in the game
When you shoot your opponent or get shot your screen will display as below
During Game Play the player has a shield which protects the player from Direct Fire
fig 1 – When the player points the barrel directly to the ground they are protected from direct fire
fig 2 – The player can now be shot on their forward-facing sensor
fig 3 – The player can be shot from their flank, left and right flank
fig 4 – The player may use obstacles to hide their sensor
When you have been Terminated (Game Over) from the game the following will happen
Your Gun will stop making the shooting sound when the trigger is squeezed
Your gun lights will remain stationary Red, (Long Distance Termination Identification)
Screen will display who Terminated you
Return to Base / put your gun in the Gun Rack and wait for the game to end to see your score!
On total completion of the entire game you will see your score as below
Terminations = Kill Shots = If you shoot a player on their last life and terminate them from the game you will then be credited with 1 Kill Shot
Hits = How Many People you shot (30)
Shot Count = how many bullets you fired (155)
Times Hit = how many times you got shot (1)
Accuracy is a % of people hit to bullets fired
Top Player will be the person who scored the most Hits in that round
SWAT Laser Tag Units:
Manufacturer: Tippmann Sports, USA Released: 2009 Weight: 1.67 kg’s Length: 48 cm Effective Range in high light environments: 50 – 80 meters Effective Range is low light environments: 70 – 100 meters Effective range in dark environments: 150 meters plus Modeled on: M4 Assault Rifle Firing Mode: Semi-automatic Built in gaming Console: Yes In Game Real Time stats: Yes Able to operate under rainy and adverse conditions: Yes Gun2Gun communication: Yes Age recommendations: 8 and older (7 turning 8 is fine)
Now on to game play.
Unless we are running a very large lasertag event, we typically divide the players into two teams and play various style scenario games, beginning with an orientation ‘easy’ level and working our way up to more challenging levels throughout the laser tag event. Each player is issued with a vest to determine what team they are on. Each team also gets laser tag guns that are identifiable for their specific team – typically ‘code red’ and ‘code green’ laser tag guns. Furthermore the laser tag guns all have code names which appear on the laser tag’s LCD screen – for example Charlie, Bravo and Foxtrot. This signifies to the player exactly who on the ‘enemy’ side just lit them up. This allows players to settle those scores and target a specific member of the opposition.
During game play
When you shoot an opponent the control box on your laser tag gun makes a sound (1 beep), flashes red for a few seconds and displays the code name of the opponent on your LCD screen to show you hit the enemy. (for example, You have hit Bravo)
When you are hit by an opponent the control box on your laser tag gun makes a sound (3 beeps), flashes red for about 2 seconds and the LCD screen displays the hit (for example, Hit By Bravo)
SWAT LASER TAG Rules Of Fair Play
Play To Win / Lose Like A Gentleman
Don’t Be A Bully
Both Hands On The Gun Grips And Gun In Front Of You
How To Play Laser Tag Properly And Win
Listen To Your Coaches Tactical Instruction
Long Distance Shooting Is Your Best Weapon
Accuracy And Aiming Is Your Best Friend
Use Your Shield As Instructed In Daylight Conditions
Use The Natural Terrain As Instructed
Camping Is Allowed
Ambush Is Allowed
Sneak Attack Is Allowed
Hit And Run Is Allowed
Guerrilla Warfare Is Allowed
Team Work Is Advised
Trolling Is Not In The Spirit Of The Game!
You May Not Follow One Person Around The Entire Game And Just Shoot Them. Shoot Them Once Twice And Then Move On To The Next Target.
If You Are Shooting Your Opponent From Long Distance, Then Shoot Them As Many Times As You Wish. If Your Opponent Has A Gun In Their Hand And They Are In The Game, Then They Are There To Be Shot. But, If You Can Clearly See You Are Upsetting A Player. Please Stop And Go Shoot Someone Else. Don’t Be A Bully.
Keep Calm Have Fun And Play Laser Tag.
The SWAT Laser Tag Team.
The laser tag guns are fully customizable to allow for many type of mock battle scenarios. For example: unlimited or limited lives, unlimited ammo or limited ammo, how long each laser tag game will run for, whether to introduce medic laser tag guns into the game, realistic or not ……..whatever you prefer. If you can imagine it we can play it!!
The major difference that laser games has to paintball games is that the laser guns project harmless infra red beams and can be played virtually anywhere – day or night. Due to this there is no need for uncomfortable and cumbersome protective clothing, so moving around the laser tag combat field is as easy as taking a stroll through the local park. Paintball definitely has its place and it does provide some serious doses of adrenaline, but for those younger kids and people in general looking for the ‘less intense’ experience, then SWAT Laser Tag is for you……no more misted up goggles and more importantly – no more aches, pains and golf ball sized bruises!!
Laser Tag War Games brings out the best in its competitors and if you are looking to build team spirit, camaraderie and nourish those leadership skills then look no further. Teamwork is the order of the day and good communication and a sound strategy will see you win the war!
If you enjoy the thrill of mental and physical activity and are up to the challenge of taking on the ‘enemy’ then laser tag games is for you! Our system is mobile, safe and ‘green friendly’ and due to this it can be played at most outdoor and indoor venues. All we leave behind are footprints and fond memories.
Normal Duration: 2 Hours (Remember that we are happy to discuss any scenario you may want to play so just get in touch with us and we will customise your SWAT Laser Tag experience as best we can).