13 Fun Ideas for Team Building in Johannesburg

Fun Team Building Ideas in Johannesburg
Murder Mystery Team Building Event

Your team in Johannesburg seems a bit sluggish and it is time for a boost in team morale. Team building activities are a fun way to motivate your team and strengthen bonds between team members.

With so many team building options available it can be a daunting task to decide on one activity. In order to make your decision easier we have put together a summary of some of our more popular team building events in Johannesburg.

The following are some ideas for team building in and around the greater Johannesburg area.

  1. Tribal Survivor Challenges
  2. Potjiekos Cooking Competitions
  3. Amazing Race Events
  4. Escape Room Activities
  5. Drumming Events
  6. Movie Making Activities
  7. Minute to Win It Games
  8. Box Cart Building and Racing
  9. Laughter Games
  10. Hitting the Target Activity
  11. Charity Team Building Events
  12. Art Workshop
  13. Murder Mystery Events

 

Team Building Activities

 

1. Tribal Survivor Team Building Challenges in Johannesburg

Inspired by the iconic Survivor reality game show franchise, the Tribal Survivor Challenge is a fun, exciting and interactive team building event suitable for all ages and fitness levels.  Your group will be divided into tribes and each tribe will have to come up with a name and flag for their tribe. One of the most entertaining parts of this challenge comes next with each tribe having to create an choreograph a war cry which will be performed in front of the other tribes.

In the next part of the Tribal Survivor Challenge, the tribes compete against each other in various team building exercises with a variety of outcomes such as enhancing communication, encouraging teamwork and cooperation. Points are awarded for each of the activities and the tribe with the highest points at the end of Tribal Survivor Challenge is declared the winning tribe.

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Team designing their flag during their Tribal Survivor Challenge team building event.

2. Potjiekos Cooking Competitions in Johannesburg

A Potjiekos Cooking Competition is an effective way for teams to get to know each other better while working together on a common goal. Your group will be divided into teams that will compete with each other for the first choice of ingredients. Teams are allowed to barter with each other for any ingredients that they may still need.

When all the ingredients are ready, the teams can start with cooking their potjie. While waiting for the potjies to finish cooking, teams compete against each other in some more team building exercises. When the potjies are ready they are presented for judging, and after the meal the winners and runners up are announced.

The Potjiekos Cooking Competition is a great activity for building camaraderie and team spirit.

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Team from Woolworths during their Potjiekos Cooking Competition.

3. Amazing Race Team Building Events in Johannesburg

Inspired by the popular Amazing Race reality show, the Amazing Race team building event is an exciting and fast moving activity designed to get teams working together to complete various tasks.

Teams are provided with clues to help them find all the “check-in” points. Some of these “check-in” points have activities that the teams will have to complete before moving to the next point, while others will just require the team to prove that they were at the point. These “check-in” points are hidden throughout the venue and teams need to find them in the correct sequence. The first team to complete all the activities and tasks is declared the winning team of the Amazing Race team building event.

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Team from Vukani Gaming during their Amazing Race team building event.

4. Escape Room Team Building Activities in Johannesburg

In the Escape Room team building activity, teams are locked into themed rooms from which they have to escape. In order to escape, they have to work out all the hidden clues and complete some pressurized tasks within 60 minutes. Escape Room activities are an exciting and challenging way to test your team’s problem solving skills.

Escape Room team building activities also help teams improve their communication and strengthens relationships within the team. This activity highlights how individual decisions can be of benefit to the team.

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Team from Imperial Logistics during their Escape Room team building activity.

5. Drumming Team Building Events in Johannesburg

Drumming activities are very suitable for team building because everyone can participate in the activity regardless of age, race or position within your organization. In Africa, drumming has historically been used for communication, and many groups and individuals use drumming activities to release stress, raise their spirits, enhance their focus and for developing better cooperation in groups. It is a very effective tool for synchronizing the thought processes of team members.  Drumming activities are also beneficial for developing hand-eye coordination, listening skills and creativity. When team members create rythms together, it also naturally promotes teamwork.

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Team members during a drumming event.

6. Movie Making Team Building Activities in Johannesburg

A Movie Making team building activity is a great way to discover and encourage creativity in your team. In the Movie Making activity, the team members have to work together to write a script, produce, direct and act in the “Movie” using limited resources. The process of making the movie taps into both the creative and practical abilities of the team. Not only is Movie Making an excellent way to get your team to work together, but it also provides great entertainment when the movies are viewed at the end of the event.

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Team members participating in a Movie Making team building activity.

7. Minute to Win It Team Building Games in Johannesburg

Based on the popular game show franchise, Minute to Win It team building games is an entertaining way of getting everyone on your team involved. In this activity, teams compete against each other in a variety of challenges which must be completed within 60 seconds. The challenges are completed using everyday household objects such as elastic bands, paper cups, empty cans, balloons and toilet paper. Points are awarded for each challenge and the team with the highest points at the end of the event is declared the winning team.

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Team member completing the Nut Stacker Minute to Win It challenge.

8. Box Cart Building and Racing Team Building Activity in Johannesburg

The Box Cart Building and Racing team building activity combines creativity, technical precision, leadership, communication and a dose of bravery and fitness for a few. Teams are provided with the necessary parts to create and complete their Box Cart. The teams have to design and paint the bodywork of the Box Cart, the drivers racing top, as well creating a team song. All of this has to be done in a race against time as the Box Cart needs to be completed before the starting time of the race. The teams race their Box Carts against each other in a relay format, with multiple team members having the opportunity to drive and push the cart towards the finish line. This is an excellent activity for enhancing teamwork and relationships within your team.

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Team from Allan Gray during their Box Cart Building & Racing team building event.

9. Laughter Games Team Building Activity in Johannesburg

If you want your team to bond through laughter, the Laughter Games team building activity is the one for you. In this activity, your group is divided into teams which compete against each other in various team building exercises designed to create a lot of laughter. Getting your team to laugh together has many benefits to the team. It is a powerful antidote to stress and connects team members to each other. Furthermore, laughter relaxes the body, boosts the immune system and releases feel good chemicals. Being able to laugh, play and have fun together makes being part of a team more enjoyable and helps the team to solve problems, connect with each other and be more creative.

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Team from Nedbank during their Laughter Games team building activities.

10. Hitting the Target Team Building Activity in Johannesburg

Hitting The Target is an ideal team building activity if you want to emphasize the importance of accuracy and correct decision making when working as a team. Your group is divided into teams which compete against each other in team building exercises designed to test the participant’s accuracy and aim. Points are awarded after each challenge and the team with the most points at the end of the event is declared the winning team.

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Hitting the Target Team Building Activity in Johannesburg
Team from Barclays Life Botswana during their team building activity.

11. Charity Team Building Events in Johannesburg

Letting your team take part in activities where they are helping others is one of the best ways of bringing your team together and strengthening bonds within the team. Charity team building activities not only teach your team the skills needed to function as a high-performing team, but also gives back to the community. These activities also highlight the significance of team members engaging their hearts in their work together.

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Team from WWF SA during their Charity Team Building Activity.

12. Art Workshop Team Building Activity in Johannesburg

An Art Workshop team building activity is an excellent option for teams that want to do something more creative together. The Art Workshop highlights the importance of unity in diversity and creative thinking. Your group will be divided into teams, and each team is given a blank canvas, paints and brushes. The teams are then each given a subject to paint and they are made to believe that the challenge is to produce the best work of art on their particular canvas. Each team works separately on their own canvas and are not aware of what the other teams are painting. Unknown to them, all the teams are working on different parts of one big painting. While thinking they are competing against each other, all the teams are in fact working on one single goal.

This fun team building activity is a rewarding challenge for participants and promotes cohesion within a group. The activity ends on a motivating high as the participants are impressed by what the group achieved through the individual efforts of each team member.

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Team from BankservAfrica during their Art Workshop team building activity at The Pyramid in Johannesburg.

13. Murder Mystery Team Building Events in Johannesburg

A Murder Mystery team building activity is a fun way for your team members to get to know each as they work together to solve a mystery. Although Murder Mysteries are usually played out over a meal, the event can be just as effective without it. Costumes and dress up accessories such wigs are provided on the day. The “murder” is announced, and the fun begins as each accused try to prove their innocence.  Murder Mystery events are most definitely one of the more entertaining team building ideas.

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Murder Mystery Team Building Activities in Johannesburg
Team from Malcolm Lyons and Brivik during their team building activity.

 

Now you are ready to treat your team to a great time while they are learning to work together and forming stronger bonds.

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