Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings, Bellville: Hours, Address, Cool Runnings Reviews: 4.5/5

Cool Runnings
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Thrilling outdoor, downhill toboggan track 1,25 km long for young and old! No need to walk. An automated lift will always pull you to the top. Delicious food and drinks on premises. Licensed bar available.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Wendy Swart
Worcester, South Africa1 contribution
An exceptional day at Cool Runnings
May 2021 • Family
15 girls from Huis Besselaar, Pioneerschool for the visibly impaired in Worcester visited Cool Runnings on Saturday, 22 May 2021. It was the most amazing experience. The staff was very professional, friendly and made us feel really at home. I can recommend spending the day at cool runnings any time. We were pleasantly surprised with the venue and the speed of the carts. Definitely a 10 out of 10.
Written May 25, 2021
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Daniel W
1 contribution
Bachelors Party
Apr 2021
Went with a bachelors party and had an amazing time. Everything was extremely well organised and well run. The staff were super helpful and friendly. Would definitely go back and recommend. The actual tobogganing was loads of fun.
Written April 19, 2021
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Vineshree
1 contribution
Terrible
Jul 2020
Don't go here. There is little to no instruction or safety equipment while you're on the slide. The instructor basically mumbled directions and pointed towards a board with the smallest font. A family member of mine received serious burns due to her skin basically being scrapped off the by the metal ramp. The staff were unfriendly and proper safety precautions such as a helmets or knee-pads were not provided.
Written March 22, 2021
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LindaL
18 contributions
Great fun
Jan 2021 • Friends
Always fun and laughter. My mom of 69 years enjoyed it so much. Always a treat to take my friends and family from out of town, for this experience. I do feel though the rides are a bit too expensive
Written January 24, 2021
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Daniel R
2 contributions
Dangerous Dangerous Dangerous
Jan 2021 • Family
There needs to be an improvement in the safety precautions- extremely dangerous, especially for kids
Written January 7, 2021
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CRCPT
This is not dangerous at all as every rider is in control of its own speed at any time, at any stage of their downhill slide in our 1.25km long stainless steel track. If you keep sufficient distance to your front rider than all should be perfectly fine. - Gladly most of our visitors did enjoy their experience, hence our overall great rating!
Written January 8, 2021
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Janet G
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
UNSAFE FOR ANIMALS AND HUMANS
Jan 2021 • Family
I am traumatised. Today we decided to take our sons to Cool Runnings (tobogganing) near Tyger Valley. I noticed my son getting out of the sled car about three quarters the way down the track. In front of him - stuck in the track- was a duckling rolling around unable to get out of the smooth track, so he had to brake suddenly to prevent running over the duckling.
A whole lot of people behind him travelling at high speed had to brake suddenly to avoid crashing into my son. The marshals were telling my son to not stop on the track – but he had no choice – the alternative was to run over the duckling. My son managed together with a marshal to push the duckling out of the track to safety.
A few minutes later I went with my other son and coming down the track there were 7 or 8 ducklings stuck in the track – trapped! We had to suddenly stop the sled car. We managed to push them all to safety. We were told again not to get out of the car. I refused - I wa not going to kill the ducklings. On the track there was already blood marks of a duckling that had been killed.
When I complained to management, they claimed that they took care of the ducks. However, there are no measures taken to stop these ducklings getting stuck in the tracks as we saw twice today. We all left Cool Runnings shattered and traumatised by our experience there.
Animals should not be allowed in the vicinity of the tobogganing track, for both animal safety and human safety.
Because you are coming down the tracks at a high speed with people behind you, it can be extremely dangerous to both you and the people behind you to stop suddenly when an innocent animal is caught inside the tracks.
Some people take small children with them. I hate to think what could happen if they had to brake suddenly due to animals being allowed to enter the tracks.
I strongly believe it is Cool Runnings responsibility to ensure a safe environment customers and animals. Has anyone else experienced this problem at Cool Runnings?
Written January 1, 2021
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Dear JG & SG, We have taken note of your lengthy report and regret your traumatising experience. We try our best to keep the operation on our 3 hectares property and the 1.25km long stainless steel track free of animals. Unfortunately flying ducklings are difficult to control. Nevertheless, any rider is in control of its own speed and is able to slow down if necessary. At the same time, in the interest of the safety of each rider, it is important when it comes to a standstill to keep seated, so that any following rider can see the obstruction in time. The marshals are trained, to secure then the area around the incident. Fortunately these kind of accidents are very rare and happen only during the short breeding season. We all love animals and sometimes we collect them and bring them to a safer place within the Tygervalley National Parks Board. We all are wishing you a good recovery and hopefully see you again.
Written January 2, 2021
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zanah22
pretoria38 contributions
So much of fun
Dec 2020 • Family
This was such fun even for the kids. It's not badly priced and everything on the premises is very well maintained from the toilets to the rides to the eating area. The staff too is so helpful and friendly so kudos to them for that. My advice though is go early because the line can get long and purchase a double ticket because 18 rides even with a family of 4 can become monotonous. Definitely worth a visit
Written December 29, 2020
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Richard B
Western Cape, South Africa49 contributions
"Family" Park
Dec 2020 • Family
The park offers good fun to be enjoyed by family young and old, excluding your family in wheelchairs.
No access to wheelchairs users unless you willing to navigate stairs along the backside of the park. Management has made a commitment to make the park more inclusive.
Written December 11, 2020
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David S
1 contribution
Fun for the family
Nov 2020 • Couples
This is the best outdoor entertainment activity in the Western Cape. The staff are very friendly, the facilities are well maintained and the ride is plenty fun for the whole family!
I would definitely recommend to people of all ages looking to spend some time out the the house.
Written November 24, 2020
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CCS
4 contributions
Fun at Cool runnings
Nov 2020
My family had a wonderful experience at cool runnings last week Sunday. We got the Happy family combo (18 rides). The staff were friendly and atmosphere was amazing. The gardens are very beautiful and well looked after. I would really recommend this for the whole family (bar for adults) if you are in the area.
Written November 23, 2020
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