by Merle Dieterich, passionate mom and businesswoman whose 2 beautiful children, Lerato and Marvin never cease to amaze and teach her about what counts. You’ll find her at

This review  of Acrobranch submitted by Corrinne Lamoral on Jozikids, sparked my interest in Acrobranch:

This is a wonderful outing in the heart of Joburg. I took my three children to Acrobranch in Melrose, age 4 1/2, 6 1/2 and 10 and they all loved it. There are stages for every age and much is decided by height – my tall 4 1/2 year old did the beginning of the Cheetah’s course and when the ropes got too high for him (and got a bit scary), the guide safely lowered him down. You do need to keep an eye on your children as they have the responsibility of remembering to keep a carabiner attached to the guide ropes at all times. Bring two parents if you have children of different ages otherwise you’ll be running back and forth. This was the most enjoyable two hours spent under the trees on a Sunday morning, we’ll be back! (PS: booking ahead is essential)

So one Sunday morning my entire family of 4 made our way to Acrobranch at James & Ethel Gray Park, Melrose

First each child  aged 9 and 13 yrs, was decked out with gear

Then a quick lesson and practise session

And then they were off. My husband and I watched in amazement as they disappeared with their ropes and carabiners, swinging and balancing.

Our only complaint was that we had stiff necks the next day from watching them perform their amazing feats up in the trees. We’ll also be back and maybe then, the adults will also have a go!

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