*S.A.* Joburg Trip Day2 Treetop Adventure Park

Day 2 morning we went to Woodmead for brunch at Fournos, we were told that there was an outlet there and it was on sale.
Fournos is mainly like a bakery type of restaurant, we were not allowed to take pics in the restaurant so we were only able to take pics of what we have ordered, we sat just right outside the restaurant.

Avery and Zara loved the pastry and mama decided to buy some to-go for Tim’s daughter

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Smoked Salmon Bagel

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At first, the strip mall where we were we didn’t see any of the ‘outlet’ stores, so we just decided to go back to Sandton to meet our friends. When we were out the premises of the strip mall, we missed a turn onto the main road and we stumbled upon the ‘outlet’.
吃完了之後就開始逛街,但因為這邊的店都是普通百貨就能看到的牌子於是打算去別的地方

不得不說,如果去掉圍欄的話真的很像LA的

One of the special clothing store was the SuperDry one, although it was not an independent store, it was inside ‘Global Brands’ store. Global Brands store had a variety of brands inside it, including Diesel, Levi’s Timberland etc.  The entrance to the store is what confused mama, the ‘Man-Trap secrity booth’, for those who are not familiar, there is a pic attached below for reference. Basically it allow 1 person at a time to enter the 1st door, when the 1st door closes behind, then the 2nd door opens and only then you enter the actual shop. In South Africa this type of security doors are very common in banks and high-end jewelry/watch stores.
因為不小心錯過一個路口而誤打誤撞找到的Outlet,SuperDry Outlet找到了,並不是自己獨立的一家,而是跟其他牌子一起在 Global Brands Diesel Outlet.

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特別想說明的是,這家的出入口跟南非銀行的一樣,一個人進去這個玻璃盒子後裡面的那一道門會等第一道門關上了後才會打開。這個安全門叫做Man-Trap Security Booth,真的非常防搶匪… 有需要這樣嗎…

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總而言之呢,因為裡面不能拍照,基本上是蠻整齊的,但是空氣很不流通,SuperDry跟Diesel有自己獨立的一區,但是基本上每一區之間都有衣服防盜器,所以每個區買完就得結帳… 到底是有發生多少案件過???

After the outlet mall we went to a place called Treetop adventures with our friends.  This is our first time here but our friends have been here before. It’s for all ages from toddlers to adults.  But our friends usually bring their kids to this place for them to play.  Although we were worried that Zara’s age was a bit small and not sure if she was able to play, but we still headed there anyway.
接下來要去的是小朋友的戶外遊樂園,雖然有點擔心我家的二女年齡太小,但還是決定來走走看看IMG_1839

入口是土路,開小車的底盤要非常小心啊
The gravel road of the main road was very rough at some points, it is best recommended to drive an SUV instead to of a sedan otherwise there is a fairly high chance that the sedan cars may get damaged

下車後先去看看這園區的樣子
This is basically how it looks like once we parked the cars

有貼彩色旗子的地方就是售票口啦
A little bit further into the woods we could see wood-cabins where the stalls are for ticketing and snacks.

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這邊的場地有分年齡,小小孩去下面的場地,大一點的小孩要去高一點的場地
This area have different sections for different age/height differences, and as usual, out 2 little ones would be in the smallest area.

大小孩場地
Pics below are for the bigger children, with ‘higher’ adventures

Avery在看了大哥哥大姊姊的示範之後也決定去玩了,於是他去的是給小小孩的Woodpecker Course,價錢是 R110
After Avery saw our friends kids playing, she also wanted to go on the course also, so mama paid R110 (~$9.00USD) for the ticket for the Woodpecker course, for the smallest kids.

著裝完畢後就被牽著走到Woodpecker場地

After getting prepped with the harness and safety equipment by one of the employees, then she was led to the course.  Each child has their own ‘instructor’ so it was great for safety and attention-wise.

 

第一次嘗試對4歲不到的Avery來說很棒棒喔
The Woodpecker course had 11 challenges i think, from start to finish her rope was always attached to the tightrope/wire, and plus she wasn’t really that high at all on the courses

玩完後要回去脫裝備啦,這邊很好的是,你買了票之後會給你戴上手環,今天內想玩幾次就都可以玩
After one course of 11 challenges she decided to stop and went back to the prepping area to remove her harness.  Once thing great about this is that once you purchase and entry, you get a wristband, and as long as you got this wristband on, you can do the course as many times as you want.

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上廁所途中的可愛廁所標誌
A cute little sign for the toilet

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大哥哥姐姐們挑戰的滑繩過河!!! 超高的,大人要滑也可以喔,真是太有勇氣了
Below are the pics of our friends kids on the courses they were on and also the zip-line across a lake/river

Zara看了Avery玩之後也說想玩,但賣票的人說已經下午四點多了,他們五點就關,會不划算喔。想想Zara大概玩了一次後也不會再玩了,讓他有個經驗也好,立馬買票
After Zara saw Avery doing the course and we wondered a little while, looking and walking around, Zara said she also wanted to go on the course. When we were at the counter to purchase entry, the guy said that it was already past 4 and they close at 5, so maybe she won’t have time to go on a second time if she wanted. To us we think it’s fine because we don’t know when we will be here next time and at least she could have a go for at least once and that should be good enough.

So in order to make sure that Zara don’t freak out, we asked Avery to do the course again with Zara so she could accompany her. So both went to the prepping stations again and started putting on the harness.

Zara was a little bit shorter than Avery so at some points her arms couldn’t reach the top rope to walk across, so instead she just held onto her own rope that was attached to the top rope and the instructor had to hold/guide her through some points on the stages.

有個耗體力又愉快的下午真不錯
And it was another energy-depleting day for them and they slept once we got in the car to go back to the area where we stayed

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