GoPaintball in South Africa

Paintball has always been one of those activities that everyone likes, no matter if its for a bachelor party, a casual game with friends, or as a profession.

But how do you locate/discover a new paintball close to you? Google would have been great, but only the popular fields are returned.

But fear now more, I present to you The paintball site listing all the paintball fields in South Africa!*

GoPaintball Home Page step8 Paintball Map South Africa Fields

Any paintball owner can register to submit his paintball field (email [email protected] for details), entering contact details, facilities available, gps locations, upcoming events etc.

Once listed on the site, users can rate the field, upload images, upload videos leave comments etc!

The map will make it easier for you to find a paintball field near you.

Logo GoPaintball

Skills used, MVC5, c#, razor views, syntax, mssql database, bootstrap css (responsive), Entity Framework (EF6), jquery, Google maps api, Google rich snippets, Oauth, Extensive Error Logging, Rapheal Maps on home page, Custom Routing, Visual Studio Online, SEO optimized, Lavish Bootstrap

This might seem spammy, but I notified every paintball field I could find via email to upload their details to, I did this by entering all emails in a CSV file, and sending a generic message to all with some help how to use the site. I created a c# console application I created to send the emails, with a proffesional looking email.

Credits to my girlfriend and brother who tested the site. And Ruan Steyn for uploading fields for Gauteng!


*I lied, not all paintball sites are listed yet, but our database is growing, so in theory we are getting there. White lies


By David Smit

Creating anything via technology is my passion. I specialize in (but is not limited to) ASP.NET web development.