Follow Hank, the Balance Elephant

Follow Hank, the Balance Elephant

I was invited to Follow Hank, the Balance Elephant to the Company’s Garden in Cape Town to launch the new online game in support of elephant conservation.

This proudly South African brand, Balance Wines strives to do things differently by perfecting the fine balancing act of having loads of fun while caring for the environment. They designed an online game by helping Hank the elephant balance his way on a unicycle back to his ancestral desert home.

Why is playing this game so important?

Each player stands a chance to win Balance Bucks that you can redeem when purchasing wine at the Balance online store that’s redeemable after each stage of the game. After completing the final stage of the game, a donation will be made on your behalf in support of the Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA) PEACE project. This educational initiative promotes the peaceful cohabitation of local communities with desert-adapted elephants in Southern Africa.

Follow Hank, the Balance Elephant

Where to play?

No need to download an app or even the game itself. Simply play the Balance game online at which is compatible with smart devices and PCs. It can also be accessed through a QR code found on Balance wine bottles so make sure to purchase one the next time you in a retail store.

Players are required to complete three levels by making Hank tilt and jump to avoid obstacles and score points by collecting fruit reminiscent of the rich flavour spectrum found in Balance wines. Discount coupons in the form of Balance Bucks from R20, R40 to R60 respectively can be won after the completion of each level, depending on your score. The final level culminates with Hank travelling through the desert to join a herd of elephants.

Join Hank on his unicycle at and redeem your Balance Bucks with your next purchase of Balance wines at Follow all the action on @BalanceWines on social media. For more information on EHRA, visit

Until next time.

Stephanie Marthinus Blog