Day trip ideas around Johannesburg

Posted on 23 June 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

Apart from being the bustling city where dreams come true, the City of Gold is also a place with plenty of interesting and touristy things to do.

If you’re a Joburger in search of family-friendly day trip ideas, look no further. Here are some places to consider for a fantastic and family-friendly day-trip in and around Johannesburg:

Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City offers a rush of adventure through a variety of exciting activities for both adults and children. The theme park is the largest of its kind in South Africa. It offers 16 thrilling rides, 7 family rides, as well as a number of dedicated children’s rides. There are also a number of dining options, allowing you to seal your day of fun and excitement with a scrumptious meal.

Contact: +27 11 248 5000

Lesedi Cultural Village

Located among the rocky hills of the Cradle of Humankind, the Lesedi Cultural Village is the ideal spot to learn more about African traditions.The attraction offers the fascinating exploration of Africa’s tribal history intertwined with African hospitality.

At the village, you can visit five traditional homesteads inhabited by Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele, Basotho and Pedi tribes. You will receive insight on these different tribes and their traditional ways of life.

Address: R512, Lanseria

Contact: 071 507 1447

Lion & Safari Park

If you’re looking to spend a day out and about in nature, the Lion & Safari Park is a definite must-visit. The wilderness reserve offers guided game drives, self-drives and photographic tours. You can also hand-feed giraffes. What’s more, there are a variety of restaurants which stand ready to tantalize your tastebuds with amazing food. Plus, your children will absolutely love the large children’s playground.

Address: R512, Pelindaba Road, Hartbeespoort

Contact: 087 150 0100 or [email protected]

Montecasino Bird Gardens

The Montecasino Bird Gardens make for the perfect day trip. You can enjoy a stroll along the enchanted garden walkways. The attraction is home to a variety of beautiful and colorful birds, as well as some mammals and reptiles.

The spot is also conveniently located, enabling you to watch the latest blockbuster afterwards or simply enjoy enjoy a delicious treat at one of Montecasino’s many great restaurants. There are also cool games which your young ones are sure to enjoy.

Contact: 011 511 1864 or [email protected]

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