Day Trips, Family Outings and Things to do in Gauteng

Everybody loves some time away - to unwind and relax, or simply switch off. Whether it's an outdoor or indoor activity, a visit to a museum, family market, nature reserve, farm, playground, restaurant, pool, horse riding, go-karting or a train ride you'll find it here.

Little Falls Pleasure Resort Reviews
West Rand
Outdoor public swimming pool and kiddies paddle pool with picnic area braai facilities showers and a water fall and nature trail.
From 12 mnths - All ages
Swartkrans Go-Karts
West Rand
Go-Karting, tarred monster track, birthday parties, picnics, swimming
All ages
Eastgate Shopping Centre
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Eastgate Festive Season 2020 Festival of Fun with From fairytale carousels, and bumper car fun, to crazy crocodile swing and so much more,
All ages
Bexton Park Stables
West Rand
Horse riding lessons for all ages from 3 years old, outrides, trail rides, stabling, livery
From 3 yrs - All ages
Friends of Kloofendal Nature Reserve
West Rand
Nature walks, walking trails, guided tours, bird hide, geological site, picnic concerts,first Witwatersrand gold mine
All ages
Roosevelt Park Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public swimming pool with swimming lessons for children.
All ages
Ezemvelo Nature Reserve
Pretoria / Tshwane
Game drives, putt putt, fuffy slide, fishing, guided walks, bird and game watching, educational programs and camping facilities
All ages
Empire Entertainment
TOM & JERRY in cinemas from March 5 brought to you by Times Media Films distributes films for International and Local studios.
All ages
Origins Centre
Johannesburg
The Origins Centre and Museum tells a story of how all humans began in Africa, developed tools, language, art and spirituality.
All ages
Groenkloof Nature Reserve
Pretoria / Tshwane
Nature Reserve in Pretoria
All ages
Northgate Shopping Centre
Johannesburg
Shopping Centre with ice rink, movies, cinema, shops, entertainment, food, restaurants, children, shopping, fun!
All ages
Junction 21 Indoor Market
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Artisanal food & craft market. Junction 21 is the place to be, the place to meet and the place to enjoy good food and shopping.
All ages
Gecko Jewellers and Kids Party Venue
Johannesburg
Replica Gemstone Mine Tours, Gemstone Scratch Patch, Pedal Cars, Party and Corporate venue and open air Coffee Shop.
From Birth - All ages
ThePlace2B Restaurant at Lanseria Country Estate
Johannesburg
Family friendly South African themed country restaurant. Kids play area, farm animals and soccer field. Fully licensed with craft beer and boutique wines.
All ages
Malagueta
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Mediterranean family restaurant with a delicious kiddies menu and awesome play area.
All ages
Magalies Canopy Tours Pty Ltd
Magaliesburg
Magaliesberg Canopy tour, adventurous zip-lining course through amazing natural settings.
From 4 yrs - All ages
Melville Day Spa
Johannesburg
Romantic Couples Packages, Kids Pamper Parties, Day Spa, Aesthetics & Wellness Centre
Joburg Ballet
Johannesburg
Joburg Ballet is the country's foremost professional ballet company.
From 6 yrs old
Lion & Safari Park Deals
Gauteng's MUST-SEE tourist destination! A world-class facility offering animal interactions, guided game drives & self-drives and kiddies activities galore
All ages
Life Day Spa Kids
Johannesburg
Kids pamper treatments and parties. Kids Spa, Hydrotherapy, Hydro Baby for complete indulgence and pampering of those precious little ones!
From Birth - 14 yrs old
The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
Magaliesburg
Cheetah and wildlife Centre for a family trip, educational tour to see wildlife.
From 6 yrs - All ages
Pines Resort Reviews
West Rand
Enjoy a day of swimming and sliding with your family and friends.
All ages
Action Sports South Africa
Johannesburg; East Rand / Ekurhuleni; Pretoria / Tshwane; West Rand; Vaal Triangle / Sedi...
The most action packed and fun sporting experience you will ever have! Cricket, Netball, Bubble Soccer and lots more!! All ages
All ages
Hector Peterson Museum
Johannesburg
A memorial to the 1976 Soweto student rebellion. The Museum is named after Hector Peterson who was a 13-year old student in 1976 and among the first victims to die from police shootings during the riots.
From 6 - 14 yrs old
Indykart Indoor Gokarting
Johannesburg; West Rand
Indoor go kart racing, premium Motorsport for fun, parties, teambuilding and events. Best rental karts Sodi RT8, 270cc
From 8 yrs - All ages
Garden World
West Rand
Garden Centre with tea garden, kids playground, animal farmyard, wedding & kids party venue, Educ centre, craft market, Clover Mama Afrika Bakes
All ages
Alberts Farm
Johannesburg
Alberts farm Conservancy for walks in nature, hiking, orienteering in Albertskroon, Northcliff.
All ages
RideJozi Equestrian Ranch
RideJozi offers horse riding trails to beginners and advanced riders. Horse riding lessons. We also offer a kids outdoor, country-style party venue.
From 3 yrs - All ages
Sundowner Fly fishing Adventures
West Rand
Family outing with fishing, restaurant, kids activities, holiday accommodation, fishing lessons and kids parties.
From 5 yrs - All ages
Museum Africa
Johannesburg
Johannesburg's major history and cultural museum housed in the old fruit and vegetable market which dates back as far as 1913.
All ages
Hee-Haw Party Venue Reviews
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Hee-Haw Party Venue is a clean and spacious venue and picnic spots with lapas to choose from and the following activities jumping castles, waterslides, inflatable slide, quad trailer rides, zip line, scooter track, jungle gyms, trampolines and sandp
From 1 - 13 yrs old
Roodepoort Theatre
West Rand
Theatre productions for kids and adults
All ages
Kartzone
Pretoria / Tshwane
Go-karting for teens and adults, corporate functions, team building and more. We also have a fantastic restaurant on site.
From 12 yrs - All ages
Roodepoort Museum
West Rand
The Roodepoort Museum house the memory of the region's culture, achievements and values. The permanent displays illustrate the changes brought about
From Birth - All ages
The Bunny Hop Haven Reviews
Johannesburg
Non profit company (NPC) in animal rescue and as an educational centre.
All ages
Zitapark Paddling Pool
Pretoria / Tshwane
Public swimming pool offering swimming lessons, kiddies paddle pool, play park with a picnic area.
Acrobranch Pretoria
Pretoria / Tshwane
Not only is it all round fun, but it is a great activity to build confidence and coordination. Slide, balance, jump, crawl, dash, swing or stroll – our courses will test your physical ability, brainpower and balancing skills.
From 3 yrs - All ages
The Playhouse Reviews
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Gautengs Premier Indoor Playcentre & Party Venue for children aged 0-15
From 1 - 15 yrs old
RollEgoli
Johannesburg
Roller Skating, Roller Rink, Bouldering Wall, Kids Parties, Indoor, Active.
From 4 yrs - All ages
Elfs Hill Party Venue
Johannesburg
A fantasy-filled beautiful childrens party venue with catering and entertainment. Open to the public on certain days.
From 1 - 10 yrs old
Dimples Cafe Reviews
Johannesburg
Kiddies Party Venue, Family Restaurant, Live Music, Golf Theme Park, Massive Play Area, Awesome Food, Pizza, Burgers, Steaks, Cakes, Licenced
All ages
The Slope at Cedar Square
Johannesburg
The Slope is the new renovated Avalanche Venue in Fourways. A now extended 75m long ski slope open at Cedar Square for a tubing experience you'll never forget! Day visitors are welcome! 30 minutes, 1 hour and 2 hour sessions of adrenaline!
From 1 yr - All ages
Zip Zap Academy
Cape Town
A social circus, a family and a home for the youth of South Africa! Empowering through the medium of the circus arts. NGO, NPO, PBO. Founded in 1992🇿🇦
All ages
Market Theatre
Johannesburg
The market theatre home to innovative locally produced theatre productions, art exhibitions, installations, workshops and more
Zwartkops Quadbike Centre
Pretoria / Tshwane
An outdoor recreation area for kids where they can ride quadbikes on their own. Ideal for a family day out or to have a special party. Besides the quadbikes, there is a play area with a trampoline, play sand and jungle gym.
From 4 yrs - All ages
Thulani Fishing and Leisure resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Fishing resort, family day outing, restaurant, braai facilities, paintball, volleyball, day visitors in Wonderboom, Pretoria
All ages
Jozi X
Johannesburg
Jozi X adventure action centre with Jungle Swingz, Face Offz, tight rope, 9m high 4-sided climbing wall, Crazy Ladder, Stunt Matt, Nerf Zone, bubble soccer, Ninja warrior section, Trapeze and more.
From 5 yrs - All ages
Smuts House Museum
Pretoria / Tshwane
A museum peaceful surroundings with family friendly restaurant, nature trail and caravan park
All ages
Cedar Junction Family Resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Waterpark and Train Theme Park with 4 swimming pools, 16 waterslides, 2 mini trains, party venues, family outings, school outings, corporate events and markets
All ages
James Hall Museum of Transport
Johannesburg
Transport Museum which offers tours for school groups and holiday programs for children.
All ages
Hyundai Mushroom Farm Park
Johannesburg
Park, day trips, family outings, picnics, Hyundai hot air balloon
All ages
Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
West Rand
Against the backdrop of the magnificent Witpoortjie waterfall, this Garden covers almost 300 hectares and consists of both landscaped and natural veld
All ages
Brooklyn Theatre
Pretoria / Tshwane
The Brooklyn Thearte is commited to maintaining excellence in musical performance & providing cultural enrichment
Sandton City
Johannesburg
With more than 300 leading local and international retailers, Sandton City is a one-of-a-kind premier fashion and leisure destination. It's an energetic hub of Afro-cosmopolitan glamour - international shopping with South African flair.
The Ski Deck
Johannesburg
Enjoy all the fun of bum-boarding, slope surfing and sliding down the slope at the famous SKI DECK in Ferndale. We have a 20m bumboarding slope for smaller kids and 40m bumboarding slope for older kids.
From 3 yrs - All ages
Action Park
Johannesburg
Ziplining adventure park, action park for the whole family, kids party venue, teambuilding venue, Highwire Cafe
From 5 yrs - All ages
The Planetarium
Johannesburg
Star shows and space travel birthday parties
From 5 yrs - All ages
Bedford Centre
Johannesburg
Bedford offers an elegant shopping, living and dining experience in the heart of Bedfordview, JHB
All ages
Maropeng
West Rand
Maropeng is the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. It is a fun and educational visit for the entire family.
From 6 yrs old
Cresta Shopping Centre
Johannesburg
Cresta Shopping; stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and entertainment, Barnyard theatre and movies
The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa / Pretoria Zoo
Pretoria / Tshwane
This is the largest zoo in SA with Aquarium & Reptile Park, holiday programs, tours, camping, birthday parties, tractor train rides etc.
Offwidth
Johannesburg
Indoor and outdoor rock climbing coaching, corporate action coaching and events, various guided adventure experiences including day hikes. For children 5yrs to adults.
From 5 yrs - All ages
Bryanston Market
Johannesburg
Bryanston Market – a magical place, removed from the rush of everyday life, offering inspired crafts and wholesome food.
All ages
Johannesburg Zoo
Johannesburg
the Big 5, Animals of the Amazon, Day and night tours, children's farmyard, tractor rides, kids party venue, school tours and more
All ages
Bothongo Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
West Rand
Game reserve where you and your family can go on a game drive, watch predators feed, explore a cave, have a braai, speed around a bike track, climb a jungle gym, go for a swim, share a pizza, enjoy sundowners, stay the night and so much more.
All ages
Aj's in the Park Reviews
Johannesburg
Family restaurant, party venue with kids playground, wood-fired pizzas, jumping castle, childminders, a piano, big screen for live games
From 1 mnth - All ages
Glitter and Glue
West Rand
Arts and Crafts Studio for children.
Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Symphony Orchestra, development of musicians, music lessons, workshops
From 5 yrs - All ages
Joburg Theatre
Johannesburg
Theatre complex, mandela theatre, fringe for small shows, comedy, space.com, civic theatre, community service, plays
From 3 yrs - All ages
ArkStar Kidz Club
Johannesburg
NPO creating opportunity for our youth to learn, grow and participate in equestrian sport
All ages
Play Town
Pretoria / Tshwane
A ± 2300m2 indoor play area for kids, with fun activities for all. Safe environment for children, where they can play creatively. Restaurant on site
From 1 - 13 yrs old
Ri'stretto Al Fresco Cucina
Johannesburg
Child friendly restaurant, coffee bar, supervised play area for kids
All ages
Northern Farm
West Rand
This is one of Johannesburg's best-kept secrets and offers over 2500ha of beautiful green grasslands and woodlands to explore.Many different recreational users i.e. cyclists, horse riders, hikers and birders enjoy relaxing in this farm like space.
All ages
The South African State Theatre
Pretoria / Tshwane
World-class shows ranging from Opera, Ballet, Musical, Drama, Cabaret and Children's Theatre.
All ages
Cycle Lab Bike Park
Johannesburg
Mountain biking trails, cycle parks, trail running for kids and adults and kids party venue.
Disney’s Aladdin Jr
West Rand
Theatre production of Disney's Aladdin Jr at the Roodepoort Theatre
All ages
Zambibush Resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Waterpark for Family outings, braai areas, kids parties, birthday celebrations, school outings, bachelor parties, kitchen teas
All ages
Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Pretoria / Tshwane
Botanical gardens in Pretoria for family outings, picnics,
All ages
The Skate School
Johannesburg
Skateboarding lessons for kids and adults.
Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Pretoria / Tshwane
Nature reserve with dam, hiking trails, bird watching, game viewing & fresh water fishing
Blue Ocean VR
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Virtual Reality Experience Center for an immersive and interactive experience, Mobile VR parties, we will come to you or Extra Mural VR holiday programs for kids
From 7 yrs - All ages
Apartheid Museum
Johannesburg
interactive history museum that illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa.
From 12 - 18 yrs old
Soweto Theatre
Johannesburg
Theatre shows, performing arts, live music shows
From 2 yrs - All ages
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve
Johannesburg
Back to nature walks through indigenous grass and shrubs. Kids and parents can take guided tours or just wander around. A beautiful nature reserve and heritage site in the middle of Joburg.
All ages
Derdepoort Resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Resort with a swimming pool and a kids paddling pool, play area, braai facilities, lapa
All ages
Croc City Crocodile & Reptile Park
Johannesburg
Crocodile & Reptile Park where the visitors interact with a variety of reptiles. Croc Flyover only one in Africa!
All ages
Aragon Stables
West Rand
We offer quality horse riding lessons plus pony parties and camps for all ages in Muldersdrift. Whether you have never ridden before, or need lessons in show jumping or dressage, we can help you!
From 3 yrs - All ages
Saddle Creek Adventures
Magaliesburg
Horse trail rides, quad biking, off road go karting and archery
From 5 yrs - All ages
Zoo Lake Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public swimming pool.
All ages
Balfour Mall
Johannesburg
"Make Your Move" Balfour Mall is one of Johannesburg's most well known shopping centres. With 1122 open and 336 covered parking bays and over 86 stores.
All ages
Johannesburg Art Gallery
Johannesburg
Art Gallery with a number of important collections of international significance. We offer children's art classes and also have school tours available
From 6 yrs - All ages
Acrobranch DealsReviews
East Rand / Ekurhuleni; Johannesburg; Pretoria / Tshwane
Come discover an original outdoor activity where you go from tree to tree doing fun exercises testing your balance, strength and focus. Acrobranch combines sport and adventure in a fun playful setting
From 3 yrs - All ages
Kolor Kids Art Reviews
Johannesburg
Arts and crafts studio, party venue, art classes, art stationery suppliers, teambuilding for corporates
From 2 yrs - All ages
The Voortrekker Monument
Pretoria / Tshwane
The great grey colossus can be seen from all directions as you near Pretoria. The massive Voortrekker Monument, built in honour of the Voortrekkers (Pioneers)who left the Cape Colony in their thousands between 1835 and 1854.
From 7 yrs - All ages
Rope Adventure Park
West Rand
Rope Adventure Park with 26 exciting obstacles including 6 zip lines.
From 7 yrs - All ages
Artjamming
Johannesburg
Fun art and craft venue for kids, messy play classes, party venue
From 18 mnths - All ages
National Cultural History Museum
Johannesburg
A museum which explores South Africa's cultural diversity with various permanent and temporary exhibitions
All ages
Delta Environmental Centre
Johannesburg
Environmental centre for curriculum-linked outings, talks, school programmes & accredited teacher training
All ages
The South African Airways Museum Society
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Day trip to view and learn the history of South African Airways and its aircraft for families, schools and tour groups.
All ages
Irene Dairy Farm
Pretoria / Tshwane
Dairy farm for day outings, dairy shop, family picnics, restaurants, party & conference venue.
All ages
Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy
West Rand
Environmental walks and talks in Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy.
From 3 yrs - All ages
Shepherds Fold Stables Reviews
West Rand
Find horse riding lessons for children and adults from 3 to 63 years! -We have experienced and caring instructors who cater for everyone. We also offer pony parties and pony holiday camps
From 3 yrs - All ages
Museum of Military History
Johannesburg
A home for the memory and study of military history of South Africa. We also offer school tours.
All ages
Lory Park Zoo
Johannesburg
Lory Park is a privately run zoo and animal sanctuary situared in Midrand. We house for an assortment of exotic and indigenous mammals, reptiles, bird
All ages
Wits Art Museum
Johannesburg
Contemporary & historical art museum/gallery
All ages
CrazyKidz Farmyard Reviews
Johannesburg
Kids Party Venue & Farmyard for Day Visits, Party Services and arts & crafts studio in Daniel Brink Park, Randburg
From 1 yr - All ages
Adler Museum of Medicine
Johannesburg
The history of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy through the ages. From children's birthday parties to school tours!
From 4 - 14 yrs old
South African National Parks
Johannesburg
PEAP - Public Education and Awareness Project. We take displays to schools and shopping centres
All ages
Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve
Johannesburg
Nature rambles through an area of grasslands and wooded hills with wildlife only 10km from the heart of Joburg.
National Children's Theatre (NCT)
Johannesburg
Professional children's theatre productions and kids birthday parties
From 3 yrs - All ages
Fountains Valley Resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Resort with a large modern pool, kids paddling pool, braai faicilities, lapa, two play areas, kiosk and a bar
All ages
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
Johannesburg
World Class interactive science museum offering science & technology programmes for general public & schools. Also Birthday party & conference venues.
All ages
Riversands Farm Village
Johannesburg
We offer outdoor entertainment for the whole family plus a party or event venue including inspirational playground with water slide, paddling creek, live music, zip lining forest adventures, a coffee shop plus Treetop s forest adventures.
From Birth - All ages
Mall of Africa
Johannesburg
The Magic of Disney comes to Mall of Africa
All ages
Modderfontein Nature Reserve
Johannesburg
Open for Cycling, Walking and Running Trails
All ages
The Art Shebeen
Johannesburg
Drop off the kids, bring a friend or spend some therapeutic time alone while you let your creativity loose with canvas, paint, ceramic, wood or bling up with thinestone. Great for parties too.
From 3 yrs - All ages
Pretoria Youth Theatre
Pretoria / Tshwane
Goldilocks Theatre kids entertainment. Holiday entertainment. Things to do in the holidays.
All ages
Peoples Theatre
Johannesburg
The Peoples Theatre is Gauteng's leading family orientated theatre company, dedicated to introducing children to theatre from a young age
All ages
Oxbow Country Estate
Pretoria / Tshwane
Country restaurant, Sunday lunch, family outing, pedalo boat rides, gardens, walking, kids play area, kid friendly, nature, child friendly restaurant
All ages
Just Creative (Arts and Crafts Studio)
Johannesburg
Arts and Crafts studio found at the Lifestyle Garden Centre! A place where kids can unleash their creativity! Pop in anytime, no need to book OR book a party in our studio (Ceramics, Mosaics Canvas and More)
From 1 yr - All ages
Grants Dairy
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Dairy farm, school tours, party venue, farmyard & coffee shop
From 6 mnths - 13 yrs old
Clearwater Mall
West Rand
Retail shopping centre, stores, restaurants, coffee shops, kids play area in the piazza , fountains, Nu Metro with 3D technology and gaming arcade.
Constitution Hill
Johannesburg
Educational tours, promotion of our constitution, children's walk, apartheid memoirs
From 2 yrs - All ages
Honeydew A-maze-ing Mazes
West Rand
Giant Maze Puzzles Outdoor Family Fun Parties Schools Teambuilding Weekend
From 6 yrs - All ages
Sun Valley Stables
Johannesburg
Shows, pony camps, fun days and outrides. Different levels of promotion. Safe first ponies to competitive ponies available. Halfbait and fullbait ponies available.
From 6 - 16 yrs old
Picolinos Pizzeria and Party Venue
Johannesburg
Italian outdoor rustic restaurant, with a jungle gym, climbing wall and lawn for kids to run and play while you eat and watch them. We also have go-karting on weekends.
From Birth - All ages
Play Africa
Johannesburg
Exhibits & programmes that stimulate physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth of young children from birth – 10 years
From Birth - 11 yrs old
Purple Cow Restaurant
Pretoria / Tshwane
Child friendly, family restaurant. party venue for kids and adults. indoor outdoor play areas. kiddies party. food. kiddies menu.
All ages
Ranger Stables
Johannesburg
Ranger Stables is a small stable yard found in the heart of Craighall Park. We offer horse riding lessons, pony rental for parties, holiday camps and weekday / weekend outrides.
All ages
Go-Play
Pretoria / Tshwane
Kids Indoor Play Centre, Cafe and Party Venue
From Birth - 12 yrs old
Chameleon Village
Hartbeespoort
Reptile park, kids water spray park, pool, jumping pillow, beach and playground, arts & crafts market, restaurants and more
All ages
Sterkfontein Caves
West Rand
The ancient dolomite caves, with an underground lake, an hour from Johannesburg, is one of the fossils sites in the Cradle of Humankind .
From 6 yrs old
Transvaal Museum
Pretoria / Tshwane
The Transvaal Museum is South Africa's leading natural history museum.
From 7 yrs - All ages
HartRAO - Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory
West Rand
We demonstrate connections to basic science and technology, and explain astronomical concepts that appear in the school syllabus. Visits to the Harteb
From 6 yrs - All ages

How to use our Day Trip Directory


Some day trips require planning and forethought, whilst others can be quite spontaneous. Whatever the occasion, your decision will depend on the season, company, cost, time of day and various facilities. Here are some ideas to consider while browsing the directory, which should help you find what you need

Indoor vs Outdoor Day Trips


Neither is the better. A venue choice really depends on the mood, occasion, company and often the budget.

Kids will love the array of action packed indoor activities in and around the city. In fact, Mums and Dads may want to unleash the kid in them and join in the fun! Battle it out at laser games, enjoy painting together, bounce off some steam at a trampoline park, or keep updated with the latest trends and family fun at the many shopping malls. If you need some time-out there’s a number of indoor playgrounds that offer a childcare service while you enjoy a cup of tea – absolutely ideal for the occasional play date.

During warmer climates one may be beckoned towards some outdoor action. Swinging on tree tops like Tarzan or get caught in a splash of colour at paintball – let the kids decide. Go-karting and fishing spots make for some ideal Dad and Lad time – if dad can handle the pressure of being beat! And while boys will be boys- the ladies can enjoy some pampering at one of the many spas and wellness centres. Adventure lovers- do you have what it takes to find yourself? – Get lost in a maze to find out. The Mazes offer an ideal day trip for team building, or families.

Nature and Animal Lovers outings


With the Jacarandas in full bloom, one tends to find the spring in the step. Nature walks and hikes certainly provide a breath of fresh air. Pack a picnic basket and drag along some friends and family – you’d be surprised at how beautiful the City really is. Be mindful of opening and closing times in the various seasons, and look out for guided tours to be safe.

Zoo trots also make for a good Sunday morning walk. Get in tune with your body as well as nature, plus enjoy family time. One could adventure with elephants or monkey around – birds, reptiles, wild cats and more- Johannesburg has it all!

Of course, one can gallop away in the wind – book an outride into the sunset or enjoy the scent of the fresh morning dew. Horse riding can be therapeutic and fun- family and friends, saddle up!

The City – with all its tall buildings and billboards is also home to many farms. Sing along to the tune of Old McDonald while milking a cow, running amongst the chickens, feeding a goat or hopping with a bunny. Now there’s something warm and homely to be excited about.

Sports Lovers Day Trips


Mountain biking or road cycling? Swimming, hiking, abseiling or fishing? Whatever your adrenalin rush – the day trip directory most certainly has something for you. If the family is not keen on joining you, you may want to choose something closer to home for an early return, or a venue that caters for kids needs too. Teens and tweens will enjoy some roller skating, or ice skating fun too.

Outdoor Family Markets


There’s something homely about markets – something mysteriously nostalgic- that often leaves one feeling calm. Gauteng’s home–industry family markets are on a sudden growth, and make for a great family outing, or a stroll around. Products are unique and made with love, from food to furniture, and that is probably where the special feeling emanates from.

Museums, educational and city tours


Threading the path of discovery, Johannesburg’s rich history has much to offer the inquiring mind. Each listing on the directory will spark an interest for school tours, as well as family outings. There are some wonderful city tours you can explore. One can be taken back in time, understanding the background of our beautiful country, or propelled into the future at one of the many science centres . A mode of transport often forgotten is the train. Little kids can enjoy mini train rides while families and schools will prefer rumbling through the outskirts of Gauteng. From Caves to hop-on-hop-off bus tours, let the adventure begin.

Theatre and shows


Fancy dining out with your loved one? Or, giggling with the kids at impersonations of their favourite characters? The calendar is updated regularly with Jozi’s finest talent on show. Family theatre outings sure make for a special treat for all once in a while. The world of imagination, the confidence to act, to be bold enough to partake in public speaking events – these are skills that can only be honed and inspired in a world of theatre and drama. Schools, families, friends – here’s a trip that can suit any company. Music enthusiasts can also choose from a host of local to international shows.

Theme Parks


A day trip that certainly requires a bit of planning is theme parks. Most times one would need to leave early, pack some food, invite some friends and family, and pack in some extra clothes. However, exhausted as can be, as the day draws to a close, teachers, students, grandparents, families, cousins, friends, from toddlers to teens and tweens, can all concur that it was a day well spent. The memories live on forever, especially as these places are not frequented as often as shopping malls.

Begin the search


Explore the Day trips directory, get clicking on the various tabs, to find the ideal day trip in Gauteng for this weekend – and once you’re done, visit this page again to find your next place of interest. Get ticking on the bucket list

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