Outdoor Activities and Games for Kids in Gauteng

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South Africans are blessed with the most amazing weather for most of the year. That’s why we love spending time outdoors, having braais, getting together with family and friends and doing fun things with the kids. The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to outdoor action activities and venues and you’ll be spoiled for choice with such a wide variety that’s bound to suit every personality. Find outdoor action activities in Gauteng, right here on jozikids.

How to use the day trips outdoor action activity directory?


You may search by suburb by clicking on the drop-down list above. Click on the suburb you wish to search in and see what comes up. Alternatively you may scroll down through the list of action play venues available in Gauteng. Click on the blue name of the company to get more information about what they offer as well as their contact details. Be sure to note what their days of operation are to avoid disappointment.
VulPro – The Vulture Conservation Project Hartbeespoort
Hartbeespoort North West Province
The Vulture Conservation Project - We offer our visitors the chance to see South Africa’s iconic raptors up close, to experience the pleasure
All ages

Ludwig's Roses /The Rose Kitchen
Pretoria North Gauteng
Rose boutique, family friendly restaurant, large playground, tractor rides, birthday parties, kitchen teas, baby showers etc.
All ages

Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy
Lanseria Pretoria South / Tshwane
Environmental walks and talks in Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy.
From 3 yrs - All ages

Woods Paintball Range Riversands
Fourways Johannesburg
Low impact paintball for children. Kids paintball without the pain.
From 6 - 18 yrs old

Aerial Cableway Hartbeespoort
Hartbeespoort South Africa
Cable car rides with restuarant, pizza shack,kidzone play area for kids, paragliding, abseiling, function venue for parties,weddings, conferences etc.
From Birth - All ages

Wild Cave Adventures Reviews
Muldersdrift West Rand
Dare to be different! Abseil into dark caverns and be amazed by the beauty of wild underground formations! Only 40 minutes from JHB/PTA.
From 8 yrs - All ages

Honeydew A-maze-ing Mazes
Honeydew West Rand
Giant Maze Puzzles Outdoor Family Fun Parties Schools Teambuilding Weekend
From 6 yrs - All ages

Friends of Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Kloofendal North West Johannesburg
Nature walks, walking trails, guided tours, bird hide, geological site, picnic concerts,first Witwatersrand gold mine
All ages

Swartkrans Go-Karts
Swartkrans West Rand
Go-Karting, tarred monster track, birthday parties, picnics, swimming
All ages

GOG Lifestyle Park Reviews
Krugersdorp West Rand
Outdoor adventure venue for kids & families, kids spray parks, wall climbing, giant inflatables, 3 x BMX bike trail, Restaurant
All ages

Harties Boat Company
Hartbeespoort North West Province
Daily Boat Cruises Party Venue Restaurant Sunday Lunch Cruise Birthday Parties Special Occasions Fun things to do with Kids Family Friendly Children
From 1 mnth - All ages

Battlezone Paintball
Bryanston Central Johannesburg
Paintball party venue for kids and teens birthday parties. Our party package includes the rental of equipment
From 9 yrs - All ages

Acrobranch Centurion Pretoria
Olifantsfontein Pretoria South / Tshwane; Bronkhorspruit Pretoria / Tshwane; Pretoria Nor...
Come here for an adventure in a wonderful forest of eucalyptus trees. We have two courses packed with unique obstacles and a separate long zipline for you to enjoy over a period of one and a half hours
From 3 yrs - All ages

Thulani Fishing and Leisure resort
Wonderboom Pretoria North / Tshwane
Fishing resort, family day outing, braai facilities, paintball, volleyball, day visitors in Wonderboom, Pretoria
All ages

Tree Top Adventures SA
Fourways Johannesburg
Obstacles course. family outings. zipline. picnics. team building. birthdays. kids. adventures. Holidays
From 3 yrs - All ages

Jozi X
Bryanston North Johannesburg
Jozi X adventure action centre with Jungle Swingz, Face Offz, tight rope, 9m high 4-sided climbing wall, Crazy Ladder, Stunt Matt
From 5 yrs old

Magalies Canopy tours
Rustenburg North West Province
Magaliesberg Canopy tour, coming soon Abseiling, Paintball and Archery
From 5 yrs - All ages

Sterkfontein Caves
Muldersdrift 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

Sundowner Fly fishing Adventures
Muldersdrift Gauteng
Fly-fishing - Fun day activity for kids and adults or kids party
From 5 yrs - All ages

Saddle Creek Adventures
Hekpoort North West Province
Horse trail rides, quad biking, off road go karting and archery
From 3 yrs - All ages

Reefsteamers Steam Train Trips
Various areas Gauteng
Family orientated day-trips to various tourist venues on a real working steam train.
All ages

Adventure n Beyond
Muldersdrift Gauteng
Party venue & party services incl Paintball, Archery, Air Riflery, Climbing to a Giant Swing
From 5 yrs - All ages

Northern Farm
Honeydew North West Johannesburg
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

Bike & Bos Adventures
Donkerhoek Pretoria East / Tshwane
Come and enjoy nature with exciting cycling tracks for toddlers, kids & adults. We also have a kids play area, braai facilities and invite you to have your child's party with us.
All ages

The Field Berry Farm Reviews
Johannesburg South
Come and pick raspberries, relax, treat yourselves and enjoy our beautiful farm! Our vendors offer mouthwatering food and refreshments plus picnics to order and more.
All ages

Adventures With Elephants
Waterberg Limpopo
Adventures With Elephants offer way more than the usual “Touch and Feed’ elephant experience
All ages

Pines Resort
Krugersdorp West Rand
Enjoy a day of swimming and sliding with your family and friends.
All ages

The Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeespoort
Hartbeespoort North West Province
Exhilarating elephant driven programs, where the most important part of our operation is happy elephants and satisfied guests.
All ages

Acrobranch Melrose Germiston
Melrose Johannesburg; Germiston East Rand / Ekurhuleni
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

Ground Zero Adventures
Lanseria Gauteng
Outdoor adventure activities, quad biking, river rafting, team building
From 4 yrs - All ages

Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Pretoria / Tshwane
Nature reserve with dam, hiking trails, bird watching, game viewing & fresh water fishing

Gotcha Paintball Pretoria
Newlands Pretoria South / Tshwane
Paintball for adults, teens and kids parties plus open for general public, team-building , corporate functions etc.
From 9 yrs - All ages

Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary
Hartbeespoort North West Province
Experience free-living monkeys in a natural and wild environment.
All ages

Kids World
Ridgeway Johannesburg South
A world of Fun, for the whole family, bring your kids to Kids World. Jumping Castles, Go-Karting, Quads, Paint Ball Shooting Range. A party venue filled with fun and excitement.
From 1 - 18 yrs old

Fun in the sun!


Water play activity venues are always a great way to spend the day with your kids. Swimming and playing in the pool, exciting slides and water sport venues offer awesome fun in the sun. There’s even an option to go river rafting! You’ll find places for fishing, swimming, water obstacle courses and inflatables, boating and more.

Dare-devils in your midst?


Outdoor adventure parks are so much fun for the whole family. Not only are they entertaining but they get everyone moving! Zip lining, biking, off road quad biking, climbing walls, go-karting, archery and paintballing just to name a few. Take a picnic basket or a braai stand (enquire if braaing is allowed) and make a day of it.

Nature reserves


Surrounding yourself with nature and its beauty is sure to make you feel like you’ve had a long relaxing holiday. That’s why you’ll find a number of nature reserves listed on our site too. These offer you hiking trails, bird watching, game viewing & fresh water fishing. Pack yourselves some good snacks, plenty of liquids and some hiking gear to enjoy a beautiful day out in our attractive province. We also list monkey and elephant sanctuaries as well as a vulture conservation project not too far from Johannesburg.

Going underground


Explore caves, abseil into the dark unknown and be amazed by the beauty of wild underground formations as well as ancient caves and fossil sites. An educational and thrilling experience for young and old, guided tours make this an informative outing. Remember to wear comfortable clothing and shoes for these types of outings.

I never promised you a rose garden…


Oh but you can! We have a rose garden complete with function venue and restaurant for a romantic day out. Fields of 1000’s of roses boasting a rose shop, rose products, rose venue and rose kitchen, what more could you ask for. Then there’s a raspberry picking farm with food stalls and a play area for kids. Raspberry picking is seasonal but they’re open on certain days out of season, selling frozen berries and offering delicious food.

Trains, mazes, cableways and canopy tours


Kids will love taking a trip on a real working steam train that offers you a ride to various tourist venues. You’ll also find a venue with giant maze puzzles for family fun or as a school outing. Then there’s an awesome cableway trip for amazing views of Gauteng where you can enjoy a pizza while the kids play. They also offer abseiling and paragliding. Canopy tours are a must-do activity, with cable slides securely keeping you up over the Ysterhout Gorge.

All types of outdoor action entertainment


Whether you have small children or teenagers, there’s something for everyone in our directory. Outdoor action activity venues have so much to offer that there’s never a dull moment. Extreme activities to calmer outings, you have the opportunity to visit an incredible place every weekend! Gautengers have gone out of their way to give you wonderful venues with delightful activities to rival Cape Town’s mountain and Durban’s beaches.

Outdoor action party venues


Some of these action venues serve as party venues too. Parties can be booked in advance and all arrangements relating to the party can be made prior to the day of the party. Ask whether the venue will be for exclusive use to you for the party so you know what to expect. Remember to arrange catering, cakes, party packs, party décor and activities clearly beforehand. For a more comprehensive list of outdoor party venues, click here.

Begin your search


If you’re on this page, then you’re probable looking for cool outdoor action venues for your family. Scroll down the companies listed on this page to find a place you think is interesting. You may also find other day trip venues and places of interest by clicking on the day trips tab. There are many subcategories created to make your search of places to visit in Gauteng easier so have a look through. Remember to review a place that you’ve visited, whether it was a good or bad experience, tell us what you think.
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