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
Rietfontein
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

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

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

Aerial Cableway Hartbeespoort
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

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


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. Click here for more water themed day trip venues.

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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