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.
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
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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.
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.
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.