Outdoor Activities for Kids and Families in Gauteng

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South Africans are blessed with the most amazing weather for most of the year. The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to outdoor action activities and venues you'll be spoiled for choice with such a wide variety. Find outdoor action activities in Gauteng, right here on Jozikids.

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Rope Adventure Park
West Rand
Rope Adventure Park with 26 exciting obstacles including 6 zip lines.
From 7 yrs - 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
Hennopspride Lifestyle Resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Water park for the whole family. Family accommodation with swimming pools, slides, jumping pillow, braai areas, swim, hiking
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
Malagueta
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Mediterranean family restaurant with a delicious kiddies menu and awesome play area.
All ages
Sundowner Fly fishing Adventures Deals
West Rand
Family outing with fishing, restaurant, kids activities, holiday accommodation, fishing lessons and kids parties.
From 5 yrs - 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
Grants Dairy
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Dairy farm, school tours, party venue, farmyard & coffee shop
From 6 mnths - 13 yrs old
Honeydew A-maze-ing Mazes
West Rand
Giant Maze Puzzles Outdoor Family Fun Parties Schools Teambuilding Weekend
From 6 yrs - 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
Pines Resort Reviews
West Rand
Enjoy a day of swimming and sliding with your family and friends.
All ages
Swartkrans Go-Karts
West Rand
Go-Karting, tarred monster track, birthday parties, picnics, swimming
All ages
Nerf Gun Arena at BNT Ops
West Rand
Awesome action day trip and party venue.
From 7 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
Thulani Fishing and Leisure resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Fishing resort, family day outing, restaurant, braai facilities, paintball, volleyball, day visitors in Wonderboom, Pretoria
All ages
Prime View Adventure & Leisure
Johannesburg
Bike Trail · Water Park · Restaurant · Party Venue · Kids Party Packages · Walking Trails · Kids Party Packages · Track & Trails Café ·Swimming Pools & Slides
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
Zambibush Resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Waterpark for Family outings, braai areas, kids parties, birthday celebrations, school outings, bachelor parties, kitchen teas
All ages
Magalies Canopy Tours Pty Ltd Deals
Magaliesburg
Magaliesberg Canopy tour, adventurous zip-lining course through amazing natural settings.
From 4 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
Kids World & Waterpark
Johannesburg
Family entertainment with a waterpark, bring and braai facilities, go karts, carousels, jumping castles, live performances and much more on offer.
All ages
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
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
Saddle Creek Adventures
Magaliesburg
Horse trail rides, quad biking, off road go karting and archery
From 5 yrs - All ages
Cedar Junction Family Resort Reviews
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
Cycle Lab Bike Park
Johannesburg
Mountain biking trails, cycle parks, trail running for kids and adults and kids party venue.
Chameleon Village
Hartbeespoort
Reptile park, kids water spray park, pool, jumping pillow, beach and playground, arts & crafts market, restaurants and more
All ages
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
Hillbilly Party Venue/Hire
Johannesburg
Indoor and outdoor day trip and party venue for kids of all ages, year end functions, conferences and fun events.
All ages
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
Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Pretoria / Tshwane
Nature reserve with dam, hiking trails, bird watching, game viewing & fresh water fishing

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.

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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