Day trips, family outings and things to do in Pretoria Tshwane

Looking for somewhere to go today or over the weekend? Select an area or type of place above and browse the list below.

Sundowner Fly Fishing Adventures

Bronkhorstspruit, Lanseria

Family outing with fishing, restaurant, kids activities, holiday accommodation, fishing lessons...
All ages

Transvaal Museum

The Transvaal Museum is South Africa's leading natural history museum.
From 7 yrs - All ages

Acrobranch Pretoria

Centurion; Tierpoort, Pretoria East; Pretoria North

Not only is it all round fun, but it is a great activity to build confidence and coordination. ...
From 3 yrs - All ages

Spur Steak Ranches

Kid-friendly family restaurant with kids meals, kids play area and kids parties
All ages

Bounce Inc

Magwa Crescent, Midrand; Fourways, Sandton; Waterkloof Ext 2

With more than 100 interconnected trampolines housed within huge, colourful spaces at a growing...
From 3 yrs - All ages

Irene Country Lodge

Irene, Centurion

Luxury family accommodation with kids activities, day spa, conference, wedding & functions venu...
All ages

Cedar Junction Family Resort

Lynnwood, Pretoria East

Waterpark and Train Theme Park with 4 swimming pools, 16 waterslides, 2 mini trains, party ven...
All ages

Smuts House Museum


A museum peaceful surroundings with family friendly restaurant, nature trail and caravan park
All ages

Indykart Indoor Gokarting

Bedfordview, Oakdene, Johannesburg South; Rosebank, Randburg; Moreleta Park, Strub...

Indoor go kart racing, premium Motorsport for fun, parties, teambuilding and events. Best renta...
From 8 yrs - All ages

Irene Farm

Irene, Centurion

Dairy farm for day outings, dairy shop, family picnics, restaurants, party & conference venue.
All ages

Thulani Fishing and Leisure Resort

Wonderboom, Pretoria North

Fishing resort, family day outing, restaurant, braai facilities, paintball, volleyball, day vis...
All ages

African Insight Academy

Pongola, Bronkhorstspruit

Develops and facilitates world-class wildlife conservation holiday camps, field trips, internsh...
From 13 - 17 yrs old

Centurion Mall


Dining, entertainment, movies, shopping and fun for the whole family over 200 stores and restau...

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

Bronkhorstspruit, Pretoria East

Game drives, putt putt, fuffy slide, fishing, guided walks, bird and game watching, educational...
All ages

Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Irene, Centurion

Nature reserve with dam, hiking trails, bird watching, game viewing & fresh water fishing

Total Ninja

Greenstone Park, Edenvale; Northgate, Randburg; Montana Park, Pretoria

Largest supervised indoor activity, fitness venue in Africa and party venue, inspired by the gl...
All ages

Ashers Farm Sanctuary

Boschkop, Pretoria East

Farm parties, day trips and educational tours for kids, families and schools to meet the rescue...
All ages


Modderfontein, Edenvale; Melrose, Centurion; Garsfontein, Pretoria East; Pretoria ...

Come discover an original outdoor activity where you go from tree to tree doing fun exercises t...
From 3 yrs - All ages

Ditsong: Museums of South Africa

Saxonwold, Pretoria, Pretoria, Pretoria West, Donkerhoek, Soshanguve, Silverton, ...

An amalgamation of eight museums that have diverse collections covering the fields of fauna and...
All ages

Total Ninja Kolonnade

Montana Park, Pretoria

Largest supervised indoor activity, fitness venue in Africa and party venue, inspired by the gl...
All ages

The Voortrekker Monument


The great grey colossus can be seen from all directions as you near Pretoria. The massive Voort...
From 7 yrs - All ages

Play Town

Rooihuiskraal, Centurion

Indoor play area for kids, with fun activities for all. Safe environment for children, where th...
From 1 - 13 yrs old

Hennopspride Lifestyle Resort

Hennops River, Centurion

Water park for the whole family. Family accommodation with swimming pools, slides, jumping pill...
All ages

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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 are 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 the warmer months 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

Gauteng is beautiful. Nature walks and hikes certainly provide a breath of fresh air. Pack a picnic basket and drag along some friends and family; you would 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- Pretoria Tshwane has it all!

Book an outride into the sunset or enjoy the scent of the fresh morning dew. Horse riding can be therapeutic and fun for family and friends, so 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 theres 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 is something homely about markets, something mysteriously nostalgic. Gautengs home industry markets 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, Pretoria Tshwanes 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.

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 the provinces finest talent on show. 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 participate 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 is 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 Pretoria Tshwane Tshwane for this weekend and once you are done, visit this page again to find your next place of interest. Get ticking on that bucket list and don't forget to review places you've visited!