Bored of the ‘same old, same old’ and looking for something different to do over the weekend? Luckily Gauteng has a wealth of interesting activities on the go. How about one of these?
Do a hop-on, hop-off bus tour
CitySightseeing buses follow different routes so you can pick the one that appeals to you. True to the name, you can hop-on or hop-off at any of the stops along the way. Weather permitting, you can choose to sit on the top deck for a good view of the passing scenery and as an added bonus, you get a commentary on all the major sites along the way. Look out for special offers and take advantage of this great way to get to know your city better.
Take a day trip to Gold Reef City
Gold Reef City is one of the most-visited spots in Gauteng for good reason, with the buildings and staff all dressed for the 1880s. Start the day by learning about the history of gold mining in Johannesburg – you’ll even get a chance to go down a mineshaft and see how gold is poured. Finish it off at the theme park, where you can let your inner child come out to play.
Paint your friends!
If you’ve always wanted to play at being a soldier (or you just fancy a chance to splatter your friends with paint), this is a great way to spend a few hours. The park is usually laid out with a combination of bush and bunkers, and you’ll be fully kitted out when you get there. There are several paintball venues in Gauteng, including Field19, Bush Paintball and BattleZone.
Take a walk in a park or nature reserve
Gauteng has some great places to go for a walk on a crisp, sunny winter’s day. For some real nature, try Kloofendal or Klipriviersberg. If you prefer your nature to be a bit tamer, Zoo Lake or the Botanical Gardens overlooking Emmarentia Dam might be more to your taste.