Where To Enjoy “Snowy” Winter Activities In Joburg


We know snow in Gauteng is a rare occurrence, but there are a few places where you can enjoy ‘snowy’ winter activities without actually freezing your fingers and toes off. Here are some of our favourite finds.

Take To The Slope at Cedar Square

For skiing, bum-boarding, snowboarding and tubing, minus the freezing temperatures, head to The Slope, situated at Cedar Square in Fourways. Visitors of all ages will have a blast sliding down their 75m ski slope, and you can even take some bum boarding lessons if you’re planning a visit to the Alps anytime soon. Booking your visit is essential, visit their site to find out how you can make a reservation. The facility also offers a kids’ jungle gym and activity centre, a restaurant filled with snacks and good food and expert ski instructors. They’re also open for the school holidays!

Details: | 071 685 8091 | | Upper level, Cedar Square Shopping Centre, Cedar Road, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Visit An Ice Rink!

Winter activities are not complete without a visit to an ice rink. While there are rinks all over the city, the most popular one in Joburg has to be the Northgate Ice Rink. Don’t miss their half-price Tuesday nights, Sunday Madness sessions and more. Alternatively, you can also visit the The Grove Ice Rink in Pretoria or Festival Mall Ice Rink in Kempton Park if you’re looking to explore a new mall and fresh scenery.

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Take Skiing Lessons @ The Ski Deck

You don’t need snow to learn how to ski, bum-board or snowboard – all you need are experienced instructors, 20-40m of ski slope, patience and the Ski Deck in Ferndale. They’ve been around for years and offer the opportunity for all ages to learn how to ski. Choose from casual bum-boarding from R100* per person (two-hour session), skiing lessons from R2 450* per person (six lessons) or lessons with their fully computerised ski and snowboard simulator, The Sky Tek® Power Carver (from R2 450* for six lessons, by appointment only).

Details: | 011 781 6528 | | 74 Bond Street (entrance on Elgin Road), Ferndale, Randburg, Johannesburg.

Cosy Restaurants & Cafes

We thought let’s just let you in on a secret on how to keep warm this winter. We all want be warm this winter, especially when we decide to go out and explore amazing places to dine at. This time around, there is no way winter is going to hold us back from doing amazing activities in the city. So, we’ve compiled a list of Joburg restaurants with fireplaces to keep you toasty. Also, check out these cosy Joburg cafes.

Hot Chocolate Spots

Winter is definitely here and we need to keep warm. And there’s no better time to indulge in one of the season’s most underrated delicacies: hot chocolate. Here are a few mugs and cups of molten chocolate we’re looking forward to enjoying this chilly season!

View our guide here.

It’s Christmas In July!

Date: July 2024

Since our Christmas festivities take place in the middle of summer, it only makes sense to be able to enjoy Christmas in July, when we are actually in winter! And there are plenty of exciting events you don’t want to miss in celebration of this special occasion. A few of these include:

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