The Secret Tea Garden

Set in the tranquil gardens of Norscot Manor in the heart of Fourways, The Secret Tea Garden offers you a lovely quiet escape from the rush of everyday life. It’s a fabulous, affordable venue for a leisurely family breakfast or an afternoon tea with friends. Relax on the beautiful terrace overlooking the manicured garden and distant views while your little ones amuse themselves in the impressive play park, which is guaranteed to give parents a much-needed break over the busy weekend!

Details: www.secretteagarden.co.za | 011 467 1191 | [email protected] | 16B Penguin Drive, Norscot Manor, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Montecasino Bird Gardens

If you haven’t yet visited the incredible Montecasino Bird Gardens, why not pay the place a visit over the weekend? There are beautiful walkways past countless exotic birds, an impressive cycad garden, a frog room as well as the longest snake in the world… how cool is that? Plus, you’ll also find other unusual mammals like sloths and lemurs in the bird gardens; it’s an outing that’s sure to thrill the whole family! After your stroll, you can rest your feet at the onsite Flamingo Café that overlooks the Flamingo Pond.

Details: www.montecasino.co.za | 011 510 7000 | [email protected] | Montecasino Boulevard, corner William Nicol and Witkoppen, Fourways. Johannesburg.

Melt Chocolates at Nicolway Shopping Centre

Pretty much everyone likes chocolate, right? And you can trust us when we say that there’s no better place to get your chocolate fix than Melt Chocolates! The family-owned chocolatier offers an extensive variety of chocolates for you to taste and shop, as well as a delightful little café if you're looking to rest your feet after a little bit of retail therapy. At the café, you can order up some of the very best chocolate milkshakes and cupcakes that we’ve tasted in Joburg — just be prepared for a sugar rush of note after your visit.

Details: meltchocolates.co.za | 011 463 1578 | [email protected] | Nicolway Shopping Centre, William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

If you’re looking to spend some time in the great outdoors this weekend, the gorgeous Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens sure is the place to go. One of SA’s eight botanical gardens, you can snack on sarmies while taking in the sights of the waterfall while watching the Verreaux’s Eagles perched at the very top with your binoculars. Or you could walk through the breathtaking rocket and fern garden and breathe in some real fresh air. Otherwise, if you prefer, you can organise yourself a guided tour of the gardens.

Details: www.sanbi.org | 086 100 1278 | [email protected] |Malcolm Road, Roodepoort, Johannesburg.

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The Living Room

If your idea of a great weekend goes hand in hand with breathtaking Joburg skyline views and some refreshing cocktails, then there’s no place to be than at The Living Room in Maboneng. The uber-trendy rooftop venue overlooks the fabulous city and feels as if you’re sitting in a lush plant nursery, hence its name. Lounge around snacking on tapas and sipping on sundowners with some good company, and then get ready to see the city light up and twinkle by night.

Details: www.livingroomjozi.co.za | 082 370 9284 or 084 529 9006 | [email protected] | 20 Kruger Street, 5th Floor Main Change Building, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg.

27 Boxes

27 Boxes in Melville is undoubtedly one of the city’s most innovative retail and restaurant precincts.  Created from recycled shipping containers, this shopping destination offers one of the most unique shopping experiences, housing many local brands and creators, and their craft. To keep the kids entertained in between shopping, they can enjoy the outdoor children’s park. There's also open air amphitheatre and the rooftop nursery to explore. Don't forget to sample and indulge in a few delicious delights available at this mixed-use precinct, including decadent cronuts from the X&O Patisserie.

Details: www.27boxes.co.za | 011 712 0000 | [email protected] | 27 Boxes, 75 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg.

Hennops Hiking Trail

If nature is your thing, you’ll absolutely love spending your weekend walking in nature on the fantastic Hennops Hiking Trail, which is a short 40-minute drive away from Sandton. There are four different hikes to choose from, ideal for all experience and fitness levels. All trails boast wonderful scenery and there’s even a swimming pool to splash in post-hike at the Hennops Picnic Spot. The range of landscapes and sights are enough to get the soul stirring... trust us on this!

Details: www.hennopstrails.co.za | 082 825 9205 | [email protected] | R511, Pretoria.

Fourways Farmers Market In Modderfontein Reserve

Who doesn't enjoy strolling through a market over the weekend? It's one of our favourite things to do, which is why we recommend you visit the most beautiful outdoor market in the city — the Fourways Farmers Market, now located at Modderfontein Reserve, just 10km away from Sandton. Here, you'll find it all: unique and beautifully crafted items handmade by local creators; delicious foods and treats to delight your taste buds; stunning scenery from the surround reserve; and of course, plenty of entertainment perfect for the whole family. This market is open every Saturday and Sunday, so why not pop in over the weekend?

Details: www.ffmarket.co.za | 011 465 0877 ( Wednesdays and Fridays only ) or 010 534 6622 ( Monday to Friday during office hours ) | [email protected] | Taroko Farm (Modderfontein Reserve) Norfolk Lane, Klipfontein 12-Ir, Lethabong.

Sky Dining at Higher Ground 

For a dining experience like no other, why not visit Higher Ground in Bryanston and enjoy a morning, afternoon or evening of Sky Dining. It's exactly what you think it is: dining in the sky! Enjoy a delectable meal while being suspended 30.48 metres in the air, surrounded by gorgeous panoramic views of the Sandton skyline. They host breakfast, lunches and dinners every weekend. Click here to take a look at the upcoming dates so you can book your experience now! It's an absolute must for visitors and Joburg locals alike.

Details: www.sky-events.co.za | 084 449 6040 | [email protected] | Higher Ground Restaurant, St Stithians College Property, 40 Peter Place, Bryanston, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Sky Dining

Maropeng – Cradle of Humankind

Get away from the city and head to the place where it all began — Maropeng – Cradle of Humankind. Here, you and your family can spend the day exploring and experiencing the majesty of the 4-million year old Sterkfontein Caves; and travel back in time at the Maropeng Visitor Centre that showcases all of the interesting fossil and excavation discoveries that have been made in the area over the years. If you're looking to make a full weekend of your adventure out to this side of the city, then why not book accommodation at the onsite Maropeng Boutique Hotel for a well-deserve getaway?

Details: www.maropeng.co.za | 014 577 9000 | [email protected] | R400, Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng.

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The Sterkfontein Caves. Image from Maropeng.

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There's nothing more adventurous than spending the afternoon enjoying a wide range of action-packed activities at Jozi X Adventure Park! Who would've though you could find this sort of entertainment right in the heart of Bryanston. And if you're wondering what this exciting destination has to offer, then keep reading! We'll be covering everything you can find at this hot spot, all you have to do is pick the activities you'd like to do the most and pay them a visit.

Please note: Activities are allocated and played on certain days of the week, so be sure to check which days these action-packed activities are available for play. 

Thrilling Activities For All

Arch Rivals

First up is Arch Rivals, which is the equivalent of paintball, only this time the activity involves the elements of dodgeball and laser tag. This is archery with a twist, providing adventure seekers with an inflatable battlefield and all playing equipment, including full mask, real recurve bows, target spots and foam tipped 'LARP' safety arrows. This exciting game has the potential to become the next craze. Sessions cost as little at R50 per person* for 15-minutes.

Click here to book this activity now.

Arch Rivals

Nerf Wars

Nerf Wars make for the ultimate birthday parties thrills! This is the perfect birthday party excitement for kids aged between 5 and 14. This Nerf War birthday parties combining inflatable bunkers with thrilling games organised by a Nerf zone commander. the fun is complete with a wide range of nerf guns that would make Rambo himself go weak at the knees. This is the perfect opportunity to test out those Nerf skills with this ultimate outdoor attraction.

Click here to book this activity now.

Target Shooting

How about spending the day being competitive with your friends and practiving your aim with some Target Shooting on the range? Adventure seekers looking to do some target shooting will get 100 balls to shoot at targets, all set up in the purpose built Paintball Target Range. Cost is R80 per person, and promises plenty of fun.

Click here to book this activity now.

Target Shooting

Parkour

How about something unique that not only gets you active, but can also potentially become a hobby? The why not give Parkour a try. This activity is a physical art form, where the goal is to unite mind and body in the process of moving from one point to another as smoothly, silently and quickly as possible. For this, you'll have to use your entire body, as well as your imagination for creativity.

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Zorbing

For something extraordinary that'll have you laughing yourself silly while having a great time is Zorbing. Add this to your adventure bucket list and have a blast! For the ultimate roll of your life, climb inside Jozi X's 3m big inflatable balls and roll down the 200m long slope – in case you didn't know, it's the longest zorb slope in South Africa! This activity is loads of fun and definitely something different and unique that you need to try at least once in your lifetime.

Click here to book this activity now. 

Zorbing

Ninja Warrior

Looking to test your limits and perhaps even show off a little bit? then be sure to book your Ninja Warrior challenge! The Ninja Warrior obstacle course is no joke, so be sure to get your A-game sharp for this thrill. A few of the challenging obstacles you will face include two Warped Walls, Devils Steps, Double Salmon Ladder, Quintuple Steps, Spider Wall and Cliffhanger, just to name a few.

Click here to book this activity now.

Bubble Soccer

Come try out the funniest game in town, Bubble Soccer. Other than it being the silliest game you'll ever see and partake in, it is an ideal combination of safety, activeness and thrills, all rounded into one sport, complete with a unique twist. Climb into a large transparent plastic ball and join your team. It's an exhilarating game of soccer and zorbing combined.

Click here to book this activity now. 

Bubble Soccer

Inflatable Obstacle Course

It doesn't matter how old you are, you'll always want to enjoy an Inflatable Obstacle Course! Their exciting inflatable obstacle course inspires a real sense of achievement, and you'll most definitely want to do this one over and over again. And you don't need to worry about hurting yourself if you happen to encounter any trips or stumbles, as you're sure to fall onto a soft landing. This course is perfect if you're looking to get competitive with friends and coworkers. It's ideal for corporate events, work parties, children's fun days, kid's parties and bachelor and bachelorette parties, and more.

Click here to book this activity now.

Mountain Boarding

Since well we do not have snow, how about we go Mountain Boarding instead? All hands on deck, the board has deck, four wheels with pneumatic tires and bindings to secure the rider to the board. It is an action sport that can be enjoyed all year round in parks, on hills, woodlands and on mountain bike trails.You will be guarded through the basics of mountain boarding, and are there to assist more experienced riders on the BoarderX tracks, Slope-style Park and Big-Air Jump also equipment and padding are provided.

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Mountain Boarding

BR Obstacle Course

We all love obstacle courses and we think you might, too. Their BR Obstacle Course will have your heart pumping as you work your way through a variety of challenges. There will be tires, tunnels, walls, nets and The Great Wall which are just a few that will force you out of your comfort zone. So get cracking everybody bring out those running shoes and yoga pants it's about to get down!

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Action World

Action World has 9 features to enjoy where you can fall from their tight rope or off their circus-sized trapeze with no safety lines, onto Krush Kushions. All their features offered in Action World are exclusive to Jozi X and not available anywhere else in South Africa, so you are basically getting the best of everything. It is suitable for people from ages 5 - 75. So, make sure you join in to their Jungle Swingz, gladiator, tight rope, big baller, jump around, mini swing and their full size harness free trapez rig.

Click here to book this activity.

Action World

Bag Jump

Come through to learn how to do Big Air tricks without the big bails. This is the first Big Air Krush Cushion in South Africa allows you to learn tricks flips, spins, rolls, grabs - the list really endless. So, are you ready for the Bag Jump? We are already calling our friends to enjoy with friends.

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Slip & Slide

Let's Slip & Slide everyone! Watch out it's slippery! We think you should bring your friends or family I mean c'mon who doesn't like sliding? We know you are more tempted than we are to join in, then don't fight it make sure you go check it out tell us how it goes and we'll take your word for it.

Click here to book this activity.

Slip & Slide

For More Information

Make sure to visit this website for more information, or simply call 082 456 2358 to get all the information you need.

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news, information and events.

Address: Jozi X, Corner Main and Sloane Street, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

You needn’t travel far outside of Johannesburg to find some truly unique entertainment experiences. Just an hour and a bit from the CBD lies a lush rural expanse that plays home to numerous outdoor adventure parks, game farms, and hiking trails. The next time you find yourself with a free weekend head out to Muldersdrift or Magaliesburg to stretch your courage and have a whole lot of fun.

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Family-Friendly Fun

Happy Island Waterworld

Nothing beats a day at the water park to cool off from the heat of summer. Bring the kids along to Happy Island Waterworld in Muldersdrift for an epic adventure. With over 15 slides and the biggest wave pool in Africa, this is a water park unlike any other in Gauteng. So, get on your cozzies and grab your floaties because it’s time to make a splash!

Visit Happy Island Waterworld.

Walkhaven Dog Park

Walkhaven Dog Park is one of the best outdoor spaces in Muldersdrift. If you’ve never taken your four-legged buddies for a trip to Walkhaven, now’s the time. This vast park sits on 22 hectares of land and boasts two dams perfect for a quick wash up after a roll in the mud. There is also an on-site restaurant and loads of space to set up a family-size picnic blanket.

Visit Walkhaven Dog Park.

The Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind is undoubtedly Muldersdrift’s biggest attraction. A UNESCO world heritage site, the Cradle of Humankind is an absolute must-visit. Come and explore the state of the art Maropeng Visitor’s Centre before taking a journey back through the ages in the Sterkfontein Caves. If you’re little ones are interested in science, history, or geography, this is the perfect school holiday outing.

Visit the Cradle of Humankind.

Bothongo Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

Who knew that all it took to find the big five was a short drive to the Rhino and Lion Reserve in Muldersdrift? Take the kids on a wild adventure through the park to see how many animals they can spot. There is also a fantastic bike track and play area to keep the kids busy while you enjoy a sundowner at one of the four on-site restaurants. You’ll feel like you’ve totally escaped the city for the day.

Visit Bothongo Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve.

Ngwenya Glass Country Market

Ngwenya Glass Village is a crafter’s paradise. Their expert glass blowers use an array of recycled materials to make corporate gifts, trophies, and trinkets. The main attraction, however, is the Ngwenya Glass Country Market which takes place every Sunday. Local traders pitch up their stalls to sell a variety of arts and craft goodies, home-baked goods, preserves and much more. Bring the family for a relaxed Sunday afternoon out in the tranquil Muldersdrift countryside.

Visit Ngwenya Glass Country Market.

Outdoor Adventures

Saddle Creek Adventures

Saddle Creek Adventures is situated in the picturesque Hekpoort Valley at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains. Just a short 45-minute drive from Johannesburg, this is the perfect place to test your courage and get the adrenalin pumping. Saddle Creek offers horse riding, quad biking, go-karting and archery. After a long work week come and blow off some steam at Saddle Creek Adventures. They’ve got an on-site spa as well, so you can sit back and relax after all the fun.

Visit Saddle Creek Adventures.

Magaliesberg Canopy Tour

This one is for real adventure seekers. Get on your climbing gear and come explore one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world! The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is an experience you’re not likely to forget. Featuring ten slides and eleven platforms, it’s a definite thrill. Keep an eye out for the resident Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra and Duiker as you whizz down the mountainside.

Visit the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour.

Cradle Moon Lakeside Lodge

Cradle Moon Game Lodge offers a variety of outdoor activities, including game drives, guided walks, boat cruises, fly fishing and mountain biking. Whether you are a nature enthusiast or just after the thrill of an outdoor escapade, Cradle Moon is sure to have an activity to keep you entertained. Looking for a romantic weekend getaway? Cradle Moon offers hot air balloon rides, too! Book in advance to avoid missing out.

Visit Cradle Moon Lakeside Lodge.

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Photo sourced from Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge on Facebook.

The Woods Paintball 

Located on Riversands Farm, now known as Riversands Commercial Park, The Woods Paintball offers paintball enthusiasts or action-seekers four different fields to enjoy and explore, as well as a shooting range. The range is set in a pine forest, making it the perfect playing field for you and your friends. They strive to set an exceptionally high standard of safety, where parents will feel comfortable leaving their children for a day of action. Strict safety standards are adhered to at all times. The Woods Paintball caters to families and groups, and also offers corporate packages ideal for team building. And if you need to refuel, drinks and snacks are sold at their kiosk.

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Battlezone Paintball

Situated in the heart of Bryanston, Battlezone Paintball offers its visitors plenty of outdoor fun while also upholding all Covid-19 protocols. There are five fields for you to choose from and enjoy. Depending on your budget, there are a number of paintball packages available to choose from. The Basic Package includes a gun, mask and jacket with 100 bullets; the Elite Package includes gun, mask and jacket with 200 bullets; and the Platinum Package includes gun, mask and jacket with 500 bullets. They cater to all types of occasions and events, such as birthday and bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate team buildings and more. They also offer outdoor Laser Tag.

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Soweto Towers

If you're visiting Soweto and are seeking a little bit of adventure and a whole lot of fun for groups, then be sure to book your paintball session at the Soweto Towers. You can play a round of paintball inside the bottom of the Western Cooling Tower. Cost is R160* per person (please note this price is subject to change) and includes 200 balls, one cylinder refill, one mask and overall rental. They take bookings for groups of 10 guests or more, and you'll receive a 20% discount if your group exceeds 10 individuals. Keep in mind that they don’t take bookings for individuals or groups below 10 participants.

Paintball Place Krugersdorp

Out in the West Rand for the weekend and looking for something thrilling to do with your mates? Then be sure to visit Paintball Place Krugersdorp for a day filled with action-packed paintball. There's a variety of gameplay scenarios you can choose from, including VIP rescue; VIP elimination; capture the flag; and elimination. Click here to get more details and information on each of the gameplay scenarios and how they work. Also, there's a selection of paintball packages that you can choose from depending on your time limit and budget. They offer packages suitable for any level of experience. Click here to get the full list of paintball packages and what they include.

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Hooyah Paintball Field

Situated in Ruimsig, Hooyah Paintball offers a safe and fun-filled paintball range that caters to groups from 8 players and upwards. This is the perfect place to host birthday parties, corporate events, bachelor parties as well as family get-togethers. And as for other entertainment, they also have an 80m zip line and inflatable slip ‘n slide for rent to add something extra to your event with family and friends. Bookings only so are sure to book your group in advance.

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About Saddle Creek Adventure Ranch

Whether you have a love for the wilderness or are simply craving a little bit of adventure, the picturesque Saddle Creek Adventure Ranch offers their guests just the thing to get their adrenaline pumping. This family run business provides visitors of all ages a fun-filled day out they will never forget. From team building escapades and exciting outdoor functions to a relaxing day at the spa as well as a wide selection of nearby attractions, lodges and hotels to explore, there's something for everyone and every occasion.

If you're wondering what sorts of adventures you can expect at Saddle Creek, just think along the lines of horseback riding, thrilling quad biking through the bush, exciting go-karting ideal for the whole family, and action archery that's sure to have you feeling as cool and skilled as the legendary Robin Hood! But that's just mentioning a few experiences, there's plenty more where that came from! Now let's get onto the bit that you want to know: what adventures and packages does Saddle Creek offer.

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Thrilling Activities At Saddle Creek 

Action Archery

Archery is one of the few remaining ancient arts practiced today. Not only will it make you feel like you should be part of the Hunger Games, but it is something that you should experience at least once in your lifetime. Visit Saddle Creek and try your hand at it! Also, if you shoot a star, you'll win a prize! This is an ideal adventure activity for families (please note: children need to be 10 years or older to participate) and team builds. Click here to find out more.

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Horse Riding

Saddle Creek Adventures boasts and takes pride in their family of well-conditioned, happy horses. These lovely creatures are all ready and waiting to take you and your family on an unforgettable horse riding experience in the countryside, every day of the week. There's nothing more relaxing that enjoying the fresh wilderness air and taking in the magnificent mountain scenery while exploring various bush trails. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned rider, their horses are calm, obedient and well-trained, ensuring you'll feel comfortable and safe during your trail. Before your ride, trained and friendly staff will match you to the right horse, explain the basic commands, then accompany and guide the ride. The horse riding weight limit is 100kg. Click here for more information and booking.

Quad Biking

What is the one activity that just screams adventure? Well, we'd have to say quad biking! There's nothing more exciting than exploring the outdoors by racing along quad trails, feeling the wind against your face and getting a little bit dirty (nothing wrong with getting a tad dusty every now and then). Saddle Creek have mini quads and fully automatic 150cc quads, suitable for all ages – from kiddies to adults. Click here for more information and to book.

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Go-Karting

Speaking of racing about in the outdoors, you and your friends and family will also have the opportunity to enjoy a bit of go-karting at Saddle Creek as well! You can either just arrive and drive or book for an epic Grand Prix package that's perfect for a little bit of friendly competition to see who crosses the finish line first. You'll have a blast racing around their extra-long outdoor dirt track, complete with plenty of corners and straight sections to challenge you’re driving skills. Click here for more information and to book now.

Saddle Creek

Hot Air Balloon Safari

If you're looking for one of the best views of the breathtaking Magalies River Valley, why not book an exciting Hot Air Balloon Safari? Saddle Creek Adventure Ranch offers two different hot air ballooning experiences that's sure to leave you feeling amazed. Take your pick from the Hot Air Balloon Safari with Champagne & Buffet Breakfast (a one-hour balloon flight, finishing off with a five-star buffet breakfast, costing R3 075* per person) or the Hot Air Balloon Safari with Buffet Breakfast, 30-minute Quad Bike Trail & 30-minute Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage (total duration is 3 hours, cost is R3 985* per person). The thrill is indescribable as you see the world from a completely different viewpoint. Click here for more information and to book.

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Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting

Test your aim and shooting skills with a round of Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting at Saddle Creek. Get ready, aim, watch for the disk released from a launcher, then fire the modified shotgun high tech infrared laser at the target. A score board will generate the shotgun bang whenever the trigger is pulled. If you hit the target, the sound of a cracking clay disk will be made over the score board to let you know you got it. This fun activity is suitable for participants from 10 years and older. Pre-booking and deposit is essential.

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And There's Still More!

And the fun and adventure just keeps coming! They also offer exciting kiddies activities to ensure that your visit is the perfect outing that includes the entire family, from the young to the young at heart. Also, you have the opportunity to experience a scenic 40-minute helicopter flight over the Magalies Mountain range. There are a few packages available for you to choose from. And last but certainly not least, if you just want to relax after a long day of thrills, then be sure to take a look at their selection of spa treatment packages that's sure to delight.

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Let's Not Forget About Their Packaged Offers

As if all of their action-packed activities weren't enough, they also have a selection of picnic packages, adventure combos, conference packages, group function and team building offers available. Click on your desired link below to see what they have available:

For More Information

For more information about Saddle Creek Adventure Ranch, visit www.saddlecreekadventures.co.za.

You can also contact them on 079 467 9906 or [email protected].

don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest specials, activities on offer and news.

All images from Saddle Creek Adventure Ranch.

Welcome to Maboneng, one of the hippest hangouts in the inner city. On weekends, it filled to the brim with tourists and locals alike. The streets overflow with vendors selling everything from authentic artworks to super cool shades and everything in between. When the sun goes down, the rooftop bars fill up with cool kids who like to dance and have a good time. In between all of this excitement, you will find authentic African restaurants that cover everything from West to East Africa. Maboneng is also home to a handful of art galleries and an independent movie theatre. Recently rated among 12 coolest neighborhoods in the world by Forbes Magazine. Maboneng precinct is a collaborative hub of culture, business and lifestyle that entices curiosity, encourages exploration, promotes a sense of urban togetherness and provides a creative take on history, architecture, art and nature.

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Shopping

Arts and crafts. That's the name of the game when it comes to shopping in Maboneng. Sure, there are clothing stores that stock indie designers, but it all comes down to the same thing: handmade, artisan type stuff and Maboneng is full of it! Take a look at all the exciting, unique and interesting retail spaces in this vibrant and up-and-coming inner-city suburb. Maboneng is home to the legendary David Krut Bookstore, the community art project I Was Shot In Joburg (which sells AMAZING photo prints taken by street kids), and, of course, Market On Main (which we've dedicated an entire section to on this page). What makes Maboneng a unique place to shop is the street vendors.

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Restaurants

One can't simply visit the City Of Gold and not sample some of its cuisines! Laced with restaurants and cafés exploring both local and international cuisine, you are sure to find many restaurants that live up to your palate's expectations. From award-winning curries to pizza and popcorn, Maboneng is a foodie's dream come true. Thanks to the number of hotels and hostels in the neighbourhood, the food services in Maboneng marches to the beat of a very funky drum.

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Entertainment In Maboneng

Known as 'the other' city that never sleeps, Jozi has got a nightlife so unique that you can't replicate it anywhere else on earth. Maboneng is filled to brim with rooftop bars and night clubs for visitors and residents in the area to explore and enjoy. Whether you're looking for laid back live music and lekker drinks or an all-nighter next to a big sparkling pool, Maboneng has the entertainment you're craving.

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Hotels & Accomodation

With its ample amount of hotels, hostels, and even AirBnB offerings, Maboneng is the place to lay your head when you're all partied out. From the world-famous Zebra Inn to the legendary Main Street Life, there's a place with a warm bed and a hot shower around almost every corner in this area. Check out Maboneng's accommodation offerings and book your stay soon!

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The Maboneng Market On Main

Launched in January 2011, Market on Main has established itself as Johannesburg’s leading urban food and design market. Market on Main was started by design entrepreneurs Jacques van der Watt of fashion label Black Coffee and Bradley Kirshenbaum of Love Jozi – with the vision to give top food and design entrepreneurs a beautiful space to trade weekly. Our goal is to encourage inner-city lifestyle and provide a relaxed and creative space for makers to trade, and for locals and visitors to spend their weekend leisure time.

Explore The Maboneng Market On Main.

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Property In Maboneng

Filled to the brim with young, hip and creative people, this area is where the up-and-coming starter-uppers choose to reside. Thanks to the number of cafes and restaurants that offer free Wi-Fi, the streets are your office. Whether you're looking to rent a studio apartment built out of old shipping containers or looking for a loft with a view, there's something sure to suit your needs. Maboneng encourages the artistic and entrepreneurial spirit, has reasonably priced apartments– priced from around R500,000 – and offers residents an alternative to suburban living.

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Hartbeespoort is a small resort town located in the North West province of South Africa. Joburgers flock here over weekends and holidays to escape from the chaos of the city. The town offers a wide variety of activities and venues for all ages. From homely restaurants to adventure sports and nature reserves, there is something in Harties for anyone. It is also an ideal family-friendly getaway destination as it only takes a couple of hours to reach from Johannesburg. When planning a single day trip to Harties is it important to factor in this travel time, as well as the distance between the venues you plan to visit. But with good timing and a bit of luck you should be able to fit in all your activities without too much time pressure. Here is our list of top places to visit in Harties on your next day trip:

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The Windmill Restaurant

Unless you leave Joburg at the crack of dawn, you will probably arrive in Hartbeespoort by mid-morning. Celebrate your arrival with a delectable brunch spread at the Windmill Restaurant. Take your pick from a variety of gourmet toasties, eggs Benedict or a sweet waffle. It's the perfect way to kick off your Harties daytime adventure.

Address: Jasmyn Farm Stall, 1 Jan Smuts Rd, Hartbeespoort.

The Upside Down House

Now that you've had your first fuel up of the day, take a meander to the Upside Down House. This quirky marvel of architecture is sure to entertain the kids with its topsy turvy look. The entrance is a bit pricey, but it's well worth it for the experience. Make sure to bring your camera (or phone) along for lots of pictures.

Address: R3 Hartbeeshoek Road, Hartbeespoort.

The Upside Down House

Little Paris 

If it's just you and your sweetheart on this trip, treat them to a spot of romance at Little Paris. Modeled after the famous love bridge in Paris, this must-visit Harties venue is home to a miniature Eiffel Tower and the famous French Toast Koffie Kafee. Pick out a lock at the cafe and have you and your partner's engraved on it. Then lock it to the bridge and your love is set to last forever. It's a super cheesy but sweet gesture to remember as part of your day trip to Harties.

Address: French Toast Koffie Kafee, R511, Hartbeespoort.

Tangaroa Strawberry Farm

By now you might be feeling peckish. Pull into Tangaroa Strawberry Farm for a farm style picnic. You can pre-order a picnic basket prepared by the farm's onsite restaurant or bring along your own selection of nibbles. During the summer months you can also go foraging through the farm's strawberry fields. Tangaroa Strawberry Farm is one of Hartbeespoort's most tranquil venues. Set up your picnic along the banks of the dam and enjoy your day out in the fresh air. But be warned, the ducks may try to steal your lunch!

Address: S46 on R560 Skeerpoort (Near Hartbeespoort Dam).

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Tangaroa Strawberry Farm

Van Gaalen Cheese Farm

A trip to Hartbeespoort wouldn't be complete without a couple of souvenirs. And what better keepsake than a tasty treat to take home with you? Visit Van Gaalen Cheese Farm to sample a variety of aged cheeses. You can also learn about the cheese making process here. Our favourite is the stinging nettle cheddar cheese, but don't take our word for it. Visit the farm on your way through Harties and experience what 'real' cheese tastes like.

Address: Plot 260 Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort.

The Elephant and Monkey Sanctuary

The Hartbeespoort Elephant and Monkey Sanctuary is one of the town's most popular destinations to visit over day trips. Their elephant interaction programme takes place seven days a week, three times a day, allowing visitors to touch and interact with the majestic African elephant. Walk trunk and hand through the sanctaury and experience the absolute beauty of these treasure animals. The elephant interaction programme takes approximately 90 minutes, so make sure to plan accordingly.

Address: R512 Old RTB rd, Zandfontein, Hartbeespoort.

Hartbeespoort Elephant and Monkey Sanctuary

Harties Aerial Cableway 

Close off an epic day of adventure at the Harties Aerial Cableway. Take the cable car to see the best possible views of the Dam and surrounding Magaliesberg escarpment. The cable car closes at 16:00, so don't miss it! If heights aren't your idea of a good time, go on a brisk hike or fast-paced mountain biking excursion. The cableway also has a fun kids zone to keep the little ones entertained, a number of restaurants and retail outlets. We can't think of a better way to end off your day exploring Harties and all it has to offer.

*Please note that Harties Aerial Cableway is temporarily closed due to level 3 lockdown regulations. Follow their Facebook page to stay up to date with upcoming events and opening dates.

Address: Plot 3, Melodie, Agricultural Holdings, Hartbeespoort.

Travel safe! 

It's time to have a little fun in the suburb of Randburg! Question is: what do you feel like doing today? You can head to one of the malls in the area and see one of the latest movies on circuit. Or you can spend some time in the sun and fresh air competing for the best par with Adventure Golf. Or how about taking a stroll through Delta Park? The options are endless.

What Are Your Looking For?

Movies
Parks
Recreational Activities
Sports

Movies

Cresta Shopping Centre

Looking to catch one of the latest blockbusters on the big screen? Then be sure to make your way to Ster-Kinekor Cresta Shopping Centre for a fun day out at the movies. There's sure to be a film that'll catch your eye, whether you're looking for an animation for the kids, something romantic for you and your sweetheart to watch together, some adrenaline-packed action or a story that'll have you reaching for a tissue (or two). To see what's on at the movies at Cresta, click here to visit the Ster-Kinekor website. You can either book your tickets online, or purchase them at the cinema. Don't forget to grab the popcorn and slushie!

Visit Cresta Shopping Centre.

Northgate Shopping Centre

For the ultimate experience in movie viewing, visit the Century Cinemax at Northgate Shopping Centre in Northriding. This is the very first shopping centre in South Africa to feature the amazing movie-screening technology from Century Cinemax. You can expect top-notch cinemas reaching international standards, boasting impressive state-of-the-art surround sound and clear picture. Each screen is unique and offers a different experience for maximum family entertainment and comfort.

Visit Northgate Shopping Centre.

Movies

Parks

Delta Park

One of the city's biggest green lungs and a Sunday stroller's paradise, Delta Park in Victory Park offers visitors wide open spaces and plenty of lush to help them reconnect and enjoy nature. There's 104-hectares of grassland and woodland to explore. Be sure to wear comfy clothing and shoes, as you can stroll these grounds for hours! This is also a wonderful spot to take your four-legged companions, as there's plenty of space for them to run around, stretch their legs and even meet a few new fur friends. Many of the park's visitors enjoy the many walking trails, which link three beautiful tree-lined dams. Don't forget to pack a lovely picnic basket, find the perfect spot and enjoy the ambiance.

Visit Delta Park.

Golden Harvest Park

Near the Northgate Shopping Centre and Ticketpro Dome in Northriding, is a pristine 55-hectare park, offering visitors rolling walks around a dam and indigenous bushveld to admire and enjoy. This beautiful park is a hidden gem that not many Joburgers are aware of. The Golden Harvest Park is completely fenced off with a guard at the gate to ensure the park's visitors' safety while the explore and experience this stunning little piece of nature. Also, keep in mind that there's an entrance fee that needs to be paid in order to get into this park, but the minimal fee is well worth it.

Visit Golden Harvest Park. 

The Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

One of the most popular parks within Randburg, the 81-hectare Johannesburg Botanical Gardens form one of the city’s vital green lungs. Visitors can expect large, grassy, open spaces scattered with trees, offering the perfect location for runners, picnickers and dog walkers. It hosts the occasional concert season and kite-flying competitions, as well as the ever-popular Linden Market four times a year. Visitors can also spend the afternoon taking a leisurely stroll through the park's special gardens – the Shakespeare Garden, the Rose Garden, the Herb Garden, a Hedge Demonstration Garden and the main arboretum. The park is fenced and there are gates located at all the entrances which are staffed by security guards.

Visit The Johannesburg Botanical Gardens.

Recreational Activities

Adventure Golf

Within the Ferndale on Republic Mall premises lies a well-known putt-putt course that everyone who resides in Randburg knows of, as it has been in its exact location for MANY years. Gather the family and enjoy a little bit of competitive fun at the Adventure Golf course. There are three different courses to choose from, each with nine holes, ranging in difficulty, offering guests of all ages hours of entertainment. Along the way, enjoy the many various natural features, caves, Koi ponds and water fixtures. And after an exciting game, why not grab a drink from the onsite bar?

Visit Adventure Golf.

Northgate Ice Rink

When was the last time you went ice skating? Or have you never been ice skating before? Well, it's time to make your way to Northgate Shopping Centre, pull on some skates and take to the ice at the Northgate Ice Rink. This is the perfect spot if you're looking to plan a kids birthday party or just want to do something fun with family and friends. There are two sessions that run throughout the day and there's the option of skate hire if you do not own your own ice skates. And if you're feeling thirsty or a tad peckish, there is also a tuckshop on site.

Visit the Northgate Ice Rink.

Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting Track

Put the pedal to the metal and enjoy some go-kart racing action at the Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting Track in Strijdompark. They cater to drivers aged between 7 to 70 and offer three different kart sizes, ensuring that everyone can join in on the speedy fun! There are also various race styles available, including quick 10-minute races, Grand Prix style events and endurance races. Please note that bookings are essential. It's thrilling entertainment for the whole family.

Visit the Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting Track.

Honeydew Mazes

For unique outdoor entertainment for the whole family while getting some fresh air and sunshine, visit Honeydew Mazes and get lost in their a-maize-ing mazes! They offer a variety of mazes to explore, as well as Moonlight Mazes where you venture through the twists, turns and dead ends of the various mazes at night, in the dark. This is also an interesting entertainment option for birthday parties, school outings and team building events.

Visit Honeydew Mazes.

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Image by Honeydew Mazes.

Sports

Randpark Golf Club

With two of the best manicured courses in the country, as well as separate a mashie course, Randpark Golf Club’s uniquely different to other golf courses. It is the ultimate urban golf destination on par with excellence. Also, be sure to check out their takeaway, golf events, special offers and more.

Visit Randpark Golf Club.

Randburg Harriers Running Club

Founded in 1982, the Randburg Harriers Running Club is a family-orientated running club offering a variety of amenities and facilities available to their members. This is just the club if you're looking to get into running as a sport. There's entertainment for all ages.

Visit Randburg Harriers Running Club.

Ballbreakers Cresta

Grab your friends and head to BallBreakers Cresta to play a few rounds of pool. This pool hall is just the place if you're looking to catch the latest sporting action, grab a few after work drinks with colleagues and friends, listen to a few good tunes from the jukebox or if you want to hon your pool skills and sink a few balls.

Visit Ballbreakers Cresta.

1. Treasure The Ones You Love 

If there's a number one take away from living under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it's that family is a treasure we should never take for granted. If you've been lucky enough to spend lockdown with the ones you love, count yourself blessed. Remember to continue to reach out to extended friends and family during this time, too. A 15-minute video chat can do wonders for those in isolation alone.

2. Live Life To The Fullest 

How many times have you made excuses for not living life to its fullest? Once lockdown is over and it's safe to explore our city again, we're definitely going to be out and about as much as we can. Make your own post-lockdown bucket list filled with all the adventures you've always been "too busy" to go on.

3. Enjoy The Outdoors

This life lesson goes hand in hand with living life to its full potential. We live in an urban jungle, with tree-lined suburban streets, parks and nature reserves just outside the city. You really don't have to venture far to find a good spot to enjoy the urban outdoors. Being cooped up inside for months has definitely taught us to appreciate our natural surrounds and the beauty of our city.

4. Life's About The Simple Things

What have you missed most during lockdown? We bet it's not anything complex or out of reach under normal circumstances. For us, it's been our morning coffee from Seattle Coffee and half-price Tuesdays at Ster-Kinekor Cinemas. The COVID-19 pandemic has most certainly taught us to value the little things we so often take for granted.

Coffee Spots Bedford

5. You Can Cook For Yourself

Yes, you can cook for yourself! We've learnt that those Friday night takeaways aren't always essential and that cooking at home can be a whole lot more fun. Of course, we have missed our favourite juicy burgers from the best burger joints in Joburg and a few other guilty indulgences during lockodwn. But we've also come to appreciate that we can make do with what we have when need be.

6. You Do Have The Time And Ability To Learn New Skills

Have you finally used that meditation app on your smartphone? Lockdown has afforded us much more time to ourselves, leaving many of us dumbfounded over how to pass the time. However, it has also taught us that you really can make time to learn new skills when you put your mind to it. Have you started any new hobbies in lockdown? All it takes is dedication and a yearning to learn something new, doesn't it?

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7. It's Good To Slow Down Sometimes

Hasn't it felt good to take a rest from the never-ending rat race? Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've been allowed to take a step back from "normal" life. As the days and weeks have become an endless stream of time, we've appreciated the slower pace of things. Once this time is over, we'll be making more time to "do nothing" and let ourselves escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

8. Self-Care Is A Must

On a similar note, we've come to learn that self-care is a must. Amidst the chaos and confusion caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we've had to allow ourselves more time to rest and reboot. Whether this means treating yourself to a day of self-pampering or spending a weekend on the couch in your pajamas, caring for your physical and mental health is vital, pandemic or not.

9. Generosity Costs You Nothing 

On a different note, we have also learnt to care for others during this time. As many of us have struggled to keep afloat financially in lockdown, we've found that generosity can go a long way towards helping someone in need. Even if you have very little to give, a kind word or simple act of kindness can brighten a person's day.

10. We Are All Equal 

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown no discrimination in whom it infects. In retrospect, we've come to learn that now more than ever, we're all the same. From princes to paupers, we have all been impacted by the pandemic in some way. Ultimately, we can choose to see the negative outcomes of this period or to celebrate our common humanity and determination to win against an invisible enemy. We like to hope that it'll be the latter.

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Hiking 

Hiking is permitted under level 3 lockdown, so long as you keep a good distance from others and avoid trekking in large groups. You must also wear a face mask at all times and may only hike between the stipulated exercising hours, which are 06:00 - 18:00. Most public parks are not open to the public yet, but there are a couple of top hiking spots that you can visit in level 3 lockdown. Many of these spots are free to enter, as well, so you can save those precious pennies for more outdoor adventures after lockdown has fully ended.

Modderfontein Nature Reserve 

Modderfontein Nature Reserve is open to runners, cyclists and hikers in level 3 lockdown. Come and enjoy the tranquility of the outdoors and get in a good dose of sunshine on one of their many meandering trails. The reserve is open between 06:00 - 18:00 all days of the week, so you can get as much exercise in as possible. Stop along the way to do a little bird watching and take in the beauty that this city park has to offer.

Hennops Hiking Trail

The Hennops Hiking Trail is 45 minutes outside of Johannesburg, but it's well worth the drive. This untainted family farm offers three hiking trails of different lengths and difficulty levels. Put on your hiking boots and come out for a one-of-a-kind adventure. You do not have to pre-book to visit the farm, but you must comply with COVID-19 regulations at all times. The farm closes daily at 17:00. Happy hiking!

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Hennops Hiking Trail

Fishing 

Grab your tackle, because it's time to go fishing! While there aren't many fishing spots within the city, the nearby Vaal Triangle offers ample space to cast your rod and reel in a few big catches. Just remember that you cannot leave the Gauteng province to go fishing or hunting, so keep within home ground.

Suikerwater Fishing 

Suikerwater Fishing is a public camp area and top fishing spot located near Suikerbosrand River. Bring your own gear and set up for a day of peace and serenity on the banks of the water. Of course, you will not be able to stay over for the night so be sure to pack up early.

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve is situated near Bronkhorstspruit. Take a trip with the family to this expansive reserve to enjoy a day of mountain biking, hiking, game drives, bird watching and fishing. Bookings are required and there will be a cap of 50 vehicles per day over weekends. You may not have more than five people in one vehicle and you must wear face masks at all times. The reserve is open on weekends between 08:00 - 17:00. To make your booking, please email [email protected]

Arnold Chatz Nogwala Run 2015, Ezemvelo Nature Reserve. Images by www.runtrail.co.za.

Game Drives 

Did you know that there are quite a number of game farms and nature reserves situated in and around Johannesburg? So while we may not be able to travel across the country to explore the great outdoors, we can still enjoy the abundance of nature that lives just outside our front doors. Don't forget to bring your camera along to snap all those picture-perfect wildlife moments from the safety of your car.

Rietvlei Nature Reserve 

This Pretoria nature reserve covers over 4000 hectares and has survived as a conservation area since 1929 despite its urban locale. Take a slow drive around the reserve, trying to spot all its vast wildlife. Rietvlei is open to the public between 06:00 - 18:00, so you really can make this an all-day trip. Reserve your booking by emailing [email protected]

Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge 

If you prefer not to drive long distances to experience nature, book a day trip to Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge. It's only 30 minutes from Sandton, so you can be there and back home in a jiffy. In level 3 lockdown, the lodge is fully back up and running. Their full list of activities include running, mountain biking, swimming, canoe and bicycle rentals, hiking, paddling, fly fishing, self game drives and boat cruises. Limited food and drinks will also be for sale to keep you refreshed on your journey around the farm. Contact them on [email protected] to make a booking.

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Photo sourced from Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge on Facebook.

Do you know of any other hiking trails, fishing spots or game reserves open in level 3 lockdown? Let us know about them!

Who are they?

Vaya Africa Travels is a registered youth owned tour operator in Johannesburg & Cape Town since 2013. The agency strive to offer experiences that are packaged for your needs.

Vaya Africa Travels gives you an opportunity to explore and try something exciting.

What do they offer?

Safety Precautions In Place

Not Specified

Do they deliver?

No

Where are they located?

1153 Harry Gwala Street, Hospital View, Tembisa, Johannesburg.

For More Information

For more information, visit their website.

Romance will reign at Sun City over the Valentine’s Day weekend, with a host of special experiences for couples escaping to the resort between 14 and 16 February 2020.

Don't Miss Loyiso Bala In Concert

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and sharing the love, guests staying at Sun City’s hotels and Sun Vacation Club over the weekend will receive complimentary tickets to Loyiso Bala’s concert at the Superbowl on Friday, 14 February 2020. This promises to be a very special treat for local music fans.

One of South Africa’s best loved artists, Bala, was classically trained and finished top of his class at the prestigious Drakensberg Boys Choir. He quickly became South Africa’s king of R&B with songs like Girl Without A Name and Gimme The Night.

He has performed alongside the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Brian McKnight, Elton John, Will Smith and Akon, but his most memorable performances have been performing for some of the highest dignitaries, such as Nelson Mandela, Richard Branson, Gordon Brown, Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey. Also performing at the concert, is local outfit, Clinton and Band.

Loyiso Bala

A Romantic Dinner For Two

On Saturday 15 February 2020, there will be a sumptuous dinner in the beautiful Letsatsing Boma. Guests will receive a welcome drink on arrival and be treated to a set menu that oozes romance. The cost per couple is R800. Bookings can be made by calling 014 557 3805 or email [email protected].

Visitors have a choice of over 30 restaurants, lounges and bars (ranging from fine dining restaurants to casual and family-friendly eateries) to explore over the Valentine’s Day weekend.

Add Some Fun To Your Weekend

For those seeking something fun and adventurous to do to celebrate the occasion, there are seven thrilling water slides at the Valley of Waves; the Chimp & Zee aerial rope adventure course; the Adrenaline Extreme adventure hub; Breakout, the mind-boggling obstacle challenge; the Vortex Virtual Reality Lounge, and Sun Central which houses movie cinemas, the South African Hall of Fame and other fantastic attractions.

Why Not Make A Weekend Of It?

Sun City boasts a choice of hotels and accommodation. The Palace is a five-star hotel offering grand African luxury; the five-star Cascades offers secluded luxury, the four-star Soho is the resort’s lively Vegas-style hotel, the three-star Cabanas provides contemporary, island-style accommodation and Sun Vacation Club is the resort’s timeshare and self-catering offering with a choice of exciting amenities.

Other Valentine's Events To Look Out For

A Night of Red And White

Encore at Sun City

Valentine’s Dinner at Plume

Plume at Sun City

Valentine’s Dinner Buffet at The Palace’s Crystal Court

Legends, Soho Hotel

Gary Player Health Spa

Legends at Sun City

For More Information

For more information about Sun City and their Valentine's weekend lineup, visit www.suninternational.com.

You can also contact them on 014 557 1000 or [email protected].

Don't forget to follow or like them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Arctic Justice Is A Must-See This January

In the beautiful, remote Arctic village of Taigasville, a tiny fox named Swifty has big dreams of becoming a Top Dog - celebrity husky courier dogs, and town heroes, that deliver life-saving goods in the harsh and frigid tundras.

Swifty gets a job working alongside the Top Dogs at the Arctic Blast Delivery Service (ABDS). There, he becomes friends with P.B. (a thoughtful polar bear), and Lemmy (an absent-minded albatross). Swifty is just a low-ranking lever puller, but he’s determined to work his way up.

Arctic Justice

To impress his crush, Jade (a worldly red fox), Swifty steals an ABDS sled to deliver an urgent package for her to a mysterious dwelling in the middle of nowhere. After the ABDS’s strict manager, Magda, catches him boasting, she suspends Swifty from work.

Swifty is soon captured by Bertha and Leopold, two nutty conspiracy theorist otters, who recruit him to uncover some sinister plans, which seem to be connected to the Arctic’s rapidly rising temperatures. Swifty investigates and learns that the Top Dogs have abruptly quit. Pitching himself as the town’s only delivery solution, Swifty is soon back at the remote dwelling, the secret cave of Otto Von Walrus!

Arctic Justice

Otto Von Walrus is a blubbery evil genius with an adorable army of puffin assistants. Swifty stumbles upon Otto’s master plan: to drill beneath Taigasville, unleash enough ancient gas to melt the Arctic and become its ultimate ruler!

Swifty and his ragtag group of friends must band together to fight an epic battle. It’s only when Swifty embraces his natural abilities that he is able to save Taigasville—and the Arctic—from utter destruction.

 

The Cast

Arctic Justice

Don't Miss It!

Arctic Justice is in cinemas from Friday, 24 January 2020. This winter adventure is an absolute must for the whole family!

Arctic Justice

For More Information

For more information about Empire Entertainment and Arctic Justice, visit them on:

Arctic Justice

What You Have Been Missing Out On!

Want to do something a bit different? This is your chance to do something fun, different and out of the ordinary. This inspirational idea became real by the reflection of a peculiar presence, which in the existing world, might sometimes feel upside down. If you are game for this type of adventure, then experience the magnificence and spectacular engineering of a house turned on its roof. Imagine being part of the impressiveness of unique art by taking a pause from your everyday routine reality.

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If You Didn't Snap It, It Didn't Happen!

Whether you are a professional or upcoming photographer, this is the content you need. Snap up some extraordinary photos and experience an out-of-this-world unique experience.

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General Admission

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Email: [email protected]

Tel: 063 100 9858

Website: upsidedownhouse.co.za

Location: R3 Hartbeeshoek Road, Hartbeespoort, Johannesburg.

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Paw Patrol

Paw Patrol

What Is It?

Its Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Capn Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map! The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodways celebration before Mayor Humdinger finds it first! The pups will need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including some help from the newest pupTracker!

When Is It?

Tuesday, 07 April 2020 - Wednesday, 08 April 2020. Showtimes: 09h30, 13h00 and 16h30.

Where Is It?

Sun Arena @Times Square, Pretoria Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R250 - R590 per person, get tickets Here.

For More Information

For more information, click Here.

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Be Prepared!

Camping and caravanning are both popular holiday choices in South Africa. Why, you may ask? Well, if you think about it, there are many great reasons why this should be an option for your next getaway - it's nature at its best; there are endless destination options; and of course the budget friendliness.

As the excitement grows in anticipation of this year's great Gauteng Getaway Show at TicketPro Dome, Getaway has kindly shared some fun - and mostly useful - hints and tips to try on your next outdoor adventure. You never know, they just might come in handy:

The Gauteng Getaway Show

The Gauteng Getaway Show

Batteries are a big deal. Brett Kable from Enertec Batteries has three top tips for battery care:

Johann Carstens from SnoMaster has tips for camping fridges:

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Don't Miss The Getaway Show!

The Gauteng Getaway Show is your one-stop-shop for adventure travel and a fun day out for the whole family, with lots of special offers and chances to win amazing travel prizes. The award-winning expo is the ultimate showcase jam-packed with travel destinations and inspiration, accommodation options and offers, outdoor gear, 4x4 products and accessories, motor homes, caravans and trailers, camping equipment and adventure operators.

When Is It?

Friday, 04 October 2019 - Sunday, 06 October 2019. 

Where Is It?

Ticketpro Dome, Northumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue, North Riding, Northgate, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Get your tickets now at Quicket at R80 for adults, R40 for scholars and pensioners, and free entry for kids 12 and under.

Also, by buying a ticket, you automatically have a chance to win a week in Mauritius for two people, valued at R40 000.

For More Information

For more information about this exciting show, visit www.getaway.co.za.

Don’t forget to follow them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news, offers and information.

What Is It?

Well, read on because we have something that will tickle your fancy! Get together with your friends and explore the bushes together this spring, it's time to get out there and play with other kids. We've been hibernating for far too long now we believe it's time we let loose and unwind, and this is a perfect excuse to do so.

Bubbly In The Bush

You can expect to enjoy an incredible experience with a glass of bubbly in one hand, delicious meals and creating amazing memories with your loved ones. Make it a weekend away and enjoy their all-inclusive stay-over package available from only R1 125 per person, which includes bubbly tasting with a 5-course menu, accommodation in a deluxe room. Visit their Facebook page to find out what they have on the menu for you!

When Is It?

Saturday, 28 September 2019 at 18:30 - 22:00.

Where Is It?

Kedar Heritage Lodge, Conference Centre & Spa, R565, Rustenburg.

How Much Is It?

Bookings are R350 per person, but if you decide to make it a weekend away you can get to enjoy their all-inclusive
stay-over package available from only R1 125 - R1 700 per person, and you can make your bookings here!

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page or simply go on this website for more details.

What Is It?

Up for the challenge? The Ponte City Challenge is ready to put your fitness and speed to the test with their 54 floor building. If you think you can beat the current record then do come join. With this comes a beautiful meal and a drink to wash down so make sure you make the most of this adventurous experience.

When Is It?

Sunday, 29 September 2019 at 07:00 - 10:00.

Where Is It?

Ponte City, Berea, Hillbrow, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R150 per person, you can get your tickets online!

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page or this website for more information.

1. Plenty Of Entertainment For The Whole Family

Other than all the travel inspiration, outdoor accessories and demonstrations, there'll be plenty of entertainment perfect for the whole family. Wondering what's on the entertainment lineup? Well, you can expect everything from live music, a kids and toddler play area to keep the little ones entertained, a market to explore, an adventure area to get the adrenaline pumping, a beer tent for all your refreshment needs and a host of other attractions.

The Gauteng Getaway Show

2. Travel Inspiration Galore

As we mentioned, there will be plenty of travel inspiration and accommodation options awaiting you at the Gauteng Getaway Show. This will be the ideal opportunity to suss out a few interesting locations, plan your next adventure and gain all the necessary information you need to make the most of it.

The Gauteng Getaway Show

3. Great Offers & Prizes Up For Grabs

The Gauteng Getaway Show is not complete without having great offers and amazing prizes up for grabs. All weekend long, you'll be able to take advantage of offers and deals that you will not see anywhere else. These deals and offers will be exclusive to the Gauteng Getaway Show, so don't miss out! And as for the prizes up for grabs, you can expect international travel prizes as well as luxury local getaways.

The Gauteng Getaway Show

4. Get Your Hands On The Best Travel & Outdoor Gear

Head to the market and stock up on everything you need for that next getaway. From outdoor gear, 4×4 products and accessories to motor homes, caravans and trailers, camping equipment, adventure operators and more, you'll be able to find everything you need at the Gauteng Getaway Show.

The Gauteng Getaway Show

5. Go On An Adventure

Life is all about adventure, so why not push your limits and have a blast trying out a few of their adventure activities hosted over the weekend? Make sure you check out their outdoor adventure zone which is sure to have a whole lot of exciting and thrilling activities that'll get your heart racing!

The Gauteng Getaway Show

When Is It?

Friday, 04 October 2019 - Sunday, 06 October 2019. 

Where Is It?

Ticketpro Dome, Northumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue, North Riding, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R40 - R80 per person at Quicket

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Playmobil: The Movie Hits The Big Screen

Get the kids ready for an adventure like no other! Playmobil: The Movie is the first-ever feature film inspired by the beloved, award-winning PLAYMOBIL® role-play toys. The movie is a heart-warming tale that brings amusing characters to life with the voices of Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor and Adam Lambert.

Playmobil: The Movie

This film was directed by Lino DiSalvo - an American animator, film director, writer and voice actor - who spent almost 17 years at Disney. He served as Head of Animation on Frozen; supervising animator on Tangled and Bolt and animator on Meet the Robinsons, Chicken Little and 102 Dalmatians.

Playmobil: The Movie

What's Playmobil: The Movie About? 

When Marla’s younger brother, Charlie, unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, she must embark on a thrilling journey to bring him home.

As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends. Namely the smooth-talking food truck driver, Del; the dashing and charismatic secret agent, Rex Dasher; a wholehearted misfit robot; an extravagant fairy-godmother and many more.

Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realize that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself!

Playmobil: The Movie

When? 

Playmobil: The Movie opens in cinemas, nationwide, on Friday, 16 August 2019.

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Playmobil: The Movie

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