Joburg has plenty of public pools you can advantage of if you don't have one at home. What could be better than cooling off in the water, chilling with some friends, chowing down on delicious food, followed by a bit of tanning?
Have you ever wondered about the origins of beer and how it's made? A guided tour through the SAB World of Beer will answer these question and more. You'll be shown the brewing process, get to taste traditional African beer, visit an old-school shebeen and finish off the day with two complimentary beers and a hearty meal.
Wow, right? Here's how it works – you meet your guide at Market on Main, where you'll receive a picnic basket with essentials (utensils and a blanket). You get 30 minutes to wander around the market and fill your basket with something to eat and drink. Then, you'll catch a ride to the 'Top of Africa' at Carlton Centre, where we promise your jaw will drop as you take in the view of the Joburg skyline from the 50th floor.
This striking temple is 70km north-east of Johannesburg and on arriving, you'll feel like you're somewhere in the Far East, surrounded by the colourful Buddhist architecture. You're definitely going to want to take some photos so don't forget to bring a phone or camera with you. You can arrive at the temple and just walk around, but there are also free guided tours and events held there — the information is on their website.
Imagine a hot-air balloon ride over the scenic Magaliesberg range in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, while sipping on champagne. Sounds like the movies, doesn't it? But it gets better… Once you land, you'll get treated to a champagne breakfast. Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris is the longest established, licensed balloon airline in the country and this experience should really be on your bucket list.