What Is It?

Your four-legged companions deserved a fun day out too! So, make sure you and your fur kid enter the Oneplan Muddy Puppy obstacle course. This 2.4km fun run or walk is the perfect day out for you and your pooch. Get ready to have a blast and get dirty by crawling, climbing, jumping, slipping, sliding, wagging, barking and laughing your way through foam and mud. All dogs must please be on leashes at all times. There will be medals and treats to all finishers. Also, a portion of the Muddy Puppy proceeds will be donated to The 9th Day (NPC 2015/123593/08).

When Is It?

Sunday, 10 February 2019 at 07:00 - 12:00.

Where Is It?

The Big Red Barn, 07 Nelson Road, Sunlawns, Centurion, Pretoria.

How Much Is It?

Entry fees are as follows:

Please note: All dogs have free entry and must be over one year old.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.muddypuppy.co.za.

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What Is It?

The Muddy Puppy is a 2.1km fun loop (4.2km) obstacle course fun run or walk for you and four-legged companion. You can expect lots of fun and interesting obstacles that include crawling, climbing, jumping, slipping, sliding, wagging, barking and lots and lots of mud. It definitely sounds like an entertaining (and dirty) day out! And to make things even more exciting, they have decided to add in a beer mile for the humans as added extra festivities for the day. Keep in mind that all dogs must please be on leashes at all times. once you and your fur-buddy have crossed the finish line, you'll both be awarded with a Muddy Puppy medal. A portion of the "Muddy Puppy" proceeds will be donated to Yorkie Rescue SA.

When Is It?

Sunday, 08 April 2018 from 07:00 - 12:00.

Where Is It?

Walkhaven Dog Park, Plot 77, Zwartkop, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

There are very limited early bird tickets, so make sure you get yours now on Quicket!

Ticket prices are as follows:

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit Muddy Puppy on Facebook.

When your kids reach a certain age, it becomes slightly more challenging finding fun physical activities for them that don’t involve school sports. In an ideal world, they would be able to ride their bikes, go skateboarding and play basketball until dinner time – but for many of us, that is not a luxury we have right now. Then there’s the added challenge of getting them OFF their screens and focus on the real world.

Enter CityROCk in Randburg – a phenomenal facility on Republic Road that provides wall climbing facilities for kids of all ages, as well as adults. But don’t take OUR word for it – we sent 12-year old Kayla NT off to give it a try with a few friends – here’s what she had to say:

What activities are on offer?

There are Automatic Belay Walls, which mean you don’t need someone to help belay you down. You first have to take part in an introductory lesson that teaches you how to manage the ropes. There are also Bouldering areas where you can climb (without a rope) - some are easier than others so you never get bored. There’s always a harder one to try! Smaller kids aged 5 and up can also try climbing, so it’s great for families to go together.

There is also a dedicated yoga and Pilates studio, but we were too busy climbing and didn’t go inside.

What makes it special?

It’s really challenging and can be a little scary at first. But once you get going and you realise that you are completely safe, you go higher than you ever expected. Even those of us that are scared of heights!


What does it cost?

The costs vary – you can click here for the full list. We paid R110 per kid, and R90 for shoe and harness rental. You can also sign up to become a member – kids pay R350 per month.

There are also a few different courses that kids can take if they really enjoy climbing and want to get serious about it – I recommend the Kids Top Rope Introduction Course – R640 for 3 days. These courses run once a month. There are also School Holiday Crag Days that kids can do after completing the course – these are R260 (includes gear rental and excludes transport to the local climbing crag).

Do you need to take extra money (outside the entrance fee)?

There is a coffee shop with FREE WiFI, so take extra money for drinks and snacks. There’s also a Specialist Outdoor Gear Shop that sells loads of amazing climbing, hiking and outdoor sports gear, clothing and equipment – so definitely check that out. We saw yoga accessories, camping gear, ski jackets and so much more. I can’t believe we have never heard of this place before!

Did everyone enjoy it?

Everyone! Even my friend that had a broken arm (and couldn’t climb) enjoyed watching everyone and shouting instructions from the bottom. She can’t wait until her arm is out the cast and then we’re going back. I think both girls and boys enjoy it just as much!

Is it a good venue for parties?

Definitely. They host parties for between 6 and 25 kids (all children must be over 5 years of age). You can choose between 11:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 17:00, and pay R250 per child. Activities include team races on the automatic belay wall, ladder climbing, bouldering, knot tying skills and so much more. Sounds like fun!

What would you rate this activity?

A definite 8 out of 10. It’s highly recommended!

For More Information

Address: 173 Republic Road, Fontainebleau, Randburg
Tel: 010 007 2732
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.cityrock.co.za

REVIEW BY: Kayla NT (12) - with a little help from her mom, Shelli NT.

There’s An Adventure At Every Turn!

Visit The Wonderful Creatures At Animal World

Get up close with animals from around the world! Take the whole family on an adventure to see a wide variety of local and exotic animals, birds and reptiles at the zoo. A trip to Animal World makes for a great experience for the whole family.

Make A Splash At The Aquadome

Take a dip in the warm waters of the indoor, climate-controlled Aquadome swimming pools. Activities for kids including a waterslide, lazy river and a shipwreck. Safety is a priority and the trained, experienced lifeguards on duty will ensure your kids are well looked after.


Gone Fishing

Looking for a great fishing spot? As a resident at the Emerald River Resort, you will have access to the Vaal river, where you can fish to your heart’s content. The river is home to carp, yellowfish, muddies, grass carp and barbel. Enjoy your favourite pastime in a safe environment, where you and the family can launch a boat, braai and spend some quality time together.

Reach New Heights With Some Wall Climbing

As one of the fun experiences on the property, the 8m high climbing wall has seven different climbing routes, ideal for young and old. Being securely strapped in a harness, with a guide to assist you, your climbing experience is perfectly safe. It is an activity that requires physical and mental agility, strength, endurance and balance.


Experience The Great Outdoors on Animal World's Game Drives

Adventure awaits you at Animal World Game Park! Enjoy an informative and exciting 50-minute game drive. Ask about the Sundowner game drives and enjoy an outdoor, sunset drink with friends. Game drives are scheduled on the hour, every hour from 09:00 to 16:00 except for 13:00.

Adventure Golf, anyone?

Enjoy a round of Adventure Golf in the beautiful surroundings on and around the banks of the Vaal River. Challenge yourself and friends on this 18-hole course suitable for all ages. The 18th hole is probably the most difficult. Let us know if you agree! Scorecards, pencils, putters and balls are available for hire at the Adventure Golf kiosk. A round costs only R30 per person which is payable at the Aquadome reception.

It's A Strike At Pins Bowling Alley

With 10 lanes, Pins Bowling Alley ensures an enthralling, action-packed outing. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced bowler, a night out at this bowling alley promises hours of fun. Take a break in between games and order a refreshing drink from Pins Bar, play a round of pool, or just relax and watch your team from the comfort of the lounge.

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Delight Your Tastebuds

Family Dining Made Easy At Breeze Restaurant

Offering an array of delicious meals in a family-friendly environment, Breeze makes for the perfect outing night or day. Sip on a cocktail on Sundowner Sundays or catch up with friends over a cappuccino. For the perfect start to your weekend, Breeze offers breakfast every Saturday and Sunday morning, and a free cup of coffee!

Treat Your Date At High Stakes

High Stakes is just the restaurant if you’re looking to indulge in gourmet cuisine and fine wines. This is the perfect setting for intimate dinners for two when you need to enjoy some alone time with that special someone. Take a squiz at their menu. Mmmm...

Ubuntu Buffet Restaurant Brings You A Unique Dining Experience

Ubuntu Buffet Restaurant is designed to give visitors a unique food experience they’ll love. The menu features a scrumptious variety of dishes including imaginative salads, entrees, fresh homemade breads, aromatic roasts, vegetable dishes, sauces, a traditional section and dessert station. You will be spoiled for choice!


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For More Information

For more information about Emerald Resort & Casino, call (016) 982 8000, email [email protected]o.co.za, or visit their website at www.emeraldcasino.co.za.

Also, check them out on Facebook and Twitter @emerald_resort.