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Botanical Gardens And Nature Reserves In Roodepoort

Are you looking for Botanical Gardens And Nature Reserves In Roodepoort? Look no further! Known for its many valleys and koppies, Roodepoort is a nature lover's paradise. Boasting the National Botanical Garden with its indigenous Verreaux's eagle and powerful waterfall, as well as a handful of other lookout points and hiking trails, there is something […]

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Free Hiking Spots Around The City

Klipsrivierberg Nature Reserve Johannesburg's Jewel of the South is a 700 hectare nature reserve in the southern suburbs of Johannesburg. This park has an array of wild life and flora, which are available to view on any one of the 10 trails. Trails include the Bloubos, Dassie, Beacon, Sunbird, Ruins, Kiepersol, Legae, Bakwena, Gifbol and […]

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Nature Reserves In And Around Joburg

Modderfontein Reserve This reserve is the second largest privately owned reserve in Gauteng. The aim of the reserve is to preserve the local plant and wildlife of the area. Animals here include buck, jackals and eagles. The grassland and hills surrounding various dams, including the Modderfontein Spruit, make this the perfect place for leisurely strolls […]

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Chug Along All The Way To Heidelberg With Reefsteamers

Heidelberg Railway Reefsteamers, Jozi's very own steam train, has recently introduced a new day tour - the Heidelberg Wanderer! For the first time since the late 1990s, Susan the Steam Train makes her way into the historic Heidelberg town. Established in 1866, Heidelberg is one of Gauteng's oldest towns. It lies at the foot of […]

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Walk the Crater

What Is It? Looking to get out and about, enjoying the fresh air and getting your heart rate up? Then be sure not to miss this 7km Walk The Crater hike in Pretoria North. The trail is fairly flat with few slight climbs, descends and technical rocks. Also expect magnificent view points along the way. […]

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Amazing Hiking Trails In Gauteng

Things To Take With You When planning your hiking adventure anywhere in Gauteng, be sure to prepare and pack these essentials to take along with you. Rather be over prepared than under prepared! The necessary precautions: hand sanitiser/wipes and face masks Sunscreen and a hat Plenty of water Snacks/food Weather-appropriate clothing Comfortable shoes with soles […]

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Explore Saddle Creek

Saddle Creek Adventures boasts a collection of horses, quad bikes, go-karts and action archery. As a nearby attraction to the numerous lodges and hotels in the area, this fun-filled ranch is set to provide an exhilarating adventure away from the concrete jungle. Go-Karting Arrive and drive or book for an epic Grand Prix package and […]

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Magaliesburg 13km & 5km Hike

What Is It? The 5km hike not a technical trail however hiking boots or trail shoes are recommended. Active children from 4 years+ should be able to complete this hike. Expect 2-3 hours to complete this trail. The trail is suitable for inexperienced hikers and semi-fit individuals. So, if this is your first time don't […]

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Extreme Ziplining In Cullinan Is A Must!

Cullinan is becoming increasingly popular as more people realise how much there is to do just 30km east of Pretoria. This charming and very quaint village - named after Sir Thomas Cullinan – is well-known for being the site of discovery of the world’s largest diamond. Visitors can book surface tours, underground tours or spend […]

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#WeTry - Hiking at Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve

Hiking has never been high on my list of priorities, but with an impending trip to Peru to attempt the legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, some training was sadly in order. My super-fit and highly energetic cousin, Lisa, suggested that we head to Suikerbosrand to “get some miles on our legs”, and refused to […]

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Experience & Explore The Dullstroom Countryside

Where To Eat Mayfly Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge The Mayfly is a favourite to many returning travellers who drive through the Dullstroom countryside. You can expect everything from cheesy pizzas, steak cooked to perfection and highly recommended oxtail. Other than the impressive portions, the service is great and the atmosphere is warm and relaxing. You’ll feel […]

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Escape To Clarens, The Jewel of the Eastern Free State

Where To Eat Clarens Brewery Hanging out with great company, sipping on ice-cold draughts and tucking into some delicious grub – what more do you need to make a great outing with your loved ones? And if this is just the thing you’re looking for after a long day hiking and being adventurous in and […]

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Hiking Spots In The Vaal Triangle

Smilin' Thru Resort For a chilled hike, head to the Smilin' Thru Resort where you can get lost in the beauty of nature of the Vaal Triangle and the Vredefort Dome World Heritage site. For those who would like to stay overnight, there are fully catered hotels, self-catering chalets as well as camping and caravan sites. Find […]

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Hiking Spots In The Vaal Triangle

Smilin' Thru Resort For a chilled hike, head to the Smilin' Thru Resort where you can get lost in the beauty of nature of the Vaal Triangle and the Vredefort Dome World Heritage site. For those who would like to stay overnight, there are fully catered hotels, self-catering chalets as well as camping and caravan sites. Find […]

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Chilled Out Alternative Matric Holiday Destinations

De Kunst Huisje Two hours outside of Johannesburg is De Kunst Huisje, a quaint little hideaway from the hustle and bustle of big city life. Beautifully decorated in classic Dutch style De Kunste Huisje also boasts a sparkling blue pool, brilliant breakfasts and 100% arabica coffee. Kurisa Moya The best part about matric vac is […]

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Hennops Hiking Trail

The Hennops Hiking Trail consists of two trails setting out from Hadeda Camp. At the beginning and end of both trails, the route meanders along the Hennops River before veering away into the surrounding mountains. Two unique features on the trail are the river crossings – a suspension bridge and a cable car. There are interesting […]

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Things To Do In Muldersdrift

Eat Vegan Food At Leafy Greens If ever you find yourself in the Muldersdrift area, you have to pay Leafy Greens a visit. This vegan-friendly café is situated on an organic farm and is an oasis that provides only the healthiest vegetarian and vegan foods that come straight from their own farm. Take in the […]

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Top 10 Things To Do In Bela Bela

Visit The Elephants If you would like to learn a bit more about these majestic creatures, Adventures with Elephants is just the thing – they offer a hands-on session where you will get to learn all about these animals. You will also have the option to swim with the elephants, ride on their backs during […]

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Top Adventure Activities In And Around Joburg

Monkey Around The City Monkeying around in trees is the perfect outdoor activity if you are looking to spend a sunny afternoon with friends and family or, better yet, to overcome your fear of heights. Head down to Acrobranch Melrose or Huddle Park for an afternoon of tree swinging, nets, obstacles, zip lines, exercise, and […]

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