City Rock

If you're looking to do some yoga, shop for some awesome gear, and most importantly, engage in some rad indoor wall climbing, then CityROCK Johannesburg is definitely the right place for you. This is the perfect place to start rock climbing especially if you have never done it before. With the aesthetic design and sheer height of the colourful walls, you will leave a climbing addict. Did we mention they serve great coffee? It's simply the best, you must go try it!

Wonderwall Climbing Gym

Whether you are a climbing expert or a shy beginner, Wonderwall Climbing Gym is suitable for anyone and everyone. Offering thrilling 500m2 of indoor climbing walls with both top-rope and lead facilities with routes graded from 13-27, gear rentals, change rooms and so much more, pop in any day from Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays and public holidays) and have yourself a day to remember. 

Soul Adventures

Take it to the extreme and partake in some hardcore rock climbing. Alright, it's only hardcore because it's outdoor, but other than that, do not be alarmed. Join Soul Adventures to get both the physical and mental satisfaction of climbing all the way to the top. And if you're an adrenaline junky, this is definitely something for you. Be one of the few people who can say, 'hey, I climbed Kilimanjaro.' How freaking awesome is that?

East Rand Climbing Gym

Take it back indoors at the East Rand Climbing Gym located in Benoni. Imagine conquering your climbing fears in a vibrant and social atmosphere with great music and intense but worthwhile personal training? Well, stop imagining and go check it out for yourself! To top it off, the gym also offers outdoor rock climbing trips to Waterfall Boven, Swinburne, Harrismith and other popular crags around South Africa - but only on Saturdays.

Bounce Inc.

Sure, everyone loves Bounce Inc. for their trampolines but did you know they also have climbing facilities? Booyah! Join Clip 'n Climb exclusive to Bounce Inc. in Fourways. Best for those who want to experience the extreme thrill of rock climbing but with safety and fun as the top priority. This is the easiest and most accessible rock climbing experience for beginners, and it's great for extreme climbers looking for a new challenge. But don't take our word for it, go conquer the world for yourself.

Know other cool rock and wall climbing venues not mentioned above? Let us know below!

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South Africa at large; is a country that really loves soccer and with the culture of soccer constantly growing in the country, many innovations are developed to make easier access. After the 2010 world cup, people were inspired by the outdoor fields that were in parks. So, we figured let's just check our the currently popular trend of indoor soccer.

The culture of creating clubs and teams to play for fun (and the fitness, let's be honest) has become quite a big one both in urban areas as well as townships. What has taken the country by storm is indoor soccer facilities. Gyms clubs have also opened up to the idea of having their own indoor soccer facilities to accommodate gym members who would rather play.

However, not everyone has a team or group that they can play with so here are ways to go about kick-starting that fun indoor soccer lifestyle you want...

It's Indoor Baby!

Indoor Soccer

Discovery Soccer Park

This five-a-side pitch has become one of the most popular in the north, situated at the famous Wanderers Club including sister club in Sandton. The Discovery Soccer Park has 8 pitches and after the game, you can enjoy their luxury change rooms with a good shower. Might I add, they have the highest rated astro by FIFA's.

If you are up for something that is even more fun, they have introduced "Bubble Footy". Basically, this is a normal game played while wearing a bubble like Zorb. How fun is that? And you can also rent the bubbles for parties, bachelor/ette parties, team buildings and more.

Indoor Soccer


Moove Motion Fitness Club is gym that has become a slip off the tongue for many in the country, with branches in Cosmo City and Sunninghill in Joburg, Moove is quickly moving up as a competitor with other gyms in the country.

The gym has tons of innovative facilities that really invite you to come to gym and stay motivated; this includes the fast growing, indoor soccer. This allows you to start your own friendly game with the gym mates to finish off that work out.

Indoor Soccer

Edenvale Action Sports 

Edenvale Action Sports is very proud of their action filled soccer tournaments, and welcome you to come and have your go at the fun.

You can bring your team and show them what you are made of, they clearly state, "come and claim your bragging rights, or settle your dispute on the court". They are all about the action sports, and their facilities are super awesome so why not give it a try.

In the case that you want to play more than just soccer, they have other action sports like netball, cricket and hockey so do explore.

Let's say you not looking forward to gym or are just bored out of your head or simply want to have fun - indoor soccer is just the thing that you need.

Grab the crew and have a go at it!

{Featured Image By Moove Motion Fitness Club}

Cedar Square 

A stone's throw away from Fourways Mall, Cedar Square is a wonderland for the little ones. With downhill skiing, tubing and even snowboarding there's tons to do. On the ground floor, there is a massive play area filled with jungle gyms, soccer pitches and goalie posts and even a restaurant where the little ones can make their own pizzas. To be a kid at Cedar Square is something adults can envy. Speaking of adults, there's a lot of cool shops to check out while the kids do kids stuff. The play area is under supervision, and young adults play with the children and make sure that they do not scrape their knees or bump their heads during play time.

Clearwater Mall

With a dedicated play area right next to the food court, a frozen yoghurt parlour upstairs and a massive 3D cinema, Clearwater Mall is packed with fun stuff to do. Kids can run up and down, and climb and slide their way to happiness. You can keep an eye on the little ones as you enjoy one of the many fine restaurants that litter the massive food court... or maybe send them off to the cinema upstairs with popcorn money. Either way, they are sure in for a great time.

Greenstone Shopping Centre

Kids are super welcome at Greenstone Shopping Centre. With a designated play area, loads of cool gadget stores to check out and a Rush trampoline park... the sky is the limit. Jimmy Jungle's premier indoor adventure park is a must visit for the kiddies as well. There's also a bowling alley and a 3D cinema. The only thing left to do is let the children run wild while you sit back and enjoy a bingo session or a hearty meal at one of the many brilliant restaurants.


Fancy some ice skating? Then head to Northgate and get carving on the ice. The little ones will have a ball as they race up and down the rink and learn a new skill or three. Right across the hall from the ice rink is one of the last decent gaming arcades to hang out at. From table soccer to Time Crisis III can be jammed at the arcade. There is a wide a selection of racing games too. Other than that, there's the cinema equipped with a super cool slushy machine... grape flavored slushy, anyone?

By Shawn Greyling

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