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.

Christmas In July Lunch

Date: Sunday, 07 July 2019 at 12:00 - 16:00

Since it's Christmas in July, we have an excuse to feast as if it's the festive season! So, if this is how you want to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year (in July), then make sure you book your spot at the Christmas in July Lunch at Randpark Golf Club. The cost is R265 per person and there will be live entertainment to get the festivities going. For reservations, email [email protected] or call 011 215 8600.

Weekend Market's Xmas in July 2019

Date: Saturday, 13 July 2019 - Sunday, 14 July 2019 

If you're looking to get into the festive spirit, make sure you don't miss out on the family friendly, fun-filled Xmas in July event at the Weekend Market JHB! Here, you can experience everything from snow machines and an early visit from the beloved Santa Claus, to music from amazing local artists, go-karting, carnival rides, good food and much more. This is the perfect day out for the whole family, so get your tickets now! Tickets cost R70 per person at Computicket or R90 per person at the gate.

Christmas Markets

Vintage Nouveau Burlesque Present Misfits XXXMas In July

Date: 19 and 20 July 2019

PLEASE NOTE: this show is not suitable for those younger than 18! If you're feeling a bit cheeky and looking for something a little risqué, then make sure you book your seat at the hottest show in town this winter – XXXMas In July! For two nights only, Vintage Cheek Burlesque Revue is back to warm the cockles of your heart and make sure you end up on Santa's naughty list. Other than the hot entertainment, they'll also have gluhwein to keep temperatures raised. This is a kitsch Christmas-themed burlesque XXXtravaganza you don't want to miss. Tickets cost R120 per person at the door or R140 per person online.

Oh! Oh! Oh! Merry Christmas in July

Date: Saturday, 27 July 2019 at 11:00 - 15:00

Make sure you join in for a lunch party with a twist. It's Oh! Oh! Oh! Christmas in July time and we are truly excited. So, get your tickets now and book your spot, which includes two bottles of your choice of the Oh, so delicious range to take home with you, giving you a full tasting of the Oh so incredible range of 6 wines and a selection of canapés. For more information about the estate and exquisite wines visit www.oneiric.co.za.

12 Pubs of Christmas in July

Christmas In July Dinner Dance

Date: Saturday, 27 July 2019 at 20:00 - 23:00

Celebrate the mid-year silly season with good food, great company, a lot of dancing and loads of fun at the Christmas in July Dinner Dance at Glenburn Lodge and Spa. You can take your pick from just enjoying the dinner dance at R1 690 per person or incorporating a night's stay at the venue with the dinner dance (there are only suite sharing rooms left, at R3 020 per couple, DBB). If you want the kids to join in on the fun, request children's rates when you enquire. To find out more or book your spot, email [email protected] or call 011 668 1600.

Christmas In July: A Ballet And Music Celebration

Date: Thursday, 04 July 2019 - Friday, 05 July 2019

Oh what a time to be alive, if you are a die-hard fan of ballet and amazing music, then this is just up your street. Join in on the Christmas In July, A Ballet & Music Celebration which will bring you nothing but the best! Giving you these world class performances taking place with scenes from The Nutcracker (the snow scene) and other major ballets, all celebrating Christmas. They will be staged with new choreographic performances. This one will sure be a delight to the whole family. See you there, get your tickets here!

Christmas in July

A Christmas In July Festival With The Lipizzaners

Date: Sunday, 28 July 2019 at 14:30

This being their first ever Christmas in July Festival performance, they are excited to bring you nothing but an incredible time. Inspired by the cold, snowy winters of the Northern Hemisphere, the Lipizzaners will definitely dazzle and leave you in awe. Featuring the Welsh Male Voice Choir of South Africa, this Christmas in July Festival will be a true delight. So, make sure you are there, you wouldn't want to miss it for the world.

Christmas In July At Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Date: Thursday, 25 July 2019 - Sunday, 04 August 2019

The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens invites families, couples and groups to come and experience a magical garden and a wonderland with rainbow lights, never seen in South Africa. Visitors will walk though a 500m trail of the botanical gardens lit up with thousands of lights. It will feel like Christmas indeed, the event will also exhibit various Christmas statues, enchanted forests of magnificent lights, artificial snow flakes, music and family fun activities for groups and families. Click here for more information on this event.

Christmas In July

Please note: Due to COVID-19 regulations and safety precautions, these space may not be open and operating. Please contact them directly for more information. Although these spaces offer a safer environment to jog, please remain aware of your surroundings and stay alert of suspicious activity.

PwC Bike Park

The PwC Bike Park, situated on the outskirts of Bryanston, introduced running trails to their already interesting and exciting layout. Now runners can enjoy a safe offroad run while taking in the greenery of the area. As we all know, intense activity takes fuel, and yours can be replenished at the Fixie Deck, the PwC Park's very own café, which serves everything from healthy snacks to stringy cheese pizzas.

Details: Click here for more information

Pirates Sports Club

Stay safe and motivated by joining the popular Pirates Running Club. This collection of passionate runners has been hitting the road since 1977 and there's no stopping them, along with walkers, trail runners and cycling clubs. As the leading public sports club in mid-Johannesburg, Pirates serves the suburbs of Greenside, Parkhurst, Parkview, Emmarentia, Linden, Northcliff, Craighall Park, Parktown and Blairgowrie.

Details: Click here for more information

Wanderers Club

Complete with top-of-the-line facilities and safe parking, the Wanderers Running Club is as accommodating as the area in which it is situated. Catering to runners in the northern suburbs of Joburg, the Wanderers Club meets every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday to take to the road. Here you can run/walk your way to a better you.

Details: Click here for more information

Roodepoort Running Club

Similar to Pirates, the Roodepoort Running Club does not seem to run out of breath. The club offers a safe and friendly environment for beginners and avid runners alike. They also host running events throughout the year and urge their members to improve themselves as best they can. This running club is ideal for folks living in the West Rand who are looking for a safer alternative to solo running along Ontdekkers Road.

Details: Click here for more information

Mud challenge

Randpark Golf Club

Who said the golf course should only be for old dudes who want to waste a good walk? The Randpark Golf Club has introduced a running/jogging/walking track for those who want to increase their fitness levels without risking traffic and other safety issues that come with road running. Runners can choose between a 3km, 5km or 8km track. The Randpark Golf Club urges runners to bring headlamps as the tracks are only open in the early mornings and evenings.

Details: Click here for more information

By Shawn Greyling

What Is It?

Preparations for the Joburg Open are underway at Randpark Golf Club to ensure the courses and facilities are in top condition when the tournament is held early next month. The tournament will be played over both the Firethorn and Bushwillow courses, which are very accessible and easy to walk for spectators. The Joburg Open is the first tri-sanctioned golf tournament on South African soil and is part of the European, Asian and Sunshine Tours.

The current Joburg Open winner, Darren Fichardt, will defend his title against tough competition in a strong field. Louis Oosthuizen, ranked 22 in the world, has already confirmed that he will play. Dean Burmester and Dylan Frittelli, who represented South Africa at the DP World Tour Championship recently and tied for fourth place, along with Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose, have also confirmed their participation. They both have their eye set on the Mauritius Open title before returning to South Africa.

The Joburg Open

When Is It?

Thursday, 07 December 2017 - Sunday, 10 December 2017. 

Where Is It?

The Randpark Golf Club, Setperk Road, Randburg, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are on sale through TicketPro at www.ticketpros.co.za and a public ticket office will be available at the gate from Monday, 04 December 2017 to Sunday, 10 December 2017.

Single tickets will cost R80 per day on 07 and 08 December 2017, and R100 per day on 09 and 10 December 2017. Full event tickets for all four days cost R180 per ticket.

Pensioners and children under the age of 16 will have free entrance.

For More Information 

For more information about this event, visit www.randpark.co.za or www.joburgopen.com.