You're not likely to run short of fun activities to do when you live in a place like Roodepoort. There's a whole host of entertainment to be found around every corner, you only need to step outside and take a look!
Century Cinemax is a cinematic experience for the whole family. Aiming at proving entertainment for everyone, from the most die-hard of movie fans, to the smallest, this is a unique cinema! Kids will enjoy the Play Room, which comes complete with sofas and lazy boys for parents. Die hard movie fans will really get into the Max projection room, with laser projection and atmospheric sound. VIPs, enjoy the gold seating with full recline sofas and USB charging ports.
Visit Cinemax Northgate.
Nu Metro Clearwater is a modern chain cinema at Clearwater Mall. As one of Roodepoort's premier entertainment destinations, featuring VIP and Xtreme options, they show a varied lineup of internationally-produced films, as well as some local titles. A broad selection of snacks and drinks can be purchased at the concessions stands.
Visit Nu Metro Clearwater.
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Already a member of the club? If so, it's time to tee off! The Ruimsig Country Club is a pristine golf course in the heart of Roodepoort, and they offer Gauteng's best value golf experience. Visitors are also always welcome with weekend and weekday rates starting from as little as R150. The country club regularly hosts a number of events, and is a perfect venue for conferences, golf days and weddings.
Visit Ruimsig Country Club.
iJump brings the excitement and entertainment of trampolines indoors! Located in Clearwater Mall, Roodepoort, iJump is a fantastic family experience for kids and adults alike! With over 1 000 square meters of wall-to-wall trampolines, iJump has a a range of awesome areas to choose from, including a general jump arena, trampoline dodgeball, foam pits, slam dunk tracks, extreme jumping, fitness classes and more!
One of Roodepoort's favourite forms of entertainment, Indy's Indoor Go-Kart Racing has become an institution in and of itself. Indy's has a nail-biting indoor go-karting track, with both junior and adult karts available. The track has a total length of 210 metres, and a maximum of eight karts can participate per race. If you're in the mood for a small hit of adrenaline, you're going to love Indy's!
In the mood for some war games? If that's how you find entertainment, then Kreature Paintball Place, Northgate is your next stop. A prime paintballing venue for kids and adults alike, enjoy strategically complex Recball and Magfed games at Kreature Paintball Place. Suitable for all ages, from four, all the way to 60+, Kreature Paintball Place is the ideal place for any event from corporate retreats to birthday parties!
A testament to the power of working together, Wilgeheuwel Extreme Park is a formerly empty piece of land that was converted into a park in one day in 2007! The park boasts extensive landscaping, a large children's play area, a mini soccer field, fountain and trees. Visitors to the park can picnic, walk their dogs and just enjoy a relaxing stroll here.
Full Moon Dance and Sports Bar is in experience first and foremost! Promising a great time, Full Moon places entertainment front and centre, with friendly staff and a welcoming vibe. "Come early and stay late" is their slogan, and it's one they like to live by. A frequent venue for live music and dancing, you can't go wrong dancing the night away at Full Moon.
Green & Gold is a local favourite, serving up traditional South African pub grub with friendliness and flair. Their menu is extensive, featuring a wide selection of local beers, as well as delicious accompaniments. HD TVs installed on the walls allow for an optimal sports viewing experience, making the Green & Gold an ideal place to stop by and enjoy an afternoon game.
Rumours Rock City is one of South Africa's (and certainly Roodepoort's) best-known live music and entertainment venues. From rock and metal to indie, all live music is welcome at Rumours Rock City. The Lounge provides a comfortable environment for patrons to enjoy great food, drinks, and the best in live music.
This restaurant and bar claims to offer one of the most unique settings in the area - and we have to agree! Rusty Hook is one of the most unique entertainment venues in Roodepoort. Family-friendly, and with live music and other events including markets, Rusty Hook is a versatile and enjoyable place for all ages. Come for delicious food and entertainment!
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Created with businessmen and women in mind, Studio 334 - Beer & Grill Garden is an unusual venue in Roodepoort entertainment circles. This venue offers, among other attractions, golf, with a professional putting green designed by South West Greens on the premises! And while you're there, make sure to try the best Eisbein and ribs in the West, as well as delicious wood-fired pizza!
From the latest blockbusters and hot hangout spots offering some of the best cocktails in the city to wide open spaces perfect for a leisurely Sunday stroll and fun things to do with the family, the suburb of Bryanston has something that'll tickle everyone's fancy when it comes entertainment.
Although there are no cinemas in Bryanston, nearby neighbouring suburbs do offer various malls and venues complete with a Ster-Kinekor. To find out where you can catch one of the latest blockbusters on the big screen with family and friends, click on your desired suburb below:
Situated on Westview Drive, Bryanston Park is just the spot if you're looking to stretch your legs with a leisurely afternoon stroll, want to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air, or simply just want to reconnect with nature. Although it's a small area, it's a lovely, quiet park where the kids can play while you get some peace and quiet after a long and productive day/week at the office.
Who says you can't find a forest in the middle of the city? In Bryanston, you certainly can! Lace up those hiking shoes, grab your four-legged companions and head to the Bryanston Pine Forest on Ebury Avenue. It'll make you feel as if you have stepped right out of the city and straight into a relaxing getaway away from all the noise, hustle and bustle. This is a lovely spot if you're looking to enjoy an afternoon stroll to relax and think, while walking the dogs.
A hidden gem in the heart of the city, the well maintained Rietfontein Nature Reserve is a must-visit if you're looking to get some fresh air and do some trekking. Here, you can spend an afternoon hiking and taking in the sites and sounds of the city as well as nature. If you're lucky, you might even get to spot impala and rabbits along your journey, along with local bird life.
The Bryanston Organic & Natural Market is Joburg's original outdoor market, and was established in 1976. This gem in the heart of Bryanston boasts over 90 stalls, offering visitors everything from delicious deli foods, arts and crafts to gifts, jewellery and clothing, all made from mainly natural materials. There's even eco-fashion and natural décor stalls for you to explore. The market is open on Thursdays from 09:30 to 13:00 and Saturdays from 09:00 to 15:00. This is a lovely and unique spot if you're looking to do some retail therapy or treat the family to a fun day out.
Craving a little bit of adventure? Then why not spend the afternoon enjoy action-packed activities at the Jozi X Adventure Centre, on the corner of Main Road and Sloane Street? This adrenaline-filled hot spot caters to guests aged between 4 to 75 years old, offering a wide range of fun activities that's sure to entertain! Here, you can expect loads of fun, including Trapeze, Krazy Ladder, Face offz, Freeklimbs, Rope Walkz, Jungle Swingz, a 100m Slip & Slide available during summer and much more. This is the ideal spot if you're looking to arrange an exciting birthday party, a memorable team building and even school outings.
When was the last time you laced up a pair of skates and went rolling around a roller rink? Can't remember? Then why not visit RollEgoli on Main Road? Spend an afternoon (or session) skating around their all-weather 1 000 square metre roller rink, climbing all over their jungle gym or bouncing about on their trampoline. They also have a self-service cafeteria boasting wood fired pizza, homemade gelati, muffins, hot beverages and cold refreshments. You can either bring your own skates or hire a pair at the venue, just ensure that you bring and wear your own socks. Please note that they do not accept cash, only cards on premises.
There's nothing more thrilling than getting all geared up, loaded with a round of paintballs and spending an afternoon out and about partaking in a fast-paced outdoor adventure! Battlezone Paintball Centre in the heart of Bryanston offers a variety of paintball and laser tag options perfect for birthday parties, bachelor parties, corporate team building and even just a fun day out with your family and friends. Take your pick from their selection of five playing fields, as well as their variety of packages offering something for all needs and budgets.
Why not become a member of the Bryanston Country Club and enjoy the Club's relaxed yet elegant family lifestyle, welcoming members and guests into a world of personal attention and service. The Club features a full service Clubhouse complete with restaurants offering both fine and casual dining, function and event venues, their esteemed 18 hole golf course, swimming pool and Lapa area, two bowling greens, four squash courts and nine tennis courts. And let's not forget their wide selection of fun activities including their walking trail, sports, kids club, fitness fun and much more. Click here to find out how you can become a member.
Wind down after a long week at the office at Social On Main, a trendy bar and restaurant in the heart of Bryanston. Here, visitors can enjoy epic cocktails, fantastic food and a great vibe. In the afternoons, this is a great and relaxing place to hold a business meeting or grab a relaxed lunch. But by night, this joint becomes a lively atmosphere, filled with people looking to wind down and end off their day on a high note with friends and a couple of drinks. If you're planning a visit, be sure to call in advance and book your table. This place is quite popular with the locals.
For ‘dude food’ made good, ice-cold draughts and a chilled yet fun night out with your mates, book your table at Tiger's Milk in Bryanston. This venue has become a popular evening hangout for professionals as well as a weekend get-together spot for residents over the weekends. Not only will you enjoy great food and a lively vibe, but you'll also love the city views from their balcony area. Also, if you're looking for something fun to do on a Wednesday night, don't miss their Quiz Nights every Wednesday!
Situated at Café del Sol Botanico at the Bryanston Shopping Centre, is The Landmark Cocktail Bar! The Landmark is the night-time counterpart to Café Del Sol’s light, daytime ambiance and offers guests an urban edge and interesting dimension to the Café del Sol experience. Stop by during the day for amazing lunches and relaxed vibes, and by night, enjoy an exciting evening scene filled with sophisticated cocktails (over 100 for you to choose from), craft beers and an energetic atmosphere.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bioscope is an independent movie cinema where you can catch all kinds of film – from foreign film festivals and locally-made movies to specific events like Noodlebox Cinema, where you get to watch kung fu movies while eating noodles. Pretty rad, right? The chairs are repurposed car seats so get comfy and settle in for a great film. You can also bring food and drinks into the cinema from Chalkboard Café, which is just next door. Although they have found a new home in Milpark, sdoesn't mean you can't play them a visit when you're around town.
The Living Room is a rooftop bar and café that serves up healthy food and has regular Sunday gatherings. Pop in and enjoy the smooth sounds of a DJ while you sip on a cocktail and take in the amazing city views! You’re bound to meet some interesting characters atop this roof so head on over and get some dancing in.
Curiocity Backpackers situated in the heart of the Maboneng Precinct, is not just for travellers - while it offers cheap accommodation, Joburg locals are welcome to hang out and take part in one of the many tours and activities that take place here.
The most obvious attraction when you head to Maboneng is to visit Market on Main - this is for good reason, so don’t look away. If you’ve yet to pay them a visit, what are you waiting for? The market goes down every Sunday from 10:00-15:00 and is filled to the brim with all kinds of goodies you’ll want to eat and take home with you – from Ethiopian food and cakes in jars to stunning jewellery and unique vintage clothing, they’ve got it all.
This artisanal brewing company can be found inside the Arts on Main building. Not only does Smack craft their own unique brand of beer, but once a month they also host local photographers, artists and live acts so check out their Facebook page to stay in the loop. It’s safe to say that if you’re a lover of beer, you’ve got to try Smack soonest!
Time Anchor Distillery is located in a new development in Maboneng called Aerial Empire. Here, Time Anchor produces small batches of artisanal spirits. The distillery offers tours and tastings on weekends but you’ve got to make a booking if you want to join in so be sure to give them a call before you drop in.