Take A (Day) Trip

Not going away these school holidays? That’s certainly not a problem! There are so many things to do, see and experience in the city that you don’t need to travel too far. Everything is so close together that you could just do day trips all holiday long. So, why not explore the city with a day trip? Here’s a few ideas.


Croc City – hold a baby croc, spider or snake before zip lining 5m above the ground (over crocodiles – good thing it’s safe!) 

Lion & Safari Park – a spectacular day out that includes animal interactions, guided game drives and self-drives. Kids will love hand-feeding the resident giraffe! 

Lion & Safari Park

Lory Park Ranger Day – kids can experience what it is like to be a zookeeper for a day – cleaning enclosures, preparing food, interacting with animals and more! 

Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour – see Joburg like never before on this exciting full day’s hop-on-hop-off tour. Get off, explore and hop back on! 

Irene Big Red Barn – Enjoy a day of Acrobranch, go-karting, a cycle park, tractor rides, crafting and delicious food at this superb venue. 

Montecasino Bird Gardens – it’s an oldie but a goodie, and a perfect day out for families with over 60 species of birds, interactive experiences and loads of space to play! 

Gold Reef City – there’s a new ride in town and it has a 9/10 fear factor. Be one of the first to try The High Flying Maverick – it’s like being on an aerobatic plane ride! 

Raspberry Festival – pick the last raspberries of the season, enjoy delicious food and live music, and so much more! 

Sun Valley Stables – teach kids to be comfortable both on and around ponies, as well as grooming, feeding and handling. Alternatively, their Under the Stars Weekend Pony Camp is a great option. 


Do you know of any other exciting kids venues that are perfect for a day trip? Let us know in the comments section below!

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