With its many thriving metropoles, Gauteng has no shortage of interesting activities – it is the home of Joburg after all. However, if you’re looking for something different to do, take your pick from our list of fun things to do in Gauteng.
Places To Visit In Gauteng
Anyone searching for places of interest in Gauteng will have no problem finding something awesome. Take your pick from the many historical, artistic and family-friendly places that make the province an ultimate spot to visit.
Big Laughs At Goliath Comedy Club
If you’re looking to have a real laugh, the Goliath Comedy Club is the perfect choice. Situated in the bustling core of Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, the award-winning Goliath and Goliath company hosts an intimate evening of comedy with top-shelf talent. They have shows every Thursday to Saturday night and are they provide the entertainment you need on your visit to Gauteng.
Walk With The Birds
Head over to the Montecasino Bird Gardens for an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a walk through their giant aviary, which houses over 60 species of birds, including Scarlet Ibises. You can also find an amazing variety of reptiles and smaller mammals, such as small antelope, lemurs and a sloth, and why pass up the chance to see a sloth?
The Galleries of Gauteng
Gauteng is a creative hub, and has no shortage on places to find amazing artworks. Goodman Gallery is a major piece of South Africa’s contemporary art scene with a huge array of international and local artists. The gallery has works that vary in style and medium, all of which are unique, relevant and unmissable.
In the Maboneng Precinct of downtown Joburg, you can also find the Museum of African Design (MOAD), which hosts a new and exciting exhibition every 4 months. You can view spectacular showcases on topics like:
- African fashion
- Public art.
Take A Stroll In The Garden
The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden provides a beautiful escape from the bustling city. The garden spans over almost 300 hectares of stunning landscape and is the ideal spot for an afternoon picnic. With the Witpoortjie waterfall cascading behind it, and the beautiful animals to see along one of the garden’s many walks, this place is idyllic.
Adventurous Things To Do In Gauteng
For the traveller with a sense of adventure, Gauteng has some spectacular options for anyone looking for excitement. Take a look at some of the best choices.
Go Ahead And Jump
There is something for everyone at the Wi Jump Trampoline Park. The main activity zone has 30 interconnected trampolines, 4 angled walls and 2 soft-cushioned platforms. There is also a collection of 14m slides, which are amazing fun.
If you’re a seasoned trampoliner, there is a pro zone with Olympic grade trampolines with walls for freestyle tricks and Wall Running. If that’s not enough for you, take a leap on their giant trampolines that send you flying onto an airbag (woah).
Take The Leap At Orlando Towers
There are boundless options for an adrenaline rush at this prime spot in Soweto. Orlando Towers offers bungee jumping, the world’s highest scad freefall, wall-climbing, base jumping and, for the more laid-back visitor, you can take an elevator to the top and enjoy a stunning 360-degree view.
Zipline Through The Magaliesburg Treetops
Head out of Gauteng’s cities and dip your toes in nature with a gorgeous canopy tour. You will travel across the gorge at Magaliesburg, via 11 platforms, while you receive a guided tour of the area. Take in stunning views around you and keep an eye out for klipspringer, black eagles and indigenous plant life.
Blaze A Trail At Hennops
This natural haven in the centre of Gauteng is the perfect place for a hike. There are three trails on offer and a big feature are the river crossings, which use a suspension bridge and cable cars. The Hennops Hiking Trail is a bird watcher’s paradise and the stunning scenery makes for an ultimate break from the city.
Day Trips In Gauteng
For anyone wondering what to do in Gauteng, pick one of the amazing day trips on offer. With so much of Gauteng to see, there are the tours to match. You can explore the urban heart of Gauteng or find yourself in the wilderness with a tour of nearby reserves.
See The City On Tour
Johannesburg is Gauteng’s biggest drawcard and it’s a great place to visit while you’re in the province. With the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Joburg, you can get a fast-tracked experience of the city. Jump off anywhere that catches your eye as the bus takes you through the city. Some top spots on the route are Constitution Hill, the James Hall Museum of Transport, and Gold Reef City.
To get a feel of Jozi’s true vibe, take the PAST Experiences walking tour. Their well-planned and passionate tours cater to your unique taste. They offer tours on a number of areas including:
- Public art
- Political history
- Local communities
- Street food
Experience Joburg on the ground level with this amazing tour.
Head On A Safari
Get to know SA wildlife in a unique way by taking the horseback safari at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve. The reserve is home to zebra, kudu, giraffe, blue wildebeest and many more. Passionate guides will lead you through the reserve as you experience the animals in their own space. The tour is run in small groups to ensure the safest and most enjoyable experience.
One of the best things to do in Gauteng is a visit to the Pilanesburg Nature Reserve. The reserve boasts the Big Five, which includes elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and water buffalo. Experience the gorgeous surroundings at Pilanesburg while you eat a delicious lunch, then choose to carry on with an afternoon safari or head to Sun City to relax.
Gauteng is bursting with things to do, places to see and an unbeatable atmosphere. For anyone looking for a holiday with endless options for fun, book yourself a ticket to the province with just about everything.