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City break in Johannesburg. Active leisure ideas for Johannesburg - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Johannesburg attracts fans of ecotourism as various safaris and walks in the local nature reserves remain the most popular form of entertainment. Sterkfontein Caves are one of the most important natural attractions of the region. The system of caves includes six deep caverns, the minimum depth of which is 40 meters. There is a beautiful lake in one cavern, and another one has become a real boon for archaeologists. During an excursion to the caves visitors will hear about all their secrets. Guided tours to Sterkfontein are offered every day.
In Johannesburg, there are many nature reserves, entertainment centers and attractions that children will surely like. One of the most interesting and visited is the Monte casino bird park. … Open
Tourists who want to learn the culture and customs of the local people will be interested in visiting the village of Lesedi. Participants in this excursion will be able to see real African homes and watch fascinating rituals and beautiful dance performances. The most famous natural reserve of Johannesburg, Lions Garden, is a great place to make a memorable and interesting walk.
The reserve has got its name not by an accident - its territory is inhabited by several families of lions. There are also more than 20 other species of the local fauna in the reserve. This place is also the location of a beautiful grotto Miracle Cave. The age of the grotto is more than two million years. An excursion to the reserve lasts more than four hours and includes visits to all the most important natural attractions. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Every restaurant in Johannesburg is able to surprise visitors by plenty of signature treats. Meat and game prepared according to national recipes are especially popular with holidaymakers. … Open
Besides famous gold mines there is a large diamond mine called Premier in the city. This is the place where the world's largest diamond has been found. Nowadays the mine is free for public visits. The main inhabitants of Magaliesberg Nature Reserve are elephants. Vacationers will be surely delighted with a unique opportunity to take photos with young elephants, watch interesting performances even ride an elephant through the picturesque countryside.
Johannesburg Tourists should definitely not forget to visit the local zoo that is known as one of the most famous zoos in the world. The area of the zoo is approximately 600 acres, and its territory is home to approximately 3.5 thousand of exotic animals and birds. There is a funicular road above the zoological park. Enjoying the beauty of this place from the bird's eye has become a popular pastime among tourists. A significant part of large shopping centers, night clubs and restaurants is located in the central area of the city. Market Theatre is an original entertainment center, where interesting theater performances, music concerts and other events take place literary every day.
Johannesburg is one of the most populous cities in the country. The city has become home to representatives of different nationalities. Foreign tourists will be particularly interested in … Open
Besides everything else, Johannesburg offers a broad range of interesting opportunities for active recreation. To the service of travelers, there are companies that offer air tours, canyoning, hot air balloon flights, and much more. It is also important to mention that golf is particularly popular in the biggest city in the South African Republic. Local people like golf no less than people on the motherland of this sport, Scotland. Randpark and Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club are the best golf clubs in the region. They simply stun guests with their emerald hills and picturesque landscapes. Vacationers wishing to ride a horse or a pony will also not get bored in Johannesburg. They can always enjoy their favorite pastime in South African Lipizzaners. Tourists who suddenly feel in a mood for ice skating should visit Northgate Ice Rink.
Newtown, Johannesburg Everyone who likes to spend their free time in a casino will find it interesting to visit Gold Reef City and try local slot machines. Besides that, the city offers amazing entertainments for children, including a kartodrome and different attractions (that being said, adults like some local attractions as well because there are also thrilling ones). As a bonus, vacationers can always enter a gold mine and see how the precious material was mined in the past. Everyone wishing to boost their adrenaline level simply cannot find better places to visit than Acrobranch Melrose and Go Ape South Africa. These parks offer exciting rope challenges with several trails for beginners and experts. Randburg Raceway is one more fabulous place to burst the adrenaline level and enjoy mesmerizing karting.
A beautiful modern city with rich historical heritage, every year Johannesburg attracts numerous travelers from around the world. The center of the city is the most attractive area for … Open
Hashtag Escape is a fantastic venue for groups of friends. There are several escape rooms in this center, so visitors can feel like political prisoners and try to escape from the prison or touch the unknown and start a real adventure. Parker's Comedy & Jive is a must-visit place for everyone who likes performances of stand-up artists and is ready to indulge in a trouble-free and merry atmosphere. Blue Ocean VR is a magnet for everyone who likes virtual reality and wants to enjoy an unforgettable experience. Bowling fans prefer to meet in Galaxy World. Many tourists will fall in love with Lindt Chocolate Studio – Fourways as this company offers interesting master-classes dedicated to making chocolate and various chocolate desserts. Moreover, it is possible to learn to cook African food in Johannesburg. For this purpose, simply visit Cook Eat African Food.
Outside of Main Street, Johannesburg As a rule, most tourists want to relax after active recreation, and spa salons are the best and most efficient way to relax. Such spas as Rachawadee Thai Spa and Camelot Spa Melrose are among the best in Johannesburg. After rejuvenating treatments, many will feel full of power and ready to explore the city’s nightlife. Numerous clubs and bars of the capital are always glad to greet new guests. Hush Nightclub is a wonderful choice for everyone who wants to dance all night long and drink excellent cocktails. Vacationers interested in less crowded and loud venues will like Churchills. It is a charming bar with a relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for drinking beer and chatting with friends. Fans of clubs with quality music and alcoholic drinks are always welcome at Marabi Jazz & Pot Luck Club.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Johannesburg and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Johannesburg

Radium Beer Hall
Where: 282 Louis Botha Avenue, Orange Grove, Johannesburg;
Buzz 9
Where: Seventh Street, Melville., Johannesburg;
Xai Xai
Where: Seventh Street, Melville., Johannesburg;
Katzy’s At The Grillhouse
Where: 191 Oxford Road, Rosebank., Johannesburg;
Moyo Newtown
Where: Market Theatre, 121 Bree Street, Newtown, Johannesburg;
Montecasino
Where: 230 Witkoppen Road, Fourways, Johannesburg;
Bassline
Where: 10 Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown, Johannesburg;
The Blues Room
Where: Village Walk, Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg;
Tanz Café
Where: The River Road, Riverside, Johannesburg;
Café Vogue
Where: Ninth Road, Rivonia, Johannesburg;
Carfax
Where: 39 Pim Street, Newtown, Johannesburg;
Back2basix
Where: Lancaster Road, Westdene, Johannesburg;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Johannesburg
♥   National Park 'Groenkloof National Park' , 51.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Vredefort Dome' , 103.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Amusement parks near Johannesburg
♥   Amusement park 'Gold Reef City' Johannesburg, 4.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Emperors Palace' Johannesburg, 19.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Monte Casino Entertainment Complex' Johannesburg, 20.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Roads around Cape Town, where there are a mountain and pine plantations, are good for mountain biking. You can ride a mountain bike in Port Elizabeth and near Johannesburg. In Cape Town, there are several helicopter tour agencies through which you can book a flight over the city and the ocean. Here you can also ride a cable car to enjoy breathtaking views of the surroundings. … Open
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City break ideas for neighbours of Johannesburg

Guide to your best city break in Johannesburg - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Johannesburg - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Johannesburg?' disappears immediately.
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