Thinking of something to do in your city with friends or family? Here are some fun outings you can enjoy around South Africa in 2018. Remember to pack a light, fuss-free snack like our Rhodes corn and tuna wraps.
1.Swing by the Acrobranch in Constantia
The Acrobranch adventure park in Constantia was established at the end of 2012, but it’s still one of Cape Town’s best kept secrets. It’s outdoors, it’s active, it’s challenging – but most importantly, it’s loads of fun. Comprising a thrilling array of aerial obstacle courses, zip lines, nets, bridges, Tarzan swings and much more. Acrobranch is an activity-packed day out, with a view! The best part? The Acro-Twigs course is ideal for children between the ages of 3 – 6, as it’s supervised by regulated safety guides. If it’s sky-high, adrenaline-inducing, family-friendly fun you’re after, Acrobranch is the tree you should be barking up.
2. Attend a cooking class at Little Cooks Club
Little Cooks Club is the perfect activity to get your child excited about and actively involved in preparing and cooking food. Offering fun and educational activities for kids between the ages of 2 and 15. Little Cooks uses interactive classes and tutorials to teach children about the origins of food and the importance of eating healthy. As an added bonus, after a few sessions at Little Cooks you can kick back and let your children do the cooking for once. Now we’re talking. Bon appétit!
3. Take a hike up Lion’s Head
Proudly keeping a close watch over the Mother City, Lion’s Head is the go-to hiking route for both beginner and experienced outdoor lovers alike. Clocking in at just over two and a half hours to the summit and back again, the Lion’s Head trail features a reliable series of chains and ladders to help you over the tricky areas; the trail is steep but easy-going – and the view from the top makes it all worth it. Remember to pack some snacks and a flask of coffee for the summit!
4. Zoo Lake Swimming Pool
For years, the Zoo Lake Public Pool in Randburg has played the part of the community-centred, Summer hotspot. From crisp, clear water to its welcoming and open atmosphere, Zoo Lake Swimming Pool is the ideal meeting spot for friends and families alike – plus, entrance won’t set you back much. Be sure to pack sunscreen, sunglasses and your favourite inflatable.
5. Hop aboard the red bus on a City Sightseeing tour in Joburg
Get lost in a collection of historical magic at the James Hall Transport Museum, marvel at the majesty of Africa from its highest point at the Carlton Centre for just R15, or take a trip back in time at the Origins Centre at Wits for just R37! All of this and more when you purchase a Red Bus sightseeing Hop on and off the open-top bus at will as it explores Johannesburg’s top sights and attractions.
6. Experience the Mother City in all her glory on a City Sightseeing Bus tour
If you’ve ever been anywhere near Cape Town, there’s no doubt you’ve seen the big, red, open-top City Sightseeing Buses doing the rounds. Covering over 30 stops and 50 of Cape Town’s most popular attractions, the Red Bus allows you to hop on and off at will, giving you the freedom you need to experience The Mother City the way it’s supposed to be experienced. Happy exploring!