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The Johannesburg Planetarium at Wits University The Johannesburg Planetarium at Wits University

Take a trip to outer space and explore the constellations at the renowned Johannesburg Planetarium on the Wits University Campus

The Wonder Cave, Kromdraai, Cradle of Humankind The Wonder Cave, Kromdraai, Cradle of Humankind

Abseil or simply wonder at beautiful and well lit stalactites, stalagmites, cave pearls and underground pools at the Wonder Caves

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Newtown, Johannesburg Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Newtown, Johannesburg

Winner of the National Science & Technology Forum award for innovative science communication, Sci-bono is the largest science ...

The Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum, Rayton The Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum, Rayton

The Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum is an interesting outing for the whole family. See how farming developed, the animals ...

By Steam Train from Pretoria to Cullinan, Northern Gauteng By Steam Train from Pretoria to Cullinan, Northern Gauteng

For a day trip with a difference, why not take a steam train from Pretoria to Cullinan. Inspect the locomotive, have lunch in ...

Adventure Golf Stoneridge Centre, Edenvale, Ekurhuleni  Adventure Golf Stoneridge Centre, Edenvale, Ekurhuleni

If you are looking for something to do that is a great challenge and a lot of fun, Adventure Golfing is the way to go. Family fun

Ngwenya Glass Village, Muldersdrift, Gauteng Ngwenya Glass Village, Muldersdrift, Gauteng

Head for the country and enjoy a village filled with creative outlets, a micro brewery and a glass factory. Live music, kids ...

Lonehill recreational park and kiddies play area, Sandton Lonehill recreational park and kiddies play area, Sandton

The Lonehill Recreational Park has a lot going for it - a fly fishing dam, green lawns, kiddies playground, security, dogs ...

The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Krugersdorp, Gauteng The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Krugersdorp, Gauteng

The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens are a perfect getaway on a hot Gauteng day for a dip in a pool under a waterfall and picnic

The Maropeng Museum, Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng The Maropeng Museum, Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng

Take a boat ride through the four Elements and a tour back through our past and into our future at the Maropeng Museum. Brilliant!

Xtreme Indoor Go-carting in Randburg, Johannesburg Xtreme Indoor Go-carting in Randburg, Johannesburg

An updated Randburg Raceway offers an adrenalin filled experience on Xtreme Go-carts ..

Acrobranch Aerial Adventure, Centurion, Midrand Acrobranch Aerial Adventure, Centurion, Midrand

Acrobranch is an aerial adventure where zip lines, tarzan swings, nets, bridges and other fun obstacles test the whole family ...

Mapatiza Mine Tour and Gecko Jewellers World of Gemstones Mapatiza Mine Tour and Gecko Jewellers World of Gemstones

Gecko Jewellers World of Gemstones, based in Midrand, offers a huge range of designer jewellery at direct prices and a mine tour.

Yeesh for kids, Woodmead, Johannesburg Yeesh for kids, Woodmead, Johannesburg

Yeesh is an upmarket play space for children up to 12 - stimulating and bags of fine for the kids and a great place for the adults

Montecasino Bird Gardens, Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg Montecasino Bird Gardens, Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg

The Montecasino Bird Gardens are the only bird park of its kind in Africa and Jo'burg's best kept secret. A paradise of colourful.

Adventure Golf Fourways Mall, Sandton, Johannesburg   Adventure Golf Fourways Mall, Sandton, Johannesburg

Try your hand at this fun golf game, with the family, at kiddies parties or on a team building exercise with your office pals.

Adventure Golf at Brightwater Commons, Randburg, Jozi Adventure Golf at Brightwater Commons, Randburg, Jozi

Adventure golf is a challenging mini golf game that is for executives, friends and family at all skill levels. A great day of fun.

Honeydew Mazes,Honeydew, Randburg Honeydew Mazes,Honeydew, Randburg

Participate in a fun activity with the family, by taking up the challenge of finding your way through the tricky Honeydew Mazes ..

Play with Lion Cubs at The Lion Park, Johannesburg Play with Lion Cubs at The Lion Park, Johannesburg

Play with lion cubs, feed the giraffe and take a cheetah for a walk... all at the Lion Park north of the city of Johannesburg

Croc City Crocodile Farm, Johannesburg Croc City Crocodile Farm, Johannesburg

See crocodiles, hold croc hatchlings and buy crocodile skin and other croc products at the Croc City Crocodile Farm, Fourways, JHB

Acrobranch Aerial Adventure, Melrose, Johannesburg Acrobranch Aerial Adventure, Melrose, Johannesburg

Acrobranch is an exciting aerial adventure where zip lines, tarzan swings, nets, bridges and other fun obstacles keep kids and ...

Wild Coast Meander: a walk on the wild side Wild Coast Meander: a walk on the wild side

Since 1998, when the Ross family started the Wild Coast Meander, thousands of hikers, including many young families, have follow..

Family time out Family time out

We all know that young people should be more connected to nature, so taking your city-bred children into the bush sounds like ...

Outdoor Activities at Thabaphaswa, Limpopo Outdoor Activities at Thabaphaswa, Limpopo

An exceptional retreat with great camps, hiking and mtb, stunning surrounds and activities for the whole family near Mokopane...

Adventure Golf Park Meadows, Kensington, Closed Adventure Golf Park Meadows, Kensington, Closed

Even if you are a golfing hot shot, this game can destroy your ego. Adventure golf is bags of fun and a big challenge for everyone

The Phakisa Raceway, Welkom The Phakisa Raceway, Welkom

The Phakisa Raceway is a world class motor and bike racing track just outside Welkom in the Goldfields Region of the Free State

Scenic Flights and Helicopter Flips, Bloemfontein Scenic Flights and Helicopter Flips, Bloemfontein

Enjoy a unique all-encompassing view of the vast open Free State from thousands of feet up in the air in fixed wing or helicopters

Offroad Biking & 4x4 Courses at Maselspoort, Bloemfontein Offroad Biking & 4x4 Courses at Maselspoort, Bloemfontein

Whether for fun or travelling in Africa, 4x4 and offroad biking courses will equip you with very usefull skills..and it's fun too!

Maselspoort Resort, Bloemfontein Maselspoort Resort, Bloemfontein

The Maselspoort Resort just outside Bloemfontein offers a great day out or weekend away full of activities for the whole family...

Bloemfontein Zoo Bloemfontein Zoo

The Bloemfontein Zoo is a fascinating family day out. See the Big 5, big cats of all species, gorillas, chimps & more in Bloem...

Outdoor Family Fun at Emanzini Country Resort, Vrede Outdoor Family Fun at Emanzini Country Resort, Vrede

The Emanzini Country Resort outside Vrede in the Free State offers weekend breakaway activities - from water sports to motorcross

Strawberry Picking, Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Strawberry Picking, Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands

Strawberry picking in Camperdown bursts into full swing each year between July and December offering family fun and ripe pickings.

Bokkie Park, Boksburg, East Rand (Ekurhuleni) Bokkie Park, Boksburg, East Rand (Ekurhuleni)

The free Bokkie Park is a lovely, safe, secured playground for kiddies, with farmyard animals and the Bokkie Park craft market ...

Wild Waters, Boksburg, East Rand (Ekurhuleni) Wild Waters, Boksburg, East Rand (Ekurhuleni)

Wild Waters in Boksburg is the beach within reach for the land-locked Gautengers. Big rides, wave pool, kiddies pools picnic spots

The Cherry Festival, Ficksburg The Cherry Festival, Ficksburg

Cherries & more cherries at the Ficksburg Cherry Festival! One of South Africa's best, brightest & yummiest annual events...

The Boyden Observatory, Bloemfontein The Boyden Observatory, Bloemfontein

The Free State is renowned for clear night skies - perfect for stargazing. Enjoy a tour of the Universe at the Boyden Observatory

Cradock Spa Hot Springs, Eastern Cape Cradock Spa Hot Springs, Eastern Cape

The Cradock Spa just outside Cradock uses natural hot sulphur springs to fill both an indoor hot pool, and an outdoor pool.

Horse Riding at Little Farm Adventures, Volksrust Horse Riding at Little Farm Adventures, Volksrust

Little Farm Adventures near Volksrust, Mpumalanga, offers horse riding holidays with activities and accommodation for the family

Crocworld, Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal Crocworld, Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal

Crocworld in Scottburgh, is family fun with a crocodile and snake park, huge walk in aviary with over 200 free flying birds and ..

Paradise Horse Riding Trails in Franschhoek, Cape Winelands Paradise Horse Riding Trails in Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

One of the most interesting ways to experience the beautiful Franschhoek landscape, coupled with wine tasting, is by horseback.

Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm, Simondium, Cape Winelands Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm, Simondium, Cape Winelands

Le Bonheur croc farm, centrally situated between Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch on the R45, has over 1000 Nile crocs, leather

Butterfly World, Paarl Butterfly World, Paarl

Butterfly World is a lush tropical garden inhabited by butterflies from all over the world. The 1000 m2 greenhouse is replenished

The Elephant Sanctuary, Hazyview, Mpumalanga The Elephant Sanctuary, Hazyview, Mpumalanga

Just 16km from Kruger, The Elephant Sanctuary is Hazyview is waiting to introduce you to their two friendly African Elephant Bulls

Eco Quads, Stanford, Overberg Eco Quads, Stanford, Overberg

Quad Biking is the ideal way for those with energy to burn to experience the sights of the beautiful outdoors in Stanford.

Perry Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, Hazyview, Mpumalanga

A great family day out is a visit to Perry's Bridge Reptile Park - see snakes, crocs, alligators, frogs, lizards and tortoises

Kamazoo Quad Bike Tours, Grabouw Kamazoo Quad Bike Tours, Grabouw

Kamazoo Quad Bike trails offer tours that will be remembered, long after the fun stops. Anyone can drive through the beautiful ...

Grabouw Mashie Golf Course, Overberg Grabouw Mashie Golf Course, Overberg

Set in the beautiful Elgin Valley is a scenic Mashie Golf course that lends itself to family fun in the great outdoors.

De Voedpadkloof Nature Reserve De Voedpadkloof Nature Reserve

Affordable bush safaris, family accommodation and camping, hikes and walks and game viewing in the bushveld of the Loskop Valley

Buffalo Gorge Horse Safaris Buffalo Gorge Horse Safaris

Buffalo Gorge Eco Adventures, Middelburg offers many adventure activities for the whole family, focusing on horse trails and rides

Quad Explore, Quad Bike Trail, Gansbaai Quad Explore, Quad Bike Trail, Gansbaai

Take a wonderful 2 hour trip through beautiful fynbos, old growth forest to a stunning mountain top view over Walker Bay and ...

Horse Trails, Lydenburg, Mpumalanga Horse Trails, Lydenburg, Mpumalanga

Experience the scenic beauty of the Mpumalanga 'Highland Meander' from horse-back -10 mins outside Lydenburg on the R36 road

Out & About: Clarens Out & About: Clarens

The Free State town of Clarens has emerged as a destination for foodies and lovers of the good life. F&JiE shares its top ...

Bushveld, boiling water and the legend of Buyskop Bushveld, boiling water and the legend of Buyskop

For many people, the town of Bela-Bela (formerly Warmbaths) conjures up images of family fun at the hot springs, hours spent ...

The Komati River Gorge The Komati River Gorge

The Komati River Gorge is an impressive, bushy and wildlife rich canyon that offers swimming, birding and superb fly-fishing.

The Badplaas Sulphur Springs (Forever Resorts Badplaas) The Badplaas Sulphur Springs (Forever Resorts Badplaas)

The hot spring waters of Badplaas can be enjoyed by guests and day visitors alike at the Forever Resorts Badplaas Hydro

Buffelsvlei Wild Animal Park, Potchefstroom Buffelsvlei Wild Animal Park, Potchefstroom

540ha Buffelsvlei offers a fantastic family day out and guaranteed safari sightings on a pit stop just off the N12 west from JHB

HorseAbout Horse Riding Trails and Riding School, Tulbagh HorseAbout Horse Riding Trails and Riding School, Tulbagh

The Tulbagh area is ideal for horse riding – the magnificent scenery of working wine and fruit farms and the mountainside ...

Transkaroo Adventures, Noupoort, Upper Karoo, Northern Cape Transkaroo Adventures, Noupoort, Upper Karoo, Northern Cape

Transkaroo Adventures Farm near Noupoort offers 4x4, MTB, horse & hiking trails on a large working farm in the heart of the Karoo

By George By George

The residents of this unsung hero of the Garden Route describe it as the city for all reasons and indeed draws all sorts of ...

The Rhino and Lion Reserve, Gauteng The Rhino and Lion Reserve, Gauteng

40 kms north of JHB, the Rhino & Lion Reserve offers many facilities and activities for young & old and great wildlife encounters

Hartbeespoort Dam, North-West Province Hartbeespoort Dam, North-West Province

Harteespoor Dam a favourite 'local' weekend-break for city-dwellers, offering various watersports and many other attractions...

Blyde Canyon Adventures, Phalaborwa, Limpopo Blyde Canyon Adventures, Phalaborwa, Limpopo

Blyde Canyon Adventures offers rapp jumping and canyoning, to boat cruises and white water tubing for the whole family to enjoy

Boat & Air Charter Safaris - Jumbo River Safaris, Phalaborwa Boat & Air Charter Safaris - Jumbo River Safaris, Phalaborwa

Jumbo River Safaris in Phalaborwa offer game viewing charters by boat on the Olifants River and by air over the Kruger Park...

Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours, Limpopo Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours, Limpopo

Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours operates a 2.5 hour cable slide safari in the thickly forested mountains near Haenerstburg and Tzaneen

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Hoedspruit Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Hoedspruit

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre near Hoedsruit conducts daily tours. Get up close to wildlife and their delightful young

Agatha Crocodile Ranch, Tzaneen, Limpopo Agatha Crocodile Ranch, Tzaneen, Limpopo

Feed crocodile and touch a baby croc at the Agatha Crocodile Ranch in Tzaneen

Tzaneen Dam and Nature Reserve, Tzaneen, Limpopo Tzaneen Dam and Nature Reserve, Tzaneen, Limpopo

The Tzaneen Dam offers great camping, watersports and boating opportunities, superb carp and largemouth bass fishing, and hippos

Sakkie se Arkie Orange River Cruises, Upington Sakkie se Arkie Orange River Cruises, Upington

Sakkie se Arkie offers 2 hour sunset cruises and booze cruises along the Orange River. Toast the sleep of a blood red Kalahari sun

Farm Wines and Farm Wines and 'Plaas' Culture at Die Mas van Kakamas

Die Mas van Kakamas is a farm & vineyard with own deli that offers wine, brandy & coke, braaivleis, boerewors, farm tours...& ice

Outeniqua Moon Percheron Stud, Mossel Bay Outeniqua Moon Percheron Stud, Mossel Bay

The Outeniqua Percheron Stud Farm is an ideal place to let the family interact with these beautiful horses. Cart rides, farm ...

Hartbeespoort Aquarium, Hartbeespoort Dam Hartbeespoort Aquarium, Hartbeespoort Dam

Definitely one for the family - see seals, penguins, crocodiles, freshwater and marine fish at the Hartbeespoort Aquarium

The Kowie Hiking Trail and Nature Reserve, Port Alfred The Kowie Hiking Trail and Nature Reserve, Port Alfred

The Kowie Hiking Trail is an easy walking trail through the Kowie Nature Reserve in Port Alfred, perfect for a day off the beach

The Mafikeng Museum, Mafikeng The Mafikeng Museum, Mafikeng

Steam locomotives, the history ANC founder Sol Plaatje and the Siege of Mafikeng are some of the displays at the Mafikeng Museum

Mafikeng Game Reserve, North West Province Mafikeng Game Reserve, North West Province

Drive the small Mafikeng Game Reserve just outside in the North West - 'the home of the White Rhino' - almost guaranteed sightings

De Wildt Herbal Centre (Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre) De Wildt Herbal Centre (Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre)

The De Wildt Herb Centre is one of South Africa's most famous gardens and features workshops and many attractions for a day out

Kwantu Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Kwantu Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

Kwantu Game Reserve has The Big 5, an Elephant Sanctuary, a wildlife rehabilitation centre and an educational and reptile centre

MoyaPark Bird Reserve, Bathhurst, Eastern Cape MoyaPark Bird Reserve, Bathhurst, Eastern Cape

More than 300 indigenous bird species can be seen at the 15ha MoyaPark Bird Reserve in Bathhurst in the Eastern Cape

Wildebraam Berry Estate Wildebraam Berry Estate

Swellendam is the largest youngberry growing area in the country. Wildebraam is in the heart of the Hermitage Valley, just 3km out

Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre, Nieu-Bethesda Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre, Nieu-Bethesda

Take a fossil tour to the fossil bearing rocks of Nieu-Bethesda and look back 253 million years into the time before the dinosaurs

Sulina Faerie Sanctuary Sulina Faerie Sanctuary

Minky had made a promise as a child to her fairy and angel friends to make a place where all peace loving beings could feel safe

The Pretoria Botanical Gardens, Tshwane, Gauteng The Pretoria Botanical Gardens, Tshwane, Gauteng

The Pretoria National Botanical Gardens is a dream destination for botanists or just a great place to picnic and take in a concert

The Irene Dairy Farm, Centurion, Gauteng The Irene Dairy Farm, Centurion, Gauteng

The Irene Dairy Farm is a haven of lush tranquility and amazing food - famous for its buffet brunches. A weekend or Sunday escape

The Pretoria Zoo (National Zoological Gardens) The Pretoria Zoo (National Zoological Gardens)

The Pretoria Zoo is SA's only National Zoo. Called the National Zoological Gardens, this zoo is rated one of the best in the world

The Johannesburg Zoo The Johannesburg Zoo

See the endangered Silverback gorilla, orang-utans, reptiles, rhino and many other African and exotic species at the JHB Zoo

Montagu Guano Cave Montagu Guano Cave

The Montagu Guano Cave, now cleared of guano, was once inhabited more than 20000 years ago and used as a tool making "factory".

Willem Pretorius Game Reserve, Free State Willem Pretorius Game Reserve, Free State

The 12 000ha Willem Pretorius Game Reserve near Ventersburg in the Central Free State is known for its diverse game and birdlife

Kleinplasie Open Air Museum and Reptile World Kleinplasie Open Air Museum and Reptile World

The Kleinplasie Open Air Museum is a living museum that lets you experience the life of the early farming communities from 1690 ..

Sandboarding Lessons in Port Alfred, Sunshine Coast Sandboarding Lessons in Port Alfred, Sunshine Coast

Who cares if the Sunshine Coast doesn't get snow! Even better, it has huge sand dunes! Take sandboarding lessons in Port Alfred

Hartbeespoort Snake and Animal Park Hartbeespoort Snake and Animal Park

The Hartbeespoort Snake and Animal Park "promotes conservation through education, understanding and enjoyment". Great for kids!

Horse Riding in Hartbeespoort Horse Riding in Hartbeespoort

The Saddle Creek Ranch in the Magaliesberg foothills near Hartbeespoort offers "Western-style" horse trails and moonlight rides

Gold Reef City, Johannesburg Gold Reef City, Johannesburg

Take a tour to the depths of the Gold Mine, ride a rollercoaster, eat, play, pan for gold, watch a 4D movie or see a Broadway Show

Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, Hartbeespoort Dam Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, Hartbeespoort Dam

See free-roaming monkeys, limas and bush-babies in a natural forested environment at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary in Hartbeespoort

The Vredefort Dome, Northern Free State The Vredefort Dome, Northern Free State

The Vredefort Dome is the site of the world's oldest known impact crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an activities mecca

Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, Oudtshoorn Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, Oudtshoorn

Pulling your hair out trying to think of something to do with the children? The Wilgewandel Holiday Farm is just the place for ...

The Elephant Sanctuary, Hartbeespoort Dam The Elephant Sanctuary, Hartbeespoort Dam

Take a tour to walk with elephants, feed, play and even ride these magnificent animals at the Hartbeespoort Dam Elephant Sanctuary

The Midlands Meander Tourist Route, KwaZulu-Natal The Midlands Meander Tourist Route, KwaZulu-Natal

The Midlands Meander is one of South Africa's premier tourist routes, set in the heart of Kwazulu-Natal...

Karkloof Safari Spa, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal Karkloof Safari Spa, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

Karkloof Spa in the Midlands Meander is renowned for being the most eco-friendly spa in Africa.

The Knysna Friday Market The Knysna Friday Market

Every Friday the people of Knysna gather at the end of the day to relax, socialise and begin the weekend...