Outdoor Activities For Families Living In Johannesburg
Discover outdoor family activities in Johannesburg that will turn city living into a wholesome experience.
Have you been toying with the idea of living in the city of gold with your family but feel slightly anxious about what that might look like? At Johannesburg Housing Company, we take pride in being every Jozi visitor or resident’s guide to everything, from household essentials to restaurants to accommodation to schools. In this article, we will take a look at how city living with family can become a wholesome experience full of bonding sessions and wonderful memories with some outdoor family activities found in Johannesburg.
Take On Some Theme Park Thrill
Theme parks are some of the best ways to get the family’s adrenaline rush flowing. Through exciting games and thrilling rides, you and your loved ones can bond while testing your fears’ limits. Try Gold Reef City as a start. Based in Mondeor, Johannesburg, Gold Reef City is one of Jozi residents’ most loved attractions. Take your pick from 16 thrilling rides, 7 family rides, 21 dedicated kids rides, Jump City Trampoline Park, the only authentic underground mine tour in Johannesburg, 12 dining options, multiple retail stores, plus 15 other attractions all set against a gold rush era backdrop.
If you and your family love water slides and rides, Boksburg’s Wild Waters and Krugersdorp’s Mzansi Theme Park (formerly known as Happy Island Waterworld) are here to fill that void. These two parks open seasonally, so ensure you check out their dates and get familiar with the festivities.
For The Animal Lovers
If you and your family enjoy seeing some beautiful and indigenous animals that have graced the South African shores, then Johannesburg is the city for you. From the Johannesburg Zoo, which has been a favourite among schools and communities for decades, to Montecasino’s Bird Gardens, you and your family will be educated and entertained by different species and their quirks and facts. Looking for nature reserves? Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, The Wilds Nature Reserve, Lion & Safari Park, and Groenkloof Nature Reserve are some of the places where you can enjoy an excursion like no other.
Market Vibes? Say No More
Not that they ever lost their spark, but markets seem to be making the same kind of comeback every year during warmer seasons. You and your family can enjoy the likes of the Vaal Sunday Market, located in the south of Jozi, The Playground in Braamfontein, and the Fourways Farmers’ Market in Randburg. At these markets, you’ll be spoiled by an array of local clothing designs, ornaments and decor essentials, good food, and products made from natural ingredients that will leave you in total awe. Whether it’s teas and coffees, honey, vases, t-shirts, or bread, Jozi’s markets have something for everyone.
Outdoor Movies, Anyone?
Take family movie time to a whole new outdoor adventure level when you opt for an outdoor movie experience in Johannesburg. With the likes of Molly Malone’s, who offer anything from movies to comedy shows while you enjoy a meal served by them, and Drive.In.Co (selected dates released by them), you can take your family out for a movie day like no other. But if you fancy the timeless cinema aesthetics, Jozi is full of cinemas and local bioscope venues that have movies from local and international creators and producers.
Take It Easy With A Picnic At The Park
Gather some canvases and paints, and fetch your troop for a day of fun-filled outdoor family bonding at the park or lake. Johannesburg’s Zoo Lake has a beautiful lawn and lake for you and yours to enjoy; there are also lots of parks in and around Melville, Rosebank, Randburg, and Sandton where you and the family can bond over memorable moments, food, and fun picnic vibes.
You Know Where To Hang Out, But Do You Know Where To Live?
Cities are often feared by many people for their pricey accommodations. That’s why we at Johannesburg Housing Company have made it our personal mission to provide Johannesburg residents with affordable rental accommodation in the heart of Johannesburg. Browse our range of flats, suitable for small and slightly big families looking to make the city of gold home. If you want to give your family an affordable, comfortable, and central home through JHC, here’s what you need for an application:
- Certified copy of original ID document or valid passport and permit
- Original or certified copy of latest payslip
- Original or certified copy of 3 months recent bank statements if you are employed
- Original or certified copy of 6 months recent bank statements if you are self-employed
- Certified copy of company or close corporation registration forms, if applicable
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