Stuck in Johannesburg over the holidays? If you weren’t able to head to the coast or some other awesome destination this year, don’t let that dampen the holiday spirit. You’d be surprised to learn about the many amazing things to do in Johannesburg and surrounds. Whether you’re looking to learn a new hobby, get to know the city better, chase adventure or escape for some much-deserved R&R – even if it’s just overnight – we have you covered.
Of course, these amazing experiences are available all year round, so if you didn’t book in time to beat the holiday rush, you can still enjoy it early in the new year.
Guide to Awesome Things to Do in Johannesburg
1. Spa on a Boat for Two
Escape to the tranquillity of Hartbeespoort Dam with our one-of-a-kind Spa on a Boat Experience. The ultimate romantic date idea, birthday or anniversary celebration, or marriage proposal, the Spa on a Boat Experience will be truly unforgettable and is perfect for clients who enjoy the finer things in life.
2. Burn Energy With Acrobranch
Walk on high ropes among the treetops, navigate tunnels, walk across bridges and walkways, and conquer tricky crossings. Top off two hours of adventure with some of the spectacular ziplines on offer. Enjoy 2 hours of outdoor obstacle courses from Acrobranch. Each of the five Acrobranch parks in South Africa offers a variety of obstacle courses, some for fit teens and adults, and others more suitable for kids.
3. Live Music & Overnight Stay
Entice your loved one with a bit of old-school romance in true French Provencal style with a night of live entertainment and French bistro dining at the Morrells Manor Hotel in Johannesburg.
4. Limo & Dinner in the Sky for Two
Experience a night to remember for some time to come. Your very own chauffeured limo will roll out the red carpet for you, (yes seriously) collecting you from a central/greater JHB address and will take you to our venue to enjoy dinner in the sky. Now you can be the rock star celebrity you’ve always wanted to be, while treating the love of your life to an unforgettable experience.
5. Sunday Lunch Cruise & Overnight Romance for Two
Embrace all the romance and stylistic flair of Italy when you escape to La Dolce Vita, our tranquil guest house resting on the edge of the Hartbeespoort Dam; backed by the purple-tinged mountains of the majestic Magaliesberg; just an hour’s drive from the city. Here you will find our calm oasis infused with the fresh breezes of air and earth, where far-reaching views stretch across luminous expanses of water, enjoyed from the serenity of our traditional stonework, sweeping stairs, el fresco verandahs and luxury rooms.
6. Sunset Cruise & Snacks for Two
Experience Hartbeespoort dam the way it should be and view the sites around the dam from the water, including the lavish houses of the hidden estates and the picturesque Magaliesberg Mountain Range. Relax and enjoy the sounds of the water slowly passing under the boat, the birds flying over the water and the fish jumping from below while you sip on drinks and savour the snacks or enjoy a buffet meal.
7. A day of Spa Pampering for Two
Enjoy a luxurious body scrub in the steam room, along with a signature full body massage for 60 minutes; and a hand and foot treatment for 60 minutes per person at a Hydro Medical Spa, nestled in the foothills of the Majestic Magaliesberg Mountains.
8. Sandboarding Adventure for Four
Spend an action packed session learning how to carve up the sand dunes on a sandboard. Whether you are an absolute beginner or veteran board rider, you will experience an adrenalin rush guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
9. Bungy Jump
Experience this once-in-a-lifetime thrill as you jump down from a platform, suspended by a large rubber rope. The intense thrill comes as much from the free-falls as from the rebounds.
10. Xtreme Jet Boat Ride for Four
Whether it is to spend quality time with your family or loved one or to have a great time with friends or colleagues, this is one of the most popular choices. If you love an adrenaline rush this is definitely a must-do! The boat can perform twists, turns and 360 degree turns at very high speed causing an exhilarating rush. The rides can be enjoyed with a group of maximum 6 people.
With so many amazing things to do in Johannesburg with your lover, friends or family, there’s plenty to experience and enjoy!
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