Do you know which one stands out among the countless positives of visiting Johannesburg? The city’s all-year sunny weather – yes, even during the winter season. This means you can venture into the wilderness almost any day of the year. We have collated a list of some of the best outdoor activities in Johannesburg, so you will know exactly where to go to take advantage of the city’s favourable weather!
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1. Acrobranch Huddle Park
First on our list of 5 outdoor activities in Johannesburg is located at Acrobranch Huddle Park, where tree-top adventures await! Encircled by lush greenery, Huddle Golf and Recreational Park hosts this popular adventure sports park and guarantees incomparable views. Exploring the Acrobranch grounds, you will find four obstacle courses that accommodate varying age groups and weight limits. The courses are called Acro-twigs, Monkey Moves, Swinging Tarzan and High Flying. Are you flexible enough to embark on these?
Acrobranch is an ideal venue for the following occasions:
- Teambuilding sessions
- Birthday celebrations
- School tours
We absolutely love that you can purchase Acrobranch merchandise. That way, you will have a keepsake of one exhilarating day! You can have a delectable meal at the on-site restaurant, too. Feel free to explore the rest of Huddle Park and brush off your golfing skills by taking on the 9-hole Mashie, 18-hole Blue Course or Driving Range. You can also round up your family members to try out the park’s mountain biking trails. You won’t experience a second of boredom on these premises!
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Operating hours: Wednesday – Sunday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Address: 27 Club Street, Senderwood, Germiston
2. Ground Zero Outdoor Adventures
If it’s in their name, they mean business. Ground Zero Outdoor Adventures, alternatively known as GZ Adventures, is situated in Lanseria, northwest of Joburg. If you’re looking for loads of excitement, you’ll find it here! From a myriad of activities on offer, these are some you can participate in:
- Archery shooting
- River rafting
- Horseback riding
- Axe throwing
- Bush gaming
As you can presume, Ground Zero is a perfect fit for the ultimate thrill seeker. You can easily spend the whole day at this establishment, jumping from one activity to another. Don’t forget to add your very own experience of Survivor or Fear Factor to the list! On Ground Zero’s website, nearby accommodation is listed – make use of this in case one day of the unlimited thrill is not enough to tame your wild heart.
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday (7:00 am – 6:00 pm)
Address: R512, Pelindaba Road, Lanseria
3. Soweto Towers
Hot off the list of The Ultimate 50 Best Things To Do in Johannesburg is a one-of-a-kind activity that can be found in the city’s most famous township, Southern Western Townships (Soweto). Roam the township’s streets, and you will find two high, brightly coloured structures known as the Soweto Towers. Aside from being eye-catching, did you know this is an action-packed retreat? Cross the Soweto Towers threshold and bungee jump from its suspension bridge with a rubber cord tied around your feet or arms clamped in a straightjacket. Or partake in a good old paintball or wall climbing session. Does this sound like the kind of fun you you’re longing for?
But wait, there’s more! How cool is it being able to experience the world’s highest scad freefall inside one of these towers? For the more experienced adrenaline junkie, Soweto Towers can be utilised for base jumping! So end the day adventuring with your friends by heading to the top of the Western Cooling Tower via the elevator and absorbing a 360° view of culture-filled Soweto.
Operating hours: Thursday (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm), Friday and Sunday (10:00 am – 5:00 pm), Saturday (10:00 am – 5:30 pm), Monday – Wednesday (Closed)
Address: Chris Hani Road, Klipspruit 318-Iq
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4. Dirt Ryders Adventures
Dirt Ryders Adventures, located on the same premises as Ground Zero Outdoor Adventures in Johannesburg, offers thrilling go-karting expeditions. Go-karting is often credited as a starting point for successful F1 drivers, and at Dirt Ryders, your little one can experience the excitement of the racetrack. Who knows, they might just be the next Hamilton or Verstappen! So, be sure to include go karting Johannesburg in your list of outdoor activities.
At Dirt Ryders Adventures, you can set foot on the on-site volleyball court or battle it out on the paintball field. There is also a designated outdoor play area for the kids. It’s possible that as the adrenaline rush subsides, your stomach will be rumbling. Lucky for you, GZ Adventures has a restaurant and a bar for the grown-ups. Doesn’t this sound like the perfect place to host a birthday party for all ages? GZ Adventures is also ideal for a teambuilding day and celebrating a bachelor’s or bachelorette party, as a range of diverse activities is at your disposal! The best part is that you can handpick a combo of activities or select available combos to determine the course of this special day.
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday (7 am – 6 pm)
Address: R512, Pelindaba Road, Lanseria
5. BattleZone Paintball
Finally, last on our list of 5 outdoor activities in Johannesburg lies BattleZone Paintball, where paintballing is bigger and better! You simply can’t miss out on the chance to declare victory over your friends and family in one of the safest ways possible. Take a look at some of the other benefits when engaging in a paintball session:
- It provides a full-body workout
- It brings variety to your regular routine
- It increases strength and endurance
- It sharpens interpersonal skills
- It promotes teamwork
- It cultivates self-confidence
- It aids in weight loss
- It acts as a stress reliever
- It is absolutely FUN
After looking at these benefits, what keeps you from getting locked and loaded for BattleZone Paintball fun? If paintballing isn’t your thing, take a shot at laser tag, which is also available at the establishment. We also love that BattleZone Paintball has a catering service at hand – as long as you book and pay in advance! From a traditional Spitbraai to a good old platter, food can be the reward after a day well spent on the battlefield. They also make organising this day easier for you by offering packages suited for specific occasions. For example, for birthday parties, there is the Elite package that comprises a full face mask, marker, bush jacket and 200 paintballs per person. Take things a step further with the Platinum package that includes an extra 200 paintballs!
Operating hours: Wednesday – Thursday (9:00 am – 4:30 pm), Friday (9:00 am – 5:30 pm), Saturday (8:30 am – 5:30 pm), Sunday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm), Monday – Tuesday (Closed)
Address: 43 Sloane Street, Bryanston