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Our most recommended Gauteng Family-friendly activities

Hartbeespoort: Aerial Cable Car Ride

1. Hartbeespoort: Aerial Cable Car Ride

Ride the only aerial cable car in all of South Africa and enjoy amazing views along the way. This Swiss-designed and installed gondola seats a maximum of 6 guests. Ascend to the top of the mountain in 6 minutes. As you travel upwards, you’ll pass above a nature reserve. Spot giraffe, zebra, and small antelope from your bird’s eye view. Once you reach the top, you’ll be able to choose from a number of restaurants. Have a drink at the Lookout Bar and sip as a cocktail as you marvel at the spectacular view of the eastern side of the region. Walk “The Dassie Walk,” a 1,200-meter walkway which circles the circumference of the mountain top. Stop at the informative waypoint along the way and learn about the surrounding area. Take the cable car back and return to the starting point.

From Johannesburg: Lion & Safari Park Half-Day Tour

2. From Johannesburg: Lion & Safari Park Half-Day Tour

On this half-day tour, your tour guide will collect you from your accommodations in Johannesburg and take the Lion Park, a natural habitat located not far outside of Johannesburg.  Upon arrival at the Lion Park, you will enjoy 1-hour open vehicle safari drive where you will have the opportunity to view these wonderful animals up close and personal. You will then be driven back to your accommodations in Johannesburg.

Johannesburg: Pan-African Cooking & Dinning Experience

3. Johannesburg: Pan-African Cooking & Dinning Experience

Meet the chef "Noni" at farm house where she grown indigenous food with her family: address ; 99 3rd avenue, Linbro park, Sandton. Embark on a pan-African cooking experience. Journey through different African cuisines with a well-known local chef. Enjoy a cooking and dining experience with a food healer and well-known pan-African chef. Learn how to make your own delicious African meals, and understand their ingredients. While Africa is 54 countries, you will also focus in-depth on one area in the hands of a special guest chef. Discover one country's famous meal and how it was derived. You'll also discuss nutrition, healthy eating, and veganism as part of your experience.

Pretoria: Pretoria City and Lion Park Tour

4. Pretoria: Pretoria City and Lion Park Tour

After morning pickup from your accommodation in Johannesburg or Pretoria, you’ll head out to the Lion Park. Your registered tour guide will take you on a tour through the Lion Park, a natural habitat only 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg. The park is home to more than 85 lions, including the rare white lion, among other carnivores like the cheetah, hyena, and wild dog. Afterwards, you’ll head in to Pretoria for a city tour. The capital of South Africa, Pretoria is home to a bevy of historic sites. Visit the Union Buildings, headquarters of the South African government, and wander through the beautifully terraced gardens. Then it’s off to the Voortrekker Monument, which commemorates the Great Trek, a mass movement of Afrikaner Boers who resented British rule. Next on the itinerary is the Paul Kruger House Museum, which showcases artifacts related to Paul Kruger, the 3rd president of South Africa from 1883-1900. Before the tour ends, you’ll view some of the architectural standouts of the city, like the Ou Raadsaal, Palace of Justice, and Capital Theater. Afterwards, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation, having seen the urban and rural highlights of a vibrant capital city.

South Africa: Elephant Sanctuary Half Day Tour

5. South Africa: Elephant Sanctuary Half Day Tour

As you step into this sanctuary, you'll be captivated by the sheer size and gentle demeanor of these intelligent beings. Watch in wonder as they roam freely in their natural habitat, interact with one another, and display their remarkable social dynamics. Engage in educational and interactive experiences, where you can learn about elephant behavior, conservation efforts, and the significance of protecting these endangered species. Get up close and personal with these gentle giants by booking with us, where you can feed, walk, and even enjoy a memorable and rejuvenating bath with them.

Half-Day at the Botanical Garden in South Africa with Picnic

6. Half-Day at the Botanical Garden in South Africa with Picnic

Half-Day at the Botanical Garden in South Africa with Picnic Duration:Approximately 4 hours (half-day) Introduction: Embark on a captivating half-day adventure that immerses you in the wonders of South African wildlife and the serenity of a botanical garden. Your journey begins at 8:00 AM when you meet your amiable guide and fellow adventurers at the designated meeting point. This experience promises to deepen your connection with nature in just a few short hours. Morning Adventure: At 8:30 AM, enter the heart of the botanical garden, guided by an expert naturalist. Your senses awaken as you meander through lush pathways, encountering a vibrant tapestry of indigenous flora and fauna. Your knowledgeable guide introduces you to the garden's birdlife, intricate plant species, and the mysteries of its ecosystem. By 10:30 AM, savor a delightful break with tea or coffee amid the breathtaking surroundings. Late Morning Excursion: Resume your adventure at 11:00 AM, delving deeper into the garden's hidden treasures. Keep watch for diverse wildlife that calls this place home, from colorful birds to enchanting small mammals. With a stroke of luck, you might even spot larger creatures like antelope and playful monkeys. Picnic Lunch: At 12:00 PM, enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch in a picturesque spot within the garden or reserve. You have the option to bring your own lunch or inquire about a meal provided by the tour. Afternoon Discovery: Refreshed and eager to explore more, at 2:00 PM, embark on a guided tour of the garden's specialized sections. Dive into the unique beauty of the succulent garden, unravel the mysteries of the medicinal plant garden, or lose yourself in the enchanting world of a butterfly enclosure. Your guide unveils the remarkable features and conservation efforts tied to these areas. As 4:00 PM approaches, take a serene stroll along a designated path, embracing the natural world around you. End of Adventure: At 12:00 PM, your wildlife discovery adventure comes to a close as you return to the starting point where it all began. Please note that transportation to and from the botanical garden is charged separately, and arrangements can be made for your drop-off. For those staying in central Sandton, this adventure offers a perfect opportunity to explore more of this vibrant city after your enriching botanical garden experience. Remember to wear comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes, and don't forget essentials like water, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Follow your guide's instructions for safety and wildlife conservation as you relish your half-day wildlife expedition in the captivating South African botanical garden!

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What people are saying about Gauteng

Amazing views & experience, learned a few historical things about the area. Waited longer than expected for the food at the 360 degrees restaurant but it was worth the wait great food

It was first time for my family and we were scared of the cable car ride but it turned out to be a very smooth ride and service was on point

I did not waist time on queueing because I bought tickets online and I passed everyone still queueing.

The queuing system at the venue can be better. Various lines without any signs or communication

There was a bit of adrenalin rush but very much adventurous