Things to do

Things to do near Midrand

Thanks to the ideal location of our guest house, we are halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria. This gives you a convenient and easy access to a lot of places of interest and things to do near Midrand, whether you stay here for business or for leisure. From Golf courses to Horse riding, from shopping to business and convention centers we have it all. And the best thing is, that they are all just a stone’s throw away from our accommodation in Midrand.

Recommended Attraction near our guest house

Irene Village Market at the Big Red Barn

Irene Village Market near Midrand

If you are enjoying authentic craft markets, good food, browsing through countless unique design crafts, spending your Saturday with good people in a fair-like atmosphere and take out the kids for a great adventure at the same time, then the perfect place for you is the Irene Village Market at the Big Red Barn. Find out more.

Shopping near Midrand

Grey Owl Village near Midrand
Grey Owl Village

One of the closest and most convenient shopping centre near our guest house is Grey Owl Village shopping centre. It is ideal for convenience shopping like groceries and toiletries, but you can also find 5 different restaurant here to choose from. You can get there in about 8 minutes by car.
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Blue Hills Shopping Centre
Blue Hills Shopping Centre

The Blue Hills Shopping Centre is a good alternative to Grey Owl Village. It is also more suitable for convenience shopping more than anything. This shopping centre has 10 restaurants (including a Raj Express), and it is equally about 8 minutes drive away from our accommodation.
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Mall of Africa in Midrand
Mall of Africa

With over 300 stores, restaurants and entertainment laid out on 2.4 km length of storefronts, the Mall of Africa is probably your best bet when it comes to shopping. Not only because it is one of the largest shopping mall in South Africa, but it has all the major brand you could possible looking for.
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Carlswald Lifestyle Centre in Midrand
Carlswald Lifestyle Centre

Carlswald Lifestyle Centre is situated by one of the most busiest roads, about 10 minutes drive away from our Guest House in Midrand.
Because its convenient location and wide range of stores and services, this shopping centre is also one of the most ideal places to do your shopping.
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Adventure near Midrand

Lory Park Zoo in Midrand
Lory Park Zoo

The Lory Park Animal and Owl Sanctuary is an animal rehabilitation centre. Although the park was opened mainly for birds, it has grown into a mini zoo. At present, it is the accommodates about 100 different species including cats, monkeys, reptiles and a large variety of birds.
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Rietvlei Natue Reserve near Midrand
Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve

We believe, one of the best outdoor things to do near Midrand, is to visit the Rietvlei Dam Municipal Nature Reserve. It is only about 30 minutes drive away from our Midrand guest house. Also, the park offers many different activities to visitors. Such as: game drives, freshwater fishing, hiking trails and even picnic sites.
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Stoke City Wake Park in Midrand
StokeCity Adventure Park

Are you looking for an interesting action sport in Midrand? Challenge your sense of adventure by visiting Midrand’s most exciting water park, the StokeCity Adventure Park. This is the best place to test the waters on wake board, knee board or even on water-ski.
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Capriole Stable Horse Riding School
Capriole Stables Horse Riding

Capriole stables is a horse riding school located in the beautiful rural area of Randjesfontein, which is considered to have one of the most beautiful and longest horse trails (approx 30 km) in Midrand. The school teaches horse riding for all ages and all level riders.
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Tourist attractions around Midrand

Mandella Square in Johannesburg
Nelson Mandela Square

The Nelson Mandela Square is an iconic shopping centre situated in the heart of Sandton. It not only holds the remarkable six meter high statue of Nelson Mandela, but also accommodates an array of well-known shops and restaurant for your pleasure. If you are visiting South Africa for the first time, the Mandela Square should be right on the top of your to-do-list.

Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg
Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum is one of the most important things to do near Midrand when visiting Johannesburg. The Museum showcases the racial segregation and discrimination in South Africa during the Apartheid era, and the efforts made for change by the great South African icon, Nelson Mandela.

James Hall Tranport Museum in Johannesburg
James Hall Transport Museum

The James Hall Transport Museum is located in the heart of Johannesburg.
The Museum was established by James Hall in 1964. There are 7 different sections packed with all the different vehicles that has been used by the forefathers of South Africa.
It is easily accessible via the local Hop-on Hop-off buses run by CitySightseeing.

Union Buildings in Pretoria
Union Buildings

Like an ancient temple adorning over the city it governs, the Union Buildings are a modern day acropolis, built at the highest point of South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria, it forms the official seat of South Africa’s government and houses The Presidency as well as the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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Golf courses near Midrand

Blue Valley Golf Course in Midrand
Blue Valley Golf & Country Estate

The Blue Valley Golf & Country Estate is one of the closest golf courses to our Guest House in Midrand. It is just over 9 km away, which is a 10 minutes drive (depending on traffic).
The golf course has been designed to take advantage of its natural features, yet to provide an enjoyable game, which will put you to the test. It has a championship standard 18 holes, driving range and chipping greens. The total distance of the course is 6752 meters, and has a Championship rating of 73.

Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club
Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club

The Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Johannesburg. Originally the Royal Johannesburg Golf Club was founded in 1891, and later in 1998 was merged with the Kensington Golf Club. The Club has two 18 holes Championship golf courses. The East and the West course. Both of these courses provide you with a challenging and memorable games. The East Course has a Championship layout with 18 holes, total distance of 6940 meters and a rating of 72. The West Course also has 18 holes, it is 6255 meters in distance, and has a rating of 70.

The Country Club Johannesburg golf course
The Country Club Johannesburg

The Country Club Johannesburg is also one of the Clubs in Joburg that has been around for a long time. Other than Golf they also have facilities for Bowls, Cricket, Croquet, Gym, Mountain Bike Trails, Running, Squash, Swimming and even Tennis. The Club has two golf courses, namely the Woodmead and Rockland. Both of these are 18 hole standard golf courses that have been designed to USGA specifications.

Kyalami Country Club golf course
Kyalami country Club

The Kyalami Country Club is the second most accessible and conveniently situated golf course from our B&B in Midrand. The 20km distance can be covered with a leisurely 25 minute drive. Rumor has it, that the 18 hole golf courses is one of the most difficult and challenging courses in Gauteng province. Whether you are a new or an experienced player, you will definitely enjoy the unique setting of the course.

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