Adventure near Midrand

Thanks to the ideal location of our guest house in Midrand, we are halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Consequently, you have easy and convenient access to a lot of exciting activities and adventures near Midrand. For example, golfing, horse riding, wakeboarding, game driving, indoor hockey or soccer, tree climbing, trampoline playgrounds, theme parks and water parks just to mention a few. Not to mention, the best thing about all of these adventures and activities is that they are all within 45 minute drive away from our accommodation in Midrand.

Zoos and Game reserves near Midrand

Lory Park Zoo in Midrand

Lory Park Animal and Owl Sanctuary

The Lory Park Animal Sanctuary is nicely tucked away in the suburb of President Park, Midrand. This sanctuary was opened 16 years ago, in the year 2000 as a bird park by the founder, Edward Philippus Van Eck. His aim was to build a bird park, which would have the largest collection of parrots in the southern hemisphere of the African continent. Later on, due to the fast development of corporate areas and the growth in human presence in Midrand, more and more injured animals were brought to the park looking for shelter. This is when the bird park eventually evolved into a bird and animal sanctuary.

Read our full article about the Lory Park Zoo.

Rietvlei Nature Reserve - best adventure near Midrand

Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve near Midrand

The Rietvlei Dam Municipal Nature Reserve is probably the best game adventure near Midrand. It is conveniently located about 30 minutes drive away from our Midrand guest house. The park offers several different activities to its visitors, including game drives, bird watching, freshwater fishing, hiking trails and even picnic sites.

During a game drive, you can expect to see cheetahs, servals, jackals, buffalos, hippos, various antelopes and boks, and countless bird species. The reserve lies on 40 km² of land at about 1500 meters above sea level, which is not as large as the most popular game reserves in South Africa, but it definitely makes up with its convenient location, so close to the cities. Despite its size, the park is home to an impressive number of over 2000 heads of the game.
The reserve has a lion camp separated from the other wild animals, which makes the hiking trails much safer to walk, and also easier to find these big cats for the visitors.
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Read our full article about the Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve.

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Lion & Safari Park in Lanseria

The Lion & Safari Park in Lanseria

The Lion & Safari Park in Lanseria offers the most exciting activities for visitors of all ages. When in Johannesburg don’t miss out on the opportunity to make unique and memorable wildlife experiences.

The Lion & Safari Park activities:
  • Walk alongside a fully-grown cheetah
  • Pet a fully-grown cheetah
  • Safari tours through white lion and cheetah camps
  • Lions and Wild Dog tour with night feeding
  • Giraffe and Ostrich feeding
    Pet lion cubs
  • Have your photographs taken while interacting with the animals
  • And many more activities for kids and for adults as well

Read our detailed article about The Lion & Safari Park.
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Sport Activities near Midrand

Prime View Adventure & Leisure park in Midrand

Prime View Adventure & Leisure park in Midrand

Are you looking for an outdoor action sport in Midrand? Challenge your sense of adventure by visiting one of the most exciting adventure parks in Midrand, the Prime View Adventure & Leisure park.
Prime View is the best place if you are a fan of jogging, cycling and swimming exercises. They offer a wide range of activities within these sports. Put yourself to the test or enjoy the culinary experience they offer at the Garden View Restaurant and Track & Trail Cafe.

Aqua Park obstacle course activities:
  • Slides
  • Runways
  • Jumping pillows
  • Swings
  • Ramps
  • Ladders
  • Trampolines
  • Wiggle bridges
  • Openwater swimming
  • And much more
Jogging activities on three difficulty levels:
  • Easy, Intermediate and Technical tracks of:
  • Running trails
  • Walking trails
Cycling trails/tracks:
  • Mountainbike track
  • Advanced Pump Track
  • Kiddies Pump Track

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Capriole Stables horse riding school in Midrand

Capriole Stables Horse Riding School in Midrand

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 30km) in Midrand. The school teaches horse riding for all ages and all level riders. Their main focus is on having the right horse for the right rider and keeping in mind the best intention for both.

Capriole Stables activities:
  • Outrides
  • Work rides
  • Jumping
  • Dressage
  • Pony parties
  • Kiddies bootcamps

Read our full article about Capriole Stables.
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Centurion Paintball

Centurion Paintball near Midrand

Centurion Paintball is one of the best paintball places in the area, and it is a great way to have an action-filled time with your friends, family or colleagues. It is about a 12-minute drive (or 9 km) away from our guest house in Midrand.
The venue has four different, uniquely designed fields that cater for your level of experience in this action sport.
Centurion Paintball has a massive covered area to seat guests while waiting for their piece of the action.

They can also facilitate groups that wish to braai after their session, whether it’s a birthday, a bachelor’s party or a team-building.
Naturally, they cater for almost all age groups with different activities that best suits them.
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Midrand Action Sports

Midstream Action Sports

Action Sports is the ultimate indoor sports provider in South Africa. A major benefit of playing indoors is that your game will never be affected by the weather. Midstream Action Sports facilitates caters to four major sports activities. And those are Action Cricket, Action Netball, Action Hockey and Action Soccer. Their facilities and the simplicity of the games allow all ages to participate from children to the elderly.

Midstream Action Sports also provides the facilities and services to host Corporate team building events and children’s birthday parties as well. With their full-service kitchen, they’ll be more than capable of hosting your event too.
Find out more about the Midstream Action Sports on their website at:

Bounce Inc in Midrand

Bounce Inc in Midrand

Bounce Inc is another adrenaline-filled action sport in Midrand. Except this one will totally blow your mind and hook you for good. Bounce Inc has three locations in South Africa. Each venue has 3000 square meters of fun and action-packed trampoline playgrounds for all ages. They firmly believe this is the best way to forget about your everyday worries.

Nine different playground activities:
  • Free jump arena
  • Slam dunk
  • High performance
  • Big bag
  • Dodgeball
  • X-park
  • The wall
  • Clip n’ Climb
  • Super tramp
Four available programs:
  • Bounce fit Rockstars
  • Flight academy
  • Mini bounce

For more information, visit their website:

Acrobranch Centurion at The Big Red Barn

Acrobranch Centurion at The Big Red Barn

Acrobranch Centurion is located at The Big Red Barn which is about a 16-minute drive away from our Midrand guest house. This treetop adventure park is a great choice to exercise and test your and your children’s abilities. They have a marvelous selection of different level obstacle courses, that facilitates different age groups (from the age of 3) and expertise. They guarantee maximum fun and entertainment in an extremely safe environment.

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Happy Island Water World in Johannesburg

Happy Island Water World in Johannesburg

They say “Money can’t buy happiness”. Well, we find the contrary. Although it is certainly not a cheap adventure, it won’t break the bank either to visit the Happy Island Water World with the family. What you get out of it is quite obvious. A truckload of happiness and constant smiles on your kids’ faces. This newly opened water park has an insane amount of rides, slides and pools to choose from. And guess what? This water park also has the largest wave pool in Africa.

Facilities at Happy Island Water World:
  • The Biggest Wave Pool in Africa
  • Gravity Loop
  • Spiral Slide
  • High Speed Slide
  • Behemoth Bowl
  • Master Blaster Super Tubes
  • Typhoon
  • Python Slide
  • Lazy River
  • Amazon Rain Forest
  • Spray Park
  • Boome Rango
  • Pirate Boat Slide
  • Massage Pool
  • Rainbow Slide

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Soweto Towers in Johannesburg

Soweto Towers in Johannesburg

Soweto Towers, aka Orlando Towers, is a prime location for adrenaline junkies in Joburg. The former coal-fired power station was transformed into a bungee jumping and entertainment centre in 2006.

The Towers have six different ways to get that adrenaline pumping (plus one without)

Orlando Towers activities:
  • Bungee Jump
  • Straightjacket Jump
  • Base Jump
  • SCAD Freefall
  • Paintball
  • Climb
  • View (for the fainthearted – No thrill here)

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Other Activities / Adventure near Midrand

Clay Cafe at The Big Red Barn

Clay Cafe at The Big Red Barn

Clay Cafe at The Big Red Barn is a perfect place for a more artistic audience. You can hand-paint your choice of unfired crockery and figurines at this Cafe. They have a superb range of pottery to choose from for both adults and children. And you get to paint them with all the colours you can possibly imagine. The Cafe also offers an excellent medley of snacks and beverages to keep those artsy juices flowing.

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