Adventure near Midrand
Thanks to the ideal location of our guest house in Midrand, we are halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria. This gives you a convenient and easy access to a lot of exciting activities and adventure near Midrand. Whether you are seeking business or pleasure whilst your stay. 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.
Zoos and Game reserves near 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 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 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 for an impressive number of over 2000 head of 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.
Read our full article about the Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve.
Find out more about the Rietvlei Nature Reserve near Midrand at: www.rietvlei-reserve.co.za
The Lion & Safari Park in Lanseria
The Lion & Safari Park in Lanseria offers the most exciting activities for visitors of all age. When in Johannesburg don’t miss out on the the opporunity of making unique and memorable wildlife experience. The Lion Park offers you:
- 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 adult as well
Read our detailed article about The Lion & Safari Park.
Alternatively visit their official website at: www.lionandsafaripark.com
Sport Activities near Midrand
Stoke City Wakepark in Midrand
Are you looking for an interesting action sport in Midrand? Challenge your sense of adventure by visiting Midrand’s most exciting waterpark, the Stoke City Wakepark. This is the best place to test the waters on wakeboard, kneeboard or even on water-ski. The 5 tower cable course has many challenging obstacles for the expert riders to perfect, or to try out new moves.
The Stoke City Wake Park offers their fair share of fun activities for all ages. Show your family, friends or colleagues what you are made of on the park’s floating obstacle course, the Aqua Park.
This inflatable course will challenge your abilities with slides, runways, jumping pillows, swings, ramps, ladders, trampolines, a wiggle bridges, and so much more.
Even if you are not into any of these water activities you won’t be bored. Put yourself to the test by playing a volleyball match.
Are you more of the watching type? Enjoy the mind blowing stunts performed by the famous freestyle motocross riders, Alastair Sayer, Dallan Goldman and Mike Oyston as they practice at the local motocross course.
Read our full article about the Stoke City Wakepark.
Find out more details about Stoke City, visit: stokecity.co.za
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.
- Work rides
- Pony parties
- Kiddies bootcamps
Read our full article about Capriole Stables.
For more information about Capriole Stables, visit: www.capriolestables.com
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