Adventure near Midrand
Thanks to the ideal location of our guest house in Midrand, we are halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Consequently you have an easy and convenient access to a lot of exciting activities and adventure 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 minutes drive 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 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 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 opportunity 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 adults 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 water park, 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.
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
Midrand 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. Midrand Action Sports facilitates four major sport 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 elderly.
Midrand 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 Midrand Action Sports on their website at: midrandactionsports.co.za
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 a 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.
The playgrounds offer nine different activities:
- Free jump arena
- Slam dunk
- High performance
- Big bag
- The wall
- Clip n’ Climb
- Super tramp
They also have four programs available:
- Bounce fit Rockstars
- Flight academy
- Mini bounce
For more information, visit their website: www.bounceinc.co.za
Acrobranch Centurion at The Big Red Barn
Acrobranch Centurion is located at The Big Red Barn which is about 16 minutes 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.
Find our more about their obstacle courses at: acrobranch.co.za
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, but 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. Here’s a short list of their facilities:
- The Biggest Wave Pool in Africa
- Gravity Loop
- Spiral Slide
- High Speed Slide
- Behemoth Bowl
- Master Blaster Super Tubes
- Python Slide
- Lazy River
- Amazon Rain Forest
- Spray Park
- Boome Rango
- Pirate Boat Slide
- Massage Pool
- Rainbow Slide
Visit their website to book your family’s happiness: http://happy-island.co.za
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)
- Bungee Jump
- Straightjacket Jump
- Base Jump
- SCAD Freefall
- View (for the fainthearted – No thrill here)
For detailed information, visit: sowetotowers.co.za
Other Activities / Adventure near Midrand
Clay Cafe at The Big Red Barn
Clay Cafe at The Big Red Barn is a perfect place for the 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.
Find out more or make a booking at their website at: claycaferedbarn.co.za
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