Johannesburg – Favourite Detours

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Enjoy offbeat Johannesburg and discover some quaint and quirky treasures in its surrounding farms and wild areas. From live puzzles to a bar in a tree, this wonderful land will never fail to amaze you.


Sunland Baobab


For more than millennia, a single tree has withstood the ravages of time and now stands as one of the quirkiest and naturally fantastic sites on the South African highlands. The Sunland Baobab has a cellar and bar in its hollow trunk and attracts many visitors. Having a couple of drinks here makes for an interesting tale and is one of the offbeat things to do in Johannesburg and its surrounding provinces.

Bourke’s Luck Potholes


Bourke’s Luck Potholes are a unique geographical feature in the high mountains of South Africa. Situated in a place of scenic beauty, these natural plunge pools are found at the confluence of the Treur and Blyde Rivers.

Timings: 8AM to 5PM


Cango Caves


Enjoy some subterranean exploration at the sprawling Cango cave system with a guided tour.  You will get to see natural halls and limestone formations giving visitors a glimpse into the geographic evolution of the region.

Timings: Perfect for day trips.

Escape Room (Randburg)


Live the plot of a thriller at the Escape Room. In one of the most offbeat activities in Johannesburg, you will be part of a team and have to negotiate your way out by outsmarting the specially designed rooms you are locked in.

Timings: 9.30am to 10.30PM Everyday

Ngwenya Glass Factory


Hop over to Swaziland and visit the Ngwenya Glass Factory which is spread over beautiful Swazi terrain. Pick up unique mementos at the store and learn how the artisans make exquisite glass art that represents everything African.

Timings: 8AM to 4.30PM

There are many offbeat tours in Johannesburg and you can make sure that your trip to this thriving city will include a special and unpredictable story, or two.

Author: GoFro Travelers’ Network

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