Johannesburg – The Happiest Places

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Johannesburg buzzing social scenery and myriad attractions provides a great foundation for complete family experiences. For those looking for an intimate and special holiday, there are also many unique and unforgettable romantic tours in Johannesburg.

Mountain Sanctuary Park


Soak in the beauty of the Magaliesburg Mountains at the Mountain Sanctuary Park. Enjoy the freshness of natural rock pools and hike through this untamed wilderness just a few miles from the city.

Melville Koppies


A popular recreational area of the city, Melville Koppies is an ideal stop on family tours in Johannesburg. A place that has been untouched even during the days of gold mining, there are many stone age and iron age sites here. Some park areas are open to public and the centre is only for guided tours.

Lion Park


Family holidays in Johannesburg will not be complete until you have had an audience with the High-veld’s most famous inhabitants. At the Lion Park you can see lions, hyenas, wild dogs and other predators and there is an enclosure for the region’s large variety of antelopes and herbivores.

Timings: 8.30AM to 9PM



Descend into a giant ancient cave formation by elevator and experience an environment that was shaped over 2.2 billion years. The Wondercave is located in the Cradle of Humankind, a world heritage site which also sits in a rhino and lion reserve.

Timings: 8AM to 5PM Weekdays, 8AM to 6PM Weekends

Rush Extreme Sports


Family friendly Johannesburg has many recreational spots and at the Rush Extreme Sports, an indoor facility, you can enjoy many activities. Situated in a popular shopping area, Rush is a great place to bring children with its trampolines and other ridiculously entertaining attractions.

Timings: 10AM to 9PM Monday to Thursday, 9AM to 10PM Friday & Saturday, 9AM to 8PM Sunday

Santa’s Playground – Emperors Palace


One of Johannesburg’s best family attractions, Santa’s Playground is popular for its attractions like water attractions, rides and many restaurants. The theme park is also famous for its Christmas lights.


You will never run out of options in Johannesburg. From the world’s oldest sites and wildest areas to innovative theme parks, this city is abounding with entertainment. There are also many getaways and romantic things to do in Johannesburg.

Author: GoFro Travelers’ Network

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