Outdoor Activities and Games for Kids in Gauteng

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South Africans are blessed with the most amazing weather for most of the year. The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to outdoor action activities and venues you’ll be spoiled for choice with such a wide variety. Find outdoor action activities in Gauteng, right here on Jozikids.

Pines Resort - Chimp and Zee Rope Adventure Park
Silverfields
Rope Adventure Park with 26 exciting obstacles including 6 zip lines.
From 7 yrs - All ages
Gold Reef City Theme Park
Ormonde
Gold Reef City Theme Park has an abundance of adventures rides, restaurants, history, site-seeing and tours for you to enjoy.
Happy Island Waterworld
South Africa's biggest water amusement park based in Muldersdrift, Gauteng.
All ages
Thulani Fishing and Leisure resort
Wonderboom
Fishing resort, family day outing, braai facilities, paintball, volleyball, day visitors in Wonderboom, Pretoria
All ages
Wild Cave Adventures
Oaktree
Dare to be different! Abseil into dark caverns and be amazed by the beauty of wild underground formations! Only 40 minutes from JHB/PTA.
From 8 yrs - All ages
Jozi X
Bryanston
Jozi X adventure action centre with Jungle Swingz, Face Offz, tight rope, 9m high 4-sided climbing wall, Crazy Ladder, Stunt Matt
From 5 yrs old
Field Market
Parkmore
Food & craft market, Free entertainment, kids activities & play area, family day out, outdoors, handcrafted gifts, gourmet food & drinks
All ages
Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
A privately owned game reserve covering some 1200 hectares where visitors may now view in excess of 650 heads of game, including some very rare and endangered species
All ages
Acrobranch Pretoria
Olifantsfontein
Not only is it all round fun, but it is a great activity to build confidence and coordination. Slide, balance, jump, crawl, dash, swing or stroll – our courses will test your physical ability, brainpower and balancing skills.
From 3 yrs - All ages
Magalies Canopy tours
Magaliesberg Canopy tour, coming soon Abseiling, Paintball and Archery
From 5 yrs - All ages
Saddle Creek Adventures
Hekpoort
Horse trail rides, quad biking, off road go karting and archery
From 3 yrs - All ages
Pines Resort
Silverfields
Enjoy a day of swimming and sliding with your family and friends.
All ages
The Ski Deck
Ferndale
Enjoy all the fun of bum-boarding, slope surfing and sliding down the slope at the famous SKI DECK in Ferndale. We have a 20m slope for smaller kids and 40m for older kids.
From 3 yrs - All ages
Kids World & Waterpark
Nasrec
Great entertainment venue for kids and families. Water based fun activities, go karts, carousels, jumping castles, live performances and much more on offer.
All ages
Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Irene
Nature reserve with dam, hiking trails, bird watching, game viewing & fresh water fishing
Acrobranch
Senderwood; Melrose; Olifantsfontein
Come discover an original outdoor activity where you go from tree to tree doing fun exercises testing your balance, strength and focus. Acrobranch combines sport and adventure in a fun playful setting
From 3 yrs - All ages
Reefsteamers Steam Train Trips
Irene
Family orientated day-trips to various tourist venues on a real working steam train.
All ages
Sterkfontein Caves
The ancient dolomite caves, with an underground lake, an hour from Johannesburg, is one of the fossils sites in the Cradle of Humankind .
From 6 yrs old
Nerf Fest 2019
Lanseria
It is that time of the year again, Nerf Fest 2019! This year it’s going to be bigger and better than before with more activities for you and your kids to take part in and enjoy! Make sure you invite the whole family along for a blastin’ day!
All ages
VulPro – The Vulture Conservation Project Hartbeespoort
Rietfontein
The Vulture Conservation Project - We offer our visitors the chance to see South Africa’s iconic raptors up close, to experience the pleasure
All ages
StokeCity AdventurePark
Olifantsfontein
A water-sports paradise - Kneeboard, Wakeboard, Water-Ski, AquaPark, Chill & Swim Zone, beach volleyball, party venue and more
From 5 yrs - All ages
Aerial Cableway Hartbeespoort
Cable car rides with restuarant, pizza shack,kidzone play area for kids, paragliding, abseiling, function venue for parties,weddings, conferences etc.
From Birth - All ages
Kartzone
Pretoria West
South Africa’s newest rental karting facility. Go-karting for teens and adults, corporate functions, team building and more. We also have a fantastic restaurant on site.
From 12 yrs - All ages
Warmbaths, A Forever Resort
Bela Bela
Forever Resorts South Africa offers some of the most popular holiday destinations in SA! Warmbaths is one of the most popular resorts, just an hour away from Pretoria & Johannesburg.
All ages
Maxspeed
Benmore
Go-karting, outdoor, indoor, rental track, kids parties, party venue, corporate events, team building venue
From 5 yrs - All ages
Silverstar Casino
Silverstar Casino in Krugersdorp is the perfect place to experience casino thrills, great entertainment, or family fun on a day out in Johannesburg.
All ages
Tree Top Adventures SA
Fourways
Obstacles course. family outings. zipline. picnics. team building. birthdays. kids. adventures. Holidays
From 3 yrs - All ages
GOG Lifestyle Park
Outdoor adventure venue for kids & families, kids spray parks, wall climbing, giant inflatables, 3 x BMX bike trail, Restaurant
All ages
Swartkrans Go-Karts
Swartkrans
Go-Karting, tarred monster track, birthday parties, picnics, swimming
All ages
Northern Farm
Honeydew
This is one of Johannesburg's best-kept secrets and offers over 2500ha of beautiful green grasslands and woodlands to explore.Many different recreational users i.e. cyclists, horse riders, hikers and birders enjoy relaxing in this farm like space.
All ages
Honeydew A-maze-ing Mazes
Honeydew
Giant Maze Puzzles Outdoor Family Fun Parties Schools Teambuilding Weekend
From 6 yrs - All ages
Adventure n Beyond
Party venue & party services incl Paintball, Archery, Air Riflery, Climbing to a Giant Swing
From 5 yrs - All ages

How to use the day trips outdoor action activity directory?

You may search by suburb by clicking on the drop-down list above. Click on the suburb you wish to search in and see what comes up. Alternatively you may scroll down through the list of action play venues available in Gauteng. Click on the blue name of the company to get more information about what they offer as well as their contact details. Be sure to note what their days of operation are to avoid disappointment.

Fun in the sun!

Water play activity venues are always a great way to spend the day with your kids. Swimming and playing in the pool, exciting slides and water sport venues offer awesome fun in the sun. There’s even an option to go river rafting! You’ll find places for fishing, swimming, water obstacle courses and inflatables, boating and more. Click here for more water themed day trip venues.

Dare-devils in your midst?

Outdoor adventure parks are so much fun for the whole family. Not only are they entertaining but they get everyone moving! Zip lining, biking, off road quad biking, climbing walls, go-karting, archery and paintballing just to name a few. Take a picnic basket or a braai stand (enquire if braaing is allowed) and make a day of it.

Nature reserves

Surrounding yourself with nature and its beauty is sure to make you feel like you’ve had a long relaxing holiday. That’s why you’ll find a number of nature reserves listed on our site too. These offer you hiking trails, bird watching, game viewing & fresh water fishing. Pack yourselves some good snacks, plenty of liquids and some hiking gear to enjoy a beautiful day out in our attractive province. We also list monkey and elephant sanctuaries as well as a vulture conservation project not too far from Johannesburg.

Going underground

Explore caves, abseil into the dark unknown and be amazed by the beauty of wild underground formations as well as ancient caves and fossil sites. An educational and thrilling experience for young and old, guided tours make this an informative outing. Remember to wear comfortable clothing and shoes for these types of outings.

I never promised you a rose garden…

Oh but you can! We have a rose garden complete with function venue and restaurant for a romantic day out. Fields of 1000’s of roses boasting a rose shop, rose products, rose venue and rose kitchen, what more could you ask for. Then there’s a raspberry picking farm with food stalls and a play area for kids. Raspberry picking is seasonal but they’re open on certain days out of season, selling frozen berries and offering delicious food.

Trains, mazes, cableways and canopy tours

Kids will love taking a trip on a real working steam train that offers you a ride to various tourist venues. You’ll also find a venue with giant maze puzzles for family fun or as a school outing. Then there’s an awesome cableway trip for amazing views of Gauteng where you can enjoy a pizza while the kids play. They also offer abseiling and paragliding. Canopy tours are a must-do activity, with cable slides securely keeping you up over the Ysterhout Gorge.

All types of outdoor action entertainment

Whether you have small children or teenagers, there’s something for everyone in our directory. Outdoor action activity venues have so much to offer that there’s never a dull moment. Extreme activities to calmer outings, you have the opportunity to visit an incredible place every weekend! Gautengers have gone out of their way to give you wonderful venues with delightful activities to rival Cape Town’s mountain and Durban’s beaches.

Outdoor action party venues

Some of these action venues serve as party venues too. Parties can be booked in advance and all arrangements relating to the party can be made prior to the day of the party. Ask whether the venue will be for exclusive use to you for the party so you know what to expect. Remember to arrange catering, cakes, party packs, party décor and activities clearly beforehand. For a more comprehensive list of outdoor party venues, click here.

Begin your search

If you’re on this page, then you’re probable looking for cool outdoor action venues for your family. Scroll down the companies listed on this page to find a place you think is interesting. You may also find other day trip venues and places of interest by clicking on the day trips tab. There are many subcategories created to make your search of places to visit in Gauteng easier so have a look through. Remember to review a place that you’ve visited, whether it was a good or bad experience, tell us what you think.

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