Educational tours for families & schools in Gauteng
We’ve got a selection of interesting educational tours, perfect for families and school learners. Whether it’s a day trip on the weekend with your family or a school excursion, you’ll be amazed by the geological, scientific, animal and play discoveries in Gauteng for all ages to enjoy.
Cheetah and wildlife Centre for a family trip, educational tour to see wildlife.
From 7 wks - All ages
The great grey colossus can be seen from all directions as you near Pretoria. The massive Voortrekker Monument, built in honour of the Voortrekkers (Pioneers)who left the Cape Colony in their thousands between 1835 and 1854.
From 7 yrs - All ages
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
Nature rambles through an area of grasslands and wooded hills with wildlife only 10km from the heart of Joburg.
Day trip to view and learn the history of South African Airways and its aircraft for families, schools and tour groups.
A memorial to the 1976 Soweto student rebellion. The Museum is named after Hector Peterson who was a 13-year old student in 1976 and among the first victims to die from police shootings during the riots.
From 6 - 14 yrs old
interactive history museum that illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa.
From 12 - 18 yrs old
Back to nature walks through indigenous grass and shrubs. Kids and parents can take guided tours or just wander around. See the Iron Age furnace or 40
From 6 yrs - All ages
We demonstrate connections to basic science and technology, and explain astronomical concepts that appear in the school syllabus. Visits to the Harteb
From 6 yrs - All ages
The Transvaal Museum is South Africa's leading natural history museum.
From 7 yrs - All ages
The Origins Centre and Museum tells a story of how all humans began in Africa, developed tools, language, art and spirituality.
Non profit company (NPC) in animal rescue and as an educational centre.
A museum which explores South Africa's cultural diversity with various permanent and temporary exhibitions
Educational tours, promotion of our constitution, children's walk, apartheid memoirs
From 2 yrs - All ages
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
Maropeng is the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. It is a fun and educational visit for the entire family.
From 6 yrs old
Environmental centre for curriculum-linked outings, talks, school programmes & accredited teacher training
Replica Gemstone Mine Tours, Gemstone Scratch Patch, Pedal Cars, Party and Corporate venue and open air Coffee Shop.
From Birth - All ages
Exhibits & programmes that stimulate physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth of young children from birth – 10 years
From Birth - 11 yrs old
World Class interactive science museum offering science & technology programmes for general public & schools. Also Birthday party & conference venues.
A home for the memory and study of military history of South Africa. We also offer school tours.
How to use the educational tours directory?
You may search by suburb by clicking on the drop down list above. Better yet, get an overview on what’s on offer in the city by scrolling through the listings. Click on the blue name of the company to find more information of what they offer as well as prices and contact details. Be sure to take note of operating days and times to avoid disappointment.
Geological tours rock!
Did you know that Johannesburg is also known as the “place of Gold”? Egoli is an iSizulu name referring to the fact that 40% of the world’s gold reserves have been found in the area. So what better place to discover ‘treasures’ than Johannesburg? Guided underground mine tours will astound you and the little ones with all kinds of information about gemstone formation and exploration. There are tours with mineral and rock studies, basic geology and rock boxes for your kids to take home and continue their discoveries.
Calling all animal lovers
Find fun filled, educational and environmentally focused programs that teach kids about saving the planet, preserving our environment and interacting with animals. Animals viewed on the tour can include cheetah, African wild dog, brown hyena, caracal, African wild cat, vultures and various antelope species. Children will also learn more about insects, recycling, tracking animals and so much more. For more on school educational tours, please click here.
Constitution Hill and Play Africa
Guided tours can be arranged beforehand for groups of more than 10 people. This is highly recommended as the information given and the professional manner of the guides adds so much value to the tour. You will get a chance to see the Constitutional Court which is the highest court in South Africa and was born of the country's first democratic Constitution in 1994. Prisoners of the apartheid era were also kept here and a tour of the facilities is a sobering reality of what suffering the era caused to inmates and disadvantaged people of South Africa. A must-see indeed to learn about South Africa's turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy!
Play Africa at Constitution Hill
is based in the Old Fort section with exhibits & programs that stimulate physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth of young children from birth – 10 years.
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
Sci-Bono has got to be one of the best centres to visit in Johannesburg. Kids can visit time and time again and always be amazed by something different each time. Winners of the 2009/2010 National Science and Technology Award for innovative science communication to a mass audience, the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre is the largest science centre in Southern Africa offering over 300 world class science exhibits. Interactive workshops allow kids to get their hands dirty while exploring the wonders of science. Science themed parties are also on offer for kids of varying ages. Click here for other cool party themes.
Other fun activities in Jozi
Aside from all the guided city tours you can do, you will not want to miss out on all the other attractions of Gauteng. Johannesburg and Pretoria are possibly the greenest cities in Africa with Jacarandas lining the streets in summer. There are nature reserves and parks
in the city (yes, in the city), world class shopping malls
for all those shopaholics, action indoor adventure play parks
and outdoor action venues
, go karting tracks
, science centres
, coffee shops & restaurants
and so much more. Click on the day trips tab here
to find a variety of other things to do in Gauteng.
Begin your search
This page of our directory offers you a list of places to visit for educational tours in Gauteng. 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.
day trips for activities to take part in and places of interest to go to with your family.