Fun places to visit in Johannesburg this festive season
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Fun places to visit in Johannesburg this festive season

If you live in Johannesburg, there are plenty of things you can do that promise to be fun for the entire family.

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The holiday season is finally here. It’s time to get out and have a good time with family and friends.

So, if you are stuck for ideas, here are 5 places to visit in Gauteng.

Honeydew Mazes

Honeydew mazes is a great place to take your kids this festive season.

They have a giant maze tour which takes 60-90 minutes, which you can follow up with some relaxation time in the shade. Bonus, you get a free ice-cream if you answer one of their quizzes correctly.

Don’t forget to check out the games and puzzles in the courtyard area.

Lion Park

Have fun viewing majestic lions at the Lion Park. You can play with the lion cubs, feed the giraffe, ostriches and various other antelope species.

The park also has other animals such as the Cheetah, Hyena (Brown, Spotted and Striped), Leopard (including black leopard), Wild Dogs, Sable antelope, Kudu, and Nyala.

Hennops Hiking Trail

If you enjoy hiking, the Hennops hiking trail is a great place to visit.

Expect a day of beautiful scenery and enjoy a braai and swim at the picnic spot after your hike.


Whether you want to watch a movie, check out a musical, or just have fun at the casino, there are lots of fun activities suitable for the entire family at Montecasino.

You can also enjoy shopping at several speciality stores, enjoy delicious food at different restaurants and visit the Bird Gardens.

Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

Melville Koppies Nature Reserve is a National Heritage site. You can expect to see stunning natural beauty on your walk and explore their amazing archaeological sites and gardens.

Take your children along and enjoy nature with them.

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