As the weather cools down we have 7 cool places and things to do this winter!
Montecasino Bird Garden
Visit these incredible bird gardens at Monte Casino. There are beautiful walkways past countless exotic birds, an impressive cycad garden, a frog room and the longest snake in the world, plus other unusual mammals like the sloth and lemurs.
Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
One of South Africa’s eight botanical gardens, you can snack on sarmies beneath the waterfall, watching the Verreaux’s Eagles perched at the top with binocs, walk through the succulent rocket and fern garden or look down on the sprawling lawns from the top of the waterfall.
Past Experiences Walking Tour
Past Experiences run a variety of themed tours – from shopping to graffiti to a spicy Fordsburg tour the Ka’Ching Tour concerned with the birth of Johannesburg as a mining and wealth-oriented town. A walk through the dawning of the City of Gold, so to speak.
The Living Room
This awesome rooftop venue in Maboneng overlooks the gorgeous city skyline and feels like you’re sitting in a nursery – hence its name, The Living Room.
A 50-year old nature reserve right on our doorstep, the last of Johannesburg’s remaining ridges according to Gauteng Tourism.
Mountain Sanctuary Park
Mountain Sanctuary Park in the mountainous Magaliesberg area. The 1000-hectare property, which has been open to the public for 37 years, is renowned for its hiking trails and is a popular day visit destination for nature-hungry Gautengers needing fresh air.
We specify Sunday because this is when the Market on Main comes alive, but there’s plenty to do in this renewed inner city area that’s brimming with the trendy on any other day.