Jozi’s got it all- the energy, the friendliest people, the freshest ideas and the high-octane lifestyle and unique character which attracts people from all over the world.Following last year’s list of things to do in Johannesburg, we want to help you make 2016 your year to explore Joburg with 50 fun ideas that are surprisingly easy on the pocket.Taking on a part time job is a great way to earn extra income and experience when you can't find a permanent position.
A day ticket will cost R160 for adults and R90 for kids (kids under 5 travel for free, max 2 per adult) buy online to save time and money here. Bounce your heart out on 50 interconnected trampolines, do epic slam dunks, flips and serious kicks or enjoy a game of trampoline dodge ball with your mates. Two-time winner of the number one tourist attraction in SA, SAB World of beer tour is a must for anyone fond of a cold one or just interested in the fascinating political and economic history behind our beloved brewery.
The centre of memory can be found at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, a non-profit organisation started by Madiba in 1999. The Living Room is a rooftop oasis made up of ever-changing vertical gardens. Swing in a hammock or sip a smoothie surrounded by greenery and a spectacular view. There are junior jumping designated areas for kids under 6 and grip socks to keep everyone safe. Open Tuesdays to Fridays (9am-5pm), Saturdays and Sundays (9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm). The best bargains can be found at this indoor bazaar. Sample raw barley and hops, ask questions and fill up on interesting facts about the origins of beer drinking in SA.
Visit the current exhibition which focuses on photography during the State of Emergency. Open to the public on most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 3pm to 9pm and Sundays from midday until 8pm. Address: Waterfall Lifestyle Centre, Woodmead Dr & Maxwell Dr, Jukskei, Midrand. Cost: one bounce session costs R140, there are also student and family specials available. Try their “east city cycle tour” (R180 per person) or their “picnic in the sky” at full moon (R200 per person). Steam locomotives, penny farthings and ox wagons will keep kids intrigued for over an hour. Closed on Mondays, every third weekend of the month, 25 to 26 December. Cost: free, donations to keep the museum running appreciated. You can also rent a bike from Uncle Merv’s and explore the inner city. 360 shops offer everything from clothes to rugs, spices, linen, jewelery and appliances. After the tour you can do a beer tasting included in the ticket price or simply enjoy the views of Newtown from the tap room while sipping on two complimentary SABMiller Beers. The SAB World of Beer is open seven days a week from 10am until 6pm.
Submit a booking request via the website here to visit the centre. No longer reserved for Bangkok’s congested streets, e-tuk-tuks are a refreshing, environmentally-friendly and fun way to cover short distances in Melville cheaply. They also have an “art and justice” tour showcasing the incredible inner city art (the art and justice tour is a bit pricier at R250 per person). For an awesome vibe, classic shakes and expertly brewed coffee Uncle Merv’s in Maboneng is the place. The last tour is at 5pm, except for Sundays and Mondays, when the last tour is at 4pm. 15 Helen Joseph Street (formerly President Street) Newtown. Cost: R105 for adults, R35 for kids under 17 (as they won’t be doing any beer tasting) pensioners and students pay R95.
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The self-described lifestyle market “to break all markets”, the Locrate Market has “mother trucker” food trucks, live music, poetry readings, bike tours, craft beer and singular designer apparel.
Held the first Sunday of every month from 10am to 6pm.
Cnr William Nicol Drive & Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways. Cost: children over 10 years and adults pay R64, children under 10 years and pensioners pay R36. You can also book the old train carriage for private events. Cost: from R65 for a gourmet boerie roll Jozi X has the longest zorb ride in South Africa. Take a break from Jozi’s buzz into the peaceful cover of the Walter Sisula National Botanical Gardens, a 30 minute drive from the CBD. Don’t miss out on stargazing in early September and October. A unique museum dedicated to celebrating the origins of human kind including fascinating rock art. On occasion there are public lectures in the evenings.