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School holiday activities to try in Johannesburg

Ducks and geese on the banks of Zoo Lake. Picture: Karen Sandison/African News Agency(ANA)

Ducks and geese on the banks of Zoo Lake. Picture: Karen Sandison/African News Agency(ANA)

Published Dec 9, 2021


If you want to spoil your children on a day out, there are plenty of activities to enjoy with them this summer holiday. Here are some suggestions for those in Johannesburg:

For foodies

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Start your day at Radisson RED Rosebank for breakfast at OUI Bar + KTCHN or Grab ‘n Go Bar eateries for a treat.

There's also the RED Rooftop for those who prefer to lounge by the pool with cocktails and snacks. The newly opened hotel does a stunning job to entertain day visitors. Once you've indulged, explore this trendy hotel.

For adventure seekers

Gather your loved ones for an epic adventure at Honeydew Mazes. Explore the Elemental Maze, which is constructed from indigenous reed fencing and offers five secret gardens. The maze takes an hour-and-a-half to solve, with a series of quizzes to entertain all ages. If you wish to experience this as a full-day activity, their smaller mazes offer hours of fun. Honeydew Mazes is open on weekends and public holidays, excluding Christmas. Visit

For some R&R

Low on cash or want to enjoy the great outdoors? Well, Zoo Lake is the perfect place to spend a day with loved ones. Known as one of the city's biggest attractions, tourists can enjoy picnics while soaking in the spectacular views or dabble in some sports. The park, donated by Bait and Co in 1904, also hosts many musical, sports, family and cultural events throughout the year. Located on the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and West World Street in Parkview. Visit

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For art and culture

Maboneng has become a popular destination for travellers. Home to a string of cafes, bars and accommodation, this neighbourhood is one of Gauteng’s hottest attractions. You can admire the art when you take a self or guided walking tour. Be sure to capture a few selfies with the street art.

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