Listen to great music and support young entrepreneurs at the Soweto Youth Festival
Where: 02143 Stanton Street, Protea South, Soweto
Price: R70 for one-day access.
The Soweto Youth Festival offers a blend of fashion, food, music, workshops and gaming. Organised by childhood friends StylaGang, the event was launched to promote creative expression and youth development. This year, the star-studded line-up features the likes of Emtee, Okmalumkoolkat, Luna Florentino and D.EE XCLSV. It is set to be a fun occasion - and all for a worthy cause.
Go on an abseiling adventure at Adventure Zone Cullinan in Pretoria
Where: R513 & Olienhout Road, Cullinan
Price: R500 a person
Contact: 012 734 0507/[email protected]
Located just 30 minutes from the Pretoria CBD, this is great way to stay warm and get your adrenalin pumping with some mates. The adventure at the Muningi Gorge sees visitors abseiling down cliffs, some of them 60m high. For the brave, there’s the rap-jumping (abseiling facing down).
Panorama Route Tour through God’s Window, Wonderview, the Three Rondawels, Blyde River Canyon and the Bourke’s Luck Potholes
Where: Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Panorama Route, R543, Ehlanzeni
Contact: 011 895 3000
The Panorama Route Tour is renowned for its breathtaking views. It focuses on several highlights along the route, including God’s Window, Wonderview, the Three Rondawels, Blyde River Canyon and the Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The landscape is lush and green, and a diverse array of wildlife can be spotted. Several lookout points offer spectacular views and photo opportunities.
Try out the Aerial Cable Trail in Hazyview
Where: Perry’s Bridge, Main Road, Hazyview, Mpumalanga
Contact: 082 825 0209
There are few places in the world that can compare with Mpumalanga’s natural beauty. I can think of few better ways to experience the beauty than through the Skyway Trails’ Aerial Cable Trail. Visitors glide over one of the last remaining natural forested valleys along the Sabie River and down into the valley basin.
Enjoy scenic aerial views with Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safari in the Magaliesburg
Where: R560, Skeerpoort, near Hartbeespoort Dam
Contact: [email protected] or 011 705 3201
Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safari is one of the most popular balloon safaris around. This particular experience sees guests taking off in Hartbeespoort and enjoying aerial views of the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind. Champagne and a post-flight breakfast at the Clubhouse Pavilion are included in the package.
Spot some marine life with Miracle Waters Diving in Brits
Where: 446 Crocodile Drive W & R556, Brits
Contact: 012 262 0215
If you’re a fan of diving and underwater activities, Miracle Waters is for you. Marine life including the kurper and black bass can be seen in the clear, warm water that you can see through to about 10m. There’s a picnic area with tables where you can enjoy some snacks and drinks with friends. The restaurant is open on weekends.