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Activities close to home!

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Activities close to home!

We asked our followers whether they would travel one and a half hours to enjoy a day activity with their family. We received a resounding YES they would!

Here are a few wonderful activities for you to experience with your friends and family!

Within 1h30 minutes drive from Durban

  • Butterflies for Africa, 37 Willownton Road, Pietermaritzburg
    Set just off the N3, one will find this tropical haven for beautiful butterflies, exotic fish and even rare cotton-top tamarins! Discover the difference between a moth and a butterfly and watch the chrysalis as the butterflies emerge for their first flight.
  • Liquid Adventures, Hella Hella
    Whitewater rafting the Umkomaas River is a serious amount of Adventurous fun! Encountering class 2 & 3 rapids, with opportunities for zip-lining and rock jumping whilst enjoying the river makes for an adrenaline-pumping day!
  • CheckPoint 103, Midlands Meander
    Set in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, lies an exciting day for the whole family. Get your team together and try out bubble soccer, go-karting, zorb balling, target shooting and tons more! Even the tiny tots have a dedicated play area.

Within 1h30 minutes drive from Johannesburg

  • Raspberry Festival, The Field Berry Farm
    Between January and April, over Saturday, Sundays and public holidays you get to pick raspberries at this beautiful berry farm. There will be delicious food stalls and of course wholesome berry smoothies on offer!  Remember raspberries are fat free, high in fibre and absolutely delicious!
  • KasiVisit Soiree, Sharpeville Human Rights Route
    This township theatre show cases the plight of the Sharpeville community through poetry, theatrical stage and music shows. Contact for more details.
  • Liquid Lounge, Vanderbijlpark
    Imagine cruising the 56km’s section of navigable water of the Vaal River. Just south of Johannesburg and you are on the open waters, cruising with either friends, work colleagues or family. Chose from a Sunday lunch to a Corporate event!


Stephen Pryke, Golden Gate

Within 1h30 minutes drive from Harrismith

  • All Out Adventures, Northern Drakensberg
    Head past the stunning torquoise coloured Sterkfontein Dam, down Oliviershoek Pass and into the Northern Drakensberg. All Out Adventures will keep the family busy the entire day, from 100km of mountain bike trails to explore to screaming yourself off the King Swing platform. Kids are kept busy in the Kiddy Zone whilst parents head off on a quad bike tour.
  • Clarens Xtreme, Clarens
    White water rafting the Ash River, provides year round fun! Clarens Xtreme offers abseiling off  standstone rock faces; enduro trails for the bike enthusiasts and the more sedate putt putt! Check out the rest of their activity options!
  • Golden Gate Highlands National Park, near Clarens
    What a fabulous nature option! Within the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, there is ample photographic opportunity, with the beautiful sandstone cliffs; raptors flying up ahead and herds of antelope roaming the land. Grab your camera or smart phone and head into the park!
Lori Voss

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