Joburg Family Guide – 2June

Bounce Inc SA

South Africa’s first trampoline park is open and waiting for you to come and jump, dive, spin and just have fun. Catering for various skill levels, kids or all ages can enjoy it including grown up kids. They also do parties and cater for groups!

10am – 9pm (Mon – Fri)

Bounce Inc. Cnr Woodmead and Maxwell Drive, Waterfall Lifestyle Centre. (Tel) 011-517-2500


Montecasino Bird Gardens

Wander along enchanted walkways within magnificent gardens and marvel at a variety of colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world.

8:30am -5pm (Mon-Fri), 8:30am-6pm (Weekends)

Montecasino. Corner William Nicol Drive & Witkoppen Road, Fourways, (Tel) 011-511-1864


Gold Reef City Theme Park

Gold Reef City Theme Park has an abundance of adventures, it won’t be long before you’ll be drawn to the squeals of delight! Also the only place in Southern Africa where you can enjoy a 4D movie!


Cnr Northern Parkway & Data Crescent, Ormonde. (Tel) 011-248-6800


Red Bus City Tour

The Red Bus City Tour is a hop-on, hop-off excursion which takes you to some of the most interesting spots in Joburg – from Gold Reef City to the James Hall Transport Museum.


(Tel) 086-173-3287



They have so much to offer from zip lines, swing bridges and Tarzan Swings. They cater for various difficulty levels and offer a safe family friendly environment to have fun.

9am – 3pm

Within James and Ethel Gray Park, outside Melrose Arch. (Tel) 086-999-0369


Ice Skating

Learn how to ice skate at the Northgate Ice Rink, conveniently located in Northgate Shopping Centre. Skates can be hired at the venue.

10am – 5pm (Daytime Session), 7:30pm – 10:30pm (Evening Session)

R30 Skate Hire / R65 entrance fee


Roll Egoli

An ideal space for kids to have a Birthday or just have fun skating in a safe environment. The facility boats a 1000 square metre cover roller rink with a smooth concrete floor. Skate scan be hired at the venue as well. Ages 4 and up.

9am – 9pm (Fri & Sat), 9am – 6pm (Tue – Thurs)

R60 per entry/ R25 Skate Hire

296 Main Road, Bryanston. (Tel) 083-232-9861


Ten Pin Bowling

The Magic Company Ten Pin Bowling is a new extension to the existing Magic Company entertainment store. The Bowling arena caters for all families and groups, including corporate team builds and games.

12pm-12am (Mon-Thurs), 12pm-2am (Fri), 10am-2am (Sat)

Montecasino. Corner William Nicol Drive & Witkoppen Road, Fourways, (Tel) 011-511-0124


Randburg Raceway

A well looked after go-kart facility which is perfect for birthday parties and functions. Multiple race formats and packages to choose from. From ages 9 and up.

10am (Mon – Sun)

R150 – R450

272 Samantha Street, Strijdom Park. (Tel) 011-792-2260


James Hall Museum of Transport

The James Hall Museum of Transport is a land transport museum covering various modes of transport dating back some 400 years and is the largest museum of its kind in South Africa. Get to see steam vehicles, bicycles, trains and trams.

9am -5pm (Tues-Sun)

Free – Donations welcome

James Hall Museum. Corner of Reynolds and Rosettenville Roads, Pioneer Park. (Tel) 011-435-9485


Johannesburg Art Gallery

Founded in 1910, the Johannesburg Art Gallery is a major Art Museum in South Africa. It has collections which span across traditional South African Art and International Art from the 16th Century.

10am – 5pm (Tue-Sun)


Cnr of Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park. (Tel) 011-725-3130


Sterkfontein Caves

These are ancient Dolomite caves that form part of the fossil sites in the Cradle of Humankind. Among the fossils found here, the most famous are the remains of early humans Mrs. Ples and Little Foot.

9am – 5pm (Daily)

R97 – R165 (Kids under 4 FREE)

Kromdraai Road, Muldersdrift. (Tel) 014-577-9000

Magic Company

This is a great space for kids with various video games, simulators and ticket collecting games to choose from. Make sure you check out the 6D thrill experience as well.

10am-12pm (Mon-Fri), 9am-12pm (Sat, Sun)

Montecasino. Corner William Nicol Drive & Witkoppen Road, Fourways, (Tel) 011-511-0621


Museum Africa

This is one of Johannesburg’s biggest history and cultural museums housed in the old fruit and vegetable market, which dates back as far as 1913. Featuring exhibits of the discovery of Gold in Johannesburg to the era of township Jazz in Sophia Town.

Tue – Sun @ 9am – 5pm


Museum Africa. 121 Bree Street, Newtown. (Tel) 011-833-5624


Origin’s Centre

The Origins Centre tells a story of how all humans began in Africa, developed tools, language, art and spirituality. The Centre contains the latest interactive multi-media equipment.

Open daily 9am – 5pm

R40 – R500

The Origin’s Centre. Yale Road, Wits University, Braamfontein. (Tel) 011-717-4700


Museum of Military History

The Museum’s collection of more than 44 000 items are divided into 37 separate categories and include the official South African war art and photograph collections and is the only museum of its kind in South Africa.

9am -4:30pm (Daily)

R20 – R40

22 Erlswold Way, Randburg. (Tel) 011-646-5513