Joburg Family Guide – 3Nov

Darin the Magician

Darin is a true performer with bag of tricks that will have you wanting more. He shows off Magic, Ventriloquism and comedy which is perfect for ages 4 to 99!

5 Nov @ 10am

R55

Kinder Theatre. 39 Greenhill Road, Randburg.

(Tel) 011-646-0870

 

Jack and the beanstalk

Watch the magic of this timeless childrens story come to life through puppetry by Margaret Auerbach. (Suggested for 3 years old plus)

12 Nov @ 10am

R55

Kinder Theatre. 39 Greenhill Road, Randburg.

(Tel) 011-646-0870

 

Seussical The Musical Jr.

A show that draws inspiration from Dr. Seuss’s well loved childrens books with characters like Horton and The Cat in The Hat making an appearance.

5 & 12 Nov @ 2:30pm

R125

Peoples Theatre. Cnr of Hoofd and Loveday Street, Braamfontein.(Tel) 0861-670-670

 

Dance Mouse

Dance mouse is an extracurricular activity for boys and girls. Every year they showcase the talent of the students that attend ad this year is no different. Look forward to Hip Hop, Freestyle, Latin, Tap and many other forms of dance.

12 Nov @ 9:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm

R70

Barnyard Theatre. Cresta Shopping centre, off Beyers Naude Drive, Randburg. Shop L205.

(Tel) 011-478-5300

 

The Nappy Run

A 5km fun walk/run held in support of children with disabilities and childrens rights. Donate nappies at the event or ‘Nappy Rands’ via the website. Registration online or at the gate.

5 Nov @ 7:30am

R45 – R90

The Johannesburg Zoo. Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkview.

(Tel) 011-452-2774

 

Movie Night under the Moon

Pack a picnic basket and your camp chairs and head over to watch a movie under the stars. This weekend ‘The Jakes are missing’ will up on the silver screen!

5 Nov @ 2pm

R150 – R600

Roosevelt High School. Thibault Street, Emmarentia.

(Tel) 0861-915-8000

 

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

 

Johannesburg Zoo

The zoo covers 55 hectares of land and is home to over 320 species of animals. Get to see the endangered species, fierce predators and record holders.

8:30am (Mon – Sun)

Cnr Jan Smuts Avenue and Upper Park Drive, Parkview. (Tel) 011-646-2000

 

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)

Free

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)

R70 – R120 (Kids under 4 FREE)

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

 

Roodepoort Museum

Experience what it was like in 1884 when the discovery of gold in the area hit its all time high. Get to see the fashion, households, technological advancements and artifacts from the period.

By Appointment only

R10 –R20

85 Christiaan De Wet Road, Roodepoort. (Tel) 011-761-0226 or 082-411-6898 (Weekends)

 

Kids Traffic Land

A fun way for kids to learn the rules of the road while having fun.

9am-5pm (Sat-Sun), 1pm-5pm (Mon-Fri)

R30

Balfour Park Shopping Centre, Highlands North. (Tel) 082-459-2074

 

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

 

Jungle Rumble Indoor Playground

This is a kids playground heaven with ball ponds, slides, jumping castles, rides, arcade and baby area. You can also have kids parties here which are fully catered.

9am-5pm (Tues-Sat)

Panorama Shop & Leisure Centre. Corner Kilpriver and Jordie Road. (Tel) 011-432-0403

 

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

Free

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

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