Gauteng Adventures

Gauteng Adventures and What To Do this weekend.

After browsing Dirty Boots’ mammoth selection of Gauteng Adventures, you will never be contemplating how to fill in a weekend or day off ever again! The Highveld province of Gauteng is certainly a ‘place of gold’ when it comes to adventure and offers something for everyone.

Residents of Johannesburg and Pretoria will be pleasantly surprised at the number of fun and innovative things to do without even leaving the city!

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Gauteng Adventures and What To Do this weekend.

After browsing Dirty Boots’ mammoth selection of Gauteng Adventures, you will never be contemplating how to fill in a weekend or day off ever again! The Highveld province of Gauteng is certainly a ‘place of gold’ when it comes to adventure and offers something for everyone.

Residents of Johannesburg and Pretoria will be pleasantly surprised at the number of fun and innovative things to do without even leaving the city!

Appreciate Johannesburg from the skies and head to Rand Airport for a scenic helicopter flight or aerobatic adventure. Petit Airfield offers microlight flights.

Get your fill of automotive action at Kyalami Race Circuit where you can try go karting or for a day of adrenaline-fuelled fun, take a supercharged Reynard racing car for a spin!

Spend the day in Soweto enjoying a bike tour, paintball, quad biking and rock climbing. Daredevils make a beeline for Orlando Towers for bungee and base jumping, swinging, abseiling and rap jumping. The western cooling tower hosts the world’s highest SCAD freefall – a real test for the toughest of thrill seekers!

Make a splash in a dragon boat at Florida Lake, and StokeCity WakePark offers cable waterskiing, kneeboarding, wakeboarding and stand up paddling. A 45 minute drive south of Sandton will take you to Bass Lake for superb inland scuba diving and training. This spring-fed lake and recreational resort caters for day and overnight visitors and is ideal for family outings, team building and bachelor parties.

Get up to monkey business at Acrobranch Adventure Park in Melrose or Centurion and go wild over their adult and kids aerial adventure courses including zip lines, Tarzan swings and cargo nets. The Climbing Barn in Pretoria East is the place to be for indoor climbing.

Ready to take a breather from the city?

An hour south of Johannesburg, charter a houseboat for a 55km journey of the Vaal River docking at restaurants along the way. Combine your trip with whitewater kayaking or rafting.

An hour north of Johannesburg lay the scenic Magaliesberg mountains, best experienced by hot air balloon, tandem hang gliding and gliding. Fishing enthusiasts will be in their element on a fly fishing clinic on the Magalies River, or something completely different explore Sun City Resort on a Segway tour.

Nearby, the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site offers a great day out for lead-foot adventurers. Choose from 4x4 tours, a Harley Davidson experience, quad biking, rally cars or motorcycles. There is also an aerial cable trail and zip line, caving, horse riding and elephant back safaris. For a bird’s eye perspective, try a tandem hang gliding or paragliding flight.

Gauteng Adventures

Abseiling

Abseiling in Gauteng. Spending the weekend in the city but need an adrenaline kick? How about an Abseiling or Rappelling Adventure down the Orlando Towers. View the panorama of the greater Soweto area from your lofty heights at the top, strap into your safety harness and start your decent down the vertical...

Acrobranch

Acrobrand in Gauteng. Here’s an awesome day out that is suited for the young as well as the not-so-young. A wonderful family activity. Visit Acrobranch and have fun on an obstacle course activity that has you gliding on a rope between trees. Acrobranch, Melrose is the original park and close to...

Aerial Cable Trail

Aerial Cable Trail in Gauteng.  Need a bit of fresh air in your lungs after a long week in the office, how about an aerial cable trail or foefie slide for the whole family? Contact our operators in Gauteng and book an Aerial Cable Trail. You will experience that fantastic sense of freedom as you...

Aerobatic Flights

Aerobatic Flights and Tiger Moth Flights in Gauteng. For an adventure that you will want to write home about, try completing a Hammerhead, a Cuban Eight or a Snap Roll. Not sure what these entail? A Cuban Eight, for example, is an aerobatic figure eight manoeuvre in a fixed-wing aircraft. It can also...

Airboat Rides

Airboat Rides in Gauteng, South Africa - Boat Trips in Harties. The Hartbeespoort Dam is a welcome expanse of blue lying in a valley amongst the tawny hills of the highveld close to the Magaliesberg Mountains. Conveniently close to Johannesburg and Pretoria, it is a popular leisure getaway...

Archery

Archery in Gauteng, South Africa - Archery range and lessons. Archery is one of the oldest arts still practised today. Originally used for warfare, modern archery is a rewarding pastime. Visit an archery range in Gauteng today and try out this sport that is filled with tradition and much loved...

BASE Jumping

BASE Jumping in Gauteng, South Africa. Gauteng BASE jumpers now have a permanent BASE jumping site on top of the iconic Soweto Towers literally and figuratively giving this sport a platform for more exposure. Practiced by an elite few, intrepid, focussed and independent people, BASE jumping is shrouded...

Boat Trips

Boat Trips in Gauteng, South Africa - Sunset cruises, sunday lunch cruises, romantic trips and more. Feel like a more sedate experience? Time to unwind and allow yourself to be lulled by the passing landscapes? A Gauteng boat trip, skippered by qualified captain and crew, is a gentle way to take...

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping in Gauteng. To experience the most exhilarating views in Gauteng, visit the Orlando Towers in Soweto for a Bungee Jumping Adventure. Soweto is South Africa’s largest and most culturally influential informal settlement and when you reach the rim of the tower it is a good idea to...

Cable Waterskiing

Cable Waterskiing in Gauteng. Waterskiing is a fun sport that is easy to learn. With just a bit of practice you can pull of tricks and look like a pro. Cable Waterskiing is a great way to waterski.  Your rope and handle is pulled by an electrically driven cable. The angle of pull is higher than...

Canopy Tours

Canopy Tours in Gauteng. Most big South African cities have a mountain range nearby where nature enthusiasts can escape to for some well-earned peace and mountain sport. Johannesburg, capital of Gauteng province, has the Magaliesberg. It’s not as imposing as Durban’s Drakensberg or Cape...

Caving

Caving in Gauteng. Caving or spelunking is the adventure activity of exploring cave systems. In Gauteng, the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Side, offers spelunkers adventures into the home of Mrs Ples and other million year old hominid fossils found in this aptly named site. Caving in...

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay Pigeon Shooting in Gauteng. Enjoy the thrill of aiming at a target and pulling the trigger of a shotgun when you try the sport of clay pigeon shooting. You may not hit the flying clay target on your first try, but when you do, be prepared for a super rush of adrenalin. There are numerous clubs...

Cycle Tours

Cycle Tours in Gauteng. Take a slow cycle tour through Soweto or join a guided tour through Gauteng. Cycling is a fast growing sport in South Africa. Whether your decision to take up cycling is to boost your fitness, cut petrol costs or whether it is an environmental choice, one thing is certain - Once...

Dragon Boat Racing

Dragon Boat Racing in Gauteng is a great teambuilding event. Dragon boats were introduced to Florida Lake in Gauteng in 1999 and today, teams travel to compete in the annual Taiwanese Dragon Boat Racing festival. A dragon boat is a sleek fast craft, decorated with a dragon head...

Driver Training

Driver Training in Gauteng, South Africa - off road training, 4x4 training, motorcycle training and more... Driver Training gives you the opportunity to develop skills needed to drive professionally in all types of terrain and conditions. Gauteng province is surrounded by exciting safari and off...

Drone Racing

Drone Racing in Gauteng - Sport flying and courses. This latest techno wizardry has come to excite the eternal child in you! If you just got that longed for drone for Christmas and plan to use it to capture those special moments on your next holiday this activity is for you. High speed drone racing...

Fishing

The saying ‘Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime’ is true when taken literally but it is also true when applied in a broader sense to children. In our world of technology, children generally spend too much of their time in front of screens in meaningless...

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing in Gauteng. If you are looking for an original teambuilding activity for your company look no further.  This is certainly an activity everybody will have fun at trying and is extremely rewarding when you get that first fly to land effortlessly in the middle of the dam...

Flyboarding

Flyboarding in Gauteng is a must-do activity. Gauteng might not have an ocean, but it certainly has its fair share of dams and waterways and an increasing variety of water sports are becoming available at these venues. Flyboarding is the latest offering in the hydro-flight suite. It’s sci-fi...

Gliding

Gliding in Gauteng. Uneven solar heating of the surface of the earth creates thermals. A thermal is a column of rising air formed on the ground. Most people are unlikely to notice thermals, but on your journey to become an avid glider, you will learn to love them! Gliding or soaring is an air adventure...

Go Karting

Go Karting in Gauteng. Do you think that a Sunday drive around Johannesburg sounds boring? So do we, so why not take a drive with a difference. Go Go Karting! A go-kart is a small four-wheeled vehicle. Most have rear wheel brakes only – this is why spins are so common! Many famous racing car drivers,...

Guided walking Tours

Guided walking tours in Gauteng - Johannesburg city and Soweto township Tours. Revel in a medley of sights, sounds and tastes richly imbued with stories from your guides who grew up in the heart of the communities they are guiding you through. A walking tour in Gauteng will include visits to tourist...

Gyrocopter

Gyrocopter Flights in Gauteng. It looks a bit like something your nerdy sibling might have built from a kit in the garage but don’t be fooled. The Gyrocopter is a flying machine that is more agile than a cat. The most dangerous part of this aviation experience is that there’s a good chance...

Hang Gliding

Hang Gliding in Gauteng. A tandem flight is an awesome way to enjoy the scenery around Gauteng. This is an activity for young and old – all you need to bring is a sense of adventure. A hang glider is a light non-motorised aircraft that the pilot launches from a hill or cliff by foot. The...

Helicopter Flights

Helicopter Flights in Gauteng. Go on a scenic helicopter flip today. Few things are as exciting as hovering in a plexiglas bubble above the earth! A helicopter is the most versatile flying machine in existence today. A helicopter takes off and lands vertically, hovers, flies forwards and backwards....

Hiking

The ridges and kloofs of the Magaliesberg Mountains are in close striking distance of both Johannesburg and Pretoria. This stretch of untouched nature is a slice of heaven for avid hikers. Go and get those Boots Dirty on a Hiking adventure in the Magaliesberg. You will return to the hustle and bustle...

Horse Riding

Horse Riding in Gauteng, South Africa - Guided outrides, lessons, horseback trails and more near Pretoria, Hartbeespoort and Magaliesberg. Take time off and come and enjoy a day on horse-back in Gauteng. Guided outrides and lessons cater for all levels of ability. You can enjoy a Horseback riding adventure...

Hot-Air Ballooning

Hot-Air Ballooning in Gauteng. A hot air balloon safari is a must-do activity in South Africa. The first flights in Hot Air Balloons were unmanned. Later animals were placed on board and in 1783 the first flight with humans took place. Did you know that King Louis XVI of France had originally decreed...

Houseboats

Houseboat Rentals in Gauteng. Captain your own Houseboat on a river cruise adventure. Take the helm and navigate the Vaal River, South Africa’s most permanently navigable inland waterway. On your cruise, don’t forget to test your skills with a fishing rod, explore the vibrant restaurants...

Indoor Climbing

Indoor Climbing in Gauteng, South Africa. Keen climbers head to Gauteng’s Indoor Climbing Gyms to test their skills on the many routes. The climbing structures in an Indoor Climbing Gym have challenges for both beginners and experienced climbers. One of the great advantages of Indoor Climbing...

Inland Scuba Diving

Inland Scuba Diving in Gauteng. If Scuba diving is your thing, but you happen to live in landlocked Gauteng – do not worry! There is a Scuba Diving adventure waiting for you right here. Inland Scuba Diving courses takes place in dams. The diving in fresh water is similar to ocean diving, but the...

Karting

Karting in Gauteng is definately on the list of fun things to do! Karting is a motorised sport that is fun for grannies, uncles, kids and the adventurous alike. It is the perfect day out for a diverse group of friend or the family.  You will be hard pressed to say who is having the most fun. Just...

Kayaking

Kayaking in Gauteng, South Africa. Want to do a kayaking course? A kayak is a long narrow boat that is pointed at both ends. A traditional kayak has a covered deck and seats one paddler. The cover prevents water from entering the kayak. The kayak was first used by indigenous inuits hunters in the sub...

Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting

Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting in Gauteng. Get out into the bushveld for a laser clay pigeon adventure in Magaliesberg, Gauteng. Your quarry won’t be the local wildlife, you will be shooting at moving targets called clays. There’ll be no worries about accidental discharge. Laser clay pigeon...

Microlight Flying

Microlight Flights in Gauteng. A must-do adventure. Since Leonardo da Vinci’s first design of a human-powered ornithopter – or flying machine, people have dreams of soaring in the skies, free as a bird. You can realise this dream on a Microlight Adventure in Gauteng! A microlight is a small...

Motorcycle Tours

Motorcycle Tours in Gauteng. South Africa is blessed with endless stretches of wide open road. We have spectacular scenery and a great outdoor climate. Simply put - It is a heaven for motorcycle enthusiasts. Although our road network is in excellent shape, many are also not for the fainthearted as they...

Mountaineering

Mountaineering in Gauteng. Rock climbing, sport climbing and indoor climbing, Gauteng has you covered! The ridges and kloofs of the Magaliesberg Mountains make this stretch of untouched nature a Mountaineering paradise. If you want to experience the ultimate challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro,...

Paintball

Paintball in Gauteng is great fun for families. Paintball is an extremely popular and fun sport. Here are five good reasons to book a paintball game today: Paintball is a social game. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with friends and to meet new people. It’s a game of people, from...

Paragliding

Paragliding in Gauteng. Paragliding, tandem paragliding and courses are available in Gauteng. Leonardo da Vinci was probably the first person who tried to develop a practical solution to flight. He studied the flight and structure of birds and designed a multitude of mechanical devices, one of which...

Quad Biking

Quad Biking in Gauteng. Are you looking for a fun experience in the great outdoors? Look no further that a Quad Biking adventure in Gauteng. These tough four wheelers, also known as All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s), are a great way to get out into the country side and away from the crowds. Quad Biking...

Rally Driving

Rally Driving in Gauteng. Here’s an awesome way to get those Boots Dirty at a Rally Driving Academy. Take your place in the hotseat, or if you feel adventurous take the wheel yourself, of a rally car. Feel the adrenaline pump as the roar of your engine fills the air and live your dream as a racing...

River Rafting

River Rafting in Gauteng. Just an hour’s drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, the Crocodile River offers the perfect environment for some fast water fun in an evocative African environment of rocky ridges and cicada-singing bush veld. When the Elephant Child in one of Rudyard Kipling’s...

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing in Gauteng. Indoor climbing, sport climbing and free climbing is all available in Gauteng. Gauteng is blessed with natural rock formations that are just waiting to be explored on a Rock Climbing Adventure. Rock Climbing is an additive adventure activity and once you get the hang of climbing...

Rope Course

Rope Course in Gauteng. Family fun. A rope course is a wonderful way to destress and unwind. Unwind in the true sense of the word, as  your body will stretch out in amazing ways as you make your way through the rope course. A rope course is a military style suspended obstacle course. But this makes...

SCAD Freefall

SCAD Freefall in Gauteng. SCAD Freefall which is also known as SCAD diving is an unattached free fall. It is for the serious adrenaline junkie! A SCAD Freefall is a unique thrill ride. The term SCAD is an acronym for Suspended Catch Air Device, a system of nets that ensures that your fall is stopped...

Scenic Flights

Scenic Flights in Gauteng. If you are looking for things to do in Gauteng a scenic flight is an experience of a lifetime. Climb aboard a helicopter, sit back and relax as you lift up off the ground and into the wide open skies. Fly low over the Johannesburg CBD and surrounding areas for a bird’s...

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving in Gauteng. Our operators in Gauteng offer Scuba Diving courses that give you the skills and confidence that you need to explore the world under water. The term SCUBA is an acronym for ‘Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus’. It was originally developed...

Segway Tours

Segway Tours in Gauteng. A Segway PT (Personal Transporter) is a self-balancing battery-powered electric vehicle. They are astonishingly easy to manoeuvre and will get you around just about anywhere. How about an educational and entertaining tour of the Lion Park or an off-road adventure along the fence...

Skydiving

Skydiving Gauteng - AFF, Tandem Jumps and Courses. Get high on the high veld! But beware, Skydiving is an extremely addictive sport. It’s hard to describe the thrill of the jump without resorting to hackneyed superlatives.  The long freefall associated with skydiving makes it unlike any other...

Stand up paddle Surfing (SUP)

Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP) in Gauteng  Stand Up Paddle Surfing or Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is taking the world by storm. This sport originated in Hawaii and is an offshoot of surfing. On a SUP, you can paddle further into the ocean than on a surfboard. Paddlers ride waves and they also...

Stargazing

Stargazing in Gauteng. Astronomy Tours. Track asteroids, study planets, monitor stars and discover comets on a Stargazing Adventure! Stargazing or amateur astronomy involves using a telescope to watch the night sky and the abundance of objects found in it. This is predominantly a night time activity,...

Teambuilding

Team building in Gauteng. Corporate Events, Company Functions and End of Year Functions, we've got you covered. Since the advent of teambuilding in the 90s as a means to get co-workers to bond through a shared experience outside of the office, team-building activities have ranged from mundane (a...

Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata in Gauteng. So you think you have been there, done that and ticked off everything that you could possibly do on your day off in Gauteng? Luckily there is a brand new activity just waiting for you to be enjoyed! Via Ferrata is an Italian term that means ‘Iron Road’. It is a mountain...

Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding in Gauteng. Wakeboarding is a fun, fast water sport. It uses a combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing techniques.  If this sounds confusing, picture this scene: You’re standing on a small board with your feet strapped into a pair of boots. A powerboat or a cable...

Waterskiing

Waterskiing in Gauteng. Life begins at the end of the line. The water skiing line or tow rope, that is. Gauteng is blessed with rivers and lakes that are just waiting for a Water Skiing Adventure. It is an activity that is perfect for water lovers and relatively easy to learn. Water skiing begins with...

White Water Kayaking

White Water Kayaking in Gauteng. A White Water Kayaking adventure involves a journey, paddling on a kayak down a river with a number of rapids. The turbulence of a rapid creates frothy water that looks white -manoeuvring your way through a white water rapid is fast paced paddling that will test your...

Zip Line

Zip Line in Gauteng. Do you need to refresh your perspective on life? How about a Zip Line or Foefie Slide Adventure? Join our operators in Gauteng and experience nature like never before as you slide above rivers and canyons and enjoy a birds-eye view of the world around you. A Zip Line is a stainless...

4x4 Tours

4x4 Tours in Gauteng. Off-Road Driving. After a week at the office it’s finally time to get those wheels Dirty! Luckily adventure seekers in Gauteng do not have to travel far to get off the beaten track. Head for a 4x4 Adventure in the Cradle of Humankind our operators are fellow 4x4...