Gauteng Adventures

Abseiling
Acrobranch
Aerial Cable Trail
Airboat Rides
Archery
BASE Jumping
Boat Charters
Boat Trips
Bungee Jumping
Canopy Tours

Gauteng Adventures and activities: Plan your trip. What To Do this weekend?

Gauteng-place of the gold-the economic hub of South Africa. Smallest province. Most people. Go figure; this is not the place you come to for deep immersion in the wildest Africa. It’s where you go if you want to see the real-South African-deal. Not diversity of flora, but of people. It’s where we all ultimately came from - a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cradle of Humankind, will explain why.…

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Gauteng Adventures and activities: Plan your trip. What To Do this weekend?

Gauteng-place of the gold-the economic hub of South Africa. Smallest province. Most people. Go figure; this is not the place you come to for deep immersion in the wildest Africa. It’s where you go if you want to see the real-South African-deal. Not diversity of flora, but of people. It’s where we all ultimately came from - a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cradle of Humankind, will explain why. This is a place to contemplate our origins but more importantly, a place to celebrate the richness, vibrancy, and complexity of Africa right now.

With so much historical and cultural significance, it would be a pity to consign Gauteng to status of “springboard to other wilder places”. Though an hour’s drive will take you to bushveld or mountains, the adventurous will find plenty to explore in the urban jungles of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The historic township Soweto, the birthplace of the anti-apartheid struggle is a melting pot of activities from meaningful cultural experiences to serious adrenalin fixes. The refurbished Orlando Towers, their dull grey now brightly painted by local artists, a symbol of transformation, is a hub for urban thrill seekers. The old cooling towers now offer gravity-propelled activities like BASE and bungee jumping, abseiling and the world’s highest SCAD free-fall.

Almost any adventure you can find out in the countryside you will find offered in the cities here, from cycling to rock climbing but at the end of the day, we all need a little restorative energy from Nature. Gauteng has some lovely landscapes to play in. The Magaliesberg, a biodiversity hotspot, provides all the usual mountain-related activities, only an hour from Johannesburg.

 The Vaal and Crocodile Rivers offer additional tranquil retreats and are perfect environments for canoeing, white water rafting, and other water-based sports that Gauteng’s excellent adventure operators curate.  

Activity List

Gauteng Adventures

Abseiling

Abseiling trips in Gauteng.  Abseiling, also known as rappelling, is an exhilarating adventure activity that involves descending down cliffs using a rope and harness. Gauteng is home to a number of excellent abseiling destinations, offering stunning scenery and challenging routes for all levels...

Acrobranch

Acrobranch Adventure Parks in Gauteng: Soar Through the Trees with Ziplines, Ropes, and Bridges. Acrobranch is a unique outdoor adventure experience that combines ziplines, ropes, and bridges to create a challenging and fun course for all ages. Acrobranch adventure parks can be found in Gauteng, South...

Aerial Cable Trail

Aerial Cable Trail in Gauteng, South Africa. 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...

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...

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...