Johannesburg Adventures

Johannesburg Adventures - A list of adventure activities and things to do.

So you thought Joburg was all about work and money? Guess again, Johannesburg adventures are scattered all over the City of Gold. Johannesburg may not offer the scenery that Cape Town or the Garden Route do, but what it lacks in natural beauty, it makes up with variety.

Just because the city lacks an ocean, doesn’t mean that watersports are out of the question while man-made activity centres provide hours of…

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Johannesburg Adventures - A list of adventure activities and things to do.

So you thought Joburg was all about work and money? Guess again, Johannesburg adventures are scattered all over the City of Gold. Johannesburg may not offer the scenery that Cape Town or the Garden Route do, but what it lacks in natural beauty, it makes up with variety.

Just because the city lacks an ocean, doesn’t mean that watersports are out of the question while man-made activity centres provide hours of entertainment, without having to worry about the weather conditions. A superb network of highways in the area also makes travelling to and from your next adventure a breeze.

Here are just some of the things you can look forward to on Johannesburg tours:

  • Bike tours: From exploring the less populated rural areas or bushveld to exciting city tours, you are able to get up close and personal to the various landscapes in this historic city.
  • Canoeing: Sublime canoeing options are available all around Johannesburg with a variety of exciting river routes that suit everyone from beginners to the most advanced paddlers.
  • Hot-air ballooning: The Magaliesberg offers some of the best ballooning options in the country. Take a bird’s eye view of some of the most breathtaking scenery in the area before enjoy a champagne breakfast upon landing.
  • Quad-biking: Visit a variety of challenging and exciting tracks that will have you kicking up dust and flying through the air in no time.
  • Sandboarding: Who said that you need beach dunes for sandboarding? Try your hand at some of Joburg’s most intense boarding options for a truly exhilarating experience.

See the best side of Johannesburg – Outdoor adventures await!

Johannesburg Adventures

Abseiling

Abseiling adventures in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Abseiling is so much fun. You get to descend safely on a rope while checking out some amazing scenery and enjoying a huge adrenaline rush. Choose between a unique abseil down the cooling towers at the disused Orlando Power Station in Soweto and abseiling...

Acrobranch

Acrobranch in Johannesburg, Gauteng - Family friendly obstacle course, great for birthday parties and corporate teambuilding events. Go back to your roots in the branches of the trees on an acrobranch course. Acrobranching is about playing in the trees, testing your mental and physical agility and strength....

Adventure Biking

Adventure Biking in Johannesburg - Guided Motorbike Tours. Feeling the call to head for open spaces and freedom? An adventure biking holiday in Johannesburg...

Aerial Cable Trail

Aerial Cable Trail (Zip Line) in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Close to the Hartebeespoort Dam in the North West Provence of South Africa, you can do an enthralling aerial cable trail. Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Lines is situated on a small game farm, and you see some wildlife beneath you at the same time....

Aerobatic Flights

Johannesburg Aerobatic Flights. Scenic flights, helicopter flights and Tiger Moth flights also available. Feel the thrill of an aerobatic flight in Johannesburg, Gauteng. If you are looking for a fast paced activity packed with adrenalin, this is for you. Based at Benoni Airfield, a short...

Archery

Archery Adventures in Johannesburg - Clubs, Lessons and Ranges. Without really leaving the city of Johannesburg, you can pretend to be a Stone Age hunter gatherer, a medieval bowman or Robin Hood, and do some serious bow and arrow shooting on one of the archery ranges situated around Johannesburg,...

BASE Jumping

BASE Jumping near Johannesburg, Gauteng. You don’t have to leave Johannesburg and head for the mountains for a BASE jumping adventure. Urban BASE jumping is a trend that has got city officials around the world hot under the collar and expressing versions of the sentiment - why make the worlds...

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Orlando Towers is a Soweto landmark and it offers definitely the first and so far only bungee jump between cooling towers. As well as the obvious adrenaline rush, there is the whole history of the disused power station and the view over Soweto, the iconic satellite...

Cable Waterskiing

Cable waterskiing in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Waterskiing without the boat - it’s fun and easy, although the chances are you will take the odd tumble and get very wet. StokeCity Wakepark is situated in Midrand, this is very convenient for either Johannesburg and Pretoria, so if you’re looking...

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Ready. Aim. Fire! Discover the thrill of aiming a shotgun at a flying target when you try clay pigeon shooting. A spring-loaded trap launches clay targets (not pigeons!) into the air and your objective is to shoot them down. Take lessons, join a club or enjoy a once-off experience with a group of friends....

Cycle Tours

Cycle Tours in Johannesburg, South Africa. A cycle tour in Johannesburg will give you a deep understanding of the history, both dark and glorious, of our complex country and give you a chance to get familiar with vibrant Soweto, the biggest township in South Africa. Amble along on a bicycle, still the...

Dragon Boat Racing

Dragon Boat Racing in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Dragon boat racing is a great team activity that you can do at a number of different levels. If you join a club and come to regular training sessions you can become a serious or semi-serious competitive dragon boat racer. Or it’s also great as a corporate...

Fishing

Fishing in Johannesburg. I am no guru when it comes to fishing but have spent enough time behind a rod next to the sea, lagoons, rivers, and trout ponds...

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing in Johannesburg. Fly fishing is a calm, contemplative activity so it’s a great way to escape the urban tension of Johannesburg, Gauteng. Do a fly fishing course, learning the basics, or join a fly fishing expedition to the Vaal River, Sterkfontein Dam or the Magalies River to catch...

Gliding

Gliding in Johannesburg. Escape the noise and hustle of Johannesburg, Gauteng by driving about an hour from town to Orient Airfield in the Magaliesberg where you can soar above the world in a silent glider as you float upon the thermals. From a 'first training flight, to getting your own pilot's...

Hang Gliding

Hang Gliding in Johannesburg, Gauteng - Tandem flights and training courses available. For one of the most amazing adventures that Johannesburg has to offer, go Hang Gliding! A Hang Gliding Adventure here means soaring on the thermals of the Magaliesberg Mountains with views of the Hartbeespoort...

Harley-Davidson Tour

Here’s an activity that is bound to make you happy! A Harley Davidson Tour in Johannesburg will put a huge smile on anyone’s face! Jo’burg is blessed with endless stretches of open road – perfect for motor bike enthusiasts! We cannot think of a better way to explore these than on a Harley!...

Helicopter Flights

Helicopter Flights in Johannesburg, South Africa. Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the city of Johannesburg and its environs, or combine it with a romantic lunch at an out-of-the-way restaurant. Maybe pop the question to that special person in your life on a sundowner trip? Flights leave...

Hiking

Hiking in Johannesburg, South Africa. Johannesburg doesn’t have its own mountain rising up out of the city like Cape Town, but it's got the magnificent Magaliesburg just an hour away, which is a place that offers abundant hiking opportunities over its 120-kilometer length. The mountain range...

Horse Riding

Horse Riding Adventures in Johannesburg. Enjoy fabulous horse riding outrides or horse safaris near Lanseria (Gauteng) between Johannesburg and Hartebeespoort in the North West Province. Beginners are welcome and all skill levels are catered for. Day tours and overnight tours available and...

Hot-Air Ballooning

Johannesburg Hot-Air Ballooning - Balloon Rides. In under an hour you could be out of the city and drifting up into the morning sky for a date with heavenly views and adventure. Anchor a special occasion into your mind forever with this very special outing. A balloon ride experience begins at the launch...

Houseboats

Houseboat Charters in Johannesburg. Escape from Johannesburg, Gauteng and its urban stresses by renting a houseboat on the Vaal River. You can cruise around for 55km on the river. If you can drive a car, you’ll be able to manoeuvre this easy-to-captain live-aboard boat and be the master of your...

Karting

Karting in Johannesburg, South Africa. Johannesburg, home of the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit, is the centre of car racing in South Africa. It is a cultural meme in South Africa that Joburgers love their cars, the bigger and flashier the better. So it’s not surprising that Johannesburg has some...

Kayaking

Kayaking in Johannesburg, Gauteng. You can do kayak training in Johannesburg, and buy all the necessary gear before heading out on a white water kayaking adventure - or on a flat water trip to a dam like Sterkfontein or Vanderkloof. Or head to the sea for some sea kayaking. Whatever your paddling dreams,...

Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting

Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting in Johannesburg. Our brand new activity in Gauteng! Offered by Saddle Creek Adventures near Hekpoort in the Magaliesberg, this activity is suitable for families and teambuilding.

Microlight Flying

Microlight Flying in Johannesburg. Getting a microlight pilots licence is so much easier, quicker and cheaper than getting a fixed wing private pilots licence (PPL) and - here is the best part - you can use all those cheaper hours towards your PPL licence. And microlight flying is what the old aviation...

Motorcycle Tours

Rent a BMW motorbike from OR Tambo near Johannesburg and you are free to explore South Africa and write your own motorcycle diaries. You will, of course, need a valid licence.

Mountaineering

Mountaineering in Johannesburg, South Africa. Johannesburg is the springboard for a host of incredible African mountain adventures. Highly professional operators employing skilled adventure guides facilitate equatorial trips up Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya as well as the Rwenzori Mountains. Closer to home,...

Quad Biking

Quad Biking Adventures in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Enjoy a gentle but exciting quad bike safari around a scenic game farm in Harties near Johannesburg or a fun filled family day near Hekpoort in the Magaliesberg Mountains. These quad bikes or all-terrain vehicles (ATV) are the perfect vehicles for...

River Rafting

It’s such a quick drive out from Johannesburg to the Crocodile River you can enjoy a one-day river rafting trip and be home in time for supper. With fun grade 1 and 2 rapids, this is not a super-adrenaline white water river but it’s fun and relatively challenging playing in the smallish...

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing in Johannesburg, Gauteng - Guided climbing trips and sport climbing. You can learn the exciting and adrenaline-filled sport of rock climbing right in Johannesburg. You can learn the moves in an indoor climbing gym and/or learn to climb on some sport routes in Johannesburg, the Magaliesberg...

Scenic Flights

Scenic Flights in Johannesburg, South Africa. If you don’t have much time to explore Johannesburg then consider a scenic flight where you’ll ‘visit’ all the iconic urban features like Johannesburg CBD, Soweto Football stadium and Melville Koppies in one amazing airborne tour....

Skydiving

Skydiving in Johannesburg, South Africa. The airspace over Johannesburg is waiting to be played in! Do a tandem skydive over Johannesburg, or learn to skydive close to the city. Various courses and options are available including an Accelerated Freefall (AFF) course designed to turn you into a safe...

Stand up paddle Surfing (SUP)

Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP) in Johannesburg, South Africa. We know there’s not much in the way of waves in Johannesburg, but it sure has its fair share of water - lovely expanses of the stuff that are ideal to start to stand up paddling on. So why not practice now before heading down to the...

Stargazing

Stargazing Adventures in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Mobile stargazing edutainment programmes offer a telescopic view of the universe with a detailed explanation by expert astronomers. You can choose a variety of different topics including African traditions and legends about the stars. Based in Johannesburg,...

Teambuilding

Teambuilding in Johannesburg, Gauteng - Activities are perfect for corporate events and functions, sporting and youth groups. As the South African city with the highest rate of employment and business activity, Johannesburg is regarded as the economic hub of the country. This means that there are a...

Waterskiing

Waterskiing in Johannesburg, South Africa. Waterskiing and wakeboarding can be fun and safe but it’s a good idea to get some guidance and tuition while you’re learning. Once you have, you can zip around behind a powerful motorboat on a pair of skis or a wakeboard. It’s a fantastic...

White Water Kayaking

White Water Kayaking in Johannesburg, South Africa. White water kayaking on the Vaal River and the Crocodile River in Gauteng is so much fun, but you really should learn what you’re doing before you fling yourself into a white water river just above a few grade 5 rapids. You can do a white water...

Zip Line

Zip Line Adventures in Johannesburg, South Africa. A short drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria towards Hartbeespoort, you will find a small game farm - Amanzingwe Lodge and Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Lines. You can zip along this aerial cable trail (zip line) and see some interesting wildlife while you’re...