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GOLD REEF CITY
HECTOR PETERSEN SQUARE
HORSE TRAILS
BERNBERG MUSEUM OF COSTUMES
SOUTH AFRICAN BREWERIES
JOHANNESBURG PLANETARIUM
THE LION PARK
RHINO AND LION RESERVE
MYSTIC MONKEYS AND FEATHERS WILDLIFE PARK
CROCODILE ADVENTURES
VOORTREKKER MONUMENT
ALOE RIDGE GAME RESERVE
NGWENYA GLASS VILLAGE
APARTHEID MUSEUM
NEWTOWN
ROODEPOORT MUSEUM
ZOO LAKE
WALTER SISULU NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS
ROSEBANK AFRICAN CRAFT MARKET
JOHANNESBURG ZOO
S A MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY
THE ADLER MUSEUM OF MEDICINE
MUSEUM AFRICA
ORIENTAL PLAZA
S A WORLD OF BEER
JOHANNESBURG ART GALLERY
THE ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

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GOLD REEF CITY

Just 8 kilometres from the centre of Johannesburg lies the world famous yet uniquely South African Gold Reef City. Here, a magnificent theme park and casino offers the widest range of attractions, fun and entertainment for the whole family.

 

A reproduction of a mining town, with exhibits, curio shops, restaurants & take-aways and a theme park, which includes a train ride tour.

 

With a selection of shops and eating outlets, there's plenty to keep you busy when you want to take a break from the Theme Park entertainment and historical attractions.

tel: 011 248 6800

info@goldreefcity.co.za

 

HECTOR PETERSEN SQUARE

Near Diepkloof - Memorial site, photographic exhibits of the Soweto student uprisings of 1976.

The Hector Pieterson* Memorial and museum opened in Soweto in 2002, not far from the spot where 12 year-old Hector was shot on the 16 June 1976 during the Soweto uprising that today is a symbol of resistance to the brutality of the apartheid government.


 

HORSE TRAILS

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We present 2 leisurely 3 hour rides on Sundays – from 08:00 am – 11:00 am and from 15:00pm – to 18:00pm respectively.

All these journeys are accompanied by two or more experienced guides. Halfway through the trip the group splits in two:

  • An advance group that enables gutsy, wild at heart riders to practice their so called “unplanned dismounts” at a controlled canter pace.
  • A slow, controlled group, that either trot or walk for the slightly more meek and mild rider.

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Mariana and Jimmy

Cell: 083 650 7380

Fax: 0866 87 9600

E-mail:

Bahorsetrails@ionline.co.za

M35 Onderstepoort Road

Onderstepoort

Pretoria - 0110

 

GPS Co-ordinates:

S 25° 37.573
E 028° 10.764

 

 

BERNBERG MUSEUM OF COSTUMES

Period costumes from the 18th to early 20th centuries.

 

It documents the history of women’s clothing from the Edwardian and Victorian eras until present, exhibiting clothing, hair accessories, jewelry and much more.

 

Corner of Duncombe Road and Jan Smuts Avenue, located in the suburb of Forest Town in Johannesburg

 

tel: 011 346 0716

 

SOUTH AFRICAN BREWERIES

Permanent exhibition of the history of beer brewing in South Africa. Gift shop on site.

011 836 4900

 

JOHANNESBURG PLANETARIUM

Wits University - - Open Friday - 20h00 - Saturday - 15h00 - Sunday 16h00.

tel: 011 717 1392

 

THE LION PARK

The Lion Park is situated in Gauteng Province near Lanseria Airport and Fourways within easy reach of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The park offers terrific up close views and other exciting interactions with a large variety of predators and large herbivores indigenous to AfricaThe Lion Park is home to over 80 lions including the rare white lions and many other carnivores such as cheetah, wild dog, brown and spotted hyena and black backed jackal and a wide variety of antelope which roam freely in the antelope area.Guests have an opportunity to interact with some of the animals in the Cub World area which has a giraffe feeding platform that puts you at eye level with our tame resident giraffe creating a fun experience for all ages. Then there is the popular cub interaction which allows guests to touch the cubs and take photographs.The Lion Park is open every day of the year

 

RHINO AND LION RESERVE - Tel : +2711 957 0109
The reserve was founded in 1985, with the aim of preserving the scenic area for private leisure. From a modest beginning of 2 White Rhinos, 'Ouvrous'and 'Bulle', imported from a zoo in Germany, and some antelope species, the reserve now boasts 600 head of game representing 25 different species.

 

MYSTIC MONKEYS AND FEATHERS WILDLIFE PARK

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Mystic Monkeys & Feathers Wildlife Park hosts one of South Africa’s largest private primate collections featuring 38 species, in addition to a large number of beautiful, exotic birds.

 

It is home to the first two Angolan black and white Colobus and Bearded Saki's babies born in captivity in the country as well as Chimpanzee and White-Handed Gibbons, two of the "Big 5" in the "ape" world, including Cheetahs, Lions and Tigers.

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Tel : +27 12 521 0335


Fax  : +27 12 567 7601


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CROCODILE ADVENTURES

 
 

VOORTREKKER MONUMENT
On 13 July 1937 the sod turning ceremony took place on Monument Hill. Advocate E.G.Jansen, chairman of the SVK turned the first sod. The cornerstone was laid by Mrs. J.C. Muller (granddaughter of Andries Pretorius), Mrs. K.F. Ackerman (great granddaugther of Hendrik Potgieter), and Mrs. J.C. Preller (great granddaughter of Piet Retief) on 16 December 1938 .

 

Eleven years later the Monument was inaugurated on 16 December 1949. The total cost for the construction of the Monument came to £359,600, of which the state contributed the most. Additional funds were obtained through donations, special stamp sales, commemorative envelopes, mementoes and publications.

 

In 1949 a large amphitheatre was also erected to the North East of the Monument, which seats approximately 20,000 people.Notwithstanding the massive size of the Monument, two other elements make it a site worth visiting: the Historical Frieze and the Cenotaph Hall. Voortrekkers.

 

The unique marble Frieze is an intrinsic part of the design - in bas-relief 27 panels depict the story of the Great Trek from 1835 to 1852. The Frieze does not only show the history of the Great Trek, but also depicts every day life, work methods, religious beliefs and the way of life of the Voortrekkers.


The central focus point of the Monument is the Cenotaph. On top of the Hall of Heroes' is an arch from where one can view the interior of the Monument. It is through an opening in the arch that the sun shines at twelve o'clock on 16 December each year onto the middle of the Cenotaph and the words, 'We for thee, South Africa'. The ray of sunshine symbolises God's blessing on the lives and endeavours of the

 

ALOE RIDGE GAME RESERVEhttp://en.wikipedia.org

Aloe Ridge Game Reserve is a game reserve and conservation park in central Gauteng province in north-east South Africa, lying some 15 kilometres directly north-east of the Sterkfontein caves. Located near Mulder's Drift it protects white rhino, buffalo, hippo, and many antelope and rare bird species. The reserve also has a Zulu craft centre and is open to tourists.

+2711 957 2070

 

NGWENYA GLASS VILLAGE

+2711 957 3180

Shades of Ngwenya glass blowing factory is the hub of the Ngwenya Glass Village, only 20 minutes from JHB, a glass wonderland where you can watch the ancient art of glassblowing at work and buy fabulous handmade recycled glassware.

Ngwenya Glass Village is the ideal venue for a day or weekend outing with 12 Shops to browse around. Come and enjoy long lazy lunches at Zest – World of Food under shady trees while the kids have fun in the playground

Come and enjoy the ambience at Ngwenya Glass Village.

Bring the whole family for a unique eating, relaxing and country shopping experience.

jes@shadesofngwenya.co.za

 

APARTHEID MUSEUM

The Apartheid Museum , the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid

 

The Pillars of the Constitution
Between 1994 and 1996 South Africa's first fully democratic parliament, sitting as the Constitutional Assembly, drew up South Africa's new constitution. It contains guarantees of equality more extensive than anywhere else in the world. At its heart are seven fundamental values which are represented by the pillars in the first courtyard visitors encounter on arrival at the museum: democracy, equality, reconciliation, diversity, responsibility, respect and freedom.

info@apartheidmuseum.orgwww.apartheidmuseum.org/

Tel: 011 309 4700

 

 

 

NEWTOWN

Newtown: Established as a cultural precinct, includes the Museum Africa, the Market Theatre, the World of Beers, Bus factory , Workers Museum. Plus restaurants and musical venues like the Song Writers Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROODEPOORT MUSEUM

The Roodepoort Museum covers local history, the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand and the development of Roodepoort from mining camp to city.

The museum houses an impressive collection of Decorative Art Glass and Porcelain, representing such famous names as Royal Doulton, Meissen, Rosenthal, Daum, Royal Worchester, Lalique, Wedgewood, Etling and Clarisse Cliff to name only a few.


The museum boasts a Pioneer Farmhouse dating from the mid-1800's, a Victorian house from the turn of the century, plus 1920's and 1930's Lounges reflecting life in a bygone era. A special display room houses the museum's collection of international Decorative Art objects. The museum now also features an Art Gallery (also used for other temporary exhibitions).

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Friday 09:30 - 16:30 Sunday 14:00 - 17:00 Closed on Public Holidays

Museum entry: Adults R5.25 Children R0.55 Teachers R 1.05 Students/Seniors R2.10

Tel : (011) 761 0225 / 9

Fax: (011) 674 4043

albal@joburg.org.za

 

ZOO LAKE

Zoo Lake is the venue for the annual Jazz on the Lake and Carols by Candlelight events.

It is also the monthly venue for the Artists under the Sun open air art exhibition.

It also boasts the Coronation Fountain, a Johannesburg heritage symbol.

Zoo Lake is a popular spot for picnicking, walking your dog or taking a leisurely boat ride.

It has its own information centre and has one of the popular African themed restaurants, Moyo.

The Zoo Lake Sports Club is another favourite with residents, offering a variety of sports amenities, a restaurant and pub.

 

WALTER SISULU NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS

The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden was started in July 1982 and is the youngest of the eight Gardens managed by the National Botanical Institute.

Against the backdrop of the magnificent Witpoortjie waterfall, this Garden (previously called the Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden) covers almost 300 hectares and consists of both landscaped and natural veld areas. The history of the Garden shows that it was founded in 1982, but has been a popular venue for outings since the 1800's.

 

Entrance fees as from the 1 April 2009.

R23 for adults, R13 for students (with a valid student card), R7 for scholars (children), R5 concession fee (at discretion of the Curator), R2 for pre-school groups (per child). Children under the age of 6 and Botanical Society members (with valid Botsoc membership) have free entry.

 

Entrance fee for Events (Concerts, Easter Parade, Teddy Bear's Picnic, Fashio Show, Carols by Candlelight) Adults R35, Senior Citizens R25, Students (with valid student card) R20, Scholars R10, Botsoc adults R20, Botsoc students R15, Botsoc scholars R5

Tel: 086 100 1278

GPS: S 26 deg. 05.210' and E 27 deg. 50.694'

SisuluGarden@sanbi.org

 

ROSEBANK AFRICAN CRAFT MARKET

The vibrant cultures of Africa gather under one roof to reveal their treasures in the heart of Rosebank's vibey cosmopolitan restaurant, shopping and entertainment district. B&B African Craft Market is a consumer haven for locals and travellers alike.

 

Visitors to the African Craft Market are welcomed seven days a week from 9am to 6pm by the pulsating rhythm of African drum beats. Corner of Cradock Avenue and Baker Street, Rosebank

info@craft.co.za

Tel: (011) 880 2906

 

JOHANNESBURG ZOO

The Johannesburg Zoo was established in 1904, and historically, it has been owned and operated by the CITY OF JOHANNESBURG.

 

Look after the environment, it is the only one we’ve got.

This message is spread through numerous awareness programmes, edutainment, as well as smell, hear, touch and feel programmes held throughout the year.

The Zoo is the epicentre for the ‘living sciences’.

We encourage teachers and parents to bring their pupils and children to the zoo to bring environmental subjects to life .

Night tours are a must.

Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkview, Main public entrance on Upper Park Drive

Tel: (011) 646-2000

info@jhbzoo.org.za

 

S A MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY

The South African National Museum of Military History, situated in Johannesburg in the Province of Gauteng, is the only museum of its kind in South Africa. It provides a nucleus of Museum and military history expertise in southern Africa.


The Museum's collection of more than 44 000 items is divided into 37 separate categories and include the official South African war art and photograph collections. The aviation collection contains some of the rarest aircraft in the world.

Other categories cover armoured fighting vehicles, medals, uniforms, small arms, edged weapons, barrack & camping equipment, rations, religion, gifts & comforts, military music, graves & memorials, military insignia, communications, medicine, propaganda and vexillology, to name a few. The Museum library has a unique collection of books, journals and archival material.

Tel: +27 011 646 5513

milmus@icon.co.za

 

THE ADLER MUSEUM OF MEDICINE

'The Adler Museum of Medicine preserves the history of the health sciences in Southern Africa, with special reference to Gauteng. It exists to supplement the educational activities of the University of the Witwatersrand, especially the Faculty of Health Sciences, by means of collections, research, teaching, exhibitions and publications

 

The Adler Museum of Medicine was founded in 1962 and was situated in the grounds of the South African Institute for Medical Research, Johannesburg. It is now housed at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Medical School Campus in Parktown, Johannesburg. Visiting hours are: Monday to Friday, 09:30 to 16:00 Saturdays on request

Tel: +27-11-717-2081

adler.museum@wits.ac.za

 

MUSEUM AFRICA

Not only is Museum Africa one of the most beautiful buildings where it lies right next door to the Market Theatre complex in Bree Street, Newtown, but it is also a museum with a difference - people who have visited museums throughout the world remark at the interesting and unique approach to the main displays.

 

Museum Africa’s collection and research focuses on indigenous African cultures, history and archaeology, and linguistics, and the collection of rock art is more than impressive. The collected works of art contain many local artists as well as Pre-Raphaelite and Impressionist paintings

 

Bree Street Open: Tues to Sun 09h00-17h00, closed on Monday

(011) 833-5624 121

 

ORIENTAL PLAZA

The Oriental Plaza - Jewel of the shopping price Mecca of South Africa, the real souvenir of Johannesburg.

 

With over 360 stores, the Oriental Plaza, is a unique shopping experience that guarantees you the best selection of local and international designer brands. No price is fixed, bartering or haggling for a price is part of the experience. Be dazzled by a unique shopping experience that guarantees you the best selection of local and international Designer brands.

The variety of Restaurants caters for the most conservative connoisseur. Your will be pampered to your heart's delight and you will leave satisfied.

Secure parking give you the peace of mind to relax and enjoy a shopping experience you will never forget.

 

(011) 838 6753/2

Open: Mon to Thurs 08h30-17h00, Sat 08h30-14h30

 

S A WORLD OF BEER

SAB World of Beer is a fun-filled showcase of brewing.

Visit us for a uniquely memorable experience of the magic of beer and brewing and two ice cold frosties afterwards.

SAB World of Beer is open for tours Tuesday to Saturday from 10h00 to 18h00 for tours of the beer route.

Tel : +27 11 836 4900

 

JOHANNESBURG ART GALLERY

The Johannesburg Art Gallery is the biggest gallery in the sub-continent, with a collection larger than that of the South African National Art Gallery in Cape Town. This is the home of some of the most prized works not just in the country but also in the world.

Today, the gallery is a national monument housed in a three-storey building boasting 15 exhibition halls and some sculpture gardens on the grounds of Joubert Park.

Klein and King George streets

Joubert Park

Johannesburg

 

THE ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

 

The Elephant Sanctuary is a family orientated operation catering for both young and old.

 

We focus on education through interaction, so you will not only learn a lot about elephants, but also get to touch, feel, feed, walk trunk-in-hand and even ride these magnificent animals.

 

Elephants are highly intelligent and delightful – when meeting them you will discover that each one has a different character, personality and temperament.

Contact us at : magaliesberg@elephantsanctuary.co.za

 

   
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Kyalami Race Circuit

Valley of Humankind

 
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