7 refreshingly fun and unusual family activities

Monday, March 07, 2016
7 refreshingly fun and unusual family activities

Doesn’t time fly by? We’re almost at the end of the first school term and it seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating the end of the year with a well-deserved rest. The Easter holidays are nearly upon us and we know your days will likely be filled with family and friends at sunny lunches and relaxed dinners.

The holidays are a great reason to spend quality time with your family and to try fun and interesting things. Luckily, living in South Africa, we’ve got a country full of adventure and unusual experiences that cater to every kind taste and fun.

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Without further ado, here are some of our crazy and unusual activities to do with your family in the upcoming holidays:

Maze days

How about a giant, real-life maze? If you live in Johannesburg, Honeydew Amazing Mazes is the perfect place to get lost and enjoy a day out with the kids on Saturdays. It welcomes families walking in, birthday parties and even hosts night mazes from time to time.

Chill or thrill

If you’re looking for something thrilling to do for the adult members of the family, then the heart of Johannesburg is the place to go. Orlando Towers offers a number of heart-racing activities for adrenalin junkies. Choose from bungee jumping, swinging between the towers, scad falling, base jumping, paintballing, abseiling, and rapjumping. If you’d still like to enjoy the vista, you can get a panoramic view of Soweto without being scared out of your wits for fun.

Gaze at the phases

The planetarium is a wonderful place for children and adults alike. Learning about the vastness of the universe is as awe-inspiring as it is educational. South Africa has two planetariums, so if you’re in Cape Town or Joburg over the holidays, you’re in luck. There are shows suited for young children, teens, and adults, so it’s great for families of all sizes.

Hop on hop off

If you’re in Cape Town or Joburg these holidays, there’s a great way to get to know your city – hop on and hop off a City Sightseeing bus. These tours take you through the urban jungle, giving you a view of it like you’ve never seen before – it’s like exploring your marvellous city for the first time. It’s safe and offers an educational element to fun family time.

Hunt the holiday

If you have older kids, HintHunt® in Cape Town is the perfect way to bond with them and work together to solve a problem. The exact details of this activity are a heavily-guarded secret, but it’s all about one goal – escape. Your family will be placed in a room, and you’ll need to work together to get out of it within one hour.

Sky high

The 2010 FIFA World Cup brought the people of our country together, and its stadiums are still bringing families together. If you’re in Durban, switch off the TV, load the kids in the car and take a drive to Moses Mabhida Stadium. Take the Sky Car ride up to the top of the stadium and check out the 360° view of Durban.

Fun with flora

In 1849, Africa’s oldest botanic garden was created in KZN. If you’re in the area, visit the Durban Botanic Gardens for a day of languid tanning and relaxation, all while taking in the wonderful biodiversity. There are picnic spots, an amphitheatre, a living beehive, an orchid house, a lake, a tea garden and more.


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