PARKS & GARDENS

Milorho Lodge Hiking Trails

The property boasts a great range of nature walks within an hour and a half from central Johannesburg

The Best Plant Shops and Nurseries in Johannesburg

These interesting nurseries and cafes can set you up with everything from hardy house plants to native shrubs and top-notch gardening accessories

Elephant Sanctuary in Hartbeespoort

Visitors enter the world of the African elephant and are guided through an unforgettable experience with these magnificent creatures

Hiking Trails in Johannesburg and Surrounds

A few of the great hiking trails that can be found within a short driving distance from the city

Beautiful Botanical Gardens and Parks in Johannesburg

A range of beautiful botanical gardens and parks in Johannesburg if you’re looking to escape the buzzy nightlife

Nineteen69 Pub and Bistro

The signature at this buzzy bistro is the classic car memorabilia while pouring beers on tap alongside easy pub-inspired plates

Explore the Majakaneng Heritage Hiking Trails in North West

Most of this hiking trail in the Magaliesburg Biosphere descends through a wooded kloof of magical forest trees alongside a mountain spring and stream.

Nkwe Pleasure Resort: Try this Family-friendly Picnic Spot in Pretoria

You’ll find nature at its best with a thriving bird life and a gorgeous backdrop with a small waterfall on the banks of the Pienaars River

Shop for Plants and Garden Goods at Herb Land Nursery in Midrand

​​On the outskirts of Midrand lies Herb Land, an expansive leafy wonderland where you can find just about everything you could want for your garden and more

Fantastic Free Things to Do in Johannesburg

Looking for things to do FOR FREE in Joburg and Pretoria? We’ve started a list here… let us know what we should add!

Guided Nature Hikes at Glenburn Lodge and Spa

Discover adventure and tranquility at this hiking trail with river or mountain ridge views nestled in the Zwartkops Mountains near Johannesburg and Pretoria

Vergenoeg Nature Reserve

The hiking and trail running trail’s marvellous views and diverse surroundings remain the favourite nature spot for all fitness levels

Outdoor Yoga Classes in Johannesburg, Every Sunday at Emmarentia Botanical Gardens

Every Sunday | End the week off right with these gentle Vinyasa yoga sessions open to both beginners and seasoned yogis

Country-Style Picnics at Indaba Hotel

A variety of charcuterie, sticky chicken wings, roast beef, and a cheese selection, plus an assortment of snacks, fresh baked goods, desserts, and Spier wine.

Picnic in the Park

A laid-back picnic experience, every Sunday

De Wildt Cheetah Lodge and Adventure Trails

Hiking trails and more

Date Ideas in Johannesburg

Fall in love with or in the city

Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Spend some time in nature

Modderfontein Bird and Sculpture Park

Connect with friends and family in a safe environment

Femme Pétale Flower Farm

A cutting garden and inspirational space

James and Ethel Gray Park

A beautiful, well-maintained park in Melrose

VulPro Birds of Prey Sanctuary

Venue: Plot 121 Kenneth Rd, Rietfontein, Hartbeespoort

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

11 600 hectares of Highland habitat.

Garden World

A beautifully landscaped gardens that is one of the best-kept secret destinations in Jozi.

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

A game reserve situated in the Cradle of Humankind.

The Wilds Nature Reserve

Explore nature when you visit the Wilds Nature Reserve in Houghton. Open daily and dogs are welcome!

Kleine Rijke

Kleine Rijke hosts their Pizza Sunday and Feastbox Saturday events at the heritage farm

Willow Feather Farm

Enjoy a day out with the family in the gardens, animal farmyard and a picnic.

Nirox Foundation

The NIROX Foundation is home to a 30 hectares sculpture park featuring local and international artists

Lion & Safari Day Park

The Lion & Safari Day Park is home to countless wildlife hosting interactive drives and numerous outdoor activities

Live Stream Game Drives

Experience wildlife from the comfort of your own home.

Trés Jolie Touch and Feed Farm

Venue: Ruimsig

Rose Park

Venue: Rose Park

Groenkloof Nature Reserve

Venue: Groenkloof Nature Reserve

Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Venue: Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Rietfontein Nature Reserve

Venue: Rietfontein Nature Reserve

National Zoological Garden

The National Zoo is home to 9 500 animals including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians.

A Walk in the Wilds

Venue: St John’s College

Zoo Lake

Venue: Zoo Lake

Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve

Venue: Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve

Melville Koppies

Venue: Melville Koppies

Delta Park

Venue: Delta Park

Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

The perfect picnic spot, park to walk your dogs, jog or ride a bike!

Montecasino Bird Gardens and Wildlife Park

Montecasino Bird Gardens is home to more than 1000 birds, reptiles, amphibians, antelope and other small animals.

Pilanesberg National Park

Venue: Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Dinokeng Game Reserve Self-Drive Route

Venue: Dinokeng Game Reserve

Ludwig’s Rose Farm

Venue: Ludwig’s Roses, 61 Haakdoornlaagte, Pretoria

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

Venue: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Irene Dairy Farm

Venue: Irene