1. Raft the crocodile river
2. Picnic at Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
Read more about Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens here.
3. See stalactites in the Sterkfontein Caves
Read more about Magical Maropeng here.
4. Learn astronomy at the Planetarium
5. Hike around Melville Koppies
Read about my early morning walk up Melville Koppies here.
6. Sip sundowners on Northcliff Hill
7. Walk through the Montecasino Bird Gardens
The bird show is interesting too (although mostly aimed at kids) and you can feed the lorikeets on your way out which is always a scream, because they like to land on your head and walk up the back of your neck. Sometimes, this makes it hard to leave.
8. Spend the day at Mountain Sanctuary Park
It’ll set you back about R100 bucks a person a night to camp there and you can check out more pics on the destination in this Getaway Magazine blog on the best weekend breaks around Joburg.
9. The Shadow Boxer outdoor museum
Here’s a description of the site from the book A Long Walk to Freedom:
Mandela and Tambo” read the brass plate on our office door in Chancellor House, a small building just across the street from the marble statues of justice standing in front of the Magistrate’s Court in central Johannesburg. Our building, owned by Indians, was one of the few places where Africans could rent offices in the city. From the beginning, Mandela and Tambo was besieged with clients. We were not the only African lawyers in South Africa, but we were the only firm of African lawyers.
And it's for free.