5 Unmissable Day Trips from Johannesburg


Take a city tour of Johannesburg and you will quickly realize the cities most visited attractions have some connection to the apartheid era. 

However, the Gauteng Province has so much more to offer. We have 5 unmissable day trips from Johannesburg to top your list!

Safari at Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Home to over 300 species of birds, the park is a haven for twitchers and is also one of the best parks in Africa to see Leopards and African wild dogs.

Maropeng Visitors Centre

The visitors centre takes you on a journey through the evolution of humankind. There are some superb interactive exhibits for children and some exciting fossils and bones to see.

Sterkfontein Caves

One of the most recent findings was Little Foot, an almost complete skeleton of an Australopithecus, approximately 300 million years old.

Nirox Sculpture Park

The landscaped gardens and ornamental lakes are the perfect places to relax, take a stroll and enjoy a picnic.

Hartbeespoort Dam, North West Province

A trip up Harties Aerial Cableway is a must if you want to experience the best panoramic views of the area.

Hartbeespoort Dam Wall

If you want to get closer to the dam, there is a single lane road that skirts the water’s edge. The route passes through a long tunnel and takes you across the dam wall.

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