Published: February 18, 2016
Ultimate Adventure List: Johannesburg
This is the ultimate adventure list for things to do around Johannesburg! We asked skydivers from the area for their top adventure activities and came up with this list of great things for adventure seekers to do in Johannesburg.
Fantastic Racing offers an amazing opportunity to experience driving and racing a range of different road vehicles, including Formula 1. It is perfect for an individual day out as well as for team building or group activities for any driving enthusiast. We love Fantastic Racing for the guaranteed excitement and adrenaline rush waiting for us each time we return, as well as the wide range of experiences available, from driving simulators to racing single-seater F1 cars.
Nothing can beat the breathtaking views of the stunning Magalies River Valley and the Magaliesberg range, especially not when it's all being seen from above in the most serene silence imaginable. Taking a balloon ride at sunrise is the most peaceful way to see Johannesburg; drinking champagne amongst the clouds is truly a unique experience! We absolutely love the out of this world aerial views and the incredible spread of food offered at the post landing champagne breakfast. With such professional staff and five aviation safety awards, we can't imagine feeling safer.
Bungee jumping from between the two colorful cooling towers at the Orlando Power Station is an incomparable experience that is truly unforgettable. Managed by a skilled team of incredibly safety conscious staff, this exhilarating bungee jump is a thrill guaranteed to get your heart pumping. This is the experience of a lifetime and we love the awe-inspiring views of Johannesburg rushing by from the jump itself as well as from the viewing platform. Remember to book if you're with a party of six or more, this is one memory you'll never forget!
After a safety briefing and quick equipment tutorial from the very proficient guides, take a two kilometer 4x4 ride up the mountain to begin the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour, the ultimate treetop adventure for any adrenaline junkie. On the way up the mountain be sure to keep an eye out for any of the resident zebra, wildebeest and impala that are native to the area. We especially enjoyed being able to take our own photographs of these astounding animals in their natural habitats, which, while taking the walkway through the canopy and zip lining through the trees, we were able to view from such a unique perspective.
An adventure day out for the whole family, Paintball City is sure to provide you with memories that will last a lifetime. With six recreational and two tournament fields spread over thirty acres of land, use tactics and teamwork to bring your team to victory. Because paintball is one of the safest sports in the world, we love how easy it is to get the whole family outside and involved in an exciting day of paintball fun. Paintball City also offers group discounts and monthly money off coupons, giving regular players excellent rewards!
The JMBC is an excellent choice of mountain bike club for any cyclist, regardless of fitness or skill level. To go on one of their scheduled rides you do not have to be a member of the club, but you do have to be able to ride at a certain level and be able to follow their list of basic rules. At the PwC Bike Park, first time cyclists of any age can practice riding using training wheels on a tarred kids track until they have gained enough confidence to try out the junior mountain bike trail. We love the family orientated feel of the park, they offer other activities for kids as well as party packages and all the staff are incredibly knowledgeable and safety conscious.
Sand boarding is a surreal sport, requiring the participant to have balance, agility and patience in order to achieve high speed thrills. The qualified instructors at Pure Rush Industries Sand Board School will guide you through the fundamentals of sand boarding before strapping you to the board and starting you off on the adrenaline rush of a lifetime. We love how addictive sand boarding is and how incredibly patient the instructors are when taking novices up to Mount Mayhem to learn the basics.
White water rafting at Parys River Rafting is an exhilarating experience for anyone with a great sense of adventure. Offering fun, friendly, safe and professional rafting trips for just a day or an entire week, Parys River Rafting is definitely the ultimate in adrenaline adventures. We really love the team building aspect of the trips, especially when participating in one of their seriously fun themed events.
Aragon Stables offer friendly and sociable riding for anyone from beginners to advanced riders. Learn to ride in an extremely safe and fun environment with qualified, professional instructors who are all incredibly patient and willing to help with any difficulties or concerns you may have. We especially like the fun days on offer throughout the year as well as going on the outrides lead by the very competent guides.
And of course,
Wanting to cross something off your bucket list this weekend? You're in the right place. Skydive Parys offers an unforgettable skydive adventure with the most gorgeous scenic views, truly a memorable experience. We love that the Skydive Parys team are so funny and calm, completely getting rid of all pre-jump nerves. The certified guides really give you the VIP treatment, making your day unforgettable.
Most exhilarating experience of a life time!
» Tania Lessing