In response to the question we reviewed some of the places we visited in the last year. These are ones that we really enjoyed, and would happily revisit. With the exception of the Harvard Cafe, which has the added attraction of the planes, we have left out restaurants.
• The Lion Park
Address R114 between Malibongwe and Cedar Avenue, Honeydew,
Cost: Adults R100; Children R70 [4-12years]
• Lory Park
Address: 180/1 Kruger Road, President Park, Midrand.
Cost: Adults R40; Children R12 [under 12 years] [Cash only]
• Johannesburg Art Gallery
Address: King George Street, between Wolmarans and Noord Streets [secure parking]
Tel: 011 725 3130
• Standard Bank Gallery
Address: Cnr Simmonds and Frederick Streets, Johannesburg [underground parking]
• Everard Read Gallery
Address: 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank [just off Jan Smuts Avenue]
• The Transport Museum
Address: Pioneer Park, Rosettenville Road, La Rochelle [secure parking]
Tel: 011 435-9485/6/7
• SAA Museum
Address: Next to Rand Airport. [Weekends]
Cost: Adults: R25; Children R15
• Apartheid Museum
Address: Next to Gold Reef City
Cost: Adults R30; Children R15
• Smuts House
Address: Jan Smuts Ave, off Nellmapius Ave, Irene, Centurion
Cost: Parking R5; Entrance to House R10
• Lindfield House
Address: 72 Richmond Avenue, Auckland Park.
Cost: R40 per person [includes tea] By Appointment only
• Military Museum
Address” Erlswold Way, Saxonwold Johannesburg
Cost: Adults R22; Pensioners R11; Children R11;
• Johannesburg Botanical Gardens & Emmarentia Dam
Address: Olifants Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg
• Montecasino Bird Gardens
Address: Cnr William Nicol Drive & Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways,
Cost: Adults [& over 10s] R35; Pensioners [and under 10s] R19.50
• African Craft Market
Address: Corner of Cradock and Baker Street, Rosebank.
Cost: Free – except what you buy!
• Harvard Cafe
Address: Rand Airport
Cost: What you eat and drink
• The Lipizzaners
Address: 1 Dahlia Road, Kyalami
Cost: Booking through Computicket
Why not make some plans now, to visit places you have not been to before. Think also of extending your horizons. If you go as a family, or on your own, keep a journal. Write down your thoughts and impressions – and even have a go at a sketch or two. It doesn’t have to be ‘great’ – it just has to be you. I’ve done this and been quite chuffed that I have! Photos also are important reminders, especially if you include family or friends in them. And, unlike me, get someone to take ones of you as well!
Do let Jerry know if you come across somewhere good, especially for the family. In the meantime, we have some fascinating places and people lined up for this year, with a few opportunities where you might wish to help make a difference.
Enjoy the journey with us