Top 10 Adventure Activities In Joburg

I love trying new things and, for me, the more adventurous the activity, the better! I grew up doing adventure activities, from zip lining through the Magalies and hiking along the trails in Clarens to paintball wars with the friends and quad bike racing for entertainment on the weekends. So, if you’re an adventure junkie like me, this list of adventure activities in Joburg from relaxed to the extreme is for you!


Monkey Around In The City!

Monkeying around in trees is the perfect outdoor activity if you are looking to spend a sunny afternoon with friends and family or, better yet, to overcome your fear of heights. Head down to Acrobranch Melrose or Centurion for an afternoon of tree swinging, nets, obstacles, zip lines, exercise, and fresh air.

Take It To The Battle Field!

The first time I played paintball, I had no clue what to expect. All I can say is it’s great fun, but you do walk away with a few ouchies and bruises. For an action packed activity with friends, the Woods Paintball in Fourways offers you a day on the battlefield. Booking is essential.

Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane?

Jumping out of a plane isn’t my idea of an adventure (extreme heights frighten the life out of me), but maybe some of you would find it exhilarating! Tandems4U offers you an opportunity to cross skydiving off your bucket list! No training needed, you are just securely harnessed to a qualified professional and enjoy the ride, which includes a video and pictures to prove you actually did it!

Rafting Down The River

Parys River Rafting offers a great experience for everyone, young and old. River rafting down the Vaal River sounds like a great way to spend a hot spring day! They have a variety of river rafting options to choose from, depending on whether you want a mild or rough rafting experience. Rafting durations can range between one and a half to seven hours depending on the route you take. Booking is essential.

A Leap Of Faith

It takes a lot of bravery to go bungee jumping! This is one activity that I will never see myself doing, but maybe you will have more guts to do it than I do! Orlando Towers in Soweto offers you the opportunity to bungee between the two towers, 100m above the ground with an amazing panoramic view of Soweto. And, if you want more adventure after your bungee jump, there are other activities available.

Karting Around

There is nothing better than go-kart racing with friends at the Kart Circuit in Zwartkops. This is the perfect activity for bachelor and bachelorette parties, team building, or just for a day out for a little bit of fun. All you have to do is call them ahead, make a booking, arrive and drive.

Quad Biking In Magalies

Quad biking has always been one of my favourite adventure activities when I am on holiday out in Clarens, but luckily you don’t have to drive all the way out there to have a little bit of fun. Drive down to Magaliesberg for a day of quad biking. This Magaliesberg quad trail is great fun, no matter what level of experience you have.

Be A Cowboy For A Day

Whether you just want to have a slow, relaxed walk through beautiful scenery, or a fast action packed ride to get the adrenaline pumping, Shepherds Fold Stables in Lanseria has great horseback riding experiences for all to enjoy, no matter what level of experience.

Archery And Firearms

I have always wanted to learn how to manage a gun or do some Robin Hood antics with archery, and I just found the perfect place if you are keen on that kind of thing too! Visit Guthries Shooting Range and try out a variety of firearms. And, if you want to try your hand at archery, they have a range of bows available for hire and archery instructors to help you out.

Living On The Edge

Looking to do something that will literally have you living on the edge? Pay a visit to Wild Caves Adventures and do the Glenburn Abseil on the Swartkops Mountain. There is an abseil course for beginners, and this rockface abseiling takes about three to four hours. And if that’s not your thing, take it underground and explore the caves! This is perfect for a team building exercise!

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