Keep Cool At These Water Parks

Joburgers needn’t feel bleak about our lack of seaside adventures because we have some phenomenal Water and Adventure Parks right on our doorstep! Perfect for a day out with the whole family before winter arrives (and the kids won’t even miss their screens, promise!)

GoG Lifestyle Park – Lanseria

Those in-the-know can’t get enough of this adventure venue that provides and abundance of excitement, freedom and adventure for all ages, fitness levels and genders. Activities are graded according to how challenging it is – green (easy), blue (medium) and black (the ultimate challenge).

Why go?

To be honest, it’s an absolute bargain. Entry is around R150 and includes ALL activities (including extreme activities) and you can stay there for as long as you like. Pack a picnic basket and/or braai meat (braai facilities are available) – you only need buy your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) at the onsite bar, restaurant and pop-up shop.

What’s on offer?

  • Giant inflatables
  • Water Adventures – Spray Park, Splash Pad and 50m inflatable Slip and Slide
  • Largest outdoor trampoline park in South Africa
  • BMX track (up to age 13) and Pump track (up to age 4)
  • 29m Climbing Wall – the highest man-made climbing wall in Africa
  • Abseiling
  • 400m Zipline
  • Outdoor Ride Tracks
  • 3km Sprint Obstacle Course
  • Pedal Go Karts
  • Bumper Cars
  • Picnic Area
  • Kids’ Party Venue

Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 08:00 to 18:00 (the restaurant is open from 10:00 to 21:00)

Address: Plot 126, Nietgedacht (old R114), Krugersdorp – near the old Lion Park.

Tel: 072 394 7437


Stoke City Adventure Park – Midrand

Stoke City prides itself on being one of the premier water-based destinations available. Aimed at creating a variety of adventures, challenges and thrilling water sports, this venue provides outdoor excitement for waterspout junkies, beginners, fitness enthusiasts and those looking for a day outdoors!

Why go?

The Cable Park is a real drawcard – a place where all skill levels can wakeboard and water-ski without owning a boat! The Water Park is perfect those looking for less adventure without compromising on excitement.

What’s on offer?

Aqua Park:

  • Floating Obstacle Course with inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows, wiggle bridges, swings and ladders that are all connected together.
  • 2km clean water open-water swimming course
  • 2km Stand Up Paddling course.

Cable Park:

  • Wakeboarding, water-skiing and knee-boarding.

The Stoke Café serves light lunches and is fully licensed.  There is also an on-site Pro Shop and Gear Rental store.

Hours: Tuesday – Friday (12:00 – 18:00), Saturdays and Sundays (10:00 – 18:00)

Address: Corner R562 & Olifantsfontein Road, Olifantsfontein, Midrand. Once on the gravel road, continue for approx. 800m to the parking lot.

Tel: 082 348 6706


Pines Resort – Krugersdorp

Pines Resort is another unsung hero when it comes to a water-based day out. Featuring numerous slides, swimming pools, jumping castle, kiddies’ playground, braai facilities and shaded picnic spots, the resort has many positive reviews that make it worth checking out.

Why Go?

Kids can swim, slide and splash to their heart’s content for R100 – R140 for the day. You can pack your own picnic or buy toasted sandwiches and fries at the shop, plus the facilities are clean and well-maintained.

However, you must pre-book at Computicket AND print your tickets to be allowed entry. No tickets are sold at the gate.

Hours: Saturdays and Sundays (09:00 – 17:00)

Address: 2 Ivan Smuts Avenue, Silverfields, Krugersdorp

Tel: 011 955 3845


Wild Waters – Boksburg

Yes, it’s still there – why mess with a good thing?

Why Go?

Featuring a variety of attractions including raging rapids, wave pool, super-tube slide, speed slide and Kamikaze slide, Wild Waters is a highly effective antidote to “Moooooom, I’m bored!” There are also jungle gyms, sandpits, braai areas, volleyball facilities and even a putt-putt course, as well an on-site tuck shop selling drinks and snacks.

Hours: Daily (10:00 – 17:00)

Address: Rondebult Rd, Boksburg

Tel: 011 826 6736


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