Top 10 Things To Do In Joburg For R85 Or Less

We can all do with a bit of saving. But don’t let that curb your enthusiasm for fun. Check out this list of top 10 stuff to do in Joburg for R85 or less.


The Goodman Gallery

Five decades of brilliance has been put up for viewing at the Goodman Gallery. From William Kentridge to Sam Nhlengethwa’s work can be seen at the gallery in Rosebank.

Cost: Free

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Wits Origins Centre

Opened by President Thabo Mbeki in 2006, the Origins Centre is a world-class museum dedicated to exploring and celebrating the history of modern humankind, telling the story of the emergence of human beings and humanity in southern Africa.

Cost: R80.00

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Absa Money Museum

Capitalism is a strange thing, but a very interesting thing nonetheless. Of course, the Absa Money Museum also covers the history of the banking giant in depth, and one can trace the history of Absa and the development of money in South Africa and its financial history to a tee.

Cost: Free

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The Ice Rink

NorthGate hosts one of the last ice skating rinks in town and the prices to dance about on the frozen top has not looked better. Skating is now cheaper than a haircut – well, depending which barber you go to of course.

Cost: Entrance R60.00 Skates hire R25.00

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Carlton Centre

Down town Jozi is home to one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers. The Carlton Centre stands 50 floors tall and was once the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. For the price of a cheese burger at macwhatever you can visit the top of this iconic building and tour its innards while you are at it.

Cost: R15.00

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PSL Match At FNB Stadium

Jump head first into the action at FNB stadium and book yourself a ticket to a Kaiser Chiefs match at Soccer City. If you’ve never been then see this as your invitation. The atmosphere is electric and the crowd even more so.

Cost: R40.00

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Zoo Lake Public Pool

The best thing about the Zoo Lake Public Pool is the venue’s Cape Dutch architectural design which resembles the area’s history fairly well. The waters are always spotless and the tanning spots well kept. It’s a pretty cool place for a picnic as well.

Cost: R12.00

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Just across the road from the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown is the MuseuMAfricA which first opened its doors in 1933. Dig in to the continent’s history by paying a visit to this awesome slice of yesterday – the price will please you and your wallet.

Cost: Free

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Hennops Hiking

Spend the day getting back in touch with nature. The Hennops region boasts some of the best hiking trails in Gauteng. With fauna and flora that will leave you inspired for days.

Cost: R60.00

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WAM. That’s all WAM. The Wits Art Museum, just three blocks from Nelson Mandela Bridge is filled with some of th best artwork the country has to offer. WAM is in the hip, regenerating area of Braamfontein, which is also home to many students, interesting shops and places to eat. The WAM Cafe is a fun place to meet friends and enjoy delicious food and coffee.

Cost: Free

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