Explore SA this festive season with these 8 holiday activities
The festive season is upon us! Spirits are high as South Africans start to embrace the holidays, creating fun and memorable moments with family and friends. Whether you are spending the holidays exploring your local city or travelling to visit the broader country, there are countless holiday activities to take part in.
While this is very exciting, the festive season can also put a pinch on the budget. Between holiday spending, travel expenses and preparing for the new school year, spending can escalate quickly. The good news is that there are alternative ways to pay for your travels.
One way of doing so is renting your house out on Airbnb for the duration of your trip. Worried about your precious belongings while you are away? Self storage provides a safe place to store your valuables while you are travelling, allowing you to open up space in your home to rent out and earn money while you hit the road.
Here are a few holiday activities to do in and around five of the biggest cities in South Africa:
The Galileo Open Air Cinema
With summer in full swing, what better way to watch a classic film than under starry skies. The Galileo Open Air Cinema showcases some cinematic favourites, such as The Lion King, in several locations including the Kirstenbosch Gardens and the Cape Winelands.
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway or Walk
The top of Table Mountain offers one of the best views of the City of Cape Town and surrounds. Depending on your level of fitness and age of your children, you can either make use of the cable car which will get you to the top in under five minutes, or explore the trail paths to the top of the mountain.
The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers animal-free circus
Richard Griffin and Marc Collie, the force behind the iconic Madame Zingara brand, will be bringing the Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers animal-free circus to Johannesburg audiences this festive season, promising a thoroughly entertaining day out for the whole family.
Treetop adventures at Acrobranch
Located in James and Ethel Gray Park near Melrose Arch, Acrobranch offers activities for all ages, including the longest zipline in Africa reaching 200m.
Market @ The Sheds
If you are looking for a social market that celebrates authentic local art, music and food, then Pretoria’s Market @ the Sheds is the perfect activity in Pretoria. It encapsulates the spirit of the city through the ultimate African urban experience.
Durban Botanic Garden’s ‘Festive Trail of Lights’
Experience and explore the magical Durban Botanic Gardens this festive season while enjoying the ‘Festive Trail of Lights’. There’s something for everyone at the festive event as an illuminated trail highlights a path through one of Africa’s oldest Botanic Gardens.
The WavePark Gateway
Dive into a world of adventure by visiting one of Durban’s largest waterslides. With a number of cool activities, for all ages, WavePark Gateway promises a great day in the sun for the whole family.
Port Elizabeth’s Boardwalk offers a variety of activities in a single location. From restaurants and bars, the casino and shopping to the multiple children’s activities (including putt-putt, go-karts and water rides), everyone is guaranteed entertainment.
The beaches around Port Elizabeth are great for lovers of warm water. Spend some time snorkeling along the coast line, or you may get lucky and catch a few good waves!
These are just a few of the many different family holiday experiences to enjoy this festive season.
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