Unwind in Johannesburg: A Sizzling Guide to Budget-Friendly Fun After a Wild 2023!
Affordable Ways to Have Fun in The Joburg Sun These Holidays
This year, we’ve had the immense privilege of watching our awesome client hustle to new heights and push to new heights of success. As we bid adieu to 2023, we are happy to say that it’s now time for everyone to swap deadlines for flip-flops and stress for sunglasses.
Johannesburg is shaping up to be the ultimate playground for those who need a joyful reset, and guess what? Unwinding doesn’t have to break the bank!
So, today we’re using our blog as our helpful way to give you awesome ideas to partake in just this. Without further ado, let’s dive into a world of summer delight that’ll leave you grinning like a kid who’s been gifted exactly what they requested on their Christmas list.
Destination Christmas at Melrose Arch: A Wonderful Summer Wonderland
Step into a summer wonderland at Melrose Arch! Picture this: twinkling lights, a festive atmosphere, and a Christmas Market that’s hotter than the South African sun.
Embark on a whimsical adventure through a tunnel of lights, where life-sized reindeer, giant teddy bears, Christmas trees, mischievous elves, and other bedazzling delights await. It’s a scene straight out of a holiday blockbuster, and the children (and the kids at heart) are sure to be mesmerized.
Concerts and Performances: Soundtrack of the Summer
Johannesburg’s theatres are turning up the heat with holiday performances showing at magically affordable rates.
Be as dazzled by our local talent as your kiddo is at sneaky chimney gifting.
Check out the Joburg Theatre or the Market Theatre for shows that range from historically based stories to holiday season-focused performances and more.
Momo’s Magical Adventure: A Creative Christmas City
Get ready for a festive frolic like no other at Momo’s Magical Adventure ! From Dec 8 to Jan 7, Sandton City transforms into a whimsical wonderland, hosting four daily shows (except for on Mondays). For just R50 per person, step into the tent outside Checkers in the centre court and immerse yourself in the magic.
This isn’t your average holiday show – it’s a classic tale with a Joburg twist. Momo’s pals have ditched the city for seaside shenanigans during the summer break, leaving her as the lone explorer in the urban jungle. But fear not, as Christmas Eve comes to the rescue, bringing with it a kaleidoscopic adventure. Momo and her trusty sidekick, Mack the Meerkat, embark on a journey into a fantastical snow globe, where surprises are as abundant as festive cheer.
Brace yourselves for a joy-filled expedition into Momo’s imagination, where even Santa’s hot air balloon is pulled by none other than kudus. It’s a dazzling spectacle that promises to transport you to a world where the holiday spirit knows no bounds.
Maboneng Precinct Street Parties: Streets that Sizzle
Maboneng Precinct’s street parties are hotter than a summer day in the Karoo.
Expect live music, street food that’ll make you forget your summer diet, and an art scene so vibrant, that it’s practically doing the samba. Get ready to party like it’s New Year’s Eve every day!
If night visits aren’t for you, this arty area is just as great of a memorable experience during the day with great unexpected things to do (like touring a unique Gin Distillery).
Holiday Markets: Shop, Drop, and Roll in Goodies
Tired of mall madness? Dive into Johannesburg’s holiday markets for a shopping experience that’s as refreshing as a dip in the pool.
From handcrafted wonders to treats that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth, the Rosebank Sunday Market and the Fourways Farmers Market are your summer shopping sanctuaries that allow you a chance for some unique gifting.
Lights at Johannesburg Zoo: A Well-Lit Foot Safari for the Wildlings
Why settle for a regular zoo visit when you can explore the Johannesburg Zoo lit up like a Christmas tree? Gather the family for a magical experience that blends the festive spirit with the wild wonders of the animal kingdom.
Brace yourself for a captivating display featuring life-size illuminated animal characters, coupled with classical and harmonious entertainment. The event also boasts a delectable food and craft night market, creating a magical experience for visitors to the Joburg Zoo.
Running from 7 pm to 10 pm, Thursday to Sunday, the Joburg Zoo Festival of Lights promises an entertaining night out suitable for all ages. Plus, children under 3 years of age can join in on the fun for free.
Neck & Deck Restaurant: Feeding Your Longing for A Wildlife Getaway
Escape to Neck & Deck Restaurant in Krugersdorp for a day of family fun without breaking the bank! With free entrance, the adventure begins as you step into a haven where giraffes roam freely. For just R50 a bag, you can feed these majestic creatures and get up close and personal with the gentle giants.
The excitement then extends to a family-friendly restaurant on-site, complete with jungle gyms and a mini pool for the kids. It’s more than just a meal; it’s an immersive experience that will make you feel like you’re a world away from the buzz of the city.
The Great Gift of Gorgeous Gauteng
Skip packing the bag this holiday season, pocket your pennies, and get ready to unwrap the gift of unwinding in the city that knows how to turn up the heat – both in temperature and entertainment.
Cheers to a December filled with sun, laughter, great memories and maybe just a little too much sunscreen! All done at amazingly reasonable pricing. Of course, there is much more to do than what we have listed above, but we hope that this helps you go forth and focus on fun!