We recently featured awesome kid-friendly spots in Joburg for the entire family to check out. Now, we take a look at fun things teenagers can get up to around the city that don’t include hanging around malls, watching TV or staring at your smart phone all day!
The inner city is buzzing with different entertainment establishments opening up. One of our favourites, is definitely this indoor roller skating rink in Doornfontein. You can hire a set of skates for three hours at a time at a cost of R100 for adults and R60 for kids. The venue also has a karaoke room that you can enjoy with a bunch of mates after hours of skating fun. You could also use this spot for a party if you have a birthday around the corner. Check out what an incredible time we had at the rink with Desmond and the Tutus after the release of their smash hit, Teenagers.
Orlando Towers Vertical Adventure Centre
If you’re seeking for an adventure and you all about spending time outdoors, look no further that the Orlando Towers Vertical Adventure Centre in Soweto. Whether you are brave enough to jump at the site of the world’s first bungee jump between two cooling towers, or want to take a tour of Soweto on a quadbike, there’s something for everyone. Orlando towers also has great adventure packages which are perfect for large groups. You can also enjoy a braai at Chaf Pozi for lunch after the day’s activities.
Red City Tour Bus
Whether you’re new to the city or have been living here for many years, there’s always something new to experience and the Red City Sightseeing Bus is your best bet if you’re looking to make some awesome discoveries in the City of Gold. The tour works on a hop on hop off basis where you can choose to stay and enjoy some of the spots that are en route which includes Gold Reef City, the iconic Carlton City and the vibrant Braamfontein. You can choose to sit on the open-top upper deck or in sheltered comfort underneath while the running commentary schools you about the rich history of Johannesburg. If you are looking for fun things to do on a budget, this is definitely it! Click here to purchase tickets and let the Jozi adventure begin!
Absa Money Museum or James Hall Transport Museam
They don’t call us the city of Gold for nothing! Money definitely talks in this powerful city so how about you visit the Absa Money Museum located in the heart of the CBD to discover Jozi’s financial history. And if money isn’t your kind of thing, but you extremely fascinated by cars, then you need to make your way to the James Hall Transport Museum which is the largest and most comprehensive museum of land transport in South Africa. From bicycles, to buses, coaches and steam driven engines, you’ll get to see how our grandparents, and great grandparents used to get around the city many, many years ago! Entrance to both museums is free!
Rush Trampoline Park
A few months ago, Bounce opened its doors in Johannesburg and it has been extremely successful, with 100 interconnected trampolines and loads of activities for the entire family to enjoy. It seems like trampoline parks are definitely becoming a thing in Jozi, if you live in the Greenstone area however, make sure to check out Rush Trampoline Park. They offer an array of jumping experiences, from kids parties, corporate events, holiday camps and Rush cosmic lock down nights to fitness classes, dodge ball and wall running. If you'd rather kick back, relax and watch others jump, then make sure to chill and have a refreshment at their cool café. Click here for more details.