Johannesburg is home to a number of parks and nature reserves with some of the finest plant collections and the most amazing wildlife in Southern Africa.
Below is just a selection of our concierge’s favourites but it is just scratching the surface of what the area has to offer.
For more information please contact our concierge: Emailing: email@example.com or
Telephone: +27 (0)11 481 6246/6247
The Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
(Tel: 011-646 2000)
This 54-acre expanse of enclosures set amongst trees and gardens makes for a pleasant family or group outing. Ferry rides and club cars are available for those who prefer to drive and night tours can be arranged.
(Tel: 011-646 8734)
A perennially popular venue for walking or feeding the ducks, Zoo Lake’s appeal has hit an all time high with the opening of the chic Afro-fusion Moyo Restaurant (Tel: 011-646 0058). The Moyo Magic children’s workshops are a great way to keep the little ones busy while mum and dad enjoy time out.
Pilanesberg National Park
Pilanesberg Game Reserve
(Tel: 014-55 55351)
Adjacent to Sun City, Pilanesberg encompasses a great tract of wild bush that covers the world's largest alkaline ring complex - a geological feature of volcanic origin. It contains 'The Big Five', including a newly acquired herd of young elephant. Guided game drives on open vehicles are available.