How to have the weekend of your life in Johannesburg with R0 in your pocket
It is long weekend season but we’ve got news for those who live in Johannesburg! You don’t have to spend thousands or even hundreds on making your long weekend great. We took it upon ourselves to look for fun and thrilling things you can do for the entire weekend without breaking the bank.
Take a stroll through this vibrant and enriching free museum situated on Mary Fitzgerald Square. Travel back in time through exhibits of the Second African War or touch up your cultural side through their regular art exhibitions.
Braai at Emmarentia Dam
Pack a picnic or a choppie or two and spend the afternoon on the grassy parks beside the glistening Emmarentia Dam. Unite with nature with a stroll through the immaculate gardens or take your dog out for a walk.
Many of the galleries situated in the trendy Maboneng Precinct offer free exhibitions giving the public a unique insight into South Africa’s art scene. On Sundays there’s a Market on Main where, if you’re in the mood to spend some money, you can enjoy food and drink from countries around the world.
Every Saturday, Braamfontein’s Juta Street comes alive by means of the Neighbourgoods Market and its extraordinary offering of food, crafts and home-brewed beer. Who said you had to spend when you’re only window shopping, or rather stall shopping?
Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve
If you aren’t looking for a Saturday spent in the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg, break away to the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve. There are six hiking trails in this reserve and it’s a great bird-watching location too. If you’re lucky, you might spot a zebra or red hartebeest.
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve
The Melville Koppies Nature Reserve is yet another natural gem situated in Johannesburg where you can take long, early morning strolls through the reserve. Bring a camera, picnic basket and good company and you’ll find you won’t want to leave.
Who said there’s something off with having two braais in one weekend? In fact, you can never braai enough. Zoo Lake is another great location full of chill vibes and braai vibes. Fork out some cash for boerewors rolls and your weekend is set to end on a high note.
The Bunny Park on Johannesburg’s East Rand is the perfect setting for a family outing. Children can feed the rabbits with veggies bought at the kiosk and interact with cows, donkeys and goats.
There you have it, a fantastic weekend itinerary that won’t break the bank. If you’re in Pretoria, Cape Town or somewhere else, come on over to Johannesburg and find out what you’re missing. Pick a route, book your ticket and let’s get you where you need to be.