Gauteng is centrally located to many amazing experiences that will take your family off the screens and out into the great outdoors. Book one (or more) of the amazing experiences below and you are guaranteed to share the memories for years to come. The Bucket List Genie’s list of fun family things to do in Gauteng are suitable for old and young.
Enjoy a very rare once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with lion cubs and have a professional photograph taken with you and the cubs. You can also enjoy a guided lion and wild dog tour through the lion, wild dog and cheetah enclosures, and hopefully see some Giraffe, Zebra, Springbok and Impala.
Take a walk through the Elephant Sanctuary along with a professional guide and handlers who will show you how to interact with the amazing animals. Walk trunk-in-hand with the elephants. See the stables where the elephants sleep at night. This is a truly enthralling experience.
If experiences capture shared moments best, then photos – without a doubt – capture memories best. Whether it’s for a special occasion, or just to create lasting memories for your future generations, a photoshoot offers a means for capturing moments in time on film. The Botanical Garden Family Photo Shoot takes place in the beautiful Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens – Gauteng’s best place to get in touch with nature. The photographer will capture the spectacular natural scenery as backdrop for your family photoshoot.
The Sun City Segway Tours have been designed to really take advantage of both the surrounding tropical environment and natural wildlife. The tours explore a vast area of Sun City on off-road Segways. You will encounter a mix of terrain where you will see exhilarating views of Sun City and its surrounds. This Tour takes you along the Pilanesberg National Park fence so if you’re lucky, you may just spot one of the ‘Big Five’. As you meander through two of South Africa’s top golf courses, you’ll also encounter the incredible indigenous wildlife as well as experience an unforgettable visit to the croc pit.
Fathers can treat their sons or sons (or daughters) can treat their fathers to a once in a lifetime flying experience. You will have the opportunity to fly an actual fully accredited flight simulator and enjoy a scenic introductory flight as well.