Take The Path Less Traveled In Johannesburg
If you have a few days planned for a trip to Johannesburg and want to avoid doing all the regular commercial activities and tourist attractions, we have a treat for you. Here’s our list of unusual places, activities and sights for you to try out the next time you book domestic flights to Johannesburg.
Book Cheap Flights To Johannesburg & Enjoy These Unusual Attractions
- Go Sky Dining!
If you have the stomach for heights, then take to the skies for a meal with Sky Events. The company hosts a table which is hoisted 50m into the sky by means of a crane. Yes, it’s open air – there is no “room” around you! The view is exceptional, as is the food served.
You will enjoy amazing views of Johannesburg and have a once in a lifetime experience. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner are available. The company hosts individual meals, corporate gatherings and events. If you are worried about safety, don’t be. Sky Events complies with world-class safety standards and staff members are always around to assist with whatever you might need – to a point!
- Stroll around The Sheds@1 Fox
The historic warehouses @1 Fox street on the West side of Johannesburg’s CBD, make for a trendy market that has become increasingly popular with the locals. The old storage sheds that date back to the early 1920s have been transformed into stalls for selling food, records, books, trinkets and more. There is also a Good Luck Bar on-site – a musically focused offering with live music and of course, cold refreshments.
- Discover the secrets of the Jo’burg night sky at The Planetarium
The Planetarium at Wits University in Braamfontein, puts on regular displays which are presented by an entertaining speaker. The projections of the night sky are still managed by a projector that dates back to 1930. The Planetarium is a lesser-known attraction in Gauteng.
- Check out Mahatma Gandhi’s Home…& maybe even stay the night!
The Satyagraha House was once home to Gandhi and his orchards. It is now a living museum open to the public and also serves as a guest house. This museum makes for a perfect afternoon excursion, or even a sleepover.
- Browse through the Collectors Treasury Second Hand Book Store
This is the largest collection of used and rare books in Africa. The book store consists of 8 storeys that are jam-packed with over a million books. This is a book lover’s delight and also a sight to behold even if you’re not a bookworm.
- Take A dive into an Old Water Tower in Soweto
The former Orlando water-cooling tower now hosts the world’s highest suspended catch air device free fall. Plunge into the water tower and land on a suspended safety net deep within the tower. It’s a bungee jump with an unforgettable difference.
- Enjoy an old 70s trend of Rollerskating
RollEgoli has brought back the 70’s trend of roller disco! Here you can select a pair of roller skates and go wild! There are often themed nights and events here too which are great fund to get involved in.
- Spend some time at the Escape Room where you have to think outside the box
This is an activity that can be enjoyed with family, friends or complete strangers. The concept consists of a room that “traps” the group. In order to escape the room, a series of mind boggling puzzles must be solved. The venue is found in Rosebank and is a great way to spend a few hours of a wet day.
If Gauteng’s traditional top tourist attractions such as the Cradle of Humankind, Gold Reef City, Hector Pieterson Museum, Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Montecasino and Johannesburg Botanical Gardens aren’t enough to get you booking flights to Johannesburg, then the above mentioned unusual sights and places should be! It’s often fun to take the path less traveled and discover a city’s hidden gems. Johannesburg, you will find, is full of hidden treasure. You just have to take the time to look for it.
If you have the time, we have cheap domestic flights available at Domestic Flights SA. Book cheap flights for your whole family to Johannesburg and get ready to explore and discover all that the city truly has to offer.