Crazy Kids: Activities to keep them busy during the holiday season

It’s the season to be jolly! Wondering what you can do to keep the kids entertained.  If you have run out of ideas, we have some nice suggestions for a range of regions in South Africa.  But don’t worry the activities listed below can be enjoyed by the whole family, not just the children.  And who knows, you might even enjoy it more than the children!

Activities in the Western Cape

  • Go for a drive, and go Cherry Picking in Ceres
  • Go horse riding with Sleepy Hollow Horse Riding in Noordhoek
  • Go berry picking at The Berry Farm in Swellendam
    • Address:  The Berry Farm
    • Telephone:  082 421 8555 (please phone to ensure berries are ready for picking)
    • Opening Times:  Saturdays 08:00 to 13:00
    • Website:  http://www.sgaf.co.za/
  • Go cycling through Greyton

Activities in the Garden Route

  • Visit Monkeyland in Plettenberg Bay
    • Address:  Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, The Crags
    • Telephone:  044 534 8906
    • Opening Hours:  Open daily from 08:30 to 17:00
    • Website:  http://www.monkeyland.co.za/
  • Strawberry Picking at Redberry Farm in George
    • Address:  Red Berry Farm, Geelhoutboom, Blanco
    • Telephone:  044 870 7123
    • Open:  From 10:00 to 16:00, Tuesday to Saturdays and Public Holidays
    • Website:  http://www.redberryfarm.co.za/
  • Fun for the family at Adventureland in Plettenberg Bay
  • Experience wildlife up close at Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn
    • Address:  Route 62 en route to Cango Caves, 3km outside Oudtshoorn
    • Telephone:  044 272 5593
    • Open daily from 08:00 to 17:00
    • Website:  http://www.cango.co.za/

Activities in Gauteng

  • Adventure Golf in Randburg
  • Visit the Aquadome at Emerald Resort in Vanderbijlpark
  • Go back in time for a Drive-In Movie at Menlyn Park in Pretoria
    • Address:  Corner of Atterbury Road & Lois Avenue
    • Telephone:  012 348 8766
    • Two screenings from Monday to Saturday at 19:30 and 21:30, One screening on Sunday at 19:30
    • Website:  http://www.menlynpark.co.za/drivein.htm
  • Visit The Lion Park in Honeydew, Randburg
    • Address:  Corner Malibongwe, Honeydew
    • Telephone:  011 691 9905
    • Open daily from 08:30 to 17:00
    • Website:  http://www.lion-park.com/

Activities in KwaZulu Natal

  • Go horse riding with Drakensberg Horse Trails in Bergville, Drakensberg
    • Address:  The Northern Horse, off the D119
    • Telephone:  082 337 8770
    • Open by arrangement
  • Not to miss the Imax Theatre in Gateway Mall in Umhlanga
  • The Kiddies Adventure Park will provide endless fun in Winterton
    • Address:  Champagne Castle Adventure Centre, Dragon Peaks Park, R600 via Winterton
    • Telephone:  074 103 3613
    • Please book in advance
    • Website:  http://www.adventurecentre.co.za/

Activities in the Eastern Cape

  • Fun for the whole family at Funtasia at Greenacres in Port Elizabeth
  • Have some Paintball Fun with Bush Warriors in East London
    • Bush Warriors, next to Airport
    • Telephone:  076 050 7708
  • Go Canoeing on the Kowie River in Port Alfred

Activities in Mpumalanga

  • Visit the Pony Camp for children in Kaapsehoop
  • Visit the Dinosaur Park in Nelspruit
    • Address:  R532 towards Lydenburg, take R37 towards Nelspruit, take R539 off ramp at Rosehaugh
    • Telephone:  013 733 5268
    • Open daily from 08:00 to 17:30
  • Visit Chimpanzee Eden in Nelspruit
    • Address:  Umhloti Nature Reserve
    • Telephone:  013 745 7406
    • Daily tours at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00
    • Website:  http://www.chimpeden.com/

Activities in Limpopo

  • Visit Geluksfontein Dairy Goat Farm in Melkrivier
  • Visit Mangela Animal Touch Farm in Tzaneen
    • Address:  Tzaneen Country Lodge, Tarentaalrand
    • Telephone:  015 304 3290
    • Please enquire about opening hours
  • Go horse riding with Horizon Adventures in Vaalwater

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS! Remember that this is your survival guide to get through the holiday season flawlessly, so don’t take these suggestions lightly…  We suggest you hit the print button, and moms keep it in your handbag for safe keeping, you never know when boredom might strike!  If all off the above fails, nothing wrong with a good old fashioned BBQ and fun in the sun…

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