Things to do

 

Donnybrook Guesthouse is conveniently situated close to many tourist attractions and popular venues in the Fourways and Midrand area of Johannesburg. Places to visit and things to do are:

The South African Lipizzaners:

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An outing for the whole family! Performances on Sunday mornings at10h30 in the Indoor Arena. Come early and browse around the Lipizzaner Shop where you can buy Lipizzaner branded clothing, children’s T-shirts, DVD’s, key rings, postcards and lots more! The performance lasts about 60 minutes without an interval. Join the team in the courtyard after the performance, meet the riders and feed carrots to the stallions. @SALipizzaners

Montecasino:

Montecasino

Located in Fourways, North of Johannesburg, Montecasino is known for being Gauteng’s number one entertainment destination, having being voted Best Casino, Best Entertainment Complex, Best Cinema Complex and Best place to take out-of-towners. There are superb restaurants for families and couples wanting to dine-out. @MONTECASINOZA

Montecasino Bird Gardens:

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For great family entertainment, come and experience the wonder of the
Montecasino Bird Gardens. Here, you can wander along enchanted walkways within magnificent gardens and marvel at a variety of colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world. In the walk-through Aviary, you’ll find over 60 species of birds including Scarlet Ibises, and Nicobar pigeons, reptiles and small mammals, with smaller antelope wandering freely in the undergrowth.

Mall of Africa

Mall of Africa

Mall of Africa is South Africa’s largest shopping Mall ever built in a single phase, with 130 000m2 of retail space available. The Mall will be home to over 300 shops many of which are flagship stores. In addition to the vast array of both local and international brands, the Mall also boasts uniquely identified court areas made for easy shopping navigation as well as exceptional access, location and visibility. Located in Waterfall City, the Mall of Africa has an elegant design, which enhances its surrounding environment. @TheMallofAfrica  

The Lion & Safari Park: 

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The Lion and Safari Park is a 600 hectare wilderness reserved situated in the Hartebeespoort, Magaliesburg and Cradle of Humankind area. The park offers guests an incredible opportunity to get up close to many of South Africa’s most iconic animals.

The Lion and Safari Park offers a wealth of exciting activities for the whole family. Guests are guaranteed the opportunity to get extremely close to many of Africa’s most exciting animals including Brown and White Lion, Wild dog, Cheetah and over twenty different African wildlife species. While exploring the park guests will get the opportunity to view many amazing animals including Zebra, Giraffe, Gemsbok, Springbuck, Blesbuck, Sable, Nyala and many more.

Maropeng: (The cradle of humankind world heritage site)

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The Cradle of Humankind is one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa, and the only one in Gauteng. It is widely recognised as the place from which all of humankind originated.  The 47 000-hectare site has unearthed the best evidence of the complex journey which our species has taken to make us what we are – a place of pilgrimage for all humankind. It is not only a place of ongoing scientific discovery into our origins, but also a place of contemplation – a place that allows us to reflect on who we are, where we come from and where we are going to. @MaropengSA 

Fourways Farmers Market: 
Fourways Farmers Market The Fourways Farmers’ Market is an escape from supermarket shopping. The Market boasts round about 50 vendor stalls, selling carefully selected produce and products. There is a selection of fresh produce from organically grown vegetables, herbs to farm eggs, locally made cheeses and cured meats. Baked goods, Jams and Preserves.

The Windmill on Main: 

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Windmill on Main is the original Kyalami Farm Stall and is an Urban Farm. Its Restaurant utilises as much of its shop produce as possible and serves excellent meals.  Buy fresh food daily in the Shop and the Restaurant including great fresh eggs. If you’re looking for wood-fired pizza with a variety of toppings, give them a try! They also have Banting pizzas available. @windmillonmain

Fourways Mall:

Fourways Mall

Fourways Mall opened its doors over twenty years ago and has become a landmark shopping destination in the greater Fourways area for both local and international shoppers. Open 7 days a week, with 24-hour security and both open and undercover parking, the Mall offers a safe and secure shopping experience for you and your family. @FourwaysMall

Bryanston Organic Marketceramicssmall

The Bryanston Organic & Natural Market has, for the past 38 years, been a haven of calm in the busy city where you can enjoy leisurely shopping in a peaceful and scenic outdoor environment. It carries the
accolade of being Johannesburg’s original outdoor market and is a place of relaxed enjoyment for the whole family.  @BryOrgMarket

Lory Park Animal and Owl Sanctuary: 

Lory Park Zoo

Lory Park is open 7 days a week including public holidays. 10am to 4:30pm. Lory Park Animal and Owl sanctuary is little haven one would not expect to find in the hustle and
bustle between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Situated in Midrand, it is what many people like to call a boutique zoo. A place where animals can be appreciated up close, where human and animal interaction is welcomed, creating a personal and peaceful atmosphere.

The Harvard Café:

Harvard Cafe

(Situated at the Midrand Grand Central Airport) The restaurant is beautifully positioned very close to the runway & apron so patrons can admire the planes as they taxi to and from the runway only a stone’s throw away from their table. There is seating inside and outside with tables close to the runway. Lunch at the Harvard is a cheerfully rowdy affair with the light aircrafts taking off alongside the restaurant. Great for children!

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