Fes­tive fun this De­cem­ber

Vuk'uzenzele - - General - Al­li­son Cooper

WITH THE FES­TIVE sea­son in full swing, ex­cit­ing things for you to do.

found some low-cost, fun and

En­joy­ing the fes­tive sea­son with your fam­ily doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are some en­joy­able out­ings to make your fes­tive sea­son mem­o­rable.

For un­der R200 an adult and R100 a child you can visit Honey­dew Maze in Jo­han­nes­burg’s West Rand and en­joy six-minute mazes, climb­ing walls, rope mazes and more; head off to Sun City's fa­mous Val­ley of the Waves; or visit Gold Reef City in Jo­han­nes­burg South, which of­fers over 30 rides in the theme park, a casino and so much more.

If it’s na­ture you pre­fer, pack a de­li­cious pic­nic and head off to your clos­est botan­i­cal gar­den or go bird watch­ing at Monte Casino’s bird sanc­tu­ary, where you can spend the en­tire day re­lax­ing and watch­ing the birds.

Ba­sotho Cul­tural Vil­lage in the Free State

Learn about the tra­di­tions of the indige­nous Ba­sotho peo­ple, watch cus­tom­ary Ba­sotho arts and crafts be­ing hand­made and ex­pe­ri­ence the peo­ple’s gen­uine hospi­tal­ity and life­style.

Also, in the Free State, visit Bon-Af Berry Farm and en­joy a guided tour of the or­chard, pick a va­ri­ety of berries, tour the lit­tle mu­seum, re­lax in the tea gar­den and let the kids en­joy the pet­ting zoo.

Mpumalanga Sky­way Trails

In Mpumalanga, try Sky­way Trails’ tree-top chal­lenge, an el­e­vated ob­sta­cle course suitable for both young and old; or visit the Graskop Gorge Lift Com­pany and ride in the view­ing lift which takes vis­i­tors 51 me­tres down the face of the gorge into the for­est be­low, where wooden walk­ways and sus­pen­sion bridges me­an­der along a 600-me­tre trail through the indige­nous for­est.

West­ern Cape’s Plet­ten­burg Bay

Ad­ven­ture Land in Plet­ten­berg Bay of­fers a va­ri­ety of ex­cit­ing rides, in­clud­ing a 75-me­tre su­per tube, a rag­ing rapid tube, a 12-me­tre free fall slide and mini ver­sions for the kids; a 3.5km cross-coun­try trail on a semi-au­to­matic quad bike and a smaller track for the kids.

Um­geni Steam Rail­way in Kloof KwaZulu-Na­tal

An­other must-do is the Um­geni Steam Rail­way in Kloof, where you can ex­plore KwaZulu-Na­tal on an au­then­tic his­toric steam train. Jour­ney along one of the old­est func­tion­ing rail­way tracks in the coun­try in a rail­way car­riage built in 1908.

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