Ballin’ on a budget: 5 things you can do in Jozi for under R300
by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 22 September 2017
So you are planning the next date or lining up activities for a squad outing. Your flesh is ready, your spirit is on fire but there’s just one problem: the rand is low. Don’t worry, this is Jo’burg —
home of the bargain and land of the good time.
SAB World of Beer offers the beer enthusiast a front seat into a world filled with the beloved brew. Go on a tour and discover the history of brewing in SA, do some beer tasting where you can learn the subtleties of beer, or if you’re looking for sophistication you can join the World of Beer for a beer pairing lunch.
The monthly beer pairing lunch features a 5-course meal paired with the perfect beers.
2. Bounce Trampoline Park (from R115 for adults and R100 for students)
Dating with a difference, this is the ultimate idea for an unconventional date. At the trampoline park, there are many different types of exciting activities to choose from. Jump around in the free jump arena or play basketball in an arena with runway trampolines. Bounce is great for a squad activity too, the more the merrier. Booking is essential to get the most out of the experience and to get a space.
3. The Bioscope in the Maboneng Precinct (from R45, a pizza, drink, and movie is R135 if you book online)
Not in the mood for anything that involves physical activity? Catch a movie at The Bioscope. If you’re looking to impress bae with something cultured and indie, this is your best bet. Coming soon, Don’t Call Me Negro, is a documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson told in the words of writer James Baldwin. Entrance is free for the Sunday Cinema every Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm. Grab a pizza and a drink at The Chalkboard.
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4. The Sterkfontein Caves (adults R165 students R100)
Take it all of the way back and discover the origins of the human race at the Sterkfontein Caves. The tour of the world heritage site takes you deep inside the caves themselves and you get to say hi to well-known fossil Mrs Ples, one of the most perfect pre-human skulls ever found.
Tours happen every half hour, every day. You can also grab a bite after the tour at the Sterkfontein restaurant
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Get your hiking boots out and take your squad along to become one with nature.
The Kliprivierberg Nature Reserve is the perfect location for a day hike where you can see over 600 plant species, 150 bird species and tons of wildlife with zebra’s blesboks and duikers.
The nature reserve has several hiking and nature walk trails ranging in distance from 8 – 15 kilometres.
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