Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Galleries and Museums
Fourways (1.3 km from Jukskei Park)
Jozi's best live music and entertainment venue, restaurant and bar is smack in the middle of Bryanston. Kick back to cool tunes and tuck into traditional Argentinean, Italian or homestyle fare.
Besides their a la carte menu, they have a variety of set, buffet, and snack menu's. They are fairly flexible with regards to the content of the menu, giving you the freedom to create your own meal.
There's so much happening at this vibey spot and the programme changes almost daily. Live performances are mostly from local musicians and stand up comedians. Tanz Café have over 12 years experience in booking all the top South African bands, DJs and stand up comics so you are assured of receiving top quality entertainment from South Africa’s best talent.
The Buzz Shopping Centre, corner of Witkoppen and Nerine Roads, Fourways.
Fourways (3.1 km from Jukskei Park)
For over-the-top theme parties and ridiculous drinks specials, Tiger Tiger in Fourways is your ultimate night club destination.
Tiger Tiger Fourways plays a varied selection of music to keep you dancing all night, including commercial, funky house, electro, and even a little bit of old school. Equipped with 8 bars and an outside deck, you can be sure you'll have a night to remember.
Thursday - 19/20;
Friday – 21/23;
Saturdays – 19/21.
Fourways (3.2 km from Jukskei Park)
Shop till you drop, get a bite or catch a show.
Be spoilt for choice at Fourways Mall, a large retail shopping centre with cinema complex, supermarket, restaurants offering a unique and exciting shopping experience to the community and tourists alike.
Fourways is conveniently situated in the heart of one of Jozi's most prestigious suburbs with easy access to the N1 freeway connecting Johannesburg and Pretoria as well as excellent link ups to Johannesburg International Airport.
Fourways (3.5 km from Jukskei Park)
Gauteng's premier entertainment destination, Monte Casino, is a distinctive complex with casino, shops, movies, fun arcades, restaurants, outdoor bird garden, Boogaloos New Generation Skate Park, Pieter Toerien theatre, Parker's Comedy & Jive venue and lots more. Styled just like a Tuscan village, the casino is in the centre with all the shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres surrounding it.
Bryanston (5.1 km from Jukskei Park)
Enjoy scrumptious homemade food, cheeses and baked items while browsing beautiful handcrafted items to take home as gifts.
The Bryanston Organic & Natural Market is Jozi's original outdoor market. Here the emphasis is on quality handcrafted goods, unique art and photography, clothing made from natural fibres, a deli filled with rich, wholesome foods and, of course, fresh organic and naturally grown produce.
Thursdays and Saturdays 09:00 – 15:00
Lonehill (5.2 km from Jukskei Park)
The Lonehill Nature Reserve stands out as a lone hill on the northern border of Jozi's suburbs, some 28km north of the city centre. It is a reminder of what Johannesburg used to look like before it was settled: rocky veld with small streams trickling through it, dotted with shrubs, small trees and knee-high grasses.
A popular walk about 200m north of the hill is a small dam called Lonehill Loch. A short walk up will bring you to the top with views of the city. The area is fenced and locked, but unlocked on the weekends, allowing hikers and picnickers to climb to the hilltop, or just lay out a picnic blanket in the surrounding grassy area.
Lonehill is also an extremely significant Stone Age site – it has three Stone Age furnaces dating to 1600. Bits of slag have been found near the site of the furnaces, on large flat rocks with indentations in them, obviously used for grinding. Near the furnace site is another area where pottery was manufactured, fenced like the furnace area.
Big Event Venues
North Riding (5.5 km from Jukskei Park)
The Coca Cola Dome is one of South Africa's most versatile venues with features that are suitable for both large and small scale events. The ground level 12 500m² floor space can be adapted to present an amazing variety of exhibitions.
It is also a popular live concerts venue with space for 18 000 people standing or 12 000 people seated. Up to 4 000 people can be seated for banquets. The 2 500m² mezzanine level boasts five hospitality suites ideal for conference breakaway rooms, media offices, cocktail functions, VIP dinners or board meetings.
Sandton (6.4 km from Jukskei Park)
Sandton City is regarded as the most glamorous international standard shopping mall in southern Africa. Here you can be sure to find an ubundance of sophisticated, Afro-cosmopolitan experiences from one-of-a-kind South African artworks to the latest shoes from Milan. There's also a plethora of restaurants, bars and even a hotel. Sandton City is a gourmet melting pot of cultures and countries,hosting international and local shoppers alike. Located in Sandton'sprestigious Central Business District, Sandton City offers an excitingshopping and leisure experience in stunning surroundings.The famous Sandton Square with its statue of Nelson Mandela is adjacent to Sandton City.
Lanseria (7.2 km from Jukskei Park)
Get up close and personal with rare white lions The Lion Park offers terrific close encounters with lions, other predators and large herbivores indigenous to Africa. You can also expect some superb filming and photographic opportunities.The Lion Park is home to over 80 lions including the rare white lions and many other carnivores such as cheetah, wild dog, brown hyena, striped hyena, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, side-striped jackal, and a wide variety of antelope which roam freely in the antelope area.Visitors have an opportunity to interact with some of the animals in the Cub World area. A giraffe feeding platform puts you at eye level with the tame resident giraffe creating a fun experience for all ages. The hugely popular cub interaction allows guests to touch the cubs and take photographs.Need to know? The Lion Park is open every day of the year. Opening hours: weekdays 8:30am to 5pm;Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 1 September to 30 April 8:30am to 6pm; 1 May to 31 August 8:30am to 5pm
Randburg (7.3 km from Jukskei Park)
Brightwater Commons is the ideal family shopping destination, complete with over 60 stores, including restaurants, interior, fashion and gift stores.
A unique feature, the centre has a park-like setting with a large open outdoor area. One of the highlights of the centre is its' musical fountains, which operate from 19:30 to 20:30 on Mondays to Thursdays, and at 19:00 to 21:00 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The centre provides something for everyone.
Lanseria (7.6 km from Jukskei Park)
Enjoy thrilling encounters with scaly creatures at Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park!
Close to the Lanseria International Airport and the Cradle of Humankind, Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park is worth a whirl. Brave folk will be given the opportunity to hold a baby croc and a variety of snakes. There’s even a tarantula! Don’t forget your camera.
Informative guided tours take visitors to see the range of crocs from tiny juveniles to the + 5m adults. After the tour, relax in the tea garden while the kids play in the shaded play area.
Open 09:00 – 16:30 daily including public holidays.
Galleries and Museums
Rivonia (7.9 km from Jukskei Park)
Lilliesleaf Farm is an insightful and interactive museum experience. It was at Liliesleaf farm that the most prominent leaders of South Africa’s struggle against Apartheid sought shelter, attended meetings and debated political and military strategy. Some of these included Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Bram Fischer, Joe Slovo, Ruth First, Raymond Mhaba, Rusty Bernstein, Bob Hepple, Harold Wolpe, and Denis Goldberg. Many of these individuals were discovered in the police’s raid on Liliesleaf farm, and tried in the subsequent Rivonia Treason Trial. They were to later spend over 25 years in prison.
"Liliesleaf was an old house that needed work and no one lived there. I moved in under the pretext that I was a houseboy or caretaker that would live there until my master took possession. I had taken the alias David Motsamayi, the name of one of my former clients. At the farm, I wore the simple blue overalls that were the uniform of the black male servant."
Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom.
Voted as one of the BEST new tourism projects in the world at the “British Guild of Travel Writers Annual Awards 2010”.
Galleries and Museums
Sunninghill (8.4 km from Jukskei Park)
Friendship, good food, wine and brilliant entertainment – the Barnyard Theatre in Broadacres is where it all comes together.
The first Barnyard Theatre started as a homely, rustic farm theatre in Plettenberg Bay where friends and family could be entertained and eat, drink and talk into the small hours of the morning. It proved to be such a winner that more Barnyard Theatres started popping up all over the country.
There are currently 12 Barnyard Theatres in South Africa. While each theatre is a product of its individual setting, they all retain the quaint rustic charm of the original farm theatre’s humble beginning.
Galleries and Museums
Paulshof (8.4 km from Jukskei Park)
The Barnyard Theatre in Rivonia is a dinner theatre at its best, offering excellent live entertainment including rock shows, musicals, bands and revues.
The Barnyard started as a homely, rustic farm theatre in Plettenberg Bay where friends and family could be entertained and eat, drink and talk into the small hours of the morning. It proved to be such a winner that more Barnyard Theatres started popping up all over the country.
While each theatre is a product of its individual setting, they all retain the quaint rustic charm of the original farm theatre’s humble beginning.
Kyalami (10.4 km from Jukskei Park)
Kyalami Country Club is an 18-hole course situated in a beautiful location, just minutes away from Sandton.
Sporting club and championship tees, the club provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all golfers. Facilities include a well-stocked pro shop for your equipment needs.