April brings with it some much anticipated public holidays to take time out and enjoy a little rest and relaxation – whether you’re staycationing or headed somewhere else to celebrate.
Joburg’s mild autumn weather provides the perfect setting to enjoy exploring the City and to indulge in some special events and treats during this time.
Hosted from 19 – 28 April 2019 at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, the annual Rand Show is an illustrious Joburg signature event. Celebrating 125 years of top trending content – from fitness to the family-friendly gaming pavilion, the national gaming Fortnite tournament, garden, home décor and apparel, camping, glamping and specialised appliances – don’t miss “Joburg’s Best Day Out” at the 2019 Rand Show! For a list of live events, exhibitor information, various hall layouts and how to get your hands on tickets, head to www.randshow.co.za for more information!
The Secret Tea Garden
Set in the tranquil gardens of Norscot Manor in the heart of Fourways, The Secret Tea Garden offers you a lovely quiet escape from the malls. It’s a fabulous, affordable venue for a leisurely family breakfast or an afternoon filled with tea and cake. Relax on the beautiful terrace overlooking the manicured garden and distant views, while your little ones amuse themselves in the impressive play park – guaranteed to give parents a much-needed break over the busy weekend!
Where: 16A Penguin Drive, Fourways, Johannesburg.
Pretty much everyone likes chocolate, right? And you can trust us when we say that there’s no better place to get your chocolate fix than Melt Chocolates! The family-owned chocolatier offers an extensive variety of chocolates for you to taste and shop, as well as a delightful little café. At the café you can order some of the very best chocolate milkshakes and cupcakes on offer in Joburg!
Where: Nicolway Shopping Centre, corner of William Nicol & Wedgewood Link, Bryanston, Johannesburg.
Zoo Lake Swimming Pool
Before you pull up your nose at this suggestion, hear us out… we know public pools might not have the appeal they did in days of yore, but Zoo Lake Swimming Pool is beautifully maintained and kept looking fresh at all times. It’s a great place for some family fun or time with your loved one on a warm day; simply grab your costume, pack a picnic basket and you’re ready to go!
Where: Zoo Lake Sports Club, Avonwold Road, Parkwood, Johannesburg.
For a more comprehensive list of Easter weekend activities, please visit www.joburg.co.za.