Contrary to popular misconception, Johannesburg has tons of exciting outdoor activities to do in the summertime (despite the lack of beaches!). Ranging from educational to recreational, Sandton and surrounds offer a bunch of outdoor spots, parks and activities that don’t include malls and restaurants.  

Three great summertime outdoor activities around Sandton

1) The Bird Garden at Montecasino

A day trip out to Montecasino could offer up a bunch of pastimes such as gaming, theatre shows and the like. 

Another activity at Monte is the outdoor bird park. With over 60 species of birds, small mammals and antelope, your outdoor wanderings will be filled with birds of the colourful, the predatory, the large and small varieties. The Bird Garden also puts on shows to display the majestic birds in flight for awe and educational experiences. 

Distance from Live Easy Rivonia: 8.7 km 

2) Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

In the middle of urban, metropolitan Jozi, the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens forms one of the ‘green lungs’ of the city. With sports fields, walking paths, the picturesque Emmarentia Dam, Shakespeare Garden, concerts and kite competitions, the complex has it all! With all the opportunities in the gardens, you can take a walk and learn about the flora, take in a show, go for a jog or just relax on the lawns. 

Distance from Live Easy Rivonia: 24.3 km 

3) Fourways Farmers Market

Only 10kms from Sandton, the Fourways Farmers Market is the perfect summer weekend morning outing. With views of the Modderfontein Reserve lake, local, artisanal vendors and all the parking you could dream of, there is no reason not to head through to the market for a post-run/cycle brunch, a morning coffee date or a family outing before an afternoon nap in the sun. 

Distance from Live Easy Rivonia: 13.6 km

Bonus: For a weekend away and 3-hour road trip 

Pilanesberg: The Big 5, zebra, impala, birds, and beautiful volcanic crater views – this is what you stand to see on an outing to the Pilanesberg National Park. With Safari options, game drives, lodging and photographic missions, there is plenty to do, see and take in. Pilanesberg is the safari dream, close enough for a day or spontaneous weekend trip!

Time to settle into Sandton?

If these outdoor summer activities catch your fancy and you’re looking to move to the Jozi region, check out our apartments in Rivonia Sandton. These affordable apartments offer sleek comfort, security and access in the centre of the luxurious Sandton suburb!