Living in one of Live Easy’s luxury apartments in Gauteng allows you to take advantage of the many family-friendly activities in the area. With winter having come to a close, there is plenty of fun to be had both outdoors and indoors around the province. 

Here are a handful of family-friendly spring activities that you can take part in to make your spring memorable:

Go Out For A Picnic Or A Day Hike

With the weather turning warm and with blue skies, it is the perfect time to go outside and enjoy spending time with the family at one of the many parks or nature reserves that pepper the province. Whether it is a picnic you’d like to do or a day hike, there are plenty of places to go. 

One example might be Zoo Lake, nestled in Johannesburg, close to the Johannesburg Zoo. This picturesque location features a beautiful lake and a nearby clubhouse where you can grab a drink or a bite to eat. There are also plenty of spots around the park to enjoy a picnic or an outdoor braai. You can even go on the lake with a pedal boat. Zoo Lake also frequently hosts outdoor markets, selling curiosities and artwork, among other things. 

The Rietvlei Nature Reserve is another wonderful place to visit. This nature reserve is home to several of South Africa’s most famous wild animals, which you can view from the comfort of your car as you drive around at your leisure. If you prefer, you can also take hiking trails or horse trails to have a more immersive experience. The Rietvlei Nature Reserve also hosts a wonderful picnic area and a nearby restaurant that serves delicious food. 

Also in Pretoria is the Groenkloof Nature Reserve, which also hosts a number of wild animals, such as giraffes and kudu. Various hiking trails are available, or you can simply find a quiet spot under a tree to enjoy a picnic.

Eat Out

Johannesburg and Pretoria both host a wide variety of eateries and restaurants for all kinds of budgets. You might want to try the Carnivore Restaurant in Muldersdrift, where you can enjoy buffets of different kinds of meat, ranging from conventional chicken, pork, and beef to unconventional game of all varieties. 

In Pretoria, there are numerous restaurants to find throughout the city. The Karoo Grill & Bar in Irene Village Mall, for example, is a delightful spot with indoor and outdoor seating areas serving traditional South African foods cooked to perfection. It’s a great place to go with the family, especially small children, as there are fountains outside where they can play in the water and have fun while you eat. 

Moyo Restaurant, located in Melrose Arch, is a wonderful African-themed restaurant where you can have your face painted in traditional African style while you eat. The food here is first class, and visitors from around the world flock to this restaurant to enjoy its delightful cuisine and wonderful atmosphere.

Go To The Zoo

The zoo is a great day out for the whole family. You can choose between the Pretoria Zoo and the Johannesburg Zoo, both of which feature a wide variety of animals from all over the world, ranging from tigers to polar bears and everything in between. 

These world-renowned pristine zoos are a delight to walk around and experience the wonders of nature while eating ice cream. Spend time having a picnic at the zoo to make the day particularly worthwhile, and have fun with the family while enjoying the pleasant weather.

If you wish to live in Gauteng and enjoy all that it has to offer, contact us now to apply to stay in one of Live Easy’s luxury apartments