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Acrobranch Courses - Johannesburg

There are several courses to meet different levels of ability and age groups. Whether you are looking for a family outing or an adrenaline rush, Acrobranch is the natural place for adventure. Safety is our main priority and you will be given expert training before you embark on your adventure.

Acrobranch’s challenging obstacle courses are situated in a beautiful outdoor environment and offer the perfect entertainment that keeps the kids going for hours on end. Kids are informed of the safety regulations by qualified guides, who are constantly around making sure that the rules are adhered to. The Acrobranch activities are great for personal growth and development as it challenges the child’s motor skills and develops balance and strength as well as self-confidence. The Acro-twigs course (from 3 to 6 years old) works between 2-3m above the ground. Kids can celebrate their birthday parties at Acrobranch Melrose by challenging their friends to an entertaining experience.

Our adult courses are structured for different fitness level. Kids can also participate in these courses (terms and conditions apply with regards to age restrictions). Our Beginners Course, The Tree-Hugger course. gradually increases up to 5m high above the ground. Our moderate course, the Swinging Tarzan, consists of zip lines, bridges, monkey bridges, Tarzan jumps and many others activities to challenge you. Certain obstacles are as high up as 10 meters. Then, for the more daring, why not attempt our High Flying course. Each individual is secured with a harness and the friendly guides are there to walk you through the process, ensuring your safety at all times. It’s the perfect outdoor activity for school outings, birthdays, bachelor/ettes, and/or team building events.

Acro-twigs R100
Perfect for the kids
This course is a great place for the little ones to learn the ropes while being supervised by their parents and the ever-attentive guides
Age group: 3-6 years
13 Obstacles

Tree Hugger R140
Beginners
This challenging course tests your ability and agility and as you make your way through a variety of obstacles
Age group: 7 years and up
37 Obstacles

Swinging Tarzan R200
Moderate
Be prepared to test your agility and climbing ability to the limits, as you take on this course which offers a far greater challenge, than is first perceived
Age group: 10 years and up
Minimum height: 1.4m
53 Obstacles

High Flying R250
Advanced
Take things to the next level as you make your way through this intensive course
Age group: 13 years and up
Minimum height: 1.5m
47 Obstacles

 

Opening Times:
9am to 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday, school holidays and public holidays

Contact: 086 999 0369

Nizamye Mosque - Johannesburg

General Information
Entrance to the Complex is free
Guided tours of the Complex can be arranged with the PRO
The Complex is open 7 days a week
Visiting hours: 09:00 – 17:00
All tour guides/groups are to kindly refer to the reception

Mosque
Visitors are required to adhere to a modest dress code while inside the mosque and courtyard
Men: Ensure that your knees and shoulders are covered at all times
Women: Ensure that you are covered from head to foot. Headscarves and robes are provided by the mosque management free of charge
Kindly remove your shoes before entering the mosque. You may place them in the shoe racks next to the mosque entrance
Eating or drinking inside the mosque is prohibited both during and outside prayer times
As the mosque is an active place of worship it is necessary to observe total silence while inside. Kindly switch off your mobile phones upon entering
Be careful not to disturb worshippers engaged in prayer. Refrain from standing close to them or walking directly in front of them
Visitors are welcome to take pictures and shoot video footage inside the mosque. However avoid pointing your camera at worshippers who are praying or performing the ablution

Any commercial shooting within and around the Nizamiye Mosque is subject to written permission from the mosque management

Sterkfontein Caves - Johannesburg

Within the Sterkfontein Caves, scientists have discovered many hominid and other animal fossils, dating back more than 4-million years, to the birth of humanity. The most important and most famous of these fossils are “Mrs Ples”, a 2.1-million-year-old Australopithecus skull, and “Little Foot”, an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton that is more than 3-million years old. These fossils, both found in the Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind, tell us much about the precursors of modern humans, Homo sapiens.

Archaeological finds within the Cradle of Humankind also include 2-million-year-old stone tools. The oldest recorded, at Swartkrans, near the Sterkfontein Caves, is a collection of 270 burnt bones that reveals how our ancestors learned to master fire more than 1-million years ago – a significant development and an early technological innovation. The ability to do this has taken us from the basic skills needed to keep ourselves warm and to cook our food, to being able to control and harness the power of fire to the extent that we can now create and burn rocket fuel to reach space and beyond.

Opening times

Maropeng 09h00 – 17h00, Tuesdays to Sundays

Sterkfontein Caves 09h00 – 17h00, Tuesdays to Sundays

Rates and specials

Maropeng

Adults: R120 | Children (4-14): R65
Children under 4: free
Pensioners: R65
Students: R75
School groups: R65 per pupil

Sterkfontein Caves

Adults: R165 | Children (4-14): R97
Children under 4: free
Pensioners: R85
Students: R100
School groups: R90 per pupil

Combination ticket

Adults: R190 | Children (4-14): R125
School groups: R120 per pupil

Contact

General telephone number (Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves) : +27 (0)14 577 9000

Email: [email protected]

Location

The Maropeng Visitor Centre, Market Place and Tumulus restaurants, as well as the Maropeng Hotel, can be found just off the R563 Hekpoort Road, Sterkfontein, 1911, South Africa.

GPS co-ordinates:

Latitude: -25.967098

Longitude: 27.662507

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-25°58’01.5528″, 027°39’45.0252″

OR

S 25 Degrees 58 Mins 01 Second
E 27 Degrees 39 Mins 45 Seconds

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-25.96694444444444  27.6625