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Shumba valley Lodge is situated in an area well known for its diverse array of activities and sight-seeing opportunities. From taking to the air or looking in on South Africa’s history, to visiting animals and birds, or even immersing yourself in mazes and caves, there is something for everyone. The lodge also offers an in-house concierge service which can help you plan a fun-filled day out and arrange sightseeing tours!

AirVentures Hot Air Ballooning

Experience the beauty of Johannesburg from new heights. Not only are the views unparalleled, the experience is once in a lifetime. AirVentures is an award winning company who provides different flight options such as a Safari flight and Classic flight, making it the perfect experience for all to enjoy.  Distance from Shumba Valley Lodge: 19.3km

Open Monday to Friday from 12:30pm to 4:45pm, Saturday and Sunday CLOSED

Phone: 011 793 5782/083 356 2435;  Address: 53 2nd Ave, Fontainebleau, Randburg, 2194

Website: http://www.air-ventures.co.za/

Croc City Crocodile & Reptile Park

Snakes, Crocodiles and Tarantulas, oh my! Get up close and personal with unique animals at Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park. Learn all about these animals through interaction and tours, zip-line over crocodile enclosures and grab a bit to eat at the Pizza Restaurant, with some of the best pizza in Johannesburg.  Distance from Shumba Valley Lodge: 4.5km

Open Monday to Sunday from 9:00am to 4:30pm

Phone: 083 657 7561:  Address: Corner of Cedar Road & R114 Nietgedacht 535 Chartwell, Chartwell, 2055

Website: http://www.croccity.co.za/

Honeydew Mazes

Honeydew Mazes  Distance from Shumba Valley Lodge: 12.3km

Open Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Phone: 073 795 2174;  Address: 82 Boland Rd, Zandspruit 191-Iq, Johannesburg, 2040

Website: http://honeydewmazes.co.za/

Lesedi Cultural Village

Set your eyes on some of South Africa’s finest with one of Lesedi’s game drives, take a stroll on one of their walking trails or learn about history in the guided Anglo-Boer history tour.

Lesedi Cultural Village caters for relaxed and adrenaline filled activity seekers with cableway rides and a zoo!  Distance from Shumba Valley Lodge: 14.4km

Phone: 082 524 4549/071 507 1447;  Address: R512, Lanseria, Gauteng, South Africa, 1739

Website: https://aha.co.za/lesedi/

Liliesleaf Farm & Museum

Understand the history of South Africa’s democracy at Liliesleaf, an award winning heritage site. The museum is a testament to the lives that changed the face of our history. Educational, self and guided tours are available to suit your needs and Cedric’s Café is on-site to enjoy a tasteful meal before, after or in between attractions.  Distance from Shumba Valley Lodge: 20.8km

Open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Phone: 011 803 7882;  Address: 7 George Ave, Rivonia, Johannesburg, 2128

Website: http://www.liliesleaf.co.za/

Lion & Safari Park

Have you ever wanted to walk with Lions or pet Cheetah cubs? Well, now you can, at the Lion and Safari Park. Suitable for the whole family, enjoy guided safari tours, Giraffe feedings, night feeding tours as well as tours of the Lions and Wild Dogs. This is the perfect place for a thrilling, adventurous and educational day out.  Distance from Shumba Valley Lodge: 15.1km

Open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 8:00pm

Phone: 087 150 0100;  Address: R512 Pelindaba Rd, Hartbeespoort, Broederstroom, 0240

Website: http://www.lionandsafaripark.com/

Montecasino Bird Park

Wander on the captivating walkways, through the well-manicured gardens, at Montecasino Bird Park where you will find birds, mammals and reptiles from around the world. Enjoy the Flight of Fantasy show or meet some of the parks locals such as a Lemur or a Sloth. End off your day with a bite to eat at the Flamingo Café.  Distance from Shumba Valley Lodge: 14.8km

Open Monday to Sunday from 8:30am to 5:00pm

Phone: 011 511 1864;  Address: Montecasino, 1 Montecasino Boulevard, Johannesburg, 2055

Website: https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino/entertainment/bird-gardens?chebs=gl-ent_bird-gardens&utm_source=google&utm_medium=businesslisting&utm_campaign=ent_bird-gardens

Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve

The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is the perfect place to relax and unwind, while interacting with and viewing some of South Africa’s most exceptional animals. Enjoy a picnic in the Braai and Picnic area, ride along the 4×4 route, experience a Hippopotamus up close near the Hippo pool or go on a guided walk. The enthralling Wonder Caves are another activity that can be explored (for more information, see below).  Distance from Shumba Valley Lodge: 18.5km

Open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 6:00pm

Phone: 011 957 0349;  Address: 520 Kromdraai Road, Kromdraai, Krugersdorp, 173

Website: http://www.rhinolion.co.za/

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens is home to a Black Eagle, which nests on top of the gorgeous waterfall these gardens is known for. The Eagle’s Fare Restaurant has many delicious meals for you to enjoy and is the ideal way to end off your day hiking through nature.  Distance from Shumba Valley Lodge: 22km

Open Monday to Sunday from 8:00am to 6:00pm

Phone: 086 100 1278;  Address: Malcolm Rd, Poortview, Roodepoort, 1724

Website: http://www.sanbi.org/gardens/walter-sisulu/

Wonder Caves

Take a walk through history in the enchanting Wonder Caves. With conducted tours every hour on the hour, your guide will lead you through the caves, where you can see formations up to 15m and learn about stalactites and stalagmites. Abseiling is also available through bookings only. Wonder Caves is situated at The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, making it the ideal activity for families and colleagues alike (for more information, please see above).  Distance from Shumba Valley Lodge: 22km

Open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 6:00pm

Phone: 011 957 0106;  Address: 520 Kromdraai Rd, Kromdraai, 1739

Website: http://www.rhinolion.co.za/visitors-guide/wonder-cave-index/

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