Karabo Mokoena
Content producer
3 minute read
1 Jan 2020
10:00 am

5 places to take your kids that won’t break the bank

Karabo Mokoena

Here is how to balance being financially savvy and being the favorite parent at the same time.

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January is upon us, and depending on how fun your December was, you might be running a bit low on cash. As a parent, you know your children do not understand the concept of ‘broke’. And they would still like to be entertained. So, below is a list of places you can take your children without affecting your bank account too much.

World’s View, Northcliff

This spot is one of the hidden gems of Johannesburg North. If your children are not afraid of heights, they will enjoy the thrill of enjoying one of the most magnificent views in Johannesburg. The entrance to this spot is free of charge and you can bring along some snacks, chill on the benches and enjoy the world’s view. Even Pietermaritzburg has a World’s View which is scenic and breathtaking.

Northcliff Hill. Image: therealjenty.com

Kanu Wines, Stellenbosch

Before you think we are trying to get your kids to drink, this relaunched venue has some fun activities for kiddies as well. The children can play putt putt for R30. All this while the adults have some wine tasting for R50. The family can also go mountain biking, hiking, fishing or bird watching.

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Museum Africa

Here is another free venue in Johannesburg that kids can go to. This museum details the birth of Johannesburg. This can be fun and educational for the children. Did we mention that its free?

Museum Africa. Image: kfm.co.za

Kloofendal Nature Reserve

This is the perfect hiking and picnic spot for the whole family. The trails are short and scenic. There is also a trail that gives details on different plants that the kids will enjoy. It’s also free!

Kloofendaal Nature Reserve. Image: jozikids.co.za

Zoos or aquariums

Our country has amazing zoos and aquariums that the kids can go visit, and entrance fees usually don’t break the bank. uShaka Marine World, Monte Casino bird park, Two Oceans Aquarium, Joburg Zoo, Pretoria Zoo, and Lory Park are among some of the amazing spots open for access.

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Karabo Parenty Post BioKarabo Motsiri is a first-time mom, over-sharer, lover of life, chronic napper and married to her best friend. She loves a good party because the dance floor is her happy place. She enjoys good food, good conversations, laughs a little too hard, and cries during every episode of Grey’s Anatomy. She started her blogging journey because she wanted to share all the ups and downs of being a young modern mama in South Africa. Her blog Black Mom Chronicles has been featured on Ayana Magazine & SA Mom Blog. She has enjoyed airtime on Power FM and frequently writes for the parenting section of Saturday Citizen. She also works with MamaMagic on their Product Awards, Milestones Magazine, Heart to Heart blog, and the Baby Expo, which is South Africa’s biggest parenting expo. 

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