Ever since the Lanseria International Airport developed from what was once a simple grass strip airfield, its surrounding areas became a gateway to various African adventures and lovely hotels and inns, making it an important stop for corporate travelers.
Even if you’re not in the area for business meetings or corporate functions, there are still reasons why you should explore the attractions near the privately-owned international airport.
Here are the top things to do when you venture into this lovely part of Johannesburg.
1 ) Experience natural wonders at the Cradle of Humankind
A World Heritage Site, the Cradle of Humankind is home to limestone caves that hold fossils of ancient plants, animals, and hominids. Within the vast 3,000 hectares of the site are an impressive array of plant and animal species. The best way to view the wildlife is through a hot air balloon ride, which is open to guests during favorable weather.
2 ) Gaze at the magnificence of lions at the Lion Park
If you want to see lions but you don’t have the time or the interest to go on a full safari experience, then the Lion Park is the best alternative. This is located between the airport and Fourways and houses more than 80 lions. You can take a guided game drive or you can drive yourself through the easy routes. Make sure to see those rare white lions. There is an area where you can interact safely with lion cubs and feed the giraffes.
3 ) Enjoy an idyllic getaway at Magalies Wild Game Farm
The Magalies Wild Game Farm is the best location for enjoying a secluded commune with nature. Just a stone’s throw away from Joburg and Pretoria, the farm boasts of magnificent views of Magaliesberg Mountains. Indulge in bird and game watching, walking trails, game drives, and sunset viewing.
4 ) Get an adrenalin rush at Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Lines
If you want some thrill to go with your sight-seeing, nothing beats conquering a zip line! The Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Line is located just 40 kilometers from Pretoria and is right next to Hartbeespoort Dam. There are seven slides and 10 platforms that can go as high as 14 meters.
5 ) Let the kids loose at Sci-Bono Discover Centre
This is great if you have kids in tow, but adults can very much enjoy what the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre has to offer. The largest science centre in South Africa has hands-on exhibits, science shows, and interactive workshops. This is just an hour away from the airport.
To make the best out of your vacation in the Lanseria area, book accommodations that are close to the airport and has everything you need for business and pleasure. Shumba Valley Lodge holds quality accommodations, dining options, or business meeting facilities within a five-minute drive from the airport.
The rooms are located within serene and spacious gardens which provide the peace and quiet that guests need for a truly refreshing stay. The dwellings are done in classic cream and brown interiors and equipped with modern amenities such as TV with DSTV channels, Wi-Fi internet, in-room safe, and en suite bathroom.
Shumba Valley Lodge is a convenient base for guests who are here for corporate functions. The property’s conference facilities can accommodate as many as 110 people and can be arranged from cinema-style to boardroom setup.
The lodge also has a restaurant and lounge bar, spa, swimming pool, and volleyball court.
If you’re making travel plans within the area, make sure to get the quality accommodations you deserve. Reserve rooms direct at Shumba Valley Lodge. Visit the hotel website for direct bookings. You can also check out their Facebook page for more information.