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					Information on World Cup Activities in Gauteng
Welcome to Gauteng

23 days to kick-off – The 2010 FIFA World Cup starts in exactly 23 days today with the opening match
between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg. One of the most artistic and awe-inspiring
football venues on the African continent, the newly-reconstructed Soccer City Stadium will host the first and
final matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa …

What to do:

Art Holiday clubs for kids of all ages
Are you looking for something for your kids to do during the holidays? I am offering Art Holiday clubs for kids
of all ages.

It will run mostly from 9-12 each day (dates specified below) with all materials included. Each day can stand
alone or can be done as a series. We will be doing all sorts of art and crafty things like glass painting, fabric
painting, watercolour, acrylic, pastels, card making, sand painting, beading pictures and many more exciting,
fun, creative and educational things!

Each day will cost R250 per child, however if you sign up for more than 1 day, you will pay R200 per day.
Each day has only 6 spaces so hurry to sign up your child for the time of their life. Please include which
dates you would like to book for.

Dates of Holiday clubs as follows:

June/July Holidays –
Mon 14th June
Friday 18th June
Monday 21st June
Wednesday 23rd June
Friday 25th June
Monday 28th June
Wednesday 30th June
Friday 2nd July
Monday 5th July
Wednesday 7th July
Friday 9th July

Contact: Mandy
Cell: 083 678 5605
R250 per child, however if you sign up for more than 1 day, you will pay R200 per day.
Venue: Randburg
Emmerentia Dam:

Reputed to be the best dog walk in Johannesburg, Emmarentia Dam lies next to the Botanic Garden in
Emmarentia, north Johannesburg. Tranquil lawns in which families can meet and play, walkways peppered
with wooden benches placed strategically to afford moments of stillness and reflection, make this a sprawling
and popular park for escapes from city living.

There are several dams that make up Emmarentia Dam, despite its allusion to the singular, where dogs
happily swim and splash, whilst the main dam is very actively used by a canoe club for training, and various
canoeists and windsurfers enjoy the water throughout the year. Emmarentia dam is certainly one of the city’s
most tranquil spots and the setting amongst water and trees is attractive to many weekend visitors who
picnic and braai on the grassed lawns. There are woodland and natural grass areas and a tea room that
does first-rate scones.

The main park of Emmarentia Dam was called Jan van Riebeeck Park, founded in 1952 to mark 300 years
since the first Dutch settlers arrived at the Cape, whilst the other two smallish dams were constructed to
control flood waters. Reed beds have established themselves around the dams and attract a wide variety of
birds, including bishops and weavers. The banks of the dam are also the site of the annual summer sunset
concerts that see a variety of local and international musicians team up to make music for people to enjoy
thoroughly in one of Johannesburg’s best loved venues.

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Gauteng

One of the great escapes of Johannesburg, the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Roodepoort,
Gauteng, is almost 300 hectares of landscaped and natural veld that is a haven for birds and a popular picnic
spot for Gautengers.
Despite development that is threatening encroachment on this beautiful garden, set against the backdrop of
the magnificent Witpoortjie waterfall, this is still the home of a breeding pair of Verreaux’s Eagles that nest in
the cliffs alongside the waterfall and no visit is complete until they have been sited. Enthusiasts arrive armed
with telephoto lenses and tripod stands in an effort to capture these beautiful birds, and will sit for hours until
they appear. Over 600 plant species and 220 bird species, as well as a number of reptile and small
mammals such as antelope and jackal, occur naturally in the Nature Reserve and there are several
wonderful walks through the garden and a trail up alongside the waterfall for the not so faint hearted.

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, GautengOne can arrange guided tours along the Roodekrans
Ridge and through the Nature Reserve part of the garden, and the dam and wetland area with its bird hide
alone is worth the visit, particularly at sundown just before the gates close.

There is a lot of shaded lawn on which Jo’burgers while away balmy days with a bring-along picnic. The
gardens have adopted a ‘carry-in carry-out’ litter policy that means you take home any rubbish with you, and
an outcomes-based schools’ environmental education programme that caters for school groups in the
garden. There is a wonderful nursery, a gift and book shop and a restaurant; and over Christmas and on
selected weekends, the grounds play host to sundowner concerts. But the star of the show is the garden
itself with a succulent rockery, a cycad garden, the water garden with water-loving.

Contact Details: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
Address: Malcolm Road, Poortview, Roodepoort, Gauteng
Telephone: +27 (0)11 958 1750.

Soccer City Stadium

Soccer City (also know as the FNB Stadium) is earmarked to host both the opening and final matches of the
2010 Soccer World Cup. Built in 1987, Soccer City has played host to some of the most memorable matches
in South Africa’s soccer history.

Key Matches and Dates:
• Friday, 11 June 2010 - Opening Match
• Sunday, 27 June 2010 - Round of 16
• Friday, 2 July 2010 - Quarter Final
• Sunday, 11 July 2010 - Final of the World Cup

First Round Matches at Soccer City Stadium:
• Friday 11 June 2010 - South Africa vs Mexico
• Monday 14 June 2010 - Netherlands vs Denmark
• Thursday 17 June 2010 - Argentina vs Korea Republic
• Sunday 20 June 2010 - Brazil vs Ivory Coast
• Wednesday 23 June 2010 - Ghana vs Germany

Soccer City has been enlarged to a seat 94 700 for soccer’s showcase event. Some significant changes
were made to the original two-tiered bowl for the World Cup: the upper tier was be extended around the
stadium, while an encircling roof was added.

Gold Reef City:

Just 8 kilometers from the centre of Johannesburg lies the world famous yet uniquely South African Gold
Reef City. With its magnificent Theme Park offering the widest range of features and attractions in Africa and
the exhilarating Casino complex, alive with the excitement, buzz and energy of Jozi, this is where Jozi comes
to play, relax and more!

Visitors return time and time again to experience its world class facilities, from indulging in one of the many
restaurants, taking in a show at the Theatre, the excitement of gaming, experiencing a 4D movie to the thrill
of the rides

Ideally situated with Johannesburg's business district just 10 minutes away, Sandton City a comfortable 20
minutes drive, OR Tambo International Airport 20 minutes away and easy access onto the national highways'
network, this truly is the heart of Jozi.

From 1 May 2010 Gold Reef City Theme Park is open Wed - Sunday from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
We are open every Public Holiday and every day during the Gauteng school holidays.
We are not open on Christmas day.
Weekends, SA Public Holidays and Gauteng School Holidays (Seasonal):

R140 Adults / scholars (incl. Major Thrill rides. Does not include Jozi’s Story of Gold, Mine Tour or specific
shows as indicated)
R90 Senior citizens above 60 years
R90 Toddlers (under 1.2m. Babies younger than 18 months are admitted free of charge)
R220 Jozi’s Story of Gold Heritage Tour (R140 children under 6 and excludes the Mine Tour. R170
Pensioners over 60)
R80 Mine Tour only (no children under 6)
R440 Family Ticket (Two adults and 2 children under 16 – a saving of R120) Weekdays (Out of Season):
R100 Adults / scholars (Does not include access to Major Thrill Rides. For major rides guests need to
purchase an armband. Does not include Jozi’s Story of Gold, Mine Tour or specific shows as indicated)
R40 Armband for Major Thrill Rides
R90 Senior citizens above 60 years
R90 Toddlers (under 1.2m. Babies younger than 18 months are admitted free of charge).
R220 Jozi’s Story of Gold Heritage Tour (R140 children under 6 and excludes the Mine Tour. R170
Pensioners over 60)
R80 Mine Tour only (no children under 6)
R440 Family Ticket (Two adults and 2 children under 16 – a saving of R120) Jozi’s Story of Gold Heritage

Special rates for Tour Operators and Schools apply during specific periods. For more information please
contact Thlalefang 011 248 6875.Scholars Fun Day:

R100 p/p including all major rides. Only for groups number more than 50. Not available over weekends, SA
public Holidays or during Gauteng School Holidays. Birthday Club:

R120 per child. Includes R30 meal voucher and all Major Thrill Rides. Only children 12 years and younger.
Min. 5 and more kids per party. Birthday Child receives free entrance and gift.
R80 per child under 1.2 m. Includes R30 meal voucher. Only children 12 years and younger. Min. 5 and
more kids per party. Birthday Child receives free entrance and gift. Gold Reef City Theme Park reserves the
right to increase prices without prior notice.
Gold Reef City Theme Park:
Tel: +27 11 248-6800
Fax: +27 11 248-6863


Family Entertainment at Montecasino

Montecasino is an entertainment destination geared towards the whole family with an array of events and
activities to be enjoyed by the young and the young at heart. For family entertainment at its best, come and
spend the day at Montecasino and enjoy the magnificent panoramic views of Johannesburg from high above
with a family balloon ride, or explore the beautiful Montecasino Bird Gardens which boasts a variety of birds,
mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world. The kids will love the spectacular 'Flights of
Fantasy' bird show.

Relax and enjoy a great meal with the family at one of our restaurants, marvel at the musical fountain on the
outdoor Piazza or even catch the latest releases at the movies.
Welcome to the Bird Gardens at Montecasino:

For great family entertainment, come and experience the wonder of the Montecasino Bird Gardens - the only
bird park of its kind in Africa and Jo'burg's best kept secret.

Here, you can wander along enchanted walkways within magnificent gardens and marvel at a variety of
colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world.

In our walk-through Aviary, you'll find over 60 species of birds including Scarlet Ibises, Royal Starlings and
Nicobar pigeons, reptiles and small mammals, with smaller antelope wandering freely in the undergrowth.
Opening Hours

Mondays to Sunday 08h30 - 17h00

Flight of Fantasy Shows: Weekdays 11h00 and 15h00

Flight of Fantasy Shows: Weekends and Public Holidays 11h00, 13h00 and 15h00

Adults & Children over 10 years: R38.00
Pensioners & children under 10 years: R22.50
Special group rates available (Groups by arrangement only)
School Tours

Since opening, the Bird Gardens has proved to be the preferred destination for school groups. We offer
specially conducted tours for schools during which experienced guides take learners through the fabulous
world of interactive learning with birds and animals.

Cnr William Nicol Drive &
Montecasino Boulevard,
Tel: 011 - 511 1864
Fax: 011 - 511 0477
ABSA Balloon:

You'll find the largest helium balloon and billboard on the continent, tethered near the bird park at
Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg. The ABSA Balloon operates on a daily basis (weather permitting)
and can carry a maximum of 30 people, and is available for private and corporate functions.

The balloon rises high above the Fourways landscape, and has an underground cable it is tethered to. The
cable is released slowly via a sophisticated engine and coil system, and uses safe helium gas, which is
lighter than air.

Balloon rides last 15 minutes and offer breathtaking panoramic views of Johannesburg, Sandton, Northcliff
Hill and the Magaliesburg.

Whether you simply want to soar above the clouds, or have something a little more elaborate, like a marriage
proposal on your mind... The ABSA Balloon has something for you.

Ticket Prices
Adults R70 p/p
Children over 10 years R70 p/p
Children under 10 years R45 p/p
Pensioners R45 p/p
Sunrise / Sunset Rides R150 p/p includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine

Exclusive use of balloon Call Maxine on 083 626 1477 or email for a quote
Musical Fountain on the Piazza at Montecasino:

Montecasino Piazza's musical fountain is an attraction in itself and visitors, diners, theatre-goers, conference
delegates and hotel guests will undoubtedly be mesmerised by its perfectly synchronised displays.

Fountain Schedule
Mondays to Thursdays
Time Artist Duration
19h30 Special Star Approximately 9 - 10 minutes
 20h30 ERA Approximately 9 - 10 minutes
 21h30 Conquest of Paradise - Vangelis Approximately 9 - 10 minutes

Time Artist Duration
19h30 ERA Approximately 9 - 10 minutes
20h30 Special Star Approximately 9 - 10 minutes
21h30 Etude - Mike Oldfield Approximately 9 - 10 minutes

Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holiday
 Time Artist Duration
 13h30 Special Star Approximately 9 - 10 minutes
 19h30 SheHerZard Approximately 9 - 10 minutes
 20h30 Nutcracker Approximately 9 - 10 minutes
 21h30 ERA Approximately 9 - 10 minutes

The Lion Park is home to more than 85 lions, including the rare white lions, and many other carnivores such
as cheetah, wild dog, various hyena species including a variety of antelope indigenous to Africa. The park
offers terrific up close views and other exciting interactions.
Come play with our lion cubs and feed our tame giraffe.
We are near Fourways and Lanseria Airport, within easy reach of Johannesburg and Pretoria


Corporate Conference Package
Self-Drive Entrance Fee

Adults                             R115.00 per person
Children age 4-12                  R80.00 per person
Children under 4 years             no charge

This rate includes access to a self-drive through the main park, including entrance to Cub World where you
are able to interact with the lion cubs and take photographs, as well as view various other animals on
This rate is fixed for the World Cup Soccer and 2010.

All Other Activity Pricing
Please call the office for all other pricing and bookings.
Contact Information: +27 011 691 9905

Please note that all the information has been extracted off the general internet.