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Parks, Sports & Outdoors

Parks, Sport and Outdoors

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Golf

Joburg is golfers' paradise with more golf courses in one city than probably anywhere else in the world. Just within a a 10km radius of Sandton there are 15 courses. Factor in year-round sunshine and highly competitive pricing and it's no wonder this town has a major share of golfing fanatics.
Clubs are mostly closed on a Monday and open on every other day at 06:00 or 06:30. Smart-casual golf attire is required, although you are allowed to play in shorts. Courses generally have 3 tiers of prices - members, affiliated visitors and non-affiliated visitors. Affiliation means being in possession of a South African official handicap. If you are planning on more than a couple of games during your visit, it may be worth getting an official handicap. See www.golfclub.co.za for details.   A caddy is virtually always available - you’ll have to pay R15 to the caddy foundation, for his lunch and a tip, as well as the caddy fee. Usually your tip should be 50% higher than the amount the caddy master will tell you is the minimum.
Booking tee times If you have left it late try www.lastminutegolf.co.za for a booking. If you are playing solo one of the best ways to enjoy a social round of golf with new people is to register at 4ballgolf.com, a local website which is designed to match you up with other golfers who play at the same pace and ability.  

Gyms and fitness centres

The two major gym brands are Virgin Active and Planet Fitness with. Both have luxury flagship branches in Sandton and all of these gyms offer a variety of fitness and yoga classes.

Parks and Nature Reserves

In this most treed of cities there is no shortage of scenic green spaces for picnics and long walks. While generally safe it is worth being mindful by not bringing valuables, walking the paths less travelled or being in any park after dark. For a list of all the city parks see www.jhbcityparks.com.

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