When I first moved to Johannesburg I was asked to do a few blogs for the Joburg Red Bus. I got to know the city centre of Joburg pretty well by hopping on the City Sightseeing Bus. My son absolutely loves the red bus and is always asking me when he can join me. These passed holidays, I took him out on a mom/son day and we spent the day on the Red Bus, just cruising through the city.
We got off at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown. Sci-Bono is an amazing place to take your children, where they are encouraged to touch, experiment, ask questions and explore. We spent a lot of time inspecting the BMW exhibit and in the electricity exhibit, learning about electrical currents, and trying every single experiment to see what would happen.
But the big winner was the vintage miniature train set. By pushing one of 4 buttons, you could start one of the trains on a journey around the little miniature town. The whole set was so beautifully laid out, and we spent quite a lot of time just watching them go round and round.
Next we stopped at Braamfontein for some lunch. I love Braamies, as it is affectionately known. The trendy neighbourhood is home to lots of students, young professionals and very trendy stores. We decided on pizza at 86 Public Pizzeria – which is known for great pizza.
The Joburg Red Bus is one of the best ways to get around the city and to see the sights. It is also very kid-friendly – each kid gets an activity book to keep them busy and there is a kids audio channel for them to listen to as the bus goes through the city.