Sport and fitness in Johannesburg
Expats will find that keeping active and staying fit is very popular in the Johannesburg. Expats looking to stay in shape and meet other expats will have plenty of opportunities to do so in high-quality facilities scattered around Johannesburg.
Some of the clubs require approval of registration by a committee, and at times the waiting list may be lengthy.
Marks Parks Cricket Club
Address: 43 Orange Road, Emmarentia
With a junior and senior side, Marks Parks is situated in the beautiful area of Emmarentia. The cricket season begins in October, with registration open from August.
Randburg Football Club
Address: Corner Malibongwe Drive and Hans Schoeman Drive, Randburg
Tel: +27 11 791 6234
The club offers membership to all ages, from Little League to Veterans. There are also girls' and ladies' teams. Registration takes place at the beginning of the year.
The Country Club
Address: Corner Woodlands Drive and Lincoln Street, Woodmead
Tel: +27 11 710 6407
Members of the Country Club will be able to practise their swing and enjoy the outdoors at the club's prestigious grounds in Woodmead.
The Wanderers Club
Address: 21 North Street, Illovo
Tel: +27 11 788 5010
Offering a wide range of sports including badminton, bowls, karate and snooker, among others, the Wanderers Club is the perfect place for expats looking to socialise and play for leisure or play competitively.
Pirates Sports Club
Address: 25 Braeside Road, Greenside
Tel: +27 11 646 5025
Pirates Sports Club offers a number of sports clubs to cater to all needs, including clubs for squash, baseball, cricket, soccer, rugby, bowls, tennis and hockey.
Hiking and running
Johannesburg Hiking Club
Tel: +27 78 885 6505
The club is geared at members with a certain level of fitness, so expats should make sure they meet the criteria before joining. Weekday hikes are held on Wednesdays and clock in at about four hours. Weekend hikes are generally on Sundays, lasting five or six hours.
Born 2 Run Athletics Club
Based in Sandton, the club is open to all, regardless of age or fitness level. The club participates in different time trials and club runs at various lengths, throughout the year.