Jet packs, drones and hoverboards: We're being bombarded with inventions that long seemed, well, unfathomable. Hitting the waves for aquatic fun in the very non-coastal city of Joburg also seems almost bizarrely idealistic. But brace yourself, because StokeCity in Midrand is an actual water adventure park. Here, palm tree and adrenaline chasers can spend hours wakeboarding, stand-up paddleboarding and bum-boarding down a magic carpet slide. Should a fierce competitive attitude supplement your devotion to the tropics, there's a floating obstacle course you and the family can tackle with team spirit. Days of splashing around while listening to The Beach Boys have just gotten real.


An aqua adventure park in Midrand.
And you thought you'd have to fly to the coast for this?
Cnr R562 & Olifantsfontein Rd, Olifantsfontein, Midrand
Tues.-Fri., noon-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Bookings required for groups of more than 10.