Ask at Reception about planning tours and travels throughout southern
Africa. Springbok Atlas and Lords Travel & Tours have tours to many of
southern Africa's places of interest and beauty
spots. What's more, they will pick you up right from our front gate.
Terrylin Backpackers can assist with travel arrangements with other companies too.
We've also listed below a few places of interest close to Terrylin Backpacker's
The revolutionary high-speed Gautrain is electrifying Jo’burg travel
– hop on, join people on the move! 12 minutes from Kempton Park to
Gautrain is an 80-kilometre mass rapid transit railway system in
Gauteng Province, South Africa, which links Johannesburg, Pretoria, and OR
Tambo International Airport
Gautrain has commenced operations and so Jo’burg, Africa’s business
hub, takes yet another step towards realising the ideal of a world-class
Literally 5 minutes away from Terrylin. For more information, see www.gautrain.co.za.
Emperors Palace is a sensational resort that combines timeless
classical elegance and sheer excitement. Conveniently located next to the
O.R. Tambo International Airport, and is easily accessible from most parts
of Johannesburg and Pretoria.
The resort offers a unique experience with luxurious accommodation,
leisure facilities, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming
enjoyment, the finest in dining and entertainment and a children's
paradise with an indoor themed entertainment centre. Emperors Palace has
been voted 'Africa's Leading Casino Resort in South Africa' by the World
Travel Awards for two years in a row.
Literally 5 - 10 minutes away from Terrylin.
Festival Mall offers a feast of variety when it
comes to fashion and accessories, music, sporting equipment, home decor
and motoring stores etc. It's home to five of the major anchor stores,
Checkers Hyper, Pick 'n Pay, Game, Woolworths and Edgars. One visit is all
that's required to fulfill your shopping needs.
The entertainment section is unique, offering the thrill of ice
skating, day or night complete with an in-house DJ and lights to set any
mood. The fun does not stop there; skateboard enthusiasts are able to
perfect their style at the in-house Boogaloos skate ramp. And watch the
latest movies at the new Ster Kinekor centre.
10 minutes away from Terrylin.
McGinty's Irish Pub
McGinty's - how can you call it an Irish Pub
when its not a pub in Ireland? What is the one essential ingredient that
sets the Irish pub apart from any other pub? It is the essence, the
spirit, that indefinable quality, that mystical something - we call the
"Craic". The Craic - an old Celtic word, meaning the aura of
well-being, the ambience of good cheer, the sense of belonging, of being
at home away from home. McGinty's has got the Craic!
For a great night out! 5 Minutes from Terrylin.
For those who like to continue their fitness
regime while on holiday, the Glen Acres Virgin Active Gym is 10 minutes
away from Terrylin. Virgin Active makes provision for guests. If you are
not already a member, more information is available on their website (see
the Club Rules section on Guests). Ask at Terrylin Reception for contact
The name "Soweto" has become synonymous with the long
struggle against apartheid, and a visit to this area is a must. See The
Nelson Mandela Museum, Archbishop Tutu's House, the Hector Pieterson
Museum and the Regina Mundi Catholic Church. Visit the world-famous
Wandies: mandatory stop on the Soweto tour, it is a cosy restaurant-bar in
the middle of the township, popular with both locals and tourists alike.
tour guide is a must for this interesting trip, and Terrylin will arrange
this on request.
For those interested in sport, whether
participating or watching, there are numerous world-famous sporting
stadiums (Ellis Park, Johannesburg Stadium, Standard Bank Arena,
Wanderers, etc.) and golf courses (Observatory, Glendower, Royal
Johannesburg and Kensington, Killarney Golf Club, etc. - for more
information about Golf Courses, visit www.sa-venues.com/gauteng_golf_courses.htm)
within easy reach, making Terrylin Backpackers Hostel the ideal place to
stay when you wish to support your favourite sports team at international
test matches hosted at these venues.