Play Africa is building one of Africa’s first major play and learning institutions for children and families in Johannesburg.


Our flagship facility in Johannesburg will be a vibrant cultural institution, bringing together people from all backgrounds, supporting families and educators, and contributing to our quality of life.

We expect to serve 200,000 visitors a year, providing every visitor with a proudly South African experience.


Everyone is Welcome

Our centrally located and widely accessible flagship facility will house 3,000 m2 to 5,000 m2 of indoor exhibits, with an additional 2,000 m2 to 6,000 m2 outdoor garden exhibits, offering unduplicated early childhood development (ECD) learning to the public.

Key to our concept is that all children and guests are treated with equal value and dignity, regardless of gender, race, language, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family income, family structure, HIV status, or physical or mental disability.

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Everyone is Welcome

Our centrally located and widely accessible flagship facility will house 3,000 m2 to 5,000 m2 of indoor exhibits, with an additional 2,000 m2 to 6,000 m2 outdoor garden exhibits, offering unduplicated early childhood development (ECD) learning to the public.

Key to our concept is that all children and guests are treated with equal value and dignity, regardless of gender, race, language, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family income, family structure, HIV status, or physical or mental disability.

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Sustainable for Long-Term Impact

Play Africa is a South African non-profit company run with the efficiency and rigour of a business. Our innovative non-profit business model ensures financial viability to guarantee we will always deliver excellence in our partnerships, programming and facilities.

Sustainable for Long-Term Impact

Play Africa is a South African non-profit company run with the efficiency and rigour of a business. Our innovative non-profit business model ensures financial viability to guarantee we will always deliver excellence in our partnerships, programming and facilities.

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Families and Schools

In our beautiful, world-class facility, we will offer play-based educational exhibits for children aged 0 -10 and their caregivers. We’ll also cater to nursery schools and primary schools in Johannesburg and throughout Gauteng as a safe, affordable and stimulating field trip destination.



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Families and Schools

In our beautiful, world-class facility, we will offer play-based educational exhibits for children aged 0 -10 and their caregivers. We’ll also cater tonursery schools and primary schools in Johannesburg and throughout Gauteng as a safe, affordable and stimulating field trip destination.

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Play Africa brings children, families and communities together for quality interaction, play and learning. We celebrate childhood and provide a space to play for the youngest South Africans, as well as the big people who love them.