With 14 sports for all ages, a gorgeously revamped clubhouse and a lovely family vibe, there are loads of reasons to join The Wanderers Club.
14 sporting codes for all ages at The Wanderers Club
With some of the country’s best-kept sporting facilities and a whopping 14 different sports sections, it’s really no wonder that The Wanderers Club hosts some of the country’s top sporting talent.
These 14 sports cater for all ages … and this distinguishing factor sets the club apart from all others in the country. There’s also a wonderfully characterful social scene at each of the sports sections, and some – like rugby and cricket – have a rich history and tradition.
It’s said the rugby club – which is the oldest in Joburg – is synonymous with rugby in Gauteng … and, incredibly, 34 Springboks have played for the club over the years. There’s also a recreational touch rugby club.
The Wanderers Club is home to one of the country’s top cricket clubs with seven senior teams, a women’s team and a junior section, and it’s affiliated to the Central Gauteng Lions Cricket Board. The biggest club is hockey with members ranging from under five right through to senior players.
The snooker section is the best in Africa and one of only two venues in South Africa with a world standard match-room finals table. The basketball section aims to promote the game in SA and athletes play at both recreational and competitive levels. Tennis is a vibrant club with players of all levels from social to senior. Fancy putting your takkies to the tarmac? The athletics club promotes running and walking with weekly festive 5k and 8k time trials.
The squash club runs social and competitive tourneys throughout the year and is active in the Gauteng League and Gauteng Masters League. With the aim of dispelling the myth that bowls is a game for older players, the bowling club caters for bowlers of all ages, including an under-21 boys development team, and all categories, from novice to 1st division league level. The junior soccer sub-club is for children only and attracts members of all demographics from the club’s surrounds. There are karate classes for members of all levels, including some self-defence classes for women. There’s artistic gymnastics with recreational classes for boys and girls from four years, and high-performance classes for men and women. The badminton club’s motto is ‘to become involved and support the fastest racquet sport, the game we love, the game of badminton’. There really is a sport for everyone in your family to enjoy.
Wedding bells and more
What really makes The Wanderers Club stand out is the phenomenal range of facilities it offers.
There’s the social and family-oriented clubhouse scene. There’s a wide selection of sports. And then there are conferencing and banqueting facilities. You can host just about any celebration or event at the club – and you don’t need to be a member to do so. There are a variety of function rooms to choose from … so you’re sure to find a suitable space for any celebration. Think weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs and even conferences, conventions, exhibitions, meetings and presentations … they can all be held at the club. From many of the rooms and outdoor balconies, you’ll catch sweeping, as-far-as-the-eye-can-see views of Joburg’s green treetops. Wedding photos with the backdrop of these views are glorious!
Here’s how you can become a member
With a family-friendly and rather fabulous facelift, a huge array of sports for all ages and some exquisite and versatile function and conference rooms, surely all Joburgers want to explore how they and their families can become life-long members of The Wanderers Club. Here’s how to do just that:
Take a tour…
Call the club and ask to speak to operations manager, Neil McIntosh who’ll arrange a tour for you to visit the facilities and find out even more benefits of becoming a member.
Here’s how you – and your family – can join the club
Find a package that suits you and your family…
The annual 2021 membership rates are… Zero to 17 years is R780, 18 to 25 is R1500, 26 to 35 is R2300, 36 to 55 is R3200, 56 and older is R1950. To be a social member is R1700, family member (including spouse or children) is R4640 and corporate member is R3030 – starting with a minimum of 10 members. Some sports sections also charge a levy.
Corporate membership: Avoid home-office cabin fever
Give your staff a chance to enjoy an outdoor activity with corporate membership … it’s also a great way to avoid home-office cabin fever. The club is a safe spot with Wi-Fi for you and your colleagues to work and clear your heads.
Even more perks…
If you can believe it, there are even more perks than what we’ve detailed here. Think, parking at the club for cricket events and free venue hire for personal events in the members’ areas, including 10 per cent discount on food and drinks if paid by a preloaded Wanderers Smartcard. You’ll find even more benefits listed on the club’s website.
Get in touch with The Wanderers Club by calling 010-541-1250 or 011-788-5010 /11/12. Visit thewanderersclub.co.za or email [email protected] and visit the club at 21 North Street in Illovo. Follow the club on social media: @TheWanderersClub on Facebook, @the.wanderersclub on Instagram and @WanderersClub on Twitter.