Here at Joburg.co.za HQ, we’re determined to explore every single part of the city in order to unearth all those hidden gems it has to offer. And taking a tour is one of the very best ways we’ve found! But don’t wait until your guests arrive – take the family for a Joburg experience-with-a-difference!
So, if you’re keen to join our #NoRegrets2018 movement and try brand new experiences this year, then keep reading for ideas! We’ll be writing more detailed reviews on each of these in the weeks to come!
Johannesburg City Tour
This is SUCH a fun day out for families, couples and those entertaining overseas guests. The one-day circular route takes you past Joburg’s top 20 attractions including Constitution Hill, The Apartheid Museum and SAB World of Beer. TIP: Hop on at their ticket office at The Zone in Rosebank.
This is definitely one of our favourites and includes a number of daily tours at around R300. Choose between the City Centre Walking Tour, Marshalltown Walking Tour, Maboneng Walking Tour and Fashion District & Little Addis (Ethiopian Quarter) Walking Tour. You can also pre-book for one of their popular Pubs, Bars & Rooftops Bus Tours, which we can’t wait to try in 2018!
If you’re looking for something completely out of the ordinary, then you’ll be spoilt for choice with the variety of offerings from the Past Experiences group. The I Love Shopping Tour is a must for those looking for fabric, beautiful bags and traditional African couture, with other options including the Spicy Fordsburg Tour, Joburg Inner City Taster Tour, Jozi’s Chinatown, Jozi Inner City Pub Crawl and Graffiti Walks!
Best known for their Kwa Mai-Mai Traditional Healers Market (one of the oldest markets in Joburg and housing over 176 market stalls filled with traditional medicines, beaded artefacts, walking sticks and craft works), this company also offers an Inner City Urban Hiking Tour and Collectors Treasury Book Tour.
If walking is not your thing, why not cycle your way around a South African Township instead? Your local guide will take you past various heritage sites (including Nelson Mandela’s house and a shebeen) while also providing opportunities to meet people, taste various foods, and experience a genuine “behind-the-scenes” glimpse of township life.
Free Walking Tours
Running all tours for free (but tips are appreciated), Free Walking Tours in the Joburg City Centre run 365 days a year, no booking required! Choose between the Historic City Tour and Braamfontein Tour (or even do both, as each tour is just 1 hour, 45 minutes long.)
Written by Shelli NT