Think you can figure it out on your own? Think again. This Johannesburg walking tour is the best way to truly see Jo'burg like a local, by discovering the beating heart of this South African metropolis.
Home to the Rainbow Nation, this fast-paced city combines the best of the new South Africa with the country’s rich cultural history, and a great way to discover it all is by foot.
Set off from the base of the Carlton Centre, first heading up to the 50th floor to soak up the views and get the lay of the land before hitting the pavements, strolling down streets lined with both historic and new buildings.
Head down Main Street Mall, where the architecture resembles old mining buildings, and which was built as a tribute to the country’s mining heritage. Stop by Ghandi Square to see the artwork celebrating Jo'burg’s multicultural roots, before heading to the vibrant Newtown precinct. This area is one of the city’s most exciting regions, so soak it all up while visiting some of the iconic sights.
Start off at Mary Fitzgerald Square, one of the last colonial compounds, and now home to the Workers’ Library and Museum. Get a history lesson at Museum Africa to learn about the culture of Africa’s indigenous people before stopping to admire its collection of Pre-Raphaelite and Impressionist paintings. Move on to Market Theatre, now housed in the old fruit and vegetable market, which remains one of Africa’s most important cultural centres.
Change pace with a visit to the SAB World of Beer (woop woop!) to learn about brewing in South Africa. It was thanks to the SAB’s multimillion rand investment into this area that the restoration of the Newtown precinct has been so successful.
After a tour that dives into the history of this much-loved amber liquid, sample some of the brews on offer and enjoy a cold one in the Tap Room. Not only is this a great spot to enjoy a couple of beers and a meal, but it's also known for its views of the city. Soak it all up and enjoy a relaxing end to this truly local Johannesburg city tour.
Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, lunch, entrance fees, and transportation as indicated.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, drinks, tips / gratuities for drivers and guide.
Dress standard: Dress standards are conservative throughout Africa. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Shorts should be knee-length. Singlets and tank tops are not suitable.
Your Trip: This half day tour in Johannesburg is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.
If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Child Policy: Children must be 6 to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this Johannesburg walking tour.