Johannesburg Walking Tour

6 hours

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Setting off at Braamfontein, we will make a historical stop at Park Station; this is a central railway station in the city of Johannesburg and the largest railway station in Africa. We will then catch a local bust to drive us deep into the city. After hopping off from the bus we are going to take a walk in the famous mining mall, it is at this mall that we will learn about the history of gold in Johannesburg and also visit the law office of Nelson Mandela and OR Tambo. We will also have an opportunity to go underground in one of the well preserved mining stope.

We’ll make another stop at the impressive statue of a youthful Gandhi and artwork celebrating Joburg’s multicultural roots, before moving to the base of the Carlton Centre. Carlton Centre used to be the tallest building in African and Southern Hemisphere for almost 40yrs. We’ll head 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 modern buildings. If you are a street are lover, do let your guide know so that you can be shown some of the very interesting streets arts / graffiti.

In the 90’s Johannesburg was labelled the dark city, no go area, but in 2008 things changed for better with the development of Maboneng Cultural Precinct. Maboneng is the most vibrant and trendy areas of Johannesburg. You will see with your own eyes just how far South Africa has come since the apartheid regime, when Johannesburg was still considered to be one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Today we are proud to be known as a relatively safe, multicultural city that has a lot to offer visitors

After exploring Maboneng, we’ll either catch a minibus taxi / or city bus back to park station, this will be the end of our tour. 

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About the Host
Andile

Andile

I am Andile born in rural South Africa, but have lived in Johannesburg my whole life. Before I became a culture and wildlife guide, I was a mountain guide in the Drakensberg Mountain. I love my country and would like to show you around.

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11 Kotze St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa

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