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Jozi by Foot, Johannesburg tour

Jozi by Foot

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The best of Jozi can be tricky to find on your own. Enlist the help of a local guide on this Johannesburg tour that side steps the usual spots and embraces things like art, architecture, culture, history, and a traditional healers market. 

Highlights:
  • Explore Johannesburg the best way we know – by foot!
  • Discover multicultural South Africa through the artwork of Ghandi Square
  • Admire sweeping views of the city from the top of the Carlton Centre
  • Encounter the indigenous practices, exotic offerings, and rich artefacts of a traditional healing market
  • See where history and modernity collide in Johannesburg, and learn about the city then and now.

Tour style:Local Life & Culture, History & Heritage, Walking
Inclusions:

Local English speaking guide, entrance fees, and transportation as indicated.


Exclusions:

Items of a personal nature, drinks, food, tips / gratuities for drivers and guide


Group size:Maximum 12
Schedule details:
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Pickup location:

    Centrally located hotels in Johannesburg.

  • Pickup Time: 8.00 AM
  • Drop off location:

    Centrally located hotels in Johannesburg.


Additional information :
  • Voucher exchange details:

    Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the walking tour in Johannesburg.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Child policy:

    Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

  • Language: English

Itinerary:

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.

Setting off from Ghandi Square, we’ll take in the impressive statue of a youthful Gandhi and artwork celebrating Jo’burg’s multicultural roots, before moving to the base of the Carlton Centre. 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.

We’ll hop in a local taxi to take us to the Mai Mai Traditional Healers Market. Once an old horse stable, the market now houses over 176 stalls carrying traditional medicines, African attire, beadwork, artefacts, walking sticks, and local crafts. It is a truly genuine place to support local artisans, heal physical or spiritual woes, and find something special to take back home.    

After exploring the market, we’ll hit Main Street to experience the atmosphere of daily life in Johannesburg. We’ll set our compass back to Ghandi Square where you’ll get local recommendations for your guide before being transferred back to your hotel.


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Traveller Feedback:

Want to check out what other travellers think of their Urban Adventure experience? See below for our traveller feedback. 

Jozi by Foot has an average customer care rating of 4.40 (out of a possible 5). The scores for each parameter are:
  • Your overall experience ...................................................................................... 4.33
  • Your guide’s enthusiasm, local knowledge and communication skills........................................................................................................................ 4.67
  • The level of opportunity to learn more about the culture, interact
    with locals, and experience their way of life......................................................4.33
  • The Responsible Travel philosophy implemented on your
    Urban Adventure................................................................................................... 4.33
  • Did the trip match your expectations?.............................................................. 4.33

Ms. Susan T.
Australia ~ 13 Apr 2011
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Excellent mix of cultural and educational experience with very informative and sensitive guide.

 

Your trip:

This half day tour in Johannesburg is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.

Tipping:

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour

  • Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
  • Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.


Johannesburg Urban Adventures

The Johannesburg Urban Adventures Teamwas established through a desire to share our passion for Africa with like-minded adventurers. With a passion for their destination, the team is committed to offering uniqueJohannesburg tours and experiences to travellers.

 

Together with our sister destination in Cape Town we like to consider ourselves the local experts in our hometowns.


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Responsible Travel with Urban Adventures

At Urban Adventures, we firmly believe local travel is one of the best ways we can support responsible tourism. In fact, we believe it so strongly that we’ve made it our entire business! All our tours are run by local experts, not some faceless corporate team located halfway around the world with no sense of the local vibe.

We craft our tours to ensure every traveller has authentic interactions with local people, businesses, transportation, and food and drink. Local travel gives you the opportunity to experience a destination as locals do, and has the potential to impact you in ways you never imagined. In short: local is awesome.

As a responsible travel company, we promise to:

  • Use locally owned infrastructure on our tours whenever possible.
  • Spread the financial benefits amongst local people and operators.
  • Provide employment and leadership opportunities for local people.
  • Respect local customs and culture.
  • Provide safe tours for Urban Adventure partners, staff, and travellers.
  • Educate travellers and our partners about how and why we choose to travel this way.
  • Limit any negative impact to the daily lifestyles of local people.
  • Limit any physical impact on natural and cultural environments.
  • Provide support to organisations and local communities.
  • Provide opportunities for travellers to interact with local people.
  • Actively ban partners, staff, and passenger participation in or endorsement of commercial sexual activities or illegal drug use on Urban Adventures tours.
  • Work to prevent the exploitation of children in tourism.
  • Actively discourage participation in activities that exploit animals.
  • Use local partners that adhere to Urban Adventures' responsible travel principles.
  • Support and encourage fair employment practices.
  • Give our travellers the best possible value.
  • Have fun!

As a traveller, we ask that you keep the following in mind:

  • People: Be mindful of the local citizens, and seek understanding through shared experiences. Consider their customs and values while in their homeland, and when in doubt, ask your guide for advice.
  • Environment: Be mindful of the local environment, and act with conservation and sustainability in mind. Follow local guidelines, as recommended by your guide, and make proactive decisions on your own.
  • Culture: When travelling to other cultures, remember that not everyone's customs are the same as yours at home. Be respectful, and be mindful of openly questioning a customary practice, even if you disagree with it. Try to understand from their perspective. You may learn something! Your guide will be an excellent point of reference here, so check with them if you're unsure.
  • Economy: Make every effort to use local businesses and put your tourism dollars in the right (local) pocket. We use local vendors and businesses, and your guide will be able to advise you on the best ways to support the local economy.

For more suggestions on how to be a responsible traveller check out our top 12 responsible travel tips, or check out what our friends at Intrepid have to say.


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