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Jozi by Foot tour in Johannesburg

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 beer. Yes, beer.  

Highlights:
  • Discover Johannesburg the best way we know - by foot!
  • Admire sweeping views of the city from the top of the Carlton Centre
  • See where history and modernity collide in Johannesburg, and learn about the city's turbulent history and vibrant present
  • Discover multicultural South Africa in Ghandi Square and admire the architecture lining Main Street Mall
  • Experience atmospheric, diverse Newtown precint
  • Take in the view and sample some local beer at the SAB World of Beer

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


Group size:Maximum 12
Schedule details:
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Pickup location:

    Centrally located hotels in Johannesburg.

  • Pickup Time: 9.00 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 must be 6 to 11 years inclusively.  Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this Johannesburg walking tour.

  • Language: English

Also runs from:1 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015

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.

 

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.

 


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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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