Johannesburg Tours & Attractions
Johannesburg and Soweto are such interesting places to visit. So we have put together a few recommendations for you, with some links so that you can also do some research and then decide what suits your interests and itinerary.
If you have any specific interests please feel free to email me and I shall see how I can help.
Here are great tours that we can recommend!
A Taste of Africa
A Taste of Africa prides itself with operating an un-Zoo-like Tour of Soweto. It is purely community based and is a real one day experience. They collect you from Melville Manor and drop you off at your guides home in Soweto. There is walking, local taxi trips and a local meal included in the day. You can also request to come back via the Apartheid Museum. This small company is highly recommended.
Gerald is extremely passionate about the Johannesburg Inner City and he has been an integral part of its revival. He is also an author, tour guide and now a great influencer in the set up of Joziburg Lane at One Eloff.
Gerald specializes in off the beaten track tours. His tours are mostly on foot with a few bus / taxi rides here and there.
Have a look on his website and your can contact him directly for a tour.
Past Experiences is a great little company doing great tours.Tours are often in collaboration with local artists. They have a great selection of tours and huge amounts of energy and inspiration that all seems to get put back into the inner city as well as community projects.
Jo and her team are fantastic guides. Her tours are all walking and she also specialises in Soweto, Archaeological and Photographic Tours.
Have a look at their website to see the upcoming tours.
City Sightseeing Joburg Bus
This is the Hop On - Hop Off Bus Tour which is probably in most big cities around the world. It is a superb & affordable way to tick the interesting parts of Joburg off, while still have some flexibility and to get a good feel of what our City is about.
The bus goes past Carlton Centre, Apartheid museum, Newtown, Constitution Hill and a lot more.
The trip can become quite long but with the ear phones on board one gets a great account of the different areas as you go.
Joburg Free Walking Tours
Joburg Free Walking Tours start at Park Station and there are 2 tours in the offering. City Centre and Braamfontein.
The city centre tour starts at 10:30am and another one starts at 1:00pm.
The Braamfontein Tour starts at 3:30pm
The tours are 1h45minutes long.
Dlala Nje - Hillbrow and Yeoville
For an inner city adventure go on a tour with this organisation - Dlala Nje. The two tours that they specialise in is The Hillbrow Tour and The Taste of Yeoville. Both areas are incredibly interesting and will certainly give you a fascinating insight into suburb life in Hillbrow & Yeoville.
The Hillbrow Tour starts every Saturday at 11am.
The Taste of Yeoville starts every Sunday at 4pm.
Contact them or visit their website for more details and times.