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Unique street food tour from at least 6 different cultures!
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Unique street food tour from at least 6 different cultures!

By Eenblond TOURS
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Ages 16-78, max of 25 per group
Duration: 3h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • A variety of snacks, meals and drinks are all included. Best to arrive very hungry!
  • Entry/Admission - Fordsburg Square Flea Market


Start:
  • Dosa Hut, 6, 48 Central Rd, Fordsburg, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
    Dosa Hut 48 Central Road Fordsburg
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 128462P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 128462P1

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    • 877laurav
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      It was a GREAT experience with Gilda. If you look for a tour to discover authenticity, culture and the community, go for it! You will not go where all the tour buses go but visit the locals places in total safety with Gilda. She knows everybody and has an extended knowledge about Soweto. Will do it again!
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      I had the BEST day on this tour. Gilda was so welcoming I felt like I had known her for years with min a short space of time. The tour was exactly what I had been looking for - something a bit different, away from the standard tour that you normally get. There was so much to see and so much to learn. My brain feels very full in the best way. Gilda is completely awesome as are the local guides used at various points. Book this tour - you will not regret it!
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    Eric A
    Flagstaff, AZ
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    Gilda was an outstanding and knowledgeable guide. We had a great time wandering around the old parts of Jo'berg. Great variety of wonderful food we sampled. Highly recommend this tour. Suggestion... bring napkins or moist towelettes to clean up between samples.
    Written 12 December 2022
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    Thank you for your great review Eric, and excellent suggestion! It was great fun hosting you, hope South Africa sees you again!
    Written 13 December 2022
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    jeanette s
    Mashpee, MA
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021
    The variety of activities and Gilda's expertise and entertaining style

    Thank you to Gilda for a fantastic experience with my son Rob (Not a teen I might add so put in couple for category) To be honest I would have probably not ventured into this neighbohood on my own having just arrived in Joburg with no knowledge. We would have missed out on a wonderful day indeed. I highly recommend this tour! Make it one of the first tours you book!
    Written 6 December 2021
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    What a beautiful review, thank you! It is always wonderful to have people like you on tour, open minded and engaging. Wonderful mother and son duo!
    Written 7 December 2021
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    Toerie
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2019 • Family
    I had the privilege to do the Fordsburg Tour in March with my 8 year old daughter.

    Having lived in Johannesburg most of my life, we always moved around the areas we felt "comfortable" with - and never ventured out to Fordsburg.

    Gilda's tour opened our eyes to a whole new world! She is well respected in the Fordsburg community and extremely knowledgeable. There were wonderful tastes, flavours, art and local culture to be enjoyed. We received "red carpet" treatment wherever we went.

    I highly recommend the tour for foreign tourists and local Joburgers, young and old.

    You will not be disappointed!
    Written 21 July 2019
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    Thank you for your lovely review Toerie, the entire group loved your adventurous kid!
    Written 22 July 2019
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    Mari-Louise75
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    Spicy, colourful, informative, flavourful, delicious, decadent, fascinating. Yip, all of the above. Don't miss this easy walking tour of fabulous Fordsburg. Thank you, Gilda.
    Written 24 August 2019
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    Such a lovely description! Thank you for a super fun day. Hope to see you in Soweto or Brixton soon 🙂
    Written 25 August 2019
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    Glynnis76
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2019
    what a wonderful day, learning about this area of JHB which is so rich in culture and tradition. The people we met were amazing, so engaging and excited to meet us. Gilda our tour guide has researched the area extremely well and familiar with all the fun and interesting spots/traders in the area.
    Written 15 July 2019
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    Thank you for booking with Eenblond TOURS Glynnis and your lovely review, hope to host you again soon!
    Written 16 July 2019
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2019 • Friends
    This tour was amazing. As residents of Johannesburg it was amazing to celebrate the diversity this vibrant city has to offer. We learned so much, ate some gorgeous food and had such fun. Gilda is very knowledgable and fun. Highly recommend this tour to South Africans and international tourists alike. Its not a run of the mill touristy day out, you experience the different cultures going about daily life. An absolute must....come hungry! It was an awesome day out. Thanks Gilda!
    Written 14 July 2019
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    What a lovely description of this tour. It is easy to be a fun guide when you have such fun guests. Thank you for the taking the time to leave a review - hope to see you in Soweto, Melville or Brixton soon!
    Written 15 July 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Wessel van Rensburg
    The Hague, The Netherlands
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2019 • Friends
    Fordsburg is one of Johannesburg's most fascinating areas, rich in history, and with a proper and varied food heritage. Gilda, the guide, is larger than life. Not only does she know the city inside out, she knows its tumultuous (and nuanced) history, and she has a fantastic relationship with the traders and food business on Fordsburg. Plus, she's a fantastic storyteller. She will enlighten you on the artists behind local murals, help you negotiate for homemade chilli sauce and make your taste buds go, wow.
    Written 6 July 2019
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    Thank you for your beautiful review, and for booking this tour with your friend. It was a delight hosting you, next time Soweto!
    Written 11 July 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2019 • Friends
    I was not expecting Gilda's tour to educate me about the city I live in. I was pleasantly surprised to discover Fordsburg, it's people, food and history through her eyes and her passion made the tour such a memorable experience.

    I will be following her closely as she has a real love for this city and it's people!
    Written 4 July 2019
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    Thank you for being our first guest Jafta!
    Written 15 July 2019
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    Paul Putter
    Cape Town Central, South Africa
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2019 • Solo
    Gilda is an excellent guide, she has awesome local knowledge and is something of a celebrity in Fordsburg. She took us to places we would never have discovered on our own. The food was awesome, and we got to meet some interesting locals. I recommend this tour to anyone wishing to see an interesting side of Joburg!
    Written 13 June 2019
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    Thank you for your lovely review!
    Written 13 June 2019
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    Dan Melnick
    Columbia, MD
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022 • Couples
    The conversation with Gilda, the guide was as delightful as the food served on the tour. The pacing was relaxed even though we covered a lot of ground.
    Written 25 September 2022
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    Thank you so much for your review. You were fun and fabulous to host!
    Written 26 September 2022
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