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City Skate Tours - Exploring Cities on Skateboards

City Skate Tours - Exploring Cities on Skateboards
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Skateboarding and big cities around the world can't be separated from each other - we love how the city's skaters use the urban space in Johannesburg on a daily basis! Johannesburg sometimes has a negative and controversial reputation as a city and so does skateboarding - this tour is about challenging these ideas! By looking at the inner city through the eyes of a skater and life-long resident of Johannesburg, we challenge these stereotypes and look at how we can build a more skateboard and people friendly city in Johannesburg! If you've ever wanted to learn how to skate or are interested in learning more about the city of Johannesburg - or are just looking for something different to do - then this tour is for you! We love skateboarding and we love our city, we want to share both of them with all of you and the world!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
The experience starts in Maboneng (one of the world's 12 coolest neighbourhoods - Forbes 2018) with a skate lesson before skating around this developing neighbourhood and experiencing its vibrant and diverse street life made up of public art, street vendors and restaurants! We then take an Uber to Marshalltown where you see some of the city's oldest buildings while learning about the skateboarding culture in this area - we also visit some popular skate spots along the way and discuss how to create a more skate and pedestrian-friendly city! The tour ends in Newtown (caught between urban "decay" and urban regeneration) which is rich in graffiti, street art and a popular night time spot for many locals! The tour is a mixture of factual information and my own personal views about the cities urban development and what improvements and changes I would like to see in the city! As skateboarders, cities are our urban playgrounds - this experience is all about looking at the city through the eyes of a skater! This experiences is designed to accommodate all skill levels - from experienced to beginner, don't worry if you've never skated before, we'll teach you in no time!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 221036P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Skateboards, Knee Pads, Elbow Pads, Wrist Guards, and Helmets! • Basics of Skateboarding lesson i.e. how to stand, push, turn and stop on a skateboard • Transport back to the start/meeting point at Curiocity Backpackers after the tour ends!
Exclusions
Bottled water • Snacks
Duration
3h
Departure details
CURIOCITY Joburg, 302 Fox St, Maboneng, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa The meeting point is at Curiocity Backpackers (Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg) - once you arrive at Curiocity, if you're unable to identify Ayanda or one of the guides, please let the reception know that you're there for the "Skate Tour" and they will advise you on what to do.
Inclusions
Skateboards, Knee Pads, Elbow Pads, Wrist Guards, and Helmets! • Basics of Skateboarding lesson i.e. how to stand, push, turn and stop on a skateboard • Transport back to the start/meeting point at Curiocity Backpackers after the tour ends!
Exclusions
Bottled water • Snacks
Departure details
CURIOCITY Joburg, 302 Fox St, Maboneng, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa The meeting point is at Curiocity Backpackers (Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg) - once you arrive at Curiocity, if you're unable to identify Ayanda or one of the guides, please let the reception know that you're there for the "Skate Tour" and they will advise you on what to do.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
All minors (children under the age of 18) must be accompanied by atleast one adult for the full duration of the tour
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
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Simon C
Paris, France3 contributions
Best way to discover Joburg
Jul 2021
We did the E(ast) Scooter Tour with Ayanda. It was clearly the best way to discover this extraordinary city. Ayanda grew up in a neighbourhood of Joburg, so he takes you off the touristic roads to discover the reality of this city. What better way to enjoy a weekend with friends than with a local, very friendly and passionate about his city. We don’t see the time passing, thanks again !
Written 22 July 2021
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FLO
France4 contributions
Great experience !
Jun 2021
It was a great experience, we don't regret choosing this activity at all. We really felt like we were with friends, with very funny and interesting anecdotes about the neighborhood where Ayanda grew up. It is amazing to discover a part of Johannesburg by walking around in the open air and to discover a neighborhood full of life.
Written 11 July 2021
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fainsingertim
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Awesome fun and super interesting
Jun 2021
Such a cool way to explore JHB. The skating was lots of fun and the perfect way to see the city. We felt so safe with our local tour guide who was incredibly passionate about the city and full of information about the pockets of excellence and challenges that exist in town. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone, even if you have never skated before.
Written 14 June 2021
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Helen A
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
Be a tourist in your own city
May 2021
I had the best Sunday afternoon cruising around Marshalltown with Ayanda from City Skate Tours. I had only tried to skate once or twice before and with Ayanda's guidance was zooming through the Jo'burg streets. The tour is very informative, Ayanda has a lot of historical and architectural knowledge of the city. Can confirm that safety always comes first and you get legit safety gear and Ayanda takes your happiness and health seriously. 12/10 would recommend.
Written 2 June 2021
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Antonella Verardi
Passo Fundo, RS1 contribution
AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
Apr 2021
I had the best time skateboarding around Maboneng with Ayanda. He was a great instructor, seeing as I had never skated before and that wasn't an issue at all - he taught me everything I needed to know to safely get by. I'll definitely do it again once I'm back in Joburg and recommend this wholeheartedly. It was so much fun!
Written 12 May 2021
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Rebecca W
1 contribution
Skateboard Marshall Street
May 2021
My sister and I took the Marshall Street package for the skateboard tour.
If you have never skated before, don't worry you are in good hands. Ayanda, explained to us how to skate and was very patient the whole way. Ayanda, also gave great detail on the important historical buildings along the skateboard route as well. Definitely a tour worth to go on. We went on a Sunday afternoon, therefore the roads were relatively quiet. Recommend trying this.
Written 12 May 2021
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phakama2021
1 contribution
Fantastic!
May 2021 • Family
Really enjoyed the city tour on skate boards with a fantastic guide who explained the history with some of the buidings...
Written 12 May 2021
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Smartiez
Johannesburg, South Africa55 contributions
Skater Girl
May 2021
Ayanda was very patient with us as we kept postponing since last year (I think 4x). Although my sister and I had never skated before and were prepared to fall a few times, our experience was far beyond amazing! Ayanda was calm, knowledgeable about the city and helpful. Although my sister and I grew up in the city, we learnt about so many things in depth. My sister and I learnt how to skate and it was done in a fun way and we did not fall once hahaha. I am definitely going to do a longer tour soon. We had so much fun!!
Written 6 May 2021
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Thulie
Empangeni, South Africa2 contributions
Awesome city tour
May 2021 • Family
We had an amazing tour of Joburg CBD and it's hidden gems, and being able to do so on a skateboard was extra cool!
Written 5 May 2021
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aliciajK2341WM
Boksburg, South Africa10 contributions
Skating in Jhb City
Mar 2021 • Family
Excellent and highly recommended. Guide had good history knowledge, people in the city knew our guide and therefore we felt safe at all times.
Written 19 April 2021
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