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Exploring Johannesburg through Skateboarding - incl. skate lesson for beginners! provided by City Skate Tours

Exploring Johannesburg through Skateboarding - incl. skate lesson for beginners!

Exploring Johannesburg through Skateboarding - incl. skate lesson for beginners!
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Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
7
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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
What to expect
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 221036P1
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 JOHANNESBURG, 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.
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
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 JOHANNESBURG, 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
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fainsingertim
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
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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Hi Tim, We absolutely enjoyed having you and your crew skate with us - we always love getting open-minded locals who are willing to learn about and explore their own city! Yes, Joburg can be a crazy city with its challenges but its not all doom and gloom! Hopefully see you back again in the future, we'd love to have you again!
Written 13 November 2021
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Rebecca W
1 contribution
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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Hi Rebecca, We enjoyed having both you and your sister on our experience! We always love having fellow "Joburgers" on our tour as its always fun to trade stories about our experiences in the city haha! We're glad that you enjoyed the skateboarding too - it's a lot of fun!
Written 13 November 2021
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Lebogang
1 contribution
Couples
The City Skate tour was an incredible experience. I'm a local to Johannesburg, and have experienced the city in a number of ways, but exploring on skateboards was a brand new, fun, and worthwhile experience.

The tour started with a skate lesson for beginners, and we were off from there.

We skated through different parts of the Johannesburg CBD, like Maboneng, Marshalltown, Newtown and Cyrildene with with our guide, Ayanda, who is patient, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about skating, Joburg's history, and arts and culture scene.

We had a pleasant morning - afternoon session skating, photographing, and learning. I highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to see and explore Johannesburg from a different perspective; and I would readily do it again.

Whether you have skating experience or not, you're guaranteed to have a fun afternoon solo, or with friends and family.
Written 8 January 2020
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Hey Lebo, It was so refreshing having both you and Gabriel on our experience! We loved exchanging stories with you about urban space and chatting with Gabriel about skateboarding in America! You both rock!
Written 14 November 2021
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Simon C
Paris, France3 contributions
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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Hey Simon, We're glad you enjoyed going off the beaten track and joining us for our unique experience...you were one of our first clients on our scooter tour so we're excited that you enjoyed it and learned something new about Johannesburg!
Written 13 November 2021
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Helen A
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
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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Hey Helen, All we have to say is "Yaaaaaaaassssssss!" It was such a vibe skating and exploring the city with you - Guild Hall is a proper vibe, yeah! Let us know when you're back in SA so we can do it again!
Written 13 November 2021
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Steffi S
1 contribution
Solo
City Skate Tour is a highly recommended way of experiencing and moving through the Inner City of Joburg.

Ayanda explained in the beginning how to ride and stop and gave us some time to get used to the skateboard. We practiced on a quiet bit of Foxstreet before we headed out towards Maboneng. I felt super safe throughout the entire trip, knowing Ayanda always had our backs!

This tour is so awesome because it's an unusual way of experiencing a city. More importantly, it's such an exciting way to indulge in Joburg's street life, learn about the places' history as well as Ayanda's personal view on how to conquer public urban spaces such as Joburg's Inner City.

Thank you for a fun weekend adventure!
Written 8 January 2020
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Hey Steffi, We're glad you finally joined our experience and that you had a great time too! We really enjoy getting people immersed into the culture of the inner city so that they have a better understanding of the city on a day-to-day basis - it's just like any other city in the world, it has positives and it challenges but it's about how you choose to perceive the space! Can't wait to have you again to show you more!
Written 14 November 2021
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Neo M
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
Friends
Such an amazing experience. Takes a little time to figure out but with the help of Ayanda you’ll be cruising down the streets of Johannesburg with full confidence. A lot of great historical information and great sites to see on this tour. 10/10 would recommend for anyone visiting South Africa
Written 9 January 2020
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Hi Neo, Always a good time when you turn up! Thanks for all the awesome footage you take too...we absolutely love it!
Written 14 November 2021
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thobekamthembu
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Friends
We came to do an experience as sisters and had an amazing time. We 1st thought there was no way we would be able to actually catch on and skate but we eventually did with the help of Ayanda and his team. The experience was fun and such a out-of-the-box way of seeing the city. Apart from just skating, our guide Ayanda was knowledgeable about the city and would give us information as we moved across the city. This is an experience for almost everyone even if you're from Joburg like we are. You might end up wanting to get yourself a board after the experience.
Written 13 January 2020
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Hi Thobi! We were so excited to have you and Senzi on our experience and we had such an amazing time! So glad that despite the initial hesitation, you both overcome and were skating so smoothly after a while... We always love getting Joburg locals on our experience cause its always cool sharing some of the city's more exciting and interesting stories that not everyone knows about! Looking forward to having you again!
Written 14 November 2021
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The lover o
1 contribution
Family
My 10 year old daughter and I decided to skate for the first time and City Skate Tours made the experience extra awesome. Ayanda is an amazing tour guide, we even forgot our fear of falling that's just how much fun we had. Definitely doing this again
Written 7 January 2020
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Hi Nomzamo, Both you and your daughter were absolute rockstars on the boards from start to finish! Thank you so much for being open-minded and showing your daughter that anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it!
Written 14 November 2021
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senzelwe2019
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Friends
I had an amazing experience skating through Johannesburg city with Ayanda who was an attentive guide/instructor and made us feel like we could easily grasp a new skill. Skating through the city centre is something I honestly did not think was possible as a local Joburger myself but Ayanda knows the area well and makes you feel safe and liberated while doing something new. I highly recommend this experience even for a beginner. You will leave with a different perspective of the vibrant city of Joburg and you’ll feel proud of yourself for doing something new!
Written 7 January 2020
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Hi Senzi, Thanks for this amazing feedback...really great to hear that we can change perceptions about the inner city or atleast get people to give it a chance! It was a lot of fun having you and your sister with us too...we were so excited to have both of you join!
Written 14 November 2021
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Vidette K
Vidette K
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Adventure in jhb city
This was a pretty cool adventure. I especialy liked Ayanda's talks, and perspective. As someone who lives in the c
Simnag
Simnag
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Best city tour I've ever done!
I loved every bit of it. The inner city of Joburg is very vibrant and there is a lot of history to discover. But at
asayyed555
asayyed555
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Unique city tour
I had an incredible time with two friends on this tour. I had never skateboarded before but I enjoyed trying someth
MatebogoMabale
MatebogoMabale
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Beautiful experience!!
First time on a skate board and once I got it right, it was exciting. Amazing way to see the city. 😁
leilaskye
leilaskye
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Great inner city experience
Had a great time exploring the streets of JHB, on a skate board, in a safe environment. Thanks to our great tour gu
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Paradise17260778434
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A super fun tour
I had never tried skate boarding before but they taught it well and made it really fun for beginners. Great tour gu
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