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

By City Skate Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ages 8-100, max of 5 per group
Duration: 3h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • 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!
What's not included
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks


Start:
  • CURIOCITY Backpackers 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.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 221036P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • All minors (children under the age of 18) must be accompanied by atleast one adult for the full duration of the tour
    • 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 5 travellers

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

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    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: 221036P1

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    • City Skate Tours
      42
      South Africa
      Joined in November 2019
    • alina816
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Private Tour with a Fantastic Guide
      Ayanda knows a lot about the history, culture, art and politics of Joburg and South Africa. To have a tour with someone so knowledgeable and willing to answer all our questions and show us interesting things was wonderful. The tour stops were all amazing, and he gave us many recommendations of things to do on other days as well. We ended the tour with a delicious braai at the Mai Mai market. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get an authentic feel for Johannesburg.
      Written 8 January 2024
    • Vidette K
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Adventure in jhb city
      This was a pretty cool adventure. I especialy liked Ayanda's talks, and perspective. As someone who lives in the city and would love to see families or variety income live there.. and what he would change. It was interesting and certainly a unique way to experience the city on a skate board. It allows you to really feel the city vibe. Ayanda also has knowledge about the history and all the unique secret spots along the route. Makes you want to come back and visit again. I would recommend a map share and a personal mail from Ayanda closer to the time. I would also have liked if we were part of a larger group and that groups are combined, instead of it just be us on the tour.
      Written 31 May 2022
    • Simnag
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 the same time as a tourist, it isn't a palce where you would just walk around. The skate tour was the perfect opportunity for my girlfriend and me to get in touch with this wonderful city. And at the same time it was also our first time on skateboards. Ayanda did a great job in teaching us how to skate and showing us around. Beeing from that neighbourhood, he knows a fair share about the history of this place and has a lot of insights. I can only recommend this tour to everybody who gets the opportunity. Thanks to Ayanda, I started to skate even at home.
      Written 30 March 2022
    • asayyed555
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unique city tour
      I had an incredible time with two friends on this tour. I had never skateboarded before but I enjoyed trying something new. It was very safe and we had lots of padding in case we fell. The streets were not busy where were skated. Ayanda has so much interesting knowledge about the city and he was able to answer all of our questions. We were three joburg locals who had no clue about a lot of the history until this tour. Definitely recommend!!
      Written 25 March 2022
    • MatebogoMabale
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful experience!!
      First time on a skate board and once I got it right, it was exciting. Amazing way to see the city. 😁
      Written 22 March 2022
    • leilaskye
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 guide Ayanda! Such a cool experience.
      Written 7 December 2021
    • Paradise17260778434
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 guide, very informative and passionate. Showed us some great spots. Also great company to hang out with after the tour. Highly recommend!
      Written 14 November 2021
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    pardo_lola
    London, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023 • Friends
    Our guide, Ayanda, was a good communicator, very knowledgeable, and inspirational. We not only learned about street art but also about city history and society.
    At the end, Ayanda, who has a caring attitude, patiently showed us different recommendations for a lovely evening in Maboneng.
    This excellent, 3 hours and a half street art walking tour was certainly one of the highlights of our visit to Johannesburg. Highly recommended!
    Written 4 March 2023
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    lesliecap2022
    Philadelphia, PA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022
    We had a wonderful tour with Mike! After our initial reservation was cancelled due to rain, Mike and Ayanda were so accommodating when rescheduling. This was such a fun and unique way to explore Joburg's neighborhoods and art. Plus, we learned a new skill! Highly recommend and will recommend to friends!
    Written 27 November 2022
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    Garlen C
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Family
    The City Skate Tour of Jo’burg was exceptional and a highlight of my first visit to Johannesburg. As an urban planner I love cities and am interested in how cities grow and change. The tour that Ayanda led included street art, history, architecture, urban planning and development, and politics. The ground level view provided by skateboarding (and some walking since I’m a newbie skater) really enabled you to gain a unique perspective. My 14 year old son who travels with his own skateboard just loved it. If you want a unique way to experience Johannesburg I highly recommend you book the 3-hour full tour you will not regret it!
    Written 24 March 2022
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    Hi Garlen, We loved reading this review and are glad that your son enjoyed the experience too! The opportunity to exchange knowledge and information with guests is one of the more exciting parts of what we do - we're always looking to learn more about cities and loved hearing your thoughts and ideas on urban spaces! Bless Up, Rise Up, Stay Up!
    Written 28 March 2022
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    Justine3391
    Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022
    The City Skate Tours' team knows it all about the Johannesburg CBD and made our first time skating experience a very nice one.
    Ayanda and Mike are super friendly and make you feel comfortable on the skate board.
    Written 23 March 2022
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    Hi Justine, We appreciate these kind words and really enjoyed chatting with you about how the city can be better designed to meet the needs of its residents! Stay Up, Stay Rising!
    Written 28 March 2022
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    Ben B
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    the trip with Ayanda was the best thing we‘ve experienced in Joburg!
    It was super interesting to see the city from his point of view and the skating was pretty much von as well!
    Thank you so much!
    Written 24 October 2021
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    Hey Ben, It's so amazing to hear that our experience was the best thing you and Alex did in Joburg! We enjoyed exchanging stories with you two and really loved how open-minded you both were - our cherry on the top was enjoying lunch with both of you at the Ethiopian restaurant in Maboneng...the food was tasty and amazing! Can't wait to visit both of you in Germany one day!
    Written 13 November 2021
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    Simon C
    Paris, France3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    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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    FLO
    France5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Hi Florian, We appreciate this comment and review so much - we always try and make our guests feel like they're friends and not just visitors! Troyeville is a very colourful neighbourhood with a lot of history and full of stories, we're glad you enjoyed it as much as we enjoy it and are excited to show more people this side of Johannesburg! Stay Up Stay Rising!
    Written 13 November 2021
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    fainsingertim
    Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    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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    Helen A
    Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    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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    Antonella Verardi
    Passo Fundo, RS1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Hey Antonella, We had the best time with you and absolutely loved your energy and willingness to try new things! Its always the best when guests become friends and then we can show you even more of what this amazing city has to offer! Rock on!
    Written 13 November 2021
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