We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

MainStreetWalks Tours

302 Fox Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
+27 72 880 9583
Save
Review Highlights
Entertaining and enlightening wander through a gritty city

Johannesburg has a reputation for lawlessness and doubtless most tourists to SA never consider... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Lindsay v
,
melbourne
Worth it if you are staying at Curiocity

We also did the Inner City Walking Tour on 7/21 and thought it was a great way to get to know parts... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
estigon
,
Boston, Massachusetts
Read all 11 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Mainstreetwalks is a concept that encourages people to rediscover the inner City and ultimately Johannesburg. The best way to explore these spaces, like any other city in the world, is by foot and public transport. If you have the imagination to go beyond mere tourist rubbernecking, our guided tours, which start from the Maboneng Precinct, east side of the Johannesburg CBD, navigate a way within and around the City.Giving you direct access to the people and happenings of the community. Like all people who are passionate about the City, those who live and work there, we know that there are endless possibilities that exist for exploring the CBD. The City offers spaces and places that are full of charm, interest and history.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good18%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“inner city” (4 reviews)
“walking tour” (2 reviews)
“participants” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
302 Fox Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
CONTACT
+27 72 880 9583

Similar Things to Do in Johannesburg

Write a Review
Reviews (11)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Johannesburg has a reputation for lawlessness and doubtless most tourists to SA never consider walking the streets of the CBD. Main Street Walks offers a fun and engaging tour of a city in gradual transition. We walked from the new developer driven gentrified Maboneng to...More

Thank Lindsay v
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We also did the Inner City Walking Tour on 7/21 and thought it was a great way to get to know parts of the city in a short amount of time. So interesting to learn about the development of Maboneng, and learn a few greeting...More

Thank estigon
CuriocityHostels, General Manager at MainStreetWalks Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi there, This is an awesome review. Thank you for taking to review us! Its so amazing knowing that not only did you enjoy the trip but you gained more knowledge about our thriving and beautiful city. Hope you hold on to those greeting phrases...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We did the Inner City tour. We had an absolutely brilliant day exploring the city and seeing how Johannesburg is becoming rejuvenated and modernised. It totally changed my perception of Johannesburg. We had an absolute legend of a tour guide ("King") and he planned out...More

Thank Catherine A
CuriocityHostels, General Manager at MainStreetWalks Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi there, Thanks a million for this absolutely amazing review. It is much appreciated. Tour do not run with Curiocity Hostels. I am so glad that not only was the tour fun it was also an eye opener that allowed you to change your perspective...More

Reviewed 9 November 2016

We took the Soweto Tour and were very disappointed. The guide spent virtually the entire time we were riding in the mini-van chatting with the driver instead of telling us about the sights and scenes along the route. This accounted for a majority of the...More

1  Thank Katie D
Curiocity B, Front Office Manager at MainStreetWalks Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

Good day Thank you for your review. Sad that you didn't enjoy your tour. We hope to make a better impression next time. Regards MSW Team

Reviewed 24 May 2016

When we waited for two other possible participants, the guide remarked that if they did not show up then this tour is not going to happen. Ten minutes after the tour should have started I did not believe that the tour was going to be,...More

1  Thank AnetteBjorsted
CuriocityHostels, General Manager at MainStreetWalks Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Good Day, Apologies for the delayed response and the inconvenience caused to you. As a single traveler I understand that one plans out tours and itinerary for your trip. Transparency is definitely key. Your feedback has been very vital for us and I thank you...More

Reviewed 13 July 2015

The inner city tour was a very entertaining,informative, fun and well planned tour which is suitable any type of audience from friend to work associates. We recently had the inner city tour a a team building event.Not only was it fun but it had a...More

Thank Siya67
CuriocityHostels, General Manager at MainStreetWalks Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Good Day, Apologies for the delay in response. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such an amazing review. So glad that you enjoyed the tour and got some worthy knowledge from it. Regards Yamkela Z

Reviewed 23 June 2015

we all knew that maboneng was a refurbished industrial area but the history behind it is untold and really worth going on the tour to hear about the inspiration behind the renovation of this area

Thank Maphindi
CuriocityHostels, General Manager at MainStreetWalks Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Good Day, Apologies for the delayed response. Thanks you so much for the wonderful review. Glad to hear that you found the tour eye opening and learnt something new about our rich history. Regards Yamkela

Reviewed 16 April 2015

We spent most of the time in this industrial area that is being reclaimed/refurbished for residential use. The area is quite small maybe a few blocks. From there we went to a used bookstore and an interesting bar. Then into a taxi to the Carlton...More

Thank gsquaredb
CuriocityHostels, General Manager at MainStreetWalks Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is much appreciated. My apologies for the delayed response. We will definitely take into consideration your feedback to insure that we provide world class tours as promised. Regards, Yamkela Z

Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

The inner city tour went above and beyond what I had expected. It was fun, incredibly informative and relevant. Bonny loves his city and you can tell when he is talking about it - he knows everywhere and everybody and this really makes a difference.

Thank Holly K
CuriocityHostels, General Manager at MainStreetWalks Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi there, My apologies for the delayed response. Its wonderful know that you had an amazing time with an informative guide. Thanks a million for an amazing review. Yamkela Z

Reviewed 10 October 2014

The Maboneng Precinct tour was one of the highlights of our trip to SA. Our guide was superb. He was knowledgeable, passionate about the area and very sensitive to our needs. The Collectors Treasury was a revelation. And the exhibition of photographs by Per-Anders Pettersson...More

Thank freetrekker2014
CuriocityHostels, General Manager at MainStreetWalks Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi there, Apologies for the extremely delayed response. Thanks a million for the wonderful review. Its awesome knowing that you had an amazing experienc. Yamkela Z

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Che Argentine Gril
148 reviews
.04 km away
Troyeville Hotel
94 reviews
.74 km away
Mama Mexicana
43 reviews
.38 km away
Little Addis
41 reviews
.79 km away
Nearby Attractions
Maboneng Precinct
433 reviews
.22 km away
Arts on Main
246 reviews
.34 km away
The Cradle of Humankind
325 reviews
.23 km away
Top of Africa
361 reviews
1.46 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from MainStreetWalks Tours staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit