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MainStreetWalks Tours

302 Fox Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
+27 72 880 9583
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Great walking tour of inner city Johannesburg

An informative walking tour beginning in Maboneng district. This 4 hour tour showed how the city is... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
NormaT27
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Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Urban hiking.

An excellent days outing getting to explore and experience the inner city of Johannesburg, on foot... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Peglegg
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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302 Fox Street, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

An informative walking tour beginning in Maboneng district. This 4 hour tour showed how the city is being revitalised and brought back to life. Our guide "King" Sephiwe was fantastic. He was energized and witty and obviously loved his city. Would definitely recommend this tour.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

An excellent days outing getting to explore and experience the inner city of Johannesburg, on foot and making use of local transport. We met our group at the vibey and impressive Curiocity backpackers lodge in Maboneng. Our guide, Simphiwe, handled the large group with charm....More

Thank Peglegg
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
CuriocityHostels, General Manager at MainStreetWalks Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to give us such an amazing review. I am so glad that you had a opportunity to see our beautiful Joburg from a different view. I will be sure to pass on the compliments to Phiwe. Happy Travels...More

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

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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

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