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Dlala Nje

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Address: 1 Lily Avenue, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 81 742 9930
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Dlala Nje offers immersive experiences of Hillbrow, Yeoville and other...

Dlala Nje offers immersive experiences of Hillbrow, Yeoville and other parts of Johannesburg inner-city. As some of South Africa's most notorious - yet misunderstood - neighbourhoods, they remain taboo for most South Africans and many tourists. Dlala Nje removes this fear of the unknown with authentic experiences like no other. Hit the streets for a view of REAL inner city Johannesburg.

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Everyone should go. Not just tourists outside of SA. The culture, public space and sense of community is awesome to experience. Would like to come back another day to visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should go. Not just tourists outside of SA. The culture, public space and sense of community is awesome to experience. Would like to come back another day to visit.

Thank StephTerwin
Pretoria, South Africa
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent insight into life in one of the parts of Joburg most of us never see. The best thing was being taken around by people who actually lived in Ponte City and getting first hand knowledge. Got some fab photos too. Our only regret was that we had to rush off to get back to Pretoria for school pick-up... More 

Thank vigiequeen
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour "Taste of Yeoville" must be great, but we where taken on a special that had it all! So much great food, so many nice conversation. A perfectly good guide and a very carful crew, we could not have had it better! I will not talk about to many details, as you should just go and experience this part... More 

Thank Eva25791
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent for tourists to our country, - to have a better perspective of the colourful life of Hillbrow, Berea and Rocky Street.

Thank Judith W
Berlin, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the best time with the guys of Dlala Nje. This walking tour through Ponte City and the adjacent district Hillbrow was the best walking tour we ever did. Grant and his collegues were very relaxed and did the tour in a very authentical way. We liked a lot that they're not trying to value the situation of Hillbrow... More 

Thank lennardissimo
Berkeley, California
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

An extremely interesting tour of Ponte City (the Vodacome tower) which was once a super expensive residential tower, then the world's tallest slum filled with squatters and now reverting back to a well-run middle class Joberg residential place. The tour starts at the tower where we learned about the history of the once-ritzy neighborhood and how the government created blocks... More 

Thank Olga_from_Berkeley
Management response:

Thanks for getting to know the history of our beautiful city :) More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

After recommending the 'This is Hillbrow' tour to a lot of my guests I finally ended up on one! The tour was well organised, but also relaxed. We started at the bottom of Ponte, then went through security and up to the Dlala nje office/apartment to see the views (you only see the outward view on the side of the... More 

Thank Orange_Bush_Baby
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We're so happy you referred to our tour as a cultural experience :) That's EXACTLY what we're about! More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I did the 'This is Hillbrow' tour on a sunny Saturday morning, having been recommended by some colleagues who had been before. The booking process was straightforward and I received the necessary info the night before. The Hillbrow neighbourhood has quite a notorious reputation, and being alone at the weekend, I was slightly nervous about asking my uber to drop... More 

1 Thank Rosie S
Management response:

Glad we could show that our corner of Joburg is safe and fun :) Hope to see you back again soon! More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

My friend and I really wanted to see Ponte Tower before we left Joburg and we were very grateful that they could arrange a short, impromptu tour of the building for us on the day. It was a bit difficult to find but once we met the guides we had a great time exploring the tower, checking out the view... More 

Thank szkendler
Kigali, Rwanda
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73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great way to explore Yeoville and Hillbrow is through Dlala Nje, a non-profit organisation situated in Ponte Tower. The visit into the core and hearing about the gruesome history of Ponte Tower is the highlight of the Hillbrow tour! The Yeoville tour is focused on the PAN-African food cultures. It is especially interesting because you go in the evening and... More 

Thank Ilse020
Management response:

We love having your guests back time and time again - Keep them coming! Any person we send off overseas with a positive view of Johannesburg is a job well done for us :) More 

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