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Joburg Free Walking Tours

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Address: Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 79 681 9109
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Meet us every single day outside Park Station for our free City Walks in...

Meet us every single day outside Park Station for our free City Walks in the City Centre and Braamfontein. The tours are between 1.5 and 2 hours and they all work on tips alone. Find us outside the Station on side the faces Wolmarans Street. Look out for our Green Umbrellas

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Classic historical tour

Excellent tour and guide. We had previously done the bus tour through the historical area, but needed more information and a more personal experience. We certainly got this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent tour and guide. We had previously done the bus tour through the historical area, but needed more information and a more personal experience. We certainly got this- warts n all.

Thank White-Adder
Oslo, Norway
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a great walk in Joburg with a guide who tells the story of the city in an interesting way. Highly recommended.

Thank Christina D
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really nejoyed both the City Centre and the Braamfontein tour - thank you Xoliswa for being such a good guide! It was interesting, you could feel the intense energy of the city as you learn about it, and you get to feel the different vibes behind every new corner. Most importantly, you learn about the history of the place... More 

Thank Stefan S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Educational .. Very knowledgeable guide, brilliantly designed trajectory, navigating the real Joburg: a juxtaposition of extreme universes, from an abandonned park home to the homeless - providing a serious punch to the senses, through markets where the diversity of hopeful displaced Africa seeks to make a living out of the improbable, through the history of mining, apartheid, culminating in Mandela,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely time walking around with the Guide. Your bags are kept secure in a ofice wich makes you enjoy the walk without worrying.

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Bamberg, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did two walking tours, one through the CBD in the morning and the other one through Braamfontein in the afternoon. I loved how our guide, X, connected her own personal story to the history of Joburg/South Africa. Worth every step of the tour. Definitely recommended!

Thank isainindia
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the afternoon tour and it felt a little bit rushed. but just after the tour, as we were getting a drink somewhere it started pooring down so that might have been the reason. We got to see a lot of Joburg and places we didn't know were safe and saw loads more that we would have missed and... More 

Thank MiesLelle
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This walking tour was informative, interesting and a safe way to explore the Joburg CBD. Our guide answered all of our questions honestly and openly and could even answer random questions we were asking about the social services in South Africa. if you do one tour in Joburg..make it this one!

Thank Michelle B
Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So enjoyed the tour. Took the city centre one with the guide Nyakallo and she told us her name mean joy and she was a joy! Learnt a lot about the history of south Africa and felt safe all the time. 5 star indeed and I recommend if you want to see the true Johannesburg

Thank pierregeorges819
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Xoliswa was the best tour guide ever! She was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Johannesburg and did a wonderful job of contextualizing it in the present day. The effort and diligence put forth was on par with any tour you would pay for. I am grateful to have experienced Johannesburg with Xoliswa as my guide. I recommend this for... More 

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