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“Worth it if you are staying at Curiocity”

MainStreetWalks Tours
Ranked #44 of 98 Tours in Johannesburg
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Owner description: 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.
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 phrases when going to the healer's market. Our guide was obviously well read and intent on connecting with the participants.

Thank estigon
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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 so that you may make use of them on your next trip to Jozi.

Yamkela Z

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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 a great itinerary. Highly recommended.

NB It seems that Mainstreetwalks (recommended by Lonely Planet) is now organised by Curiocity Backpackers, so I'd recommend checking out their reviews too if you're interested. This entry doesn't have many reviews and they're mostly negative, which I don't think at all represents the fantastic experience we had.

Thank Catherine A
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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 of our beautiful city!

I will be sure to pass the compliments on to King.

I hope the rest of your travels were amazing. Apologies for the delayed response.

Regards
Yamkela Z

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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 tour time given the distances involved. In addition to not imparting potentially interesting and useful information, this lack of communication during the ride resulted in wasting time at stops causing the tour to have minimal time at the Hector Peterson Museum and Vilakazi Street which was very unfortunate as they should have been tour highlights.

1  Thank Katie D
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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

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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, and to be able to reach the start point of an alternative, unrelated tour, I decided to leave. Mainstreetwalks ought to be more transparent about when they want to cancel a tour. I am a single traveler. If they do not want to go through with a tour with only one participant, then please state this upfront. This was a waste of time

1  Thank AnetteBjorsted
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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 for taking the time to review us.

Yamkela Z

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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 bit learning on different aspects of the retail world ,which was related to our company that we work under.


i would recommend this tour to any Age group!

Thank Siya67
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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

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