Guided tour

Johannesburg: Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Curiocity Johannesburg
Guided tour

Johannesburg: Walking Tour

Activity provider: Curiocity Johannesburg

From US$ 50.16 per person

Get ready to experience an insider's view of Johannesburg on this guided tour across some of the city's famous spots and hidden gems. This tour combines walking and traveling on safe public transport.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Explore famous attractions and hidden gems of Johannesburg with a local guide
  • Shop for unique souvenirs at the Kwa Mai-Mai Traditional Market
  • Take in panoramic views of the city from the top of Carlton Centre
  • Learn about the life of Mahatma Gandhi in Johannesburg at the Gandhi Square
  • Visit the collector's Treasury, the largest second-hand bookstore in the Southern hemisphere
  • Learn about the life of Mahatma Gandhi in Johannesburg at the Gandhi Square
  • Witness 'The Shadow Boxer,' an iconic sculpture of Nelson Mandela boxing
Full description
Meet your local guide at the Curiocity office in the Maboneng Precinct, sip a cup of fresh-brewed cappuccino before you begin your journey. Discover the Maboneng Precinct, also known as 'Place of Light,' a district that has fast become a center of the creative energy for Johannesburg's urban artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. Make your way to Kwa Mai-Mai Traditional Market, one of the oldest markets in Johannesburg. Walk past colorful stalls selling traditional medicines, ethnic attires, beaded jewelry, walking sticks, and handicrafts. Now is the best time to buy souvenirs to take back home. Continue to the Collectors Treasury, the largest second-hand bookstore in the Southern hemisphere, before you hop on a shuttle to the Carlton Centre building — a 50-story skyscraper offering panoramic views of the city. Visit the Gandhi Square, named after Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian leader and freedom fighter who spent 21 years in South Africa, and learn about his time in Johannesburg. End your tour with a stroll down the downtown Main Street, where you will walk past the Chancellor's House and the Shadow Boxing statue — a monumental sculpture portraying the late South African president, Nelson Mandela, as a young boxer.
  • Expert guide
  • Entrance fee for Carlton Centre
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your local guide at CURIOCITY Joburg hostel. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity begins.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Great tour. Eco was a great guide and fully informant.

March 4, 2023

January 6, 2023

Friendly, knowledgeable and street-smart guide. The highlighting of street art and city culture was great!

January 3, 2023

Product ID: 247937