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We offer a series of public tours. See schedule below. Gerald also works with other guides in the city and can therefore take additional bookings for them, even if he is already booked  himself. Private tours available on request.

To book email: gerald@joburgplaces.com
or send a text/whatsapp message to 082 894 5216

DOWNLOAD THE TOUR SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION ON PRICES HERE:
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TOURS DESCRIPTIONS

MARSHALLTOWN TOUR
This is the JoburgPlaces signature tour and the best introduction to the Johannesburg inner-city. It is the tour we present most often and the one we love the most. We have been doing this tour for over 6 years and we literally know every nook and cranny of this part of time. The tour tells the story of Joburg’s gold-rush inception, boom days, eventual decline and current regeneration. Starting from Hangout Jozi at One Eloff, the tour takes in Gandhi Squaree and the pedestrianised Main Street in the corporate mining district, including historic landmarks such as the Impala Stampede Sculpture and the Shadow Boxer Sculpture in front of Chancellor House where Mandela & Tambo once had their law offices. It is a historically intense and thorough tour, interspersed with public art and cool sidewalk cafes.

This tour starts and ends at Hangout Jozi at One Eloff in Joziburg. Walk-in entrance is 2 Eloff Street, parking entrance is 3 Wemmer Jubilee Street. See www.hangoutjozi.co.za for directions. Parking is available on the rooftop of the One Eloff building.

PUBLIC TOURS SCHEDULED FOR:
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Fri 2 June, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Thu 8 June, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Fri 9 June, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Sat 10 June, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi: Sun 11 June, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Sat 17 June, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Sun 18 June, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Thu 22 June, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Fri 23 June, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Sat 24 June, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Sat 25 June, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Fri 30 June, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Fri 7 July, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Sat 8 July, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Sun 9 July, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Fri 14 July, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Sat 15 July, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Sun 16 July, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Fri 21 July, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Sat 22 July, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Sun 23 July, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Fri 28 July, 10am-1pm, R200 per person

PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE DAILY (flat-fee/minimum fee for group of 10 or less)
Marshalltown tour guided by Gerald Garner: R3800 (4 hours)
Marshalltown tour guided by Lunga Zondi or another guide: R1500 (3 hours)

Rates exclude coffee and lunch which are for the customer’s own account.

 

REGENERATED-INNER-CITY TOUR
This is simply an extended route of the Marshalltown tour, that includes the Retail District of the city as well as the Historic Core. The same story of gold-rush inception, boom days, eventual decline and current regeneration is told, but with a bit more detail added in and the opportunity to see a wider area of the inner-city.

This tour starts and ends at Hangout Jozi at One Eloff in Joziburg. Walk-in entrance is 2 Eloff Street, parking entrance is 3 Wemmer Jubilee Street. See www.hangoutjozi.co.za for directions. Parking is available on the rooftop of the One Eloff building.

PUBLIC TOURS SCHEDULED FOR:
Regenerated Inner-city guided by Gerald Garner, Sat 22 July, R400 per person (11am-5pm)

PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE DAILY (flat-fee/minimum fee for group of 10 or less)
Regenerated Inner-city guided by Gerald Garner: R4500 (6 hours)
Regenerated Inner-city guided by Lunga Zondi or another guide: R2400 (6 hours)

Rates exclude coffee and lunch which are for the customer’s own account.


MABONENG TOUR
Maboneng is the foremost regenerated district in Johannesburg inner-city. The area is predominantly regenerated and managed by Propertuity (Pty) Ltd and known for great art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, hotels, backpacker lodges, artist studios and more. Maboneng is full of fascinating public art and a district that is a must visit on any Joburg visit.

These tours start at Maverick Corner in Maboneng.

PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE DAILY (flat-fee/minimum fee for group of 5 or less)
Maboneng tour guided by Bongani Mathebula or Lunga Zondi: R1500 (3 hours)

Rates exclude any drinks or meals which are for the customer’s own account.

 

 

FASHION DISTRICT/LITTLE ADDIS TOUR
Probably the most fascinating tour in the inner-city, this tour takes in the historic garment district, today repositioned as the Fashion District. Visit the Fashion Kapitol and Fashion District Wholesalers, known for its ShweShwe fabrics. Also do some bargain shopping in the area, before walking on the the Ethiopian Quarter of the city. Explore buildings full of mazes of shops, sample the best Ethiopian coffee and enjoy a lovely Ethiopian meal too. These tours start at Hangout Jozi, One Eloff, Joziburg

PUBLIC TOURS SCHEDULED FOR:
Fashion District & Little Addis tour with Gerald Garner: Sat 24 June, 9am-2pm, R350 per person

PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE DAILY (flat-fee/minimum fee for group of 5 or less)
Fashion District & Little Addis tour guided by Gerald Garner: R4200 (5 hours)
Fashion District & Little Addis tour guided by Lunga Zondi or another guide: R2100 (5 hours)

Rates exclude coffee and lunch which are for the customer’s own account.

 

CONSTITUTION HILL TOUR
Constitution Hill is home to the highest court in South Africa, the Constitutional Court – an amazing architectural gem. Also on the hill is No 4 Prison, the Old Fort and the Women’s Jail. If you want to understand the story of South Africa, especially the injustices of the Apartheid past and how the country overcame that legacy to the point of an exemplary constitution, then this tour is for you. Part of the tour focuses on the times Mahatma Gandhi and later Nelson Mandela were imprisoned here. The prison museums are astonishing and the court is a marvellous art gallery too.

PUBLIC TOURS SCHEDULED FOR:
Constitution Hill tour with Gerald Garner: Sat 8 July, 10am-2:30pm, R300 per person

PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE DAILY (flat-fee/minimum fee for group of 10 or less)
Constitution Hill guided by Gerald Garner: R3800 (4 hours)
Constitution  Hill guided by Lunga Zondi or another guide: R1800 (4 hours)

Rates exclude any drinks or meals which are for the customer’s own account. Rate also excludes entry ticket to the prison museums which vary between R50-R80 per person depending on age (student, pensioner etc).

 

PUBS, BARS & ROOFTOPS TOURS
Experience some of Joburg’s most famous drinking spots – from trendy rooftop bars to underground pubs and historic watering holes. Discover a city that is undergoing a remarkable rebirth, a city that offers much more than you would imagine in terms of trendy bars and entertainment. You are guaranteed an exceptional and memorable Joziburg day! The tour includes six stops. The final route is only confirmed a week ahead of time as stops depend on availability and private function bookings at the establishments,

JoburgPlaces is a curated Joburg inner-city story-telling and tour business. The Pubs, Bars & Rooftops tour is a curated experience that involves storytelling about the city’s history and regeneration along the way. The R400 fee covers the tour guiding experience and the bus transport as we take you from spot to spot. We stop at six bars. Cost of actual drinks and food is for your own account along the way.

Starting point for this tour always differs depending on the day and itinerary.

PUBLIC TOURS SCHEDULED FOR:
Pubs, Bars & Rooftops tour with Gerald Garner: Sat 27 May, 2-8pm, R400 per person
Pubs, Bars & Rooftops tour with Gerald Garner: Sat 1 July, 2-8pm, R400 per person

PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE DAILY (flat fee for group of 12 of less)
Pubs, Bars & Rooftops tour with Gerald Garner: R8000 (6 hours)
Pubs, Bars & Rooftops tour with Lunga Zondi: R6500 (6 hours)
* Drinks and food for your own account
* Fee can be substantially lowered if you arrange your own mini-bus transport and we simply guide you along the way

Rates exclude coffee and lunch which are for the customer’s own account.

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To book any public tour or to enquire about private tours:

 

Email gerald@joburgplaces.com

Or send a text/whatsapp message to: 082 894 5216

See www.joburgplaces.com for further info.


DIRECTIONS TO THE START:


FOR TOURS THAT START AT HANGOUT JOZI AT ONE ELOFF, JOZIBURG:
One Eloff is easily reachable from the M2 highway from either way by taking the Rissik Street off-ramp into town. Once in Rissik Street, turn right into Albert and right into Eloff. To get to the parking drive down Eloff and turn left at the traffic light into Wemmer Jubilee Street. Now turn left at the gate at the end of the yellow-and-blue building. Drive up the lane and the ramp to the rooftop parking.
Walk in entrance: 2 Eloff Street
Vehicle entrance: 3 Wemmer Jubilee Street

See www.hangoutjozi.co.za for info on our bar and foodhall, trading hours etc.


FOR TOURS THAT START AT THE IMMIGRANT BAR IN BRAAMFONTEIN

From the north, take Jan Smuts Avenue into Braamfontein. Cross Jorrisen and De Korte Streets. As you cross De Korte there is a slipway on the left BEFORE the Nelson Mandela Bridge (part of De Korte intersection). Take that and turn left into Juta Street. Drive down Juta by crossing De Beer and Melle Streets. The entrance to Arbour Square is on your right. Park upstairs and take the stairs/lift down. Cross Juta Street and walk through the arcade to The Grove where you will see The Immigrant overlooking the space.

You can also take the Smit Street offramp from the M1 and drive east into Braamfontein. Continue under the Nelson Mandela Bridge, cross De Beer Street and the next corner is Melle Street. Turn left into Melle and immediately right into Juta. Arbour Square parking garage is on your right.

 

 

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