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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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TOUR DESCRIPTIONS

Regenerated Inner-city tour
This is JoburgPlaces’ signature tour. Experience the incredibly regenerated Joburg City. This walking tour takes you through Marshalltown (the Corporate Mining District), Ferrairastown, the Historic Core, the Retail District and Braamfontein. The tour recounts the astonishing story of Joburg’s gold-rush birth, its glory days and the impact of apartheid until the eventual decline of the city. Of course the focus is on the current rebirth of downtown Joburg. Get to know the trendiest spots, incredible public art and fall in love with Joburg City!

  • PUBLIC Regenerated Inner-city tour with Gerald Garner: Sat 15 April, 12noon-6pm, R400 per person
  • PUBLIC Regenerated Inner-city tour with Luga Zondi: Sat 6 May, 12noon-6pm, R250 per person
  • 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)

 

Constitution Hill tour
We walk through energetic Braamfontein with it street cafes and bars, past the colossal city council building to Constitution Hill – arguably the most historic and inspirational site in Johannesburg. We visit the Constitutional Court, built to celebrate democracy and with such symbolic architecture as well as the neighbouring prison museums. Gandhi and Mandela were imprisoned here at different times. Along the way we unpack the story of Johannesburg and South Africa, the struggle against apartheid and the dawn of democracy in South Africa. On the way back we stop over at the Parktonian Hotel rooftop to take in the view.

  • PUBLIC Constitution Hill tour with Lunga Zondi: Sat 20 May, 10am-2pm, R200 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)

 

Marshalltown tour
Explore six eras of Joburg’s development. A fascinating story of boom and bust with the city rebuilt six times in as little as 12 decades. We explore Marshalltown (the historic corporate mining district of town) by walking across Gandhi Square, down the pedestrianed Main Street which forms an outdoor mining and city museum, all the way to Chancellor House where Mandela & Tambo had their law practice in 1952. Along the way you encounter the astonishing history of the city – from its famous lawyers such as Gandhi and Mandela, to its gold-mining roots, astonishing cycle of boom and bust, its heydays and eventual decline – as well as its current rebirth and regeneration. There is time to enjoy coffee at a streetside café along the way and to experience Jozi as a bustling metropolis with astonishing history, people and places.

  • PUBLIC Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi: Fri 14 April, 1-4pm, R200 per person
  • PUBLIC Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Fri 21 April, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
  • PUBLIC Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Fri 28 April, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
  • PUBLIC Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Fri 12 May, 10am-1pm, R200 per person
  • PUBLIC Marshalltown tour with Lunga Zondi, Fri 26 May, 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)


Fashion District & Little Addis tour

A walking tour centred on the Fashion Kapitol in the Fashion District. Visit Joburg’s most famous Shweshwe fabric store, do some high-end and bargain fashion shopping, learn about the city’s migrant heritage and visit the mesmerising Ethiopian Quarter, known as Little Addis where you can ‘shop till you drop’. We stop for lunch and coffee on the balcony of a genuine, authentic Ethiopian Restaurant with a great view of the hustle and bustle of the street below. We also amble along the famous shopping areas of Eloff, Pritchard and Small Street.

  • PUBLIC Fashion District & Little Addis tour with Lunga Zondi, Sat 13 May 10am-3pm, R250 per person
  • PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE DAILY (flat-fee/minimum fee for group of 10 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)

 

Maboneng tour
Maboneng is the poster child of urban regeneration in Johannesburg. The ‘Place of Light’ has grown from one refurbished industrial warehouse to an entire precinct of artist studios, bars, restaurants, hotels, apartments. The area is alive with street art and street life. This is a must-experience part of the Joburg inner-city.

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

 

Pubs, Bars & Rooftops tour
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 Joburg day! The tour includes stops at six bars and typically includes visits to establishments such as The Immigrant (Braamfontein), Curiocity Backpackers and Agog with its Q Bar and Nine Barrels Bar (Maboneng), Parktonian Rooftop (Braamfontein), Elevate (Reef Hotel in Marshalltown) and Hangout Jozi at One Eloff. However depending on availability and function bookings, stops may change to other trendy spots such as the Marshall Bar (Mapungubwe Hotel in Marshalltown), Bannister Hotel (Braamfontein), Troyeville Hotel (Troyeville), Potato Shed (Newtown), Good Luck Bar (1Fox), Mad Giant (1Fox), Republic of 94 and many other options.

  • PUBLIC Pubs, Bars & Rooftops tour with Gerald Garner: Sat 29 April, 2-8pm, R400 per person
  • PUBLIC Pubs, Bars & Rooftops tour with Gerald Garner: Sat 27 May, 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

 

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

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