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

 

DOWNLOAD THE DAILY WALKING TOUR SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION ON PRICES HERE:
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OUR NEXT PUBS, BARS & ROOFTOPS TOUR (BY BUS) IS ON 7 OCT, DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE HERE:
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DAILY TOURS:

Four daily public tours available every day from Tuesday to Saturday every week
(no public tours on Sundays, Mondays)
(some daily tours only available as of 1 September 2017)
Daily tours guided by Lunga Zondi, Charlie Moyo or other guides working with JoburgPlaces.

City Centre Walking Tour @R300 per person
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30am-1:30am

Marshalltown Walking Tour @R250 per person
Tuesday – Saturday: 2:30-5:30pm

Fashion District & Little Addis Walking Tour @R250 per person
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:30am-1pm

Maboneng Walking Tour @R250 per person
(budget R30 extra for use of public buses on the day)
Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30am-1pm

Pubs Bars & Rooftops Walking Tour @R250 per person
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 5-8:30pm

* All rates are for the tours itself only. Any costs for food and drinks or where public bus tickets for the Rea Vaya bus system are required, are for the customer’s own account on the day.

Private tours can be booked with Gerald Garner per occasion (at a higher fee) or with our other guides such as Lunga Zondi and Charlie Moyo at a slightly more affordable rate,if and when they are available – especially on Sundays and Mondays.

Pre-booking and pre-payment is essential. Book by emailing gerald@joburgplaces.com or send a text/whatsapp message to 082 894 5216. We will send you a booking form with banking details. A place on a tour is only confirmed upon receipt of proof of payment. For international clients who do not have a local bank account and cannot make a local transfer, we will send a Paypal request. You can then follow the links and pay by foreign credit card.

JoburgPlaces operates from Hangout Jozi at One Eloff, Joziburg (see www.hangoutjozi.co.za). Most tours start and end here. However some tours have different starting points. Confirm when you book

Customers are most welcome to arrive at Hangout Jozi earlier for coffee, drinks and eats or to stay afterwards for a leisurely meal and good times.

TOUR DESCRIPTIONS:


CITY CENTRE WALKING TOUR
Collaboration between JoburgPlaces/Urban Backpackers
An exciting NEW addition to our tour schedule is a collaborative undertaking between JoburgPlaces, operating from Hangout Jozi and the nearby Urban Backpackers, operated by Urban Zulu. This tour gives guests of Urban Backpackers and Hangout Jozi the ideal opportunity to get familiar with the immediate environment, including famous artist studios and galleries, viewing points, landmark retail precincts and historic sites.

Urban Backpackers is a cool, inner-city backpacker’s lodge with a great rooftop, operated by Papy Kaluw, famous for his Urban Zulu fashion brand. Hangout Jozi is of course the famous tapas bar and restaurant operated by JoburgPlaces at One Eloff in the Joziburg precinct.

This tour uncovers the exciting secrets of the centre of Johannesburg’s inner-city and is a MUST DO experience for any Joburg visitor.

Typical tour schedule:
9:00 Guide fetches guests from Urban Backpackers
9:30 Introduction at Hangout Jozi
9:45 Exploration of the One Eloff building and Joziburg precinct (including artist studios)
10:30 Workhorse Foundry
11:00 Urban Backpackers rooftop (tea/drinks break)
11:30 Carlton Centre (Top of Africa)
12:00 Urban Zulu shop in Kruis Street
12:20 Gandhi Square
12:40 Standard Bank’s Ferreira’s Mine Shaft (basement of building)
13:00 Standard Bank Gallery
13:30 Hangout Jozi (lunch available for customer’s own account – not included in tour price)

PUBLIC TOURS SCHEDULED FOR:
Tuesday – Saturday every week: 9am-1:30pm @R300 per person.

  • Tour fee EXCLUDES R15 fee to use the lift in the Carlton Centre to the top of Africa. Guests must bring cash in South African Rand with them for this purpose.

PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE (flat-fee/minimum fee for group of 10 or less)
Guided by Gerald Garner: R3800 (4 hours)
Guided by Lunga Zondi or another guide: R2000 (4 hours)

 

MARSHALLTOWN TOUR
This is the signature tour in the JoburgPlaces collection and it is the best introduction to the Johannesburg inner-city. We have been doing this tour for over 6 years and we literally know every nook and cranny of this part of town. 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 Square 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.

Typical tour schedule:
1:30pm Guests have lunch at Hangout Jozi pre-tour (for their own account)
2:30pm Introduction at Hangout Jozi
3pm Gandhi Square
3:15pm Rand Club
3:25pm Cramers Coffee (short coffee break)
3:40pm Mapungubwe Rhino & Hollard Street
4:00pm Mining Headgear
4:15pm Anglo American and Impala Stampede Sculpture
4:30pm Chancellor House (Mandela & Tambo’s 1952 law offices)
4:45pm Walk back to Hangout Jozi
5pm Arrive back at Hangout Jozi.

PUBLIC TOURS SCHEDULED FOR:
Tuesday – Saturday every week: 2:30-5:30pm @R250 per person.

Please always pre-book and check that a tour is taking place as we will on occasion be hosting large private tour groups, meaning that a public tour could fall away if there are no pre-bookings.

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

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


MABONENG TOURS
Maboneng is the foremost regenerated district in Johannesburg inner-city. The area is predominantly developed 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 experience on any Joburg visit.

The tour includes visits to landmark buildings such as Hallmark House, Agog, Access City. Common Ground, Cosmopolitan, Maverick Corner, Curiocity Backpackers, Main Street Life and Arts on Main.

Typical tour schedule:
9:30am:             Introduction at Hangout Jozi
9:45:                 Walk across Gandhi Square to Rea Vaya Library Gardens
10:00                Take Rea Vaya bus to Maboneng
10:15:               Disembark from Rea Vya bus at Jeppe Street Police Station
10:20:               Walk through new section of Maboneng, visiting Agog & Access City,
10:45:               Common Ground & Hallmark House
11:00:               Walk to original section of Maboneng
11:15:               Arts on Main
11:40:               Revolution House, Main Street Change and surrounds
12:10:               Curiocity Backpackers, Maverick Corner, Cosmopolitan
12:35:               Catch Rea Vaya bus back to Library Gardens
13:00:               Arrive back at Hangout Jozi

PUBLIC TOURS SCHEDULED FOR:
Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30am-1pm

Please always pre-book and check that a tour is taking place as we will on occasion be hosting large private tour groups, meaning that a public tour could fall away if there are no pre-bookings.

PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE DAILY (flat-fee/minimum fee for group of 10 or less)
Guided by Gerald Garner: R3500 (3,5 hours)
Guided by Charlie Moyo or another guide: R2000 (3,5 hours)

Rates exclude any drinks or meals which are for the customer’s own account.
Rates also exclude the fee to make use of the Rea Vaya public bus. Guests need to bring R30 in cash (South African Rand) with them for this purpose.

 

FASHION DISTRICT/LITTLE ADDIS TOURS
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 Ethiopian Quarter of the city. Explore buildings full of mazes of shops, sample the best Ethiopian coffee and enjoy a lovely Ethiopian meal too.

Typical tour schedule:
9:30:                 Introduction at Hangout Jozi
9:45:                 Walk up Eloff Street to Pritchard Street
10:00:               Walk down Prithard Street to Fashion Kapitol
10:15:               Fashion Kapitol
10:25                Fashion District Wholesalers and surrounding shops
10:45                Stop at Fashion Shack while guests get time to shop on their own in the area
11:10:               Walk towards Ethiopian Quarter
11:25:               Joburg Mall
11:40:               Medical Arts Centre, stop for Ethiopian Coffee
12:10:               Walk back to Fashion Kapitol
12:30:               Walk through Carlton Centre
1 pm:                Arrive back at Hangout Jozi.

PUBLIC TOURS SCHEDULED FOR:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:30-1pm

Please always pre-book and check that a tour is taking place as we will on occasion be hosting large private tour groups, meaning that a public tour could fall away if there are no pre-bookings.

PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE DAILY (flat-fee/minimum fee for group of 10 or less)
Fashion District & Little Addis tour guided by Gerald Garner: R3500 (3,5 hours)
Fashion District & Little Addis tour guided by Charlie Moyo or another guide: R2000 (3,5 hours)

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

 

MINI PUBS, BARS & ROOFTOPS TOUR
Another new addition is our short version of  the Pubs, Bars & Rooftops tour, offered in the early evening as a walking tour.  Starting at Hangout Jozi we visit a series of cool spots in the centre of town. Stops include, for example, the Urban Zulu rooftop at Urban Backpackers, Benders Arms at the Rand Club, Brass Bar at City Central and Elevate Rooftop at the Reef Hotel. The tour starts and ends at Hangout Jozi where customers can enjoy more drinks at their leisure. Itineraries will change from time-to-time as specific venues may have private event bookings, meaning we will visit an alternative spot in the vicinity. This tour is guided by Charlie Moyo who is an experienced bar-person, known for his delectable Gin cocktails at Hangout Jozi. Apart from visiting cool spots, Charlie will tell a story about the city and the neighbourhood at each stop.

Typical tour schedule:
4:30pm Guests have drinks at Hangout Jozi pre-tour
5pm Introduction at Hangout Jozi
5:15pm Walk to Urban Zulu rooftop at Urban Backpackers
5:30pm FIRST STOP: Urban Zulu rooftop
6pm Walk to Benders Arms at Rand Club
6:15pm SECOND STOP: Benders Arms, Rand Club
6:45pm Walk to Brass Bar at City Central
6:50pm THIRD STOP: Brass Bar, City Central
7:20pm Walk to Reef Hotel (Sun Deck or Elevate Rooftop)
7:35pm FOURTH STOP: Sun Deck or Elevate Rooftop at Reef Hotel
8:10pm Walk back to Hangout Jozi
8:30pm Arrive back at Hangout Jozi (stay for Gin tasting!)

PUBLIC TOURS SCHEDULED FOR:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 5-8:30pm

Please always pre-book and check that a tour is taking place as we will on occasion be hosting large private tour groups, meaning that a public tour could fall away if there are no pre-bookings

PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE DAILY (flat-fee/minimum fee for group of 10 or less)
Mini Pubs, Bars & Rooftops tour guided by Gerald Garner: R3000 (3,5 hours)
Mini Pubs, Bars & Rooftops tours guided by Charlie Moyo or another guide: R1500 (3,5 hours)

Rates exclude drinks and food 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 an a quick visit to Braamfontein. 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.

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

Rates exclude coffee and lunch which are for the customer’s own account.
Rates also exclude the fee to make use of the Rea Vaya public bus. Guests need to bring R30 in cash (South African Rand) with them for this purpose.

 

CONSTITUTION HILL TOURS
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.

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 (BY BUS)
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 7 October, 2-8pm, R400 per person
Pubs, Bars & Rooftops tour with Gerald Garner: Sat 4 November, 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)

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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

 

 

 

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.


 

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