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JoburgPlaces is a Johannesburg inner-city based tourism business. We pride ourselves in exceptional inner-city experiences, events, tours and more. We are inner-city regeneration activists. Led by Gerald Garner, our management team comprises Chalie Moyo (tours),  Bulelwa Mbonambi (head chef and back of house) and Jane Plested-Smith (administration).


First and foremost is the JoburgPlaces tour offering. Charlie Moyo leads a series of daily public walking tours, while Gerald Garner is also available for private tour bookings. JoburgPlaces has developed a reputation for bespoke inner-city tours since 2011, providing guests with real insight into the history and mesmerising current-day existence of this thriving African metropolis. Apart from daily public tours, we offer many speciality tours, mostly on weekends that include, among others, our famous Safari & Secret Underground Dinner, Migrant Cuisine Tasting Tour,  Pubs, Bars & Rooftops Tour, Urban Farming Tour and Money, Banks & Vaults Tour. Click on the ‘Tours’ tab on the top of the page for more info.


JoburgPlaces’ home is the Thunder Walker on Gandhi Square – a historic bank building with an impressive Edwardian Arcade, built in 1906 and currently being refurbished as the Thunder Walker.  This initiative already comprises the Zwipi Underground Bar (open Thur, Fri & Sat evenings) and the Scatterlings Restaurant (open for lunch and early dinner, Monday till Saturday every week). Development of the Balcony Gardens Boutique Hotel will follow during 2019See for more info.



There is a whole gamut of things to do around our home at the Thunder Walker by exploring the Gandhi Square Precinct and Marshalltown . We will soon update this page with highlights of what to see, do and experience in the area. We will also publish our regular newletter on this page – whatch this space!


JoburgPlaces and its various venues/initiatives have received extensive media coverage over the years. Read more by clicking on the tab at the top of this page.


Best is to contact Gerald Garner via e-mail on Gerald can also be contacted on his cell number + 27 (0)82 894 5216. However, Gerald is often busy with tours or staging events, so it may be more effective to send an email or a text message.



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