Full day tours

FULL DAY IMMERSIVE INNER-CITY EXPERIENCES
There are recommended to international travellers wanting to make the most of their time by experiencing as much as they can of the mesmerizing Old City (inner-city) in one day. We offer bespoke tours that includes walking and private bus transport.

1A: Wiser West to Easy East, Inner-City Walking Tour (9am-5pm)

1B: City Centre to Bristling Braam Walking Tour (9am-5pm)

1C: Viewpoints & Watering Holes Tour by Bus (10am-6pm or 2pm-8pm)

1D: Inner-City Public Art & Graffiti Tour by Bus: (9am-5pm)

1E: Inner-City Artists’ Studios Tour by Bus (9am-5pm)

1A: Wiser West to Easy East, Inner-City Walking Tour (9am-5pm)
This is the quintessential JoburgPlaces inner-city walking tour that gives you a complete overview of, and insight into the city – from its mesmerizing history to its current day regeneration. The tour takes in the historic Marshalltown district (Wiser West) as well as the exciting eastern parts of town such as Jewel City and Maboneng (Easy East). The tour is a combination of our half day Astonishing Marshalltown (4A) and East Town is Alive (4C) tours to give you the most comprehensive walking tour available in the city. We stop for a lunch break midway (lunch for your own account).

Private tours:
A base fee of R3600 for up to 4 guests or R750 per person if you are 5 or more.

Open tours:
Any number of guests can book an open tour for R900 per person on the understanding that we will keep bookings open for other guests to join the group and that the booking will not be exclusive to you.

1B: City Centre to Bristling Braam Walking Tour (9am-5pm)
Stretching south to north, instead of west to east, this tour starts out at Gandhi Square and explore the retail heart of the city, including the fascinating Kerk Street linear market area, before heading north to take in the youthful regeneration of Braamfontein (the city’s student village). The tour is a combination of our half day Buoyant Central Spine (4B) and Bristling Braamfontein (4I) walking tours to give you another comprehensive walking tour of the city. We stop for a lunch break midway (lunch for your own account).

Private tours:
A base fee of R3600 for up to 4 guests or R750 per person if you are 5 or more.

Open tours:
Any number of guests can book an open tour for R900 per person on the understanding that we will keep bookings open for other guests to join the group and that the booking will not be exclusive to you.

1C: Viewpoints & Watering Holes Tour by Bus (12noon-6pm or 2pm-8pm)
Experience some of Joburg’s most famous drinking spots – from trendy rooftop bars to the coolest hidden spots in the city. Discover the Johannesburg inner-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 evening in the city! We take you on a curated tour by bus with storytelling about the history of Joburg at each stop while you get to experience the liveliest, hippest, African city on the way. Tour stops could include, depending on the day, places such as the Anew Parktonian Rooftop, Hallmark House, Charlie & Gerald’s Town Treasure, First 15 Brewery, Bertrand Café, and Curiocity Backpackers among others.

Private tours:
Fees below are for guiding, storytelling, and private bus transport with driver only. Any food or drinks along the way for the guests’ own account:
A tour for 2 guests: R1525 per person
A tour for 3 guests: R1250 per person
A tour for 4 guests: R1050 per person
A tour for 5 guests: R900 per person
A tour for 6 guests: R800 per person
A tour for 7 or more guests: R750 per person
A tour for 12 guests or more guests: R650 per person
A tour for 20 guests or more: R500 per person

1D: Inner-city Public Art & Graffiti Tour by Bus: (9am-5pm)
A fascinating journey to get to understand the city through its collection of exceptional public artworks, murals and graffiti. We tour by minibus to cover a wider area as possible in the time available. Murals such as Miriam Makeba by D-Bongz, and Nzunza/Ndzundza by Hannellie Coetzee, as well as sculptures such as the Firewalker by William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx, plus The Eland by Clive van den Berg are included. From the commissioned artworks of Jewel City to the protest art and graffiti of Newtown, as well as the youthful exuberance of graffiti in Braamfontein, you get to see it all, while learning more about the artists, the art, and the city itself. We stop for a lunch break midway (lunch for your own account).

Private tours:
Fees below are for guiding, storytelling, and private bus transport with driver only. Any food or drinks along the way for the guests’ own account:
A tour for 2 guests: R2015 per person
A tour for 3 guests: R1600 per person
A tour for 4 guests: R1350 per person
A tour for 5 guests: R1200 per person
A tour for 6 guests: R1100 per person
A tour for 7 or more guests: R1000 per person
A tour for 12 guests or more guests: R850 per person
A tour for 20 guests or more: R750 per person

1E: Inner-City Artists’ Studios Tour by Bus (9am-5pm)
Instead of visiting public artworks, we journey to the hidden spaces of the inner-city, visiting artists in their studios where they create art. This tour is moulded to the client’s specific art interests and could include visits to studio buildings such as Bag Factory, Transwerke Studios, August House, Living Artists Emporium, Ellis House, Victoria Yards, 1Eloff, Workhorse Foundary and Nugget Square. Along the way you could get to see the work of famous artists such as Peter Majaha Mumbi, Nkhensani Rihlampfu, Hannelie Coetzee and Gordon Froud, among others.

Private tours:
Fees below are for guiding, storytelling, and private bus transport with driver only. Any food or drinks along the way for the guests’ own account:
A tour for 3 guests: R1600 per person
A tour for 4 guests: R1350 per person
A tour for 5 guests: R1200 per person
A tour for 6 guests: R1100 per person
A tour for 7 or more guests: R1000 per person
A tour for 12 guests or more guests: R850 per person
A tour for 20 guests or more: R750 per person

BOOK NOW:
To book your tour, send an email to gerald@joburgplaces.com or a whatsapp to 082 894 5216.

Please do not phone as we are mostly busy hosting guests.
Send a message and we will contact you as soon as is possible.

We will respond to your booking request and provide an online payment link for you to pay by bank card to secure the booking.

TERMS & CONDITIONS
Guests participate in all JoburgPlaces tours at their own risk. Neither JoburgPlaces, nor its guides, accept any responsibility whatsoever for any injury, accident or death that may occur while participating in a JoburgPlaces tour, whether in a public or a private space.

A tour booking is only secured upon payment.

Provisional bookings will automatically be cancelled if not paid within 48 hours from making a booking.

Bookings cannot be cancelled once paid for any reason whatsoever and no refunds will be offered for cancelled bookings.

Bookings can be postponed to another date if postponed more than 30 days in advance of the booked date. However, bookings cannot be postponed for any reason whatsoever within 30 days of the tour date, as we would lose the opportunity to take another booking for that slot.

STARTING POINT
We will stipulate the starting point for your tour in your booking confirmation letter. Most (but not all) tours start at Charlie & Gerald’s Town Treasure, 110 Fox Street.

For private tour bookings, it is possible to arrange pick up and drop off from your hotel or accommodation, possibly for an additional fee, depending on location.