Exploring the city on a skateboard is one of the coolest ways to get to know Johannesburg, you don't need to know how to skate to join this experience. The experience starts with a skating lesson to help you navigate the city better. If Skating is not your thing you can either walk or cycle.
Pick-up time & duration
10.00 am-1 pm
Skating Tour R460
Graffiti Walking tour: R550
Cycling tour: R650
Skateboard, Skating lessons, helmet, local guides, entrance fees, Water.
City skate tours
Skateboarding and cities are more connected than we realize - that's why skateboarders are always found in urban spaces.
Growing up in Johannesburg, we hear a lot of stories about what the city is or what it was like we always knew that there's more to this city than meets the eye.
On this experience, you will get the chance to explore Johannesburg from the skater's perspective and understand the relationship between the city and its people.
City Skate tour is more than just skating through the city it's a movement that addresses mobility in big cities and Johannesburg's ever evolving landscape and vision.
We also challenge the perception people have of skaters and skateboarding as a whole
Maboneng & Marshalltown
David Beckham was seen here and Forbes magazine rated it one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world. There is a reason for Maboneng's world recognition.
Learn about the epic street art initiative and visit its cultural attractions like the Museum of African Design and Arts on Main—a complex that was previously a series of dilapidated buildings that now have many cool galleries, restaurants and boutiques.
Enjoy the vibe while cruising on your skateboard.
Newtown, located near the Johannesburg city center, originally started out as a racially mixed working-class district where bricks were manufactured. In the late 1890s, the brickworks was removed to make way for the Kazerne Marshalling Yard, the first railway marshalling yard of its kind in Johannesburg
Today Newtown is known as the home of Jazz and Art in Johannesburg, the neighbourhood is home to:
- The Market Theatre
- Museum Africa
The art in this neighbourhood will blow your mind!
Jewel City is a Billion rand development found downtown which is considered an addition to the Maboneng development.
Over the years the city never catered for Skaters; we have seen bike lanes being built, new roads and skate parks but no one has really looked at skating as a mode of transport in the inner city of Johannesburg and the perception of skating has always been negative.
Jewel City has really incorporated skating in their design process and for the first time in the city people have started to look at skating differently and how Urban spaces can be used to attract a more diverse group of people; from people walking to people driving and now to those on their bikes and skateboards.
Johannesburg Through Unique Eyes
Hands down an amazing experience! This tour is for anyone looking to see Joburg through a unique perspective and a fresh mind set. The tour guides are so knowledgeable and accommodating, the tour itself is very informative and enjoyable for any age. After seeing these hidden treasures around the city I can say I’m proudly to be a South African! I can’t wait to support all the locals I came into contact with and visit them again soon.
Honest Travel Experiences for the WIN!
Date of experience: August 2020 Trip type: Travelled with family
Jessica Powell wrote a review 23 Aug.