Designed for those that don't have enough time in Johannesburg but would like to get to understand what this big city is about.
The tour takes you through 4 areas in Johannesburg to give you a deeper sense of understanding of the city.
Pick-up time & duration
Full day trip: 10:00 - 14:00
Half-day trip: 11:00 - 13:00
Full-Day R1350 person
Half-Day R850 per person
Entrance Fee to:
- Constitutional Hill
- Museum Africa
- Wits Art Museum
- Workers Museum
Newtown, located near the Johannesburg city centre, 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.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Newtown Precinct was named "the Brickfields". By 1896, approximately 7,000 people lived in the town.Brickfields', Ed Charlton states, attracted a number of industries, such as trade firms, banks, brick factories, a brewery, and fisheries, as well as immigrants from other nations.
On this second stop you will learn more of the history of this fascinating part of the city.
Maboneng & Marshalltown
We begin at Marshalltown to learn about the history of this area that was once a strip of land on the farm Turffontein, then we head to Maboneng.
Maboneneg is a Sotho word meaning "place of light", a fitting name for a district that has become a centre of creative energy for Johannesburg's urban artists.
Learn about the epic street art initiative and visit its cultural attractions like the Museum of African Design, Arts on Main—a complex that was previously a series of dilapidated buildings and now has many cool galleries, restaurants and boutiques.
Feel free to stop for a coffee at one of the many quirky cafes in the precinct.
Hallmark House - Deuce Bar
An honourable mention to Joburg in Your Pocket for this unique perspective. Sip on a cocktail or drink and take in these spectacular views.
Known for its Sunday Sessions and live DJs, Hallmark House has recently been refurbished. The building houses residential apartments and the Hallmark Hotel which has new owners. Come check it out! And if you're into fine dining, they have a new landmark venue in their basement called The Marabi Club where Chef Katlego is dishing up.
This tour comes to a powerful end. We guarantee a new perspective on your own country. Join us on a beautiful journey down Joburg's dramatic history
We'll give you your money back if you don't like it! So come on, why not try something new?
Constitutional Hill & Braamfontein
There is no other site of incarceration in South Africa that imprisoned the sheer number of world-renowned men and women as those held within the walls of Constitution Hill’s prison cells. The site is a former prison and military fort that bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past and today, is home to the country’s Constitutional court which endorses the rights of all citizens.
Constitution Hill is a living museum that tells the story of South Africa's journey to democracy. This will be an impactful beginning to the tour.
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.