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Johannesburg Walking Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • Explore Johannesburg the best way we know – by foot!
  • Admire sweeping views of the city from the top of the Carlton Centre
  • Discover multicultural South Africa through the artwork of Gandhi Square
  • See where history and modernity collide in Johannesburg, and learn about the city then and now
  • Encounter the indigenous practices, exotic offerings, and rich artefacts of a traditional healing market
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Tuesday - Saturday


    5 Hours

    Start time

    0800h (08:00am)
    Duration: 5 Hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in central Johannesburg.
    (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped back at your hotel.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Embark on a walking tour in Johannesburg to discover the beating heart of this South African metropolis. Home to the Rainbow Nation, this fast-paced city combines the best of the new South Africa with the country’s rich cultural history, and a great way to discover it all is by foot.

    The walking tour takes you through the key sights of multicultural Johannesburg. Set off from the heights of the Carlton Centre, passing through Main Street Mall and Gandhi Square on your way to Mai Mai Traditional Healers Market.

    At the end of the tour, observe the everyday life of the locals when you visit the Main Street.


    Home to the Rainbow Nation, Johannesburg combines the best of the new South Africa with the country’s rich cultural history, and a the Johannesburg Walking Tour is a great way to discover it all

    For your Johannesburg Walking Tour you will be collected from your hotel in the morning. An English-speaking guide will go with you on this excursion.

    Visit the Gandhi Square and see the statue of a Mahatma Gandhi from his younger days, and artworks celebrating Johannesburg’s multicultural roots, before moving to the base of the Carlton Centre. You’ll ascend to the 50th floor to see stunning views of the city. This area is one of the city’s most exciting regions, so soak it all up while visiting some of the iconic sights.

    You will hop in a local taxi to take us to the Mai Mai Traditional Healers Market. Once an old horse stable, the market now houses over 176 stalls carrying traditional medicines, African attire, beadwork, artefacts, walking sticks, and local crafts. It is a truly genuine place to support local artisans, heal physical or spiritual woes, and find something special to take back home.

    After exploring the market, you will visit the Main Street to experience the atmosphere of daily life in Johannesburg.

    At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation
    • Walking tour
    • English-speaking guide
    • Entrance fees to Workers’ Library and Museum, World of Beer and Museum Africa


    • Drinks with lunch
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.

    If your details are not correct It is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher, If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.

    Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

    Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

    If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

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