If you’ve every wanted to wonder the bustling streets of Johannesburg but simply did not know where to start, we have the go to guide on what to try and where to try it!
TAKE AN OPEN-TOP RED BUS SIGHTSEEING CITY TOUR
The Red Bus Sightseeing companies can be found in many major cities around the world and Johannesburg has not been left off that list. These hop-on, hop-off tours offer an easy, hassle free way to see the city in your own time.
The Johannesburg City Sightseeing bus makes stops at major historical landmarks and museums throughout the city. It offers one day, two day and combine tours to accommodate to your level of explorations. The tours offer guided audio commentary which is available in 15 languages.
Price: From R160
TAKE THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED WITH THE ROVING BANTU TOURS
The Roving Bantu guided tours are tailor-made according to what you would like to see. The host, SIfiso Ntuli is a fantastic host and shares real-life stories and local facts of the city along the way. The tours last for approximately four hours and can accommodate special events and functions for groups of over six people.
Price: From R1 000.00
EXPLORE TRADITION AFRICAN VILLAGES WITH MO AFRIKA
Mo Afrika is a locally owned and operated tour company that offers guided tours to five traditional African villages, including the Ndebele, Xhosa and TshiVenda people. You will be able to enjoy a scope of activities from listening to local music, sightseeing, and shopping for handmade artifacts. attendees will also be able to experience a variety of local cuisine such as grilled crocodile.
Price: From R 1300.00 per person including entrances to village, transfers, lunch or dinner buffet and a traditional dance show.
DISCOVER THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF SOWETO
Hop on a bike with Soweto Backpackers and take to the streets of Soweto to explore and experience one of the biggest, busiest, and most famous townships in the country. Local guides lead tours through the township on half- or full-day tours, which includes learning more about some of the many historic sites in the area, meeting locals and residents, and enjoy a cold beer at a local shebeen.
Price: R 435 per person for a two hour tour
EXPLORE JOHANNESBURG’S CULTURAL MELTING POT
This top rated tour with Dlala Nje ventures into the infamous areas of Hillbrow and Berea to discover more on some of the cities most notorious and misunderstood neighborhoods.
This guided walking tour winds through Ponte City in Hillbrow and the surrounding areas, allowing you to explore the inner-city of Johannesburg as never seen before. Sample local cuisine like shisa inyama (“burning” meat cooked on an open fire) and morogo (African spinach) and try a Zamalek (local beer quart) at a shebeen.
Price: R460 per adult and includes a main meal and drink