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JOHANNESBURG

365 DAYS A YEAR

All tours start and end outside Johannesburg Park Station on the Wolmarans Street side where you have Gautrain Park Station
Look out for our GREEN UMBRELLAS

No booking needed – we will be there* | All tours work on tips alone | All tours 90 minutes

TourStarting TimesDuration
City Center Tour10.30am 1pm1 hr 45 mins
Braamfontein Tour3.30pm1 hr 30 mins
* Groups of 10 or more must book a private tour

Welcome To Joburg Free Walking Tours

All tours run on tips alone! Our Free Walking Tours in Johannesburg inner city run 365 days a year – rain or shine. Our Joburg by foot walking tours run on a tips only basis and you don’t need to book – simply show up and we will sign you up on the spot. All tours start and end outside Johannesburg Park Station on the Wolmarans Street side where you have Gautrain Park Station. To find Joburg Free Walking Tours simply go there before tour start and look out for our Green Umbrellas

Historic City Tour

Twice a day from Johannesburg Park Station on the Wolmarans Street side Starts at 10.30am 1 pm Duration 1 hr 45 mins Come join a tour of Johannesburg city centre where the ghost skyscrapers hover over an ocean of African traders and mini bus taxis. Walk downtown Joburg as we tell you the story of the different eras in time and show you historical landmarks, such as the Chancellor House where Mandela worked as a lawyer in his younger days, the Beautiful Victorian Style Post Office or the buzzing Diagonal Street where we might enjoy a corn on the cob or visit an old herbal shop. We will share some of our personal anecdotes from our lives in and around Joburg and we might even show you a sneaky old bar where you can enjoy a beer after the tour.

Braamfontein Tour

Once a day from Johannesburg Park Station on the Wolmarans Street side Starts at 3.30pm Duration 1hr 30 mins Come walk with us through this increasingly hip and happening area with its sleek cafes and bars, its rich cultural life and very colourful history. Hear the story of Braamfontein’s change over the last 10 – 20 years and see some of the popular results, such as a beach bar on a roof top or the very popular Saturday food market where thousands flock for a craft beer or a genuine butcher’s boerewors. We take you to the university campus hosting 30,000 students and famous for its disagreement with the apartheid regime. We also show you the characteristic Brutalist style Civic Centre and point out a few examples of street art as we pass it on the way. We might even tell you about what happened when one day 56 tonnes of Dynamite blew up at Braamfontein Train Station.

About Us

Our mission is to make Johannesburg walkable for everyone – It’s as simple as that. That is why our tours are educative while fun and light and run on tips alone. We like to call it “infotainment”. We think everyone regardless of their budget should experience #freetoursjoburg. With 1000’s of guests, annually we are one of the top things to do in Joburg, and definitely one of the top ten free things to do in Joburg. While Visiting Johannesburg whether you are looking for historical walking tours, want to have a fun walk of the Joburg City Centre or just want an opportunity to meet nice people you should take our tour as an opportunity to visit Johannesburg CBD.

Contact Us or book a private tour

Upon request, we can arrange private tours. These can be tailored to suit your specific interests and time requirements.

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Cape Town Free Walking Tours is run by Nielsen Tours Pty reg nb 2015/245169/07, Firdalia Heights, unit 102, Firdale Avenue, Cape Town, 8001
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