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Dlala Nje

1 Lily Avenue, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
+27 81 742 9930
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A great afternoon

The tour operators were friendly, the historical background was useful to contextualise the sights... read more

Reviewed yesterday
749jay
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Mississauga, Canada
Lovely tour of Ponte Tower and surrounds

We really enjoyed our tour of Ponte Tower, an architectural conundrum and masterpiece all in one... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
V P
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Benoni, South Africa
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Dlala Nje offers immersive experiences of Hillbrow, Yeoville and other parts of Johannesburg inner-city. As some of South Africa's most notorious - yet misunderstood - neighbourhoods, they remain taboo for most South Africans and many tourists. Dlala Nje removes this fear of the unknown with authentic experiences like no other. Hit the streets for a view of REAL inner city Johannesburg.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ponte city” (42 reviews)
“walking tour” (28 reviews)
“inner city” (30 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
1 Lily Avenue, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
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+27 81 742 9930
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"ponte city"
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"walking tour"
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"inner city"
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"eye opening"
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"iconic building"
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"tour offers"
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"local south africans"
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"fascinating history"
in 7 reviews
"ethiopian restaurant"
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"great tour"
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"tourists and locals"
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"knowledgeable guides"
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"great opportunity"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"background information"
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"melting pot"
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"an eye opener"
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Reviewed yesterday

The tour operators were friendly, the historical background was useful to contextualise the sights and sounds, and the lunch portion was the highlight for me. Great food - chicken and vegetarian options - and a comfortable environment to talk about the Hillbrow. All questions were...More

Thank 749jay
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour of Ponte Tower, an architectural conundrum and masterpiece all in one. The surrounding area was good to walk through and experience, the tour guides were helpful and informative, Thank you Bijou, Serge, Nkosi and Sifiso, we will definitely be recommending...More

Thank V P
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We first went on the “This is Hillbrow” tour, which took us on a fascinating tour. We were guided by the fabulous guide, Jil. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a fantastic and fun learning experience. We loved it so much...More

Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Call me a crazy New Yorker...but I walked to Ponte City from Park Station; it's a pretty straight shot about 30 min on foot. If you are uncomfortable in politically marginalized urban areas then take a cab, but then again that's kind of the whole...More

Thank erinrsantana
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... to the one middle-class South Africans or foreign tourists will get to see in the normal course of our days. But a must-do for both categories of visitors to Johannesburg. (And residents, too, for that matter). As a journalist and a Capetonian who’s lived...More

Thank Sieraaj
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hillbrow was the best walking tour I’ve ever experienced!!! I was completely impressed with the knowledge of the tour guides, Khalifa was very knowledgeable, friendly and well spoken ! Him and Sifiso really made my experience one to remember ! My only criticism would...More

Thank 416delphine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One person was waiting for the visitors at the gate. Quite simple to find it and get in. Made everything easy and smooth. We felt always really safe and relax on the tour. A really interesting perspective of Joburg. Thank you guys!

Thank Bruno P
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Nickolaus B, Owner at Dlala Nje, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Cheers Bruno! Thanks for finding out about our corner of Johannesburg :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really loved this walking tour! Hillbrow is such a lively neighborhood and Ponte City is breath taking. I really enjoyed the part where we went into the bottom center of the tower. I loved hearing about all the films that were shot there. It's...More

Thank Maria H
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Nickolaus B, Owner at Dlala Nje, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Maria! Thanks for the kind words and constructive criticism. Its a constant challenge in the digital age we find ourselves to log off and properly engage in the moment. I will make sure to take this up with our guides. Nickolaus

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I usually enjoy walking on my own in cities but this is Joburg and people say it is not safe!Soo I feel lucky that even last minute I found about this place and took the Hillbrow Tour.Forget about the hop on hop off with the...More

Thank kits_k
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Nickolaus B, Owner at Dlala Nje, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Kits! Thanks for the amazing compliments :) We pride ourselves on our authenticity and that seems to be EXACTLY what you experienced! We hope to welcome you back for more #PonteLove soon. Nickolaus

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Ponte tour was just absolutely lovely! Out young guide, Grant, was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the building and surrounds. I have been raving about the tour to all of my friends and hope that more people decide to go in...More

Thank Dominique d
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Nickolaus B, Owner at Dlala Nje, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Dominique! Thanks for taking time to discover the truth about our corner of the city and our beautiful country. Spread the word and let the world know what's possible if you aren't scared to try something new :) See you soon! Nickolaus

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FredPebble
30 May 2018|
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Response from schbirgit | Reviewed this property |
We also made EFT. yes, I agree, calling is the best (but I think you did this already as your question is a while ago) my mail questions were also not answered. But the tour is great!!
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Justin K
5 March 2018|
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Response from Francellie | Reviewed this property |
We went with our own car. We parked inside the tower. It's not a safe area so just be alert.
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JustWannaTravelSoon
23 December 2017|
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Response from pmflan50 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Dlala Nje (meaning: Just Play!) is the Tour Operator. We did a tour with them and they have a great team.
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