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Dlala Nje

1 Lily Avenue, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
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Interesting, enlightening and very worthwhile. Just the pre-planning was a bit frustrating.

We went on a Ponte City tour. Kind of regretting not doing a Hillbrow or Yeoville tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Justin K
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Very interesting tour through Berea and Hillbrow

Grant made an amazing tour with us. We saw and heard a lot of interesting facts and stories about... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2018
schbirgit
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Pretoria, 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.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“ponte city” (37 reviews)
“walking tour” (24 reviews)
“inner city” (26 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Lily Avenue, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
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"great tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Ponte City tour. Kind of regretting not doing a Hillbrow or Yeoville tour too! Fantastic, enlightening and interesting. The tour exposed us to the nature of inner city Joburg and our preconceptions about how dangerous it is were changed. (Wouldn't wander...More

Thank Justin K
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Nickolaus B, Owner at Dlala Nje, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks a million for the review, Justin! We are proud we have been able to help you change your mind about our corner of the inner city :) We also appreciate your review about improving our attempts to set our guests' minds at ease before...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Grant made an amazing tour with us. We saw and heard a lot of interesting facts and stories about ponte tower, Berea and Hillbrow. I enjoyed the view from the cool Appartement Dlala Nje has for parties and being on the ground inside the tower....More

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Nickolaus B, Owner at Dlala Nje, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind words, Birgit! We truly appreciate it :) Hope to see you soon again!

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

We did the Sundowners option at 5101 Sundowners as a surprise birthday for my boyfriend. Everyone had such a fantastic time! The views are absolutely amazing, the vibe of 5101 is warm and inviting, with enough drinks and snacks being topped up often. The brief...More

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Nickolaus B, Owner at Dlala Nje, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Cheron! Thanks for sharing your special day with us :) Hope to see you back soon... Especially once we've opened up our new community centres.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

I went on a walking tour of Hillbrow in central Johannesburg with Dlala Nje. This is a much maligned neighbourhood - in fact, many South Africans had warned me against going there. But the tour was a fantastic way of getting to see a very...More

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Nickolaus B, Owner at Dlala Nje, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Aditya! Thanks for not falling into the "Poverty Porn" trap so many people do. Your recognition that our project is so much more than that, means we're doing EXACTLY what we set out to achieve :) Make sure you don't become a stranger!

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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

An hour tour of one of Johannesburg's iconic landmarks. We got to learn about this history of the building, took in the amazing view from the 51st floor and ended the tour on the ground floor peering up at the sky and admiring the architecture...More

Thank TracyMcL
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Nickolaus B, Owner at Dlala Nje, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy you enjoyed your time with us! And your words show we are achieving EXACTLY what we set out to do :) Don't forget to come back and visit soon!

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

Very interesting tour with a mix of history of Ponte Tower (better when you are not scared of heights ;) ) and street experience. Very safe. Loved the tour and our amazing guide Bijou ! Thanks

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Nickolaus B, Owner at Dlala Nje, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy you enjoyed your time with us! Don't forget to keep us in mind for your next Joburg visit :)

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Dlala Nje has a great tour called Ponte Tower tour. The guide Bijou is beautiful and tells you all about the history of the Ponte Tower and you get to visit the 52 floor where they have their bar/office. Great views. A guided tour of...More

1  Thank evapeva2016
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Nickolaus B, Owner at Dlala Nje, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing the #PonteLove, Eva! We'll make sure to pass on the words of encouragement to Bijou and the crew :)

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Living in Joburg for 4 years and then in Pretoria for the past 6 years I have always been scared of driving around anywhere near Ponte City. I am so glad that I went on this tour. What an eye opener! I would never have...More

1  Thank Francellie
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Nickolaus B, Owner at Dlala Nje, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the visit Francellie! We hope that your optimism about the city and our efforts to change perceptions there can be multiplied among all our visitors. Make sure to visit us again soon :)

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

We met at Dlala Nje and walked to neighboring Yeoville for the tour. The tour was fun, relaxed, and authentic. We had knowledgeable and well spoken tour guides Giles and Bijou and others at Dlala Nje walking with us to ensure our large group of...More

1  Thank sarah0whitten
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Nickolaus B, Owner at Dlala Nje, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy we could wow your tastebuds! We'll make sure to send the kind words of encouragement to Gill, Bijou and the crew :) Now... Don't be a stranger!

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Reviewed December 28, 2017

Growing up in Johannesburg, I have always known there is something special about this town. Experiencing new things is truly special. If you have eyes and have looked up when walking through Johannesburg you have probably seen the iconic Ponte building with it's Red Vodacom...More

1  Thank Bryan86723
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Nickolaus B, Owner at Dlala Nje, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So nice to have a Architecture nut on tour that appreciates our story and the history that come with it! We hope that you won't be a stranger... come back to share the #PonteLove again :)

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Justin K
March 5, 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
December 23, 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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