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Joburg Free Walking Tours
Ranked #18 of 106 Tours in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Meet us every single day outside Park Station for our free City Walks in the City Centre and Braamfontein. The tours are between 1.5 and 2 hours and they all work on tips alone. Find us outside the Station next to Burger King on side that faces Wolmarans Street. Look out for our Green Umbrellas - they will be up 20 minutes before starting time. The tour leaves on time, every time.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at joburg park station this morning and saw no green umbrella so asked a young lad who for a small fee directed us to tourist information who said the free walking tours are no longer happening. Suggest you phone first...

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"great tour"
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"park station"
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"city center tour"
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"national bank"
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"interesting facts"
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"take photos"
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"explained everything"
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"excellent guide"
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"cape town"
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"two hours"
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"private tour"
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"nelson mandela"
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"south africa"
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"braamfontein"
in 25 reviews
"muthu"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we took the downtown tour with Sethu guide and it was really cool, I just think the tour could be longer and more complete, but it's worth.

Thank Rafael D
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

We were so happy we connected with Xoliswa for our tour! It was confusing to start as note, the station will not allow her to display her umbrella so we had a hard time finding her. She approached us, with a large tshirt on that said FREE WALKING TOURS so it was pretty obvious she was who she said she was. She seemed to have an eagle eye and pulled our group together based on lost looking tourists. If you can't find her, she works with the tour operator in the food court directly behind the Information Booth. You will also leave your bags with the operator for safety, and it's perfectly fine!
Once we were ready to go, Xoliswa was completely upfront and good about warning us when to put away our phones and wallets. My husband and I felt perfectly safe at every step of the way. You will see some shady characters, but they will not approach you!
The tour itself was incredibility informative and we had many highlights to boast about afterwards. Xoliswa is a beacon of knowledge about her city and it's history. We saw the City Centre at it's past, present and discussed South Africa's hopes for the future thanks to her. The tallest building in Africa, the pink painted buildings from activists, the market, and the Chancellor House of Mandela, and so much more. This tour has a high value in our books!

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

My fiancee and I did a private tour with Sethu, which combined the city center tour and Braamfontein tour. It was, nothing short of *one of the best walking tours* we've ever done (and for context, we have traveled to 50 countries, and done countless walking tours all over the globe).

Sethu was charming, friendly, extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, and pragmatic. She had lots of super-cool insights about the area and patiently answered our hundreds of questions (related to the tour, the city in general, and even the history of SA).

Bottom-line, the mission is to "make Johannesburg walkable for everyone" which they knocked out of the park. I would HIGHLY recommend this to EVERYONE who visits Joburg. We would have gotten so little out of just wandering the city center ourselves (and potentially not the safest idea in the world), but the tour with Sethu just brought the city to such vibrant life. DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!!!!

Thank Tazeen C
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Our guide X ( I can’t write her original name :( ) was good, she gave all the information needed. She answered all the questions. To have a quick glimpse of the city this tour is a must do! And these areas are better visited with a local person.

Thank Guzin K
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