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Welcome to Joburg.

Or Jozi, as the locals call it.

I’ll bet you’re in for a pleasant surprise!  Welcome to our vibrant, exhilarating, broken-but-beautiful city with its short, rich history, people of every colour and creed, plenty of trees and outdoor spaces, museums, galleries, shops and restaurants – and a buzzing night life, too.

So get ready to explore on foot or by car; take in the sights, sounds and smells – and let Africa sink into your soul.

Meet Our Tour guides

Sarah Barret

‘One thing I wish I’d understood in school is that the word History is simply a contraction of the words His Story; it’s just someone’s story!  Now I act as a story-teller, bringing the history and culture of Johannesburg to life in a fun and informative way.’

Tshepo Tshoadi

Tshepo is a young tourist guide who springs from Jabulani in Soweto. He is passionate about travel and tourism and his favourite life experience so far is a road trip he undertook with friends to Cape Town and along the Garden Route to the Eastern Cape.

Hugh Fraser

Hugh is a tour guide, architect and movie critic who has travelled to 100 countries. He is as passionate about showing visitors around his city as he is visiting theirs. Born and bred in Johannesburg, he thrives on revealing a side of Johannesburg that is not often seen. He is a registered in the provinces of Gauteng, Mpumulanga, Western Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal and North West.

 

In the Press

Creative Joburg

Tess Paterson has written a great piece about the beauty of Joburg and what it has to offer.

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YEAR END OUTING TO THE WILDS

Nine members of ArchSoc took part in an early-morning outing to the western section of The Wilds in Killarney. After worrying for most of the week about the possibility of rain, we were delighted to...

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As for our guide, Sarah in Joburg, SHE WAS FANTASTIC!!! The best ever. We got to learn about the fascinating history of this city, visit some of the neighborhoods most visitors would never get to see, enjoy art of all kinds, wonderful food, and the moving story of the country’s changes there on Constitution Hill. I can’t thank you enough.

Anne Block, California
March 2022

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Sarah is a vibrant guide; she brings an interesting angle and research to every site. She loves the art aspect, which brings new insight to the historical aspect. An absolute gem; a tour with Sarah is poignant, informative and uplifting all at once.

Mary Raubenheimer
January 2020

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Thank you SO much for such a stunning walk on Saturday. I loved it. I felt quite uplifted afterwards with the possibilities that exist. With some luck on our side hopefully things will continue to take root and happen there. So wonderful to see it so clean too.

Kathryn Paton
August 2020

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In November we took our group of about 10 on the Newtown Walking Tour with Sarah from Joburg 360. Well, it turned out to be the most awesome day. We are all South Africans who were gobsmacked at the history and the way Sarah presents it in a user-friendly fashion. The Market Theatre, the Rand Club, the statues of Walter and Albertina Sisulu and so much more beside. When you stand in Gandhi Square and hear his involvement followed by a lunch in an old building you drive home so proud to be South African and richer for sharing in the complex development of what remains a great African city. Whoever does this walk will be rewarded with a sense of appreciation of the development of a city so interwoven with cultural diversity and beauty despite years of intolerance and political interference.

Reg & Teresa Thomson
December 2019

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Thanks so much for the most wonderful day, Sarah. The tour was just fabulous and truly inspiring. The team just loved it. Really couldn’t have asked for a more successful day . Your wealth of knowledge and wonderful, fun and relaxed management of the day made it so worthwhile and unbelievably special. Can’t thank you enough.

Anita Williams, Fine & Country
May 2021