Johannesburg Walking Tour: Carlton Centre Observation Deck and No go zone

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Johannesburg Walking Tour: Carlton Centre Observation Deck and No go zone
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The best of Jozi can be tricky to find on your own. Enlist the help of a local guide on this Johannesburg tour that side steps the usual spots and embraces things like art, architecture, history and multi-culturalism.
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In Brief

Location:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Country:
South Africa
Duration:
5 hours
Operates:
Seasonal
Highlights:
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Lunch included
Led by a local guide
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Think you can figure it out on your own? Think again. This Johannesburg walking tour is the best way to truly see Jo'burg like a local, by discovering the beating heart of this South African metropolis.

Home to the Rainbow Nation, this fast-paced city combines the best of the new South Africa with the country’s rich cultural history, and a great way to discover it all is by foot.

Setting off from Ghandi Square, we’ll take in the impressive statue of a youthful Gandhi and artwork celebrating Jo’burg’s multicultural roots, before moving to the base of the Carlton Centre. We’ll head up to the 50th floor to soak up the views and get the lay of the land before hitting the pavements, strolling down streets lined with both historic and modern buildings.

We’ll then head off to the Maboneng Cultural Precinct to explore what once was a “No Go Zone” but has now been transformed into one of the most vibrant and trendy areas of Johannesburg. You will see with your own eyes just how far South Africa has come since the apartheid regime, when Johannesburg was still considered to be one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Today we are proud to be known as a relatively safe, multicultural city that has a lot to offer visitors.

We’ll set our compass back to Ghandi Square where you’ll get local recommendations from your guide before being transferred back to your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Local English speaking guide
  • Transportation as indicated
  • Entry/Admission - Carlton Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Museum Africa
  • Entry/Admission - SAB World of Beer

Exclusions

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks
  • Food
  • Tips / gratuities for drivers and guide

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Johannesburg, South Africa

Traveler pickup is offered
Centrally located hotels in Johannesburg

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Dress standards are conservative throughout Africa. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Shorts should be knee-length. Singlets and tank tops are not suitable.
  • Maximum group size is 12.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4 out of 5 based on the last 4 recent reviews

I don't often leave reviews but I think it is necessary for this tour. I didn't feel completely safe while traveling in Johannesburg but doing this tour really changed my mind. My guide was Andile and he was great! He had so much information and was happy to answer any questions. He gave great tips and recommended places to visit while I was on my short trip there. Johannesburg is like any other big city there are safe places and not safe places. Most people on the internet is so quick to give Johannesburg a bad rap but while on this tour I didn't see any of that. It was a great experience and I recommend it for anyone that wants to get a quick taste of Johannesburg.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
informative, top of africa is nice and the markets were very nice. streets are very sketchy , but just have to be aware of your surroundings .
• Submitted 19 Oct 2016
The guide was very approachable and explained things well. The only problem was the slight rush to get round the museums and exhibits, which were really interesting. The tour began at 9, and it would be better with an 8.30 start to take the pressure off.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2013
The tour guide was very informative and it was a good way to see some of the city sights.
• Submitted 21 Sep 2015

In Brief

Location:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Country:
South Africa
Duration:
5 hours
Operates:
Seasonal
Highlights:
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Lunch included
Led by a local guide