Festive season tours and lunches with JoburgPlaces

Dec 15 - Jan 16 2021    
Led by Gerald Garner and Charlie Moyo, JoburgPlaces tours focus on the inner city, sharing entertaining tales of Joburg's gold-rush origins, its glory days and its eventual, spectacular decline. They also incorporate the fascinating story of the city's rebirth during the past decade.

Tours vary from 6-hour experiences taking in remarkable stories of regeneration and entrepreneurship in areas across the city, to shorter themed walks through the historic Main Street Mining District and shopping and food experiences in the Fashion District and Little Addis (Ethiopian Quarter).

Tours start and end at the Thunder Walker, JoburgPlaces' fantastically atmospheric venue on Gandhi Square which houses a bar, cafe-restaurant and function spaces. A venue worthy of a trip downtown in and of itself.

The experience of walking the city's energetic streets, where a truly democratic and new South African society is emerging, is one that will leave you inspired.

What's on at JoburgPlaces this summer

The Thunder Walker is open Tue-Sun throughout December for lunch and dinner (11:00-21:00) and for breakfast (from 08:00) on Saturdays and Sundays. The venue closes from Dec 24-28 for their annual break and remains open on New Year's Day for its annual brunch celebration.

Charlie and Gerald will also be leading tours through the season too, a brilliant holiday activity if you have decided to stay in the city for the festive season. Private tours are available (R1,000 for 2 and R500 per additional person) and there are also a series of group walks on set dates that you can book for:

Sat Dec 19 Fashion District & Little Addis Walk (R350 per person)
Sun Dec 20 and Jan 3 East Town is Alive Walks (available on a ‘pay as much as you like’ basis)
Sat Jan 2 Astonishing Marshalltown Walk (R350 per person).

There's also still an opportunity to book your seat at one of their famous Storytelling Dinners in 2021 (always a sell out hit!). The next storytelling dinners happen every Friday and Saturday in January and February. Find out more about the JoburgPlaces Storytelling Dinners here.

How to book

For bookings email or send a whatsapp to +27 82 894 5216.



Dec 15 2020 - Jan 16 2021
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