With a route carefully selected to share many monuments and historic landmarks, the stories of several Joburg inner-city neighbourhoods will come to life on this cycle tour. The tour will expose you to a side of Johannesburg that you never imagined true, as you discover hidden gems in the inner city, from a local perspective.
The tour starts from the famed Ponte City, where we take you back in time to the year it was built - 1976. A highlight of the tour is time spent in the very core of the building, something few Joburgers themselves have ever experienced.
In Abel street, you learn about the “not so popular” history of the Italians who occupied these streets, and the traditions they have left behind as a legacy. Pedal further and learn about a controversial gentleman who left his fortune, including a school, to the state rather than his family.
Enjoy the gourmet Kota, a taste of everyday Berea lunch, as your tour continues. At the Yeoville Synagogue, learn of the Jewish-folk who once occupied the now “afro cosmopolitan” streets of Yeoville.
At Ellis Park Stadium your guides will share how the area survived gentrification as 2010 FIFA World Cup mania hit South Africa. Be inspired by the positive impact urban farming has had on the Bez Valley community, and enjoy some refreshing, freshly squeezed juice.
The interactions with the local people include savouring the carefully brewed coffee, while enjoying their Kota’s will blow your mind - street food at its absolute best. To finish off, you will meet the local entrepreneurs and makers who help prevent gentrification of the area and continue to work towards the upliftment of their communities. The tour starts at 11 am and finishes at 4 pm.
“So much to see and absorb, it’s an unforgettable experience. I would go so far as to say my favorite Joburg tour so far. Honest Travel is an organized, friendly and well informed company. They do their best to please all customers and leave them with wonderful memories.” Marion S, TripAdvisor.
“Hands down an amazing experience! This tour is for anyone looking to see Joburg through a unique perspective and a fresh mindset. The tour guides are so knowledgeable and accommodating, the tour itself is very informative and enjoyable for any age. After seeing these hidden treasures around the city, I can say I’m proud to be a South African!” Jessica P, TripAdvisor.
A great price of just R500 per person for locals, deal includes bikes, lunch, coffee, and water. T&Cs apply.
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Offer available for SADC Residents only.
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