Come walk with us through this increasingly hip and happening area with its sleek cafes and bars, its rich cultural life and very colourful history. Hear the story of Braamfontein’s change over the last 10 — 20 years and see some of the popular results, such as a beach bar on a roof top or the very popular Saturday food market where thousands flock for a craft beer or a genuine butcher’s boerewors. We take you to the university campus hosting 30,000 students and famous for its disagreement with the apartheid regime. We also show you the characteristic Brutalist style Civic Centre and point out a few examples of street art as we pass it on the way. We might even tell you about what happened when one day 56 tonnes of Dynamite blew up at Braamfontein Train Station.
This tour includes:
Professional guide — Braamfontein area — Civic Centre — History — Storytelling
“A great way to explore the city”
Reviewed on May 29, 2016
This was a really great tour. The whole thing took about 2 hours and we really saw a lot of the city where I wouldn't otherwise have gone. It felt very safe during the tour and nobody really hassled…
“The real Joburg experience!”
Reviewed on May 28, 2016
First of all, it is very safe. We had Sethu guiding us and there she was, petite but full of zest snd wearing a bright white t shirt guiding us through the supposedly dangerous area of CBD on a…
“Great way to spend an afternoon”
Reviewed on May 25, 2016
Great walking tour. Good way to explore Johannesburg in relative safety. Interesting history. Prenesha was a great guide
The meeting point is at Johannesburg Park Station on the Wolmarans Street side. Look for the green umbrella!
Things to note
Our Free Walking Tours in Johannesburg inner city run 365 days a year – rain or shine. Our Joburg by foot walking tours run on a tips only basis. All tours start and end outside Johannesburg Park Station on the Wolmarans Street side where you have Gautrain Park Station. To find Joburg Free Walking Tours simply go there before tour start and look out for our Green Umbrellas.