MainStreetWalks Tours
MainStreetWalks Tours
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Mainstreetwalks is a concept that encourages people to rediscover the inner City and ultimately Johannesburg. The best way to explore these spaces, like any other city in the world, is by foot and public transport. If you have the imagination to go beyond mere tourist rubbernecking, our guided tours, which start from the Maboneng Precinct, east side of the Johannesburg CBD, navigate a way within and around the City.Giving you direct access to the people and happenings of the community. Like all people who are passionate about the City, those who live and work there, we know that there are endless possibilities that exist for exploring the CBD. The City offers spaces and places that are full of charm, interest and history.
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Mike L
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Did an excellent tour of Maboneng with my family of 4. Eko was our guide and was full of interesting information. Beautiful street art. I recommend this tour!
Written 31 December 2023
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Chris S
Sawai Madhopur, India15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Tshepo , took me on the full day tour to Soweto and around Johannesburg, it was really informative and he was a good guide ! He had excellent background knowledge of the area . Mandela house and the apartheid museum, with the Hector Pieterson memorial were very informative parts of the tour .
Written 22 July 2022
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kabeHanover_Germany
Hanover, Germany12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We covered a big area on foot and the two guides were very knowledgeable and we got a good insight of how life is in the city, not just the "normal " touristy information.
But unfortunatelly it was all a bit rushed, without much time to take pictures or stop at interesting sights/buildings/street scenes.
At the end the tour didn't last the promised 4 hours, but was shorter.
The idea of the tour is great, but it would maybe be better to shorten the route or make use of the full time i.e. extend the time of the tour.
Written 7 April 2022
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Daniel K
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Tshepo took us around Maboneng and made us feel welcome in the beautiful, vibrant neighborhood. There's a story on and behind every wall, and Tshepo is the great guide to tell it. We felt safe with him, and the neighborhood was fairly safe, although surrounded by not the most safe-feeling neighborhood.
Written 10 September 2021
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Nefertiti_119
Johannesburg, South Africa13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We had booked tickets for Sunday 22 September 2019. We arrived at the meeting point 20 minutes early to find no one there. We tried calling the number on the website and no one answered. We waited another 30 minutes and then left. If it was cancelled we received no notification. Don't waste your time or money!!
Written 11 October 2019
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Hello, We sincerely apologize for your experience and can assure you that this is not how we conduct business. Our tours and activities are always running. As consolation for what you had experienced, we will offer you the same tour on the Sunday of your choosing. Please reach out to us at info@mainstreetwalks.co.za or 011 614 0163 to make a booking. Once again, we are a company that takes accountability and highly apologize for this.
Written 12 October 2019
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abwolai s
New York Mills, NY12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
Loved this tour! Jazz (our tour guide) was excellent - he knew a lot about the city’s history as well as current developments that affect it and was passionate about sharing that knowledge. The pace of the tour was just right and I feel like I got a good feel for the city that I definitely wouldn’t have without knowing anyone from Johannesburg. Even then, there were locals in my tour and it seemed like it was interesting and rewarding for them as well. The street art along the way was another highlight of the tour.
Written 23 February 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is of value as we improve on our service and product! We are happy to hear that you not only enjoyed the hostel but the neighborhood as well. We are working really hard to give everyone a great exeperience about life in the city of Jozi. Do return with your adventurous and curious spirit!
Written 5 August 2019
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OkinawaGuyAB
Tokyo, Japan4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
so interesting. a chance to experience a truly special part of Joburg. Great guide with inside knowledge of art, architecture and urban development. Don't miss it.
Written 24 October 2018
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Hi there, Thank you for the amazing review. Wonderful to hear that you had a fabulous experience. Happy Travels, Yamkela Z
Written 25 October 2018
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nope1960
Romeno, Italy11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
On the second joburg day we made the innercitytour with sephiwe and it was amazing how he showed us the development of the maboneng quarter with many examples we newer would came across alone.We allways felt save and went also on the top of charlton tower with a overview of joburg.A must for every joburg traveler.
Written 31 July 2018
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Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us! Hopefully you will be back to explore more of the city in the near future. Happy Travels, Yamkela Z
Written 25 October 2018
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John B
Sydney, Australia39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
We were toured around by Bones. He was impressive in his knowledge of Johannesburg and had a passion for his city. The main thrust of his tour is that with good precaution Johannesburg is a safe and vibrant city to be enjoyed. Do this tour if only to put to bed some of your preconceptions of what is a diverse and culturally rich city.
Written 10 July 2018
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Hi John, Thanks a million for the awesome review. I will be sure to pass on the compliments. So wonderful to know that you had an amazing time and go fresh knowledge about our stunning city. Happy Travels Yamkela Z
Written 25 October 2018
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NormaT27
Atlanta, GA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
An informative walking tour beginning in Maboneng district. This 4 hour tour showed how the city is being revitalised and brought back to life. Our guide "King" Sephiwe was fantastic. He was energized and witty and obviously loved his city. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Written 17 November 2017
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Hi Norman, Thanks a million for taking the time to review us! The King will surely receive the compliments. It is amazing to know that you had an awesome experience and gained knowledge about the City of Gold. Happy Travels, Yamkela Z
Written 25 October 2018
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