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A great intro to the city!!

Loved this tour! Jazz (our tour guide) was excellent - he knew a lot about the city’s history as... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2019
abwolais
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New York Mills, New York
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I loved it

so interesting. a chance to experience a truly special part of Joburg. Great guide with inside... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
OkinawaGuyAB
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 10 July 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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CuriocityHostels, General Manager at MainStreetWalks Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

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

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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CuriocityHostels, General Manager at MainStreetWalks Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

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

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

An excellent days outing getting to explore and experience the inner city of Johannesburg, on foot and making use of local transport.
We met our group at the vibey and impressive Curiocity backpackers lodge in Maboneng.
Our guide, Simphiwe, handled the large group with charm. He introduced us to the exciting, inspiring sides of the city of our birth. We were impressed with the efforts in regeneration and the energy of the visionaries behind the turnaround. Jozi is indeed a remarkable place of history, art, humanity, beauty and dire poverty.
I would recommend this outing to anyone spending time in Jozi, whether living here or just visiting, you owe it to yourselves to experience it all.
Thanks King Phiwe, you were great!

Date of experience: November 2017
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CuriocityHostels, General Manager at MainStreetWalks Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hi there,

Thanks a million for the fabulous review.

Wonderful to know that you had a fabulous time.

Happy Travels,

Yamkela Z

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Johannesburg has a reputation for lawlessness and doubtless most tourists to SA never consider walking the streets of the CBD. Main Street Walks offers a fun and engaging tour of a city in gradual transition. We walked from the new developer driven gentrified Maboneng to the grand old Anglo American offices at the other end of the city. Simpiwe is a terrific guide, full of interesting anecdotes and a very positive philosophy on the grittiness of life in his home town. Sadly we couldn't get the view from the Carlton Tower as the power was out!! Highly recommended - never once did I feel unsafe.

Date of experience: September 2017
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CuriocityHostels, General Manager at MainStreetWalks Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to give us such an amazing review.

I am so glad that you had a opportunity to see our beautiful Joburg from a different view.
I will be sure to pass on the compliments to Phiwe.

Happy Travels

Yamkela

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We also did the Inner City Walking Tour on 7/21 and thought it was a great way to get to know parts of the city in a short amount of time. So interesting to learn about the development of Maboneng, and learn a few greeting phrases when going to the healer's market. Our guide was obviously well read and intent on connecting with the participants.

Date of experience: July 2017
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CuriocityHostels, General Manager at MainStreetWalks Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi there,

This is an awesome review. Thank you for taking to review us!

Its so amazing knowing that not only did you enjoy the trip but you gained more knowledge about our thriving and beautiful city.

Hope you hold on to those greeting phrases so that you may make use of them on your next trip to Jozi.

Yamkela Z

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