I met Jo, Tania and Rob at one of our REFORM! DJ parties at Kitcheners in Braamfontein (the 2nd oldest bar in Johannesburg) about a year ago. They wrote all their requests on business cards that I eventually found in my DJ bag a few weeks later (they were all top order requests, I’ll add). After a bit of digging I discovered that their company, PAST EXPERIENCES, host amazing tours of Johannesburg.
Jo has history & archeology degrees longer than my arm and is currently studying her masters in ‘Conservation of the built environment’. Her knowledge on the city is legendary.
I’ll be attending my first Past Experiences tour on the 27th of July. The Bellevue & Yoeville tour on the 17th of August is also calling my name…
Here is a list of their upcoming tours:
20th July- Saturday- Saturday- I Love Shopping Tour
It’s time for another Joburg CBD Shopping trip!! IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR BARGAINS THEN THIS IS THE TOUR FOR YOU!
27th July- Saturday– Art in the Park – Family and Kids Tour of Pieter Roos Park
Pieter Roos Park, situated on the border of Parktown and Berea, is a Victorian gem that has long played a part in the lives of the Johannesburg Inner City Public.
27th July- Saturday– Chinatown and Westgate Photo walk and Tour
Chinatown (also known as Malay Camp) is one of the original settlements in the Joburg City Centre, join Tania for a look at this largely overlooked urban space
containing some of the most fascinating stories, people, buildings and recent
3rd August- Saturday –Braamies Pub Crawl
Braamfontein has so many great bars
all within walking distance of each other, so why not join us for a late
Saturday afternoon ramble and tour, taking in these watering holes and focusing
on Braamfontein’s regeneration and a bit of history.
Saturday– Naming Jozi- A walking tour of the inner city looking at place, building and street names
Why, who and what were the places, building and streets of the Joburg inner city named after? Have you ever wondered who Rissik Street was named after? Why Newtown was called Newtown?
17th August- Saturday–Welcome to Yeoville and Bellevue Walking Tour and lunch
If you are looking for a vibrant colourful and truly African view of Joburg then this is the area for you to explore.
Prices vary between R50 – R110 per person per tour.
Contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 011-678-3905. Booking is essential as space is limited.
Check out their website here for more specific info on the tours mentioned above.