This is Hillbrow

R 350.00

This is Hillbrow



Immerse yourself in one of Joburg's most misunderstood neighbourhoods. Enter this unchartered territory with locals that explain it's notorious history.

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What's included?

A local guide will lead the walking tour which is 3 hours in duration. One meal and drink will be included.


This guided walk through Ponte City, Hillbrow and surrounding areas is one of a kind. You’ll get the opportunity to explore the inner-city of Johannesburg through an entirely new lens. From the magnitude of Hillbrow tower and the raciness of Pretoria High street to the stupendous views of the infamous Ponte Tower "The big Vodacom building".

You’ll get an opportunity to engage and understand the history of Johannesburg and the ultimate socio-economic impact of the Apartheid regime and a young democracy had on these communnities. South Africa only became a 'free' country in 1994. 

We’ll end the experiences off by having some shisa inyama "burning" meat on an open fire or morogo African spinach and a Zamalek Black Label (Local beer quart at a local shebeenLocal bar or tavern) where you’ll meet wonderful people and engage in interesting conversations.

Important notes:

  • Come with an open mind
  • There is secure parking available at Ponte City (our starting point)
  • Unfortunately there is no cash accepted on our premises
  • It’s an easy walk, but come in comfortable shoes
  • Bring some extra cash with you so you can buy stuff from the markets and support our local businesses.
  • We encourage you to live in the moment, but if you want to bring camera’s you’re welcome however no professional photography and remember to always ask people if they’re happy for you take their photo before snapping away. Leave prejudices at home.

'Jozi Life - what a great opportunity to explore the well-known Ponte Tower and Hillbrow. Getting rid of all prejudices, which are also based on stories told and news read, in overseas newspapers. It is all about perception, and Nickolaus gave us an idea about Hillbrow and Ponte, the history and our picture and opinion has changed completely. He is passionate about his "hood", knows every street and corner, and chats to his "neighbours" when walking through Berea and Hillbrow.
Highly recommended to everyone, who is interested in Johannesburg, the vibrant areas & for those, who want to see the change!' - Tripadvisor: miracolimuc

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