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Authentic downtown Joburg stroll

Johannesburg, South Africa

Experience hosted by Dlala

3 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our guided walk through Ponte City, Hillbrow and surrounding areas is one of a kind. From the magnitude of Hillbrow tower and the raciness of Pretoria High street to the stupendous views of the infamous Ponte Tower (The big cylindrical Vodacom building on the Joburg skyline)

You’ll get the opportunity to explore the inner-city of Johannesburg through an entirely new lens. Understanding the history of the city of gold and grappling with the ultimate socio-economic impact of apartheid.

You'll round off the experiences by enjoying a traditional meal and drinks at a local shebeen for a chance to rub shoulders with the locals.
Other things to note
Don't be shy: If you have ANY questions about our route, itinerary or absolutely anything - contact us :)
Our guided walk through Ponte City, Hillbrow and surrounding areas is one of a kind. From the magnitude of Hillbrow tower and the raciness of Pretoria High street to the stupendous views of the infamous Ponte Tower (The big cylindrical Vodacom building on the Joburg skyline)

You’ll get the opportunity to explore the inner-city of Johannesburg through an entirely new lens. Understanding the history of the city of gold and grappling with…

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What's included

  • Food
    A delicious chicken and beef stew that can be substituted for a veggie opti...
From $35
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Dlala

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 100 Reviews
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Dlala Nje offers immersive experiences of Johannesburg's most notorious - yet misunderstood - neighbourhoods.
Hillbrow, Yeoville and surrounds remain taboo for most South Africans and many tourists. Dlala Nje removes this fear of the unknown with authentic experiences by hitting the streets for a view of REAL inner city Johannesburg.
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About the organisation: Dlala Nje



Dlala Nje changes perceptions and create opportunity. We provide a safe space for the youth of Hillbrow, Berea and Yeoville and fund our endeavours by taking intrepid tourists and locals on tours of our community. All funds raised from our world renowned tours goes towards providing a safe & educational environment for the youth of our community.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Dlala Nje.

Where you'll be

Dlala Nje is the only way to experience Ponte Towers - the cylindrical skyscraper that dots the Johannesburg skyline!

On the fifty first floor you'll see all the way to Pretoria - and down in the core you'll discover the eerie feeling that led to the building being the set of so many sci-fi films.

After our tour of the building we'll head to other local land marks like abandoned &hijacked buildings as well as the Telkom Tower & old Post Office

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 100 reviews.

Nikita
February 2021
Highly recommend this tour and I think other tours are the same! My guide was Gilbert. He provided an unreal tour around Hillbrow and Ponte tower. He described literally every block of Hillbrow and Ponte tower. He is very polite and interesting guide! I'm glad for booking this tour! It was extremely interesting and safe!
Highly recommend this tour and I think other tours are the same! My guide was Gilbert. He provided an unreal tour around Hillbrow and Ponte tower. He described literally every bloc…
Johannes
December 2020
Amazing inside, a guided tour through most notorious no-go areas. AFter seeing this - someone can understand why humanity can be opressed but never subdued...
Ben
March 2020
Highly recommend Dlala Nje they are amazing
Nicolette
March 2020
The best way and such an enjoyable way to see this important part of Jo’burg. Great value for money and everyone at the organisation is professional and friendly. More than happy to recommend this to visitors and Jo’burg locals.
Tessa
March 2020
A must do if you want to visit Hillbrow and know more about the Ponte tower! Food was delicious and we felt very safe
Romy
February 2020
Amazing experience and a must do when in Johannesburg! Gilbert is a fantastic guide and the history of the Ponte tower and Hillbrow is basicly the history of South Africa. As I tell all my friends: do not skip Joburg when in South Africa and do not skip this tour when in Joburg!
Amazing experience and a must do when in Johannesburg! Gilbert is a fantastic guide and the history of the Ponte tower and Hillbrow is basicly the history of South Africa. As I te…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Sun screen and comfortable walking shoes