Doing more fun activities, while also learning something meaningful at the same time must be high on your new year’s resolution list. In this regard a JoburgPlaces tour is ideally suited for exploring the city, having a memorable experience and learning something new. So why not book one of their upcoming tours?

Choose from the following offerings this month, or book a private tour for any of our other routes (full schedule on

Saturday 18 January, 9:00 – 15:00

Enjoy fantastic coffee at Bean There coffee before we hop on the Rea Vaya bus to Constitution Hill where we visit South Africa’s most astonishing architectural gem – the Constitutional Court. We also tour the historic prison museums (No 4 Prison, Women’s Jail and the Old Fort. Many famous political prisoners spent time here, including Gandhi and Mandela. To add even more meaning to the spiritual journey of this tour, we also visit the neighbouring Children’s Memorial Institute – home to over 20 Joburg-related children’s charities. We travel back to 44 Stanley Avenue by Rea Vaya bus for a scrumptious lunch at Salvation Café.

Cost: R400 per person, including coffee, lunch and Rea Vaya bus transport.

Sunday 19 January, 9:00 – 15:00

This has become JoburgPlaces’ most popular tour. We start by exploring Newtown – the arts and culture hub of the city and walk through the corporate mining district to Gandhi Square. The tour includes the stories of Gandhi and Mandela. We visit the Shadow Boxer sculpture of Mandela in front of the original Mandela & Tambo law offices as well as the Gandhi sculpture in the centre of town. We also visit the Carlton Centre’s Top of Africa observation floor and enjoy sparkling wine in a nearby city penthouse. Next up is a Rea Vaya bus ride to Maboneng’s Market-on- Main. A fantastic and leisurely Sunday in the city!

Cost: R350 per person including access to Top of Africa (Carlton Centre), a glass of sparkling wine in a penthouse and Rea Vaya bus transport (lunch for customers’ own accounts at Market on Main).

Saturday 1 February, 13:30 – 20:00

Experience some of Joburg’s most famous drinking spots – from trendy rooftop bars to underground pubs and historic watering holes. Discover a city that is undergoing a remarkable rebirth, a city that offers much more than you would imagine in terms of trendy bars and fantastical entertainment. You are guaranteed an exceptional and memorable Joziburg day!
Cost: R660 per person including four local beers/glasses of wine, lunch and transport between venues.

Sunday 2 February, 12:00 – 18:00

A fun day out exploring the Joburg inner-city by hanging out at the trendiest swimming pools, including hotel pools, a spectacular rooftop pool and a public pool. We travel by Rea Vaya bus between venues and stop for lunch along the way.
Cost: R400 per person, including lunch and use of Rea Vaya buses.

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Also remember that Spaces & Places – JoburgPlaces is now available in e-book format. Be sure to download your copy from Amazon or Smashwords. By April this year thenext book, Spaces & Places – SandtonPlaces will also become available.