We start the tour at our community centre where we introduce ourselves ourselves Lotjhani! Molo! Sawubona! Dumela! Avuxeni! Ndaa! and illustrate the relevance of our location. Our guides will take you througha chronological journey, helping better understand the building’s history and context.
We will go through the early days of grand opulence , government red-lining and social oppression . We will also detail the stories of urban decay and the building’s resilient nature through complex economic times .
You will enjoy a drink on the 51st floor of the building to compliment the experience.
• 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
• Dlala Nje offers no cash refunds. Please refer to cancellation policy.
• 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.
The Maboneng precinct is one of the trendy revived neighbourhoods where a different type of Jozi culture is experienced through art, cuisine and lifestyle is shared.
Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to see a side of the city that usually only the locals do.
Come and join us for the tour to one of the oldest houses in Joburg, if not the oldest.
Designed and built by Charles Aburrow in 1897 for Sir Thomas Major Cullinan (well known for founding the Premier Mines outside of Pretoria, where the largest diamond in the world was found in 1905)