What to expect
Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to see a side of the city that usually only the locals do. We’ll start out at Curiocity before heading to the Kwa Mai Mai Traditional Healers Market, the Collector’s Treasury (the largest second-hand bookstore in Africa), the Carlton Centre (the tallest building in Africa), Chancellor house (where Mandela and Tambo set up their law practice) and finish off at Little Addis (Joburg’s Ethiopian Quarter).
What you’ll need
Camera, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat.
Where we’ll be: Curiocity Backpackers, 302 Fox St, Jeppestown, Johannesburg, 2094
About your host
Dubbed the Minister of Tourism in the Maboneng Precinct, Bheki Dube is the force behind Curiocity Hostels and MainStreetWalks.
We will start our tour by reaching a look out point of Orlando East and West. You will get an introduction of Soweto – it’s size, the history of how Soweto was formed and the people that make up this large township. You will see and learn more about some of our landmarks such as the Orlando stadium and the brightly painted Orlando towers. Learn one of the many greetings to interact with people along the way!