Past Experiences is a small female owned specialist tour business, established in 2009 as the original Joburg Walking Tour Company.
As proud supporters of the Inner City, we aim to share our city in a truthful but positive way, all the while being respectful to the communities around us, who we aim to support wherever possible.
We are massive fans of the Joburg graffiti and street art scene, with a reputation for our exceptional Urban Art tours. But, are also passionate about the city’s history and its regeneration.
Over our 11 years in business, we have shown our city to roughly 15,000 people, and have been featured in numerous local and international publications.
Covid Tour Special:
We will cap these tours at a maximum of 4 pax and masks will need to be worn at all times.
We have discounted these tours to give you the opportunity as locals to explore:
1 to 3 Pax: R1000
4 Pax: R1100
Choice of two tours:
General City Walk-1.5 to 2 hours
This is the perfect tour for anyone who just wants an intro to the Inner City and has a couple of hours. Learn about Joburg and South Africa’s past in an awesome walking tour passing some of our most beautiful buildings, best artworks and so much more. The tour focuses on a bit of everything: history, architecture, public art, political history, city planning, regeneration and the struggle against apartheid.
Braamfontein OR Maboneng Urban Art Walk- 1.5 to 2 hours
This tour focuses on the areas amazing regeneration, history, and art…lots and lots of art! The walk examines sanctioned public art as well as legal and illegal graffiti and street art.
Tours take place during the week and on Saturday mornings.
Your Host Jo Buitendach
Jo Buitendach, a passionate joburger, is inspired by her love of the inner city.
A registered guide and graduate from Wits and UCT, she has a Masters degree in “Conservation of the Built Environment” for her study of the “Heritage Value of Graffiti, with a focus on the historic graffiti at Constitution Hills, Number Four Prison”.
Not only is she clever, she made the cut for the Guardian Newspapers “10 of the World’s Best Tour Guides” feature in 2015, she was chosen as one of the 2016 “Mail and Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans”, the 2017 recipient of the Gauteng Provincial “Special Recognition Certificate” at the “Premiers Youth Excellence and Service Awards”, in recognition of her continued work in the Johannesburg Inner City, and the inaugural recipient of the UK Vanity Fair “Making a Difference Award” in 2019.
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