What to expect
The idea is simple – We provide you with a picnic basket containing some eating utensils and a blanket. Then, we give you 30 minutes to peruse the MarketOnMain and you can add what you like at your own cost in your baskets. Once you have purchased your food parcels of choice, we hitch a lift up to the top of Africa at the Carlton Centre building on the 50th floor, for a picnic, you are welcome to bring your own wine. Guest speakers will also give you a short talk on the City, from their perspective, 222ms above Small Street Mall.
What you’ll need
Camera, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat.
Where we’ll be
Curiocity Backpackers, 302 Fox St, Jeppestown, Johannesburg, 2094
This tour leaves on Sundays only.Booking essential
About your host
Dubbed the Minister of Tourism in the Maboneng Precinct, Bheki Dube is the force behind Curiocity Hostels and MainStreetWalks.
Soweto is an urban settlement or ‘township’ in South Africa, southwest of Johannesburg; with a population of approximately 1.3 million.
Soweto became the largest Black city in South Africa, but until 1976 its population could have status only as temporary residents, serving as a workforce for Johannesburg.
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