Johannesburg is a curious place.
Built on an inhospitable, exposed ridge, with a near permanent dusty breeze, this part of the Highveld of South Africa lacks natural water sources and the pleasant shade of trees.
During the winter, the frosted grass cracks underneath your feet, while during the long, hot summer, you constantly need shelter from the harsh African sun.
Deep underneath the surface lies some of the richest gold deposits on earth. The promise of riches made this part of the Highveld an “Eldorado” for many fortune seekers.
The story of this city, rebuilt at least six times, is one of determination, luck, courage, and ingenuity.
Where will our adventures take you?
First established as a “kerkplaas” in 1853, owned by Marthinus Pretorius, this piece of land in the central Transvaal soon became the town “Pretoria”.
Full day Hidden History
We delve into the hidden history of Joburg in this full day tour. Our longest adventure never disappoints….
Hidden History Adventure
We go beyond the textbook facts, to tell you tales of Johannesburg’s lesser known history…
There are many reasons to love Fordsburg. Fascinating diverse history and delectable street food…
Thoughts from past adventurers
Johannesburg was from the outset a city of Migrants.