Full day tour – 31 July

 We delve into the history and hidden secrets of Jozi on this full day tour!
We take a look at how the inhospitable, exposed ridge became the largest landlocked city in the world.

From one-man claims, to deep level mining conglomerates, we cover it all. While exploring interesting places in Marshalltown!

Who were the 3 men named George that discovered the Gold?
What is the connection between Jack the ripper and Joburg?
Braamfontein is unlucky.Why?
How did Diamond mining in Kimberley contribute to the development of Gold Mines?
What was the “pyrite panic” that left the town deserted in 1890?
How did 2 doctors save Joburg without medical intervention?
The men that made fortune on the rand – the Randlords shaped the city in many ways and their opulence can be seen all over Town.

We will walk up Commissioner street and take a look at buildings these men left behind as well as the quirky personalities who commissioned them.

(In)Famous Randlords: Sammy Marks, Ernest Oppenheimer, Barney Barnato, Joseph Robinson, Hermann Ecsktein, Alfred Beit, George Albu…

And lastly we trek through Ferreirasdorp – one of the oldest areas in town. Today it is diverse and remnants of the Jewish, Chinese and Muslim communities can be seen!

We delve into the facts, the stories and maybe the odd urban legend.
This tour is 6-7 in duration. We stop for lunch and there is plenty of opportunities to buy snacks a long the way.
(All food and drinks for your own account)
Tour Fee @R320 per adult and R200 per child under 12.
Use the button here to book directly or use the contact form to send an email if you have questions.
You will receive confirmation of payment and parking instructions within 24hrs of booking.

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