Johannesburg City Tour


Discount price is R645 for 2 or more people

Single Price: R1795

Shared Price: R1150


Jo’burg. Jozi. Egoli. Built on gold, Johannesburg has always been a city of opportunities!

Named after Johann Rissik (principal clerk surveyor general of the Transvaal Republic) and Christiaan Johannes Joubert (chief of mining and member of the Volkstaad) who recommended the area be declared a gold field, it owes its existence to George Harrison – a penniless prospector who first discovered gold here in 1886.

Trace Johannesburg’s history from its humble gold-mining beginnings to the pulsing streets of this modern day African economic giant with a personal tour from Stephenson Adventures.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Pre-departure tour briefing
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Personal driver-guide
  • Bottled water
  • All entrance fees
  • Flexible start time and tour duration

Tour Starts: Flexible

Duration: Flexible


Upon collection from your hotel, you will receive a pre-departure briefing from your personal tour guide before departing for Johannesburg’s inner city.

En route to our first stop, you’ll get a great view of one of the instantly recognisable features of the iconic Johannesburg skyline – Hillbrow Tower. Standing at 269m tall, it was the tallest structure in Africa for 45 years. We take a turn past the seat of the Constitutional Court and prison-complex-turned-museum at Constitution Hill before making our way through the busy streets of Braamfontein – one of the revitalised suburbs of the city which houses the head offices of some of South Africa’s largest corporations.

Leaving “Braamies”, we drive across the Nelson Mandela Bridge towards Jo’burg’s cultural and creative hub, Newtown, where we find Mary Fitzgerald Square – named after Mary “Pickhandle” Fitzgerald who is widely recognised as being the first female trade unionist in South Africa’s history. The Square is home to the Jazz Walk of Fame, which pays homage to 9 of South Africa’s most influential jazz artists.

Leaving the arts behind us, we head towards the Financial District, where old colonial architecture rubs shoulders with modern skyscrapers before making our way to Gandhi Square, which is named after the famous political activist Mahatma Gandhi, who had strong ties with South Africa. A trip up to the viewing deck of the Carlton Tower provides you with a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the city from the viewing deck at the “Top of Africa”. Our final stop is Maboneng Precinct, where trendy restaurants line the streets, attracting crowds of “hip” and chic patrons.

Your guide will return you to your hotel at the end of the tour.

  • Hillbrow Tower
  • Constitution Hill
  • Braamfontein
  • Nelson Mandela Bridge
  • Newtown
  • Mary Fitzgerald Square
  • Jazz Walk of Fame
  • Financial district
  • Gandhi Square
  • Comprehensive City view from the “Top of Africa”
  • Maboneng Precinct

We can fetch you from your current location and take you back. (Terms and conditions apply)