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One Day in Soweto
Discover the history of Soweto, where political icons lived during Apartheid, fighting against the regime. Explore the everyday life, meet the locals, taste local cuisine and get an authentic experience with a Sowetan native guide. Start at the Hector Pietersen Museum and hear about the Soweto uprising that transpired in 1976, which was one the turning point of Apartheid. Be introduced to the famous house of Nelson Mandela in Vilakazi Street, built in 1945, where he lived until he was imprisoned for 27 years. Have a conversation about Arch bishop Desmond Tutu in the famous street in Vilakazi Street. Continue through Orlando East, the first formal settlement of Soweto and Orlando Stadium, Soweto football giants, the Orlando Pirate and ride a minibus taxi to the last stop at the Orlando Towers. Listen to the many personal stories about the family's generations, how apartheid had an impact in each and everyone of them and how Soweto has changed today. Enjoy a traditional, local lunch of Kota (Local burger)
Maboneng Street Art Tour
Discover why Johanessburg’s artistic hub is recognized worldwide as a booming creative center on this 2-hour guided walking tour. You’ll see some of the best street art from around the world and even meet some of the artists themselves. Hit the streets of Maboneng Precinct and Jewel City to see why South Africa has long been recognized for its exciting modern art. Your guide will take you to meet the locals and explore Joburg subcultures, learn about the artists, their motivations, and the different techniques they use. You’ll walk through individual pieces and get an overview of these colorful pieces, experiencing first-hand just how street art is changing the perspective in these local communities. Other Things to Note. **Do not hesitate to send a message asking about availability. I can add spots and be available anytime!**
Soweto Bicycle Experience
Join me as we cycle through the vibrant & historical township of Soweto, Orlando east and west. We will start our bicycle tour on Vilakazi street, the only street in the world with 2 Nobel prize winners. We will visit the Nelson Mandela house, Desmond Tutu's house, Hector Pietersen museum, Winnie Mandela's house, and other attractions like the YMCA hall where Nelson Mandela used to train boxing in Orlando East. Please bring small bills to tip the guys selling and dancing outside these stops (The tips are optional, it is okay if you don't have or don't want to tip). We will have lunch in Orland East, our lunch is a Kota. A Kota is like a street burger. It is a loaf of bread cut into half, then into a quarter, then you fill it with fries, mini sausages, cheese, and a spicy salad. Kota is our ultimate favorite meal in Soweto. After lunch, we will cycle to the Soweto brewing company, passing through the township of Orlando East. At the Soweto brewing company, we will enjoy a refreshing beer-tasting experience (or soft drink). Once we are done at the Soweto brewing company, we will cycle back to the start. The route is easy, but hilly too. We do have safe parking if you are driving to the meet point.
One Day in Jo'burg
Walk through the city centre and feel the bustle and hustle of the people, lifestyle and culture of Johannesburg. Visit Nelson Mandela's Law firm and discover gems. Meeting in Market Theatre, in Newtown, then move on to the Workers Museum, the last surviving municipal compound for African men in Johannesburg. Continue to Chancellor House, where Nelson Mandela and OR Tambo set up South Africa’s first black-owned law firm. Uncover Main Street, which offers some of the best architectural buildings in the city. Main Street will lead us to Gandhi Square, a busy urban hub of commercial and retail activity. From there, move on to the Top of Africa, inside the tallest skyscraper on the continent (temporarily Closed, till further notice). We will take local transport to Maboneng, an art district dedicated to young entrepreneurs for a BBQ Local lunch (vegan, vegetarian friendly).
Soweto It's History and Living
- the Orlando towers a Soweto land mark,its a old power station which is now a place of fun and creates jobs -we see Orlando the first township that received development in Soweto -we visit the Mandela house in vilakazi street, Nelson Mandela's house during his time in Soweto.after the visit at the house we walk on the famous street in Soweto vilakazi street is the only street in the world to have housed 2 Nobel peace laureates because Bishop Tutu also lived there -we also get to have lunch in Soweto there's a variety of township food -we make a stop at Hector Peterson museum and we learn about the Soweto uprising - you get to walk around the busiest market place in Soweto where there's a lot of street vendors. -Taste Soweto gold the beer which was born in Soweto. 1.The tour begins at Hector Peterson museum in the heart of Soweto it is easy to find when you type on the GPS or using uber. 2.We stop Nelson Mandela's house 3.we see Winnie Mandela house 4.Taste Soweto gold/you also get to taste ( umqombothi) the African traditional beer. 5.We have lunch 6.you get to experience the different classes of people in Soweto. Other things to note We will be walking wear safe shoes we will also be hoping on Soweto`s public transport. I do accept late bookings, this experience does not include pick ups and drop off from hotel.

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One Day in Soweto
Discover the history of Soweto, where political icons lived during Apartheid, fighting against the regime. Explore the everyday life, meet the locals, taste local cuisine and get an authentic experience with a Sowetan native guide. Start at the Hector Pietersen Museum and hear about the Soweto uprising that transpired in 1976, which was one the turning point of Apartheid. Be introduced to the famous house of Nelson Mandela in Vilakazi Street, built in 1945, where he lived until he was imprisoned for 27 years. Have a conversation about Arch bishop Desmond Tutu in the famous street in Vilakazi Street. Continue through Orlando East, the first formal settlement of Soweto and Orlando Stadium, Soweto football giants, the Orlando Pirate and ride a minibus taxi to the last stop at the Orlando Towers. Listen to the many personal stories about the family's generations, how apartheid had an impact in each and everyone of them and how Soweto has changed today. Enjoy a traditional, local lunch of Kota (Local burger)
Soweto It's History and Living
- the Orlando towers a Soweto land mark,its a old power station which is now a place of fun and creates jobs -we see Orlando the first township that received development in Soweto -we visit the Mandela house in vilakazi street, Nelson Mandela's house during his time in Soweto.after the visit at the house we walk on the famous street in Soweto vilakazi street is the only street in the world to have housed 2 Nobel peace laureates because Bishop Tutu also lived there -we also get to have lunch in Soweto there's a variety of township food -we make a stop at Hector Peterson museum and we learn about the Soweto uprising - you get to walk around the busiest market place in Soweto where there's a lot of street vendors. -Taste Soweto gold the beer which was born in Soweto. 1.The tour begins at Hector Peterson museum in the heart of Soweto it is easy to find when you type on the GPS or using uber. 2.We stop Nelson Mandela's house 3.we see Winnie Mandela house 4.Taste Soweto gold/you also get to taste ( umqombothi) the African traditional beer. 5.We have lunch 6.you get to experience the different classes of people in Soweto. Other things to note We will be walking wear safe shoes we will also be hoping on Soweto`s public transport. I do accept late bookings, this experience does not include pick ups and drop off from hotel.
Soweto Bicycle Experience
Join me as we cycle through the vibrant & historical township of Soweto, Orlando east and west. We will start our bicycle tour on Vilakazi street, the only street in the world with 2 Nobel prize winners. We will visit the Nelson Mandela house, Desmond Tutu's house, Hector Pietersen museum, Winnie Mandela's house, and other attractions like the YMCA hall where Nelson Mandela used to train boxing in Orlando East. Please bring small bills to tip the guys selling and dancing outside these stops (The tips are optional, it is okay if you don't have or don't want to tip). We will have lunch in Orland East, our lunch is a Kota. A Kota is like a street burger. It is a loaf of bread cut into half, then into a quarter, then you fill it with fries, mini sausages, cheese, and a spicy salad. Kota is our ultimate favorite meal in Soweto. After lunch, we will cycle to the Soweto brewing company, passing through the township of Orlando East. At the Soweto brewing company, we will enjoy a refreshing beer-tasting experience (or soft drink). Once we are done at the Soweto brewing company, we will cycle back to the start. The route is easy, but hilly too. We do have safe parking if you are driving to the meet point.
Maboneng Street Art Tour
Discover why Johanessburg’s artistic hub is recognized worldwide as a booming creative center on this 2-hour guided walking tour. You’ll see some of the best street art from around the world and even meet some of the artists themselves. Hit the streets of Maboneng Precinct and Jewel City to see why South Africa has long been recognized for its exciting modern art. Your guide will take you to meet the locals and explore Joburg subcultures, learn about the artists, their motivations, and the different techniques they use. You’ll walk through individual pieces and get an overview of these colorful pieces, experiencing first-hand just how street art is changing the perspective in these local communities. Other Things to Note. **Do not hesitate to send a message asking about availability. I can add spots and be available anytime!**
African Wildlife Safari Pilanesberg
Please note! This nature & outdoor safari experience is hosted from Johannesburg. If the scheduled date of the instance does not suite your requirement, please contact me via the Airbnb app to see if your preferred date for a safari may be available. I will collect you from your place of lodging at 6am (earlier or later if you prefer) and drive you in a closed air-conditioned vehicle to Pilanesberg National Park. I will be your personal guide during the safari and will share my expert knowledge on the Fauna and Flora as well as the iron age history within Pilanesberg National Park. The safari price includes a mid morning snack and soft drink, lunch, and an afternoon snack and soft drink. If you do not have your own camera, a digital camera with a 300mm zoom lens can be provided for your personal use during the safari. You will have access to all the pictures taken whilst on safari. You will be returned to your place of lodging after the safari has ended. NB! MY AVAILABILITY: (I could be flexible to accommodate you) I host several experiences on Airbnb. If the date you prefer to partake in this experience is not available on the calendar, please send me a query with regards to available times through the Airbnb app. There could be a possibility that another experienced is not book yet, and I could then make the date available to accommodate you.
Johannesburg Bar & Club Hopping Experience
Our Johannesburg Nightlife Experience is An Experience that offers you the ability to really explore Joburg's nightlife with local people. Our hosts are Gio (male) and Tshego (female) , and you can see them in the pictures of the experience with their names written below the picture. The experience can be run by women only if some ladies feel more comfortable that way. The Experience takes you around Johannesburg's key party hubs from: Rosebank Greenside Parkhurst Melville Braamfontein Mabonang These areas are famous for different vibes in the city & are all unique and you will be exploring most of them with us on the night. Your host will be selecting the spaces to visit according to the vibe on the day you book& Your interests so it's important to reach out as soon as you make a booking so that such information may be communicated. The Experience is divided into three parts: Option 1 - ( 4 pm to 7 pm) -Sunset & Dinner (Optional once booking is made) Option 2 (7pm - 1am) - Bar/club Hopping through Johannesburg Option 3: (7pm to 11pm)-Dining experience - This is a family relaxed version of the nightlife experience accommodative of teens as well. Please reach out so we can give you an entire experience of the city and recommend other interesting things you could do, from African Food tours to Historical tours like Soweto & street art tours & Galleries.
A culinary, arty stroll in maboneng
We start with a local lunch @Shap braai. A Local South-African Township food with a modern twist. Here we get to know each other and I'll give you a brief on the history of Maboneng. We will Walk through Maboneng, I'll show you the loads of street art in the neighbourhood accompanied by some information about the art pieces but also about how the neighbourhood became what it is today.Being named in the top 12 of the coolest neighborhood on Forbes magazine. We can proudly say this is a community of creatively influence people for the love of art ,music and sharing the spirit of "ubuntu". We will have a few stops in some of my favorite spaces , Bertrand a French inspired restaurant, Curiocity a inner city youth hostel hybrid, and many other cool spaces for food ,vibes ,art and good music We end up on the other side of Maboneng, called Acces City.Here there is hallmark house where you will find "The Marabi jazz club". Every night there is live music performances. While you enjoy the music, the restaurant serves the best food in Maboneng, a 'to-do' (dinner is not included in the price). Other things to note If you want to have dinner at Marabi, I can make reservations for you. We'll be walking, so be prepared for that and if you have any special request please feel free too reach out
One Day in Jo'burg
Walk through the city centre and feel the bustle and hustle of the people, lifestyle and culture of Johannesburg. Visit Nelson Mandela's Law firm and discover gems. Meeting in Market Theatre, in Newtown, then move on to the Workers Museum, the last surviving municipal compound for African men in Johannesburg. Continue to Chancellor House, where Nelson Mandela and OR Tambo set up South Africa’s first black-owned law firm. Uncover Main Street, which offers some of the best architectural buildings in the city. Main Street will lead us to Gandhi Square, a busy urban hub of commercial and retail activity. From there, move on to the Top of Africa, inside the tallest skyscraper on the continent (temporarily Closed, till further notice). We will take local transport to Maboneng, an art district dedicated to young entrepreneurs for a BBQ Local lunch (vegan, vegetarian friendly).
The Black Koala Wine Experience in the heart of Soweto
Join the Black Koala Wine Club at the historical street of Soweto (Vilakazi Street), for an authentic wine and canape tasting. Wine Tasting – R365.00 PP • Tasting (5 selected brands for the day) Chocolate/ dry meat/canapes and Wine Pairing – R530.00 PP • Chocolate & Wine Pairing (5 Selected wines with 5 handcrafted chocolates) • To buy tickets, kindly contact Ronald. • Closed on GOOD FRIDAY & CHRISTMAS DAY & NEW YEARS DAY. • Operation hours 17:00 - 21:00 on week days & 14:00 - 18:00 Weekends • There is no student/pensioner discount for the chocolate and wine tasting. • For directions to our wine & dine restaurant please go to SUD Restaurant
Design a bespoke African print masterpiece with Caraci
Custom bomber jacket/ an African print clothing item experience - from concept to finished garment Explore and experience Johannesburg’s fashion district like never before. The Fashion Capital and the historical fashion square are located in the old Johannesburg city. The designer will walk with you to fabric shops in the inner city, where you will select a unique African print that you love from hundreds of options. You will then meet a member of his design team and have your measurements taken. You will collaborate with them on the creation of your custom jacket. The experience is paired with a photoshoot in the trendy neighbourhoods of Maboneng and Braamfontein, and a vlog video of the whole experience will be recorded and shared at the end (optional). 1. Choose a unique African print from one of our local fabric stores (fabric included). 2. Learn how to take body measurements for the making of clothing garments. 3. Cut the pattern and pieces for your custom bomber jacket or any other item made in African print (discuss with us via messages on the possibility) 4. Learn basic stitching and hand sewing in a practical lesson, while putting together your garment (expert studio assistants will guide you). 5. While you enjoy lunch, your bomber jacket will be completed by our assistants. 6. You'll star in a street photoshoot wearing your custom bomber jack
Lesedi Cultural Village with pick up and drop off
We do the tour of Lesedi Cultural Village, one of the best  Cultural Villages in South Africa. You will really explore the glorious diversity of cultures of the Ethnic groups in South Africa. Lesedi Cultural village provides an excellent African experience in the country; one that provides warmth,depth and insight into South Africa's colorful diversity of cultures. The tour begins with a video depicting History and Culture followed by a guided tour of five Ethnic groups homesteads of the Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Pedi and Basotho;followed by entertainment by dancers. The programme ends with scrupulous South African buffet lunch. This experience gives you an opportunity to browse the Curio shop and the flea market selling artefacts and African clothing. Allocated time include traveling time and Price indicated include pick up and drop off, entrance fee and buffet lunch. We pick up and drop off at hotels, Guest houses and Airbnb's in Johannesburg. See locations below where we meet. Guests from Kempton Park,O R Tambo hotels/guest houses, Boksburg and other areas East of Johannesburg will be picked up and dropped off at Apartheid museum. Apartheid museum pick up is only possible from Wednesdays to Fridays Please contact the host and enquire or Request availability in case the date you are looking for is not on the calender schedule.
Cooking class - Food & drinks pairing
We create a uniquely South African experience where you learn to make your own gourmet food paired with drinks curated by our sommelier. Guests are welcomed with a lesson on mixology. You will learn - Your own welcome drinks - How to source ingredients & put together a charcuterie board - Prepare a 3-course meal from locally sourced ingredients - Recipe cards will be provided for you to keep. After prepping and making your meals, you will learn to plate your food in a "chefy" way - "the art of plating". You will then sit down and enjoy your creations paired with different drinks. The class is more a lifestyle than just food and drink. We will provide everything that is needed for the class. All you need to do is to join in and learn.
Joburg Dinner with Strangers
Dinner with strangers is a fun, new experience for travellers to meet, mingle and dine with local residents over food, drinks and tales on living in Johannesburg. The experience is about trying new and different foods while connecting with new friends over a delicious meal. This includes food pairings with a local drink, travel stories and Johannesburg history, to make for an authentic Jozi experience. Guests will be encouraged to do as the locals do, which could include unfamiliar food pairings, or even eating with your hands. This roving dinner experience will start in the city with a welcome drink at a Jozi rooftop. Consider this the ice breaker and introduction of the night for a sundowner drink. From there, we will travel to different local restaurant to dine the night away. This might include visiting the historical Fordsburg area for an authentic South African Indian meal, or to neighbourhoods such as the trendy and upmarket Rosebank. Whichever dining experience, you’ll spend the night having beautiful conversation, new connections, good vibes and a happy belly. Vegetarian and vegan options available. Come meet a local, try some new food and enjoy what Jozi has to offer. Great photos and a video reel of the experience will be shared to the guests at the end of the experience. We encourage an open heart, open mind and empty stomach for this experience.
Gin Blending Experience
Join us for an experience like no other. Choose from a variety of triple distilled infused spirits to carefully blend and bottle your own unique gin to take home. Kelly, our head distiller, will guide you through the process from start to finish. You will be able to taste, smell, feel and experience botanicals like never before. What's included: An introduction session to tasting spirits and how to use different botanicals for your special spirit. a 500ml bottle of your own unique blended gin to take home on the day! Snacks and a drink of your choice We will keep your blended recipe on hand for your convenience for when it's time for a refill. The blending experience is approx +/- 3hours Limited to eight (8) people only. Payment secures booking on a first come, first serve basis. Course starts at 11am sharp. Please arrive 15min before.
Gin Tasting Experience
A warm welcome to The Capital Distillery where we will introduce ourselves and explain how the tasting will work. We could also ask you some questions such as where you are from and how did you find us so that we can better learn who you are. We will show you our process and have you smell, taste and experience things you have probably never done before. We have a small intimate tasting room where guests will get to interact with one another and be part of the tasting and tour together. You are free to ask any questions or inquire about what and how we do things. Transparency is key with us and we want you to leave feeling fulfilled. Guests will leave with greater knowledge and appreciation for spirits and the process behind our products. Guests will also appreciate the fact that we are fully reliant on farmers and many other local businesses which can be enlightening. Those who have ordered snack platters, these will be served during the tasting of the spirits. *Please note that late arrivals will forfeit the distillery tour*