Hidden Joburg Experiences

An experience you will remember forever 

For those looking to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary lives of Johannesburg's most talented people. Look beyond the tourist traps, and "VIP tours", join us to meet the people that make Johannesburg thrive.

Whether you are looking to learn more about Johannesburg, arrange a special celebration, a day trip for guests in town or corporate away day. Chat to us about creating a truly memorable experience.  



Credit:    Todd Grey  

Credit: Todd Grey 

Credit: Piece 

Credit: Piece 

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Allow us to take you behind the scenes at some of the city’s top galleries and art spaces along Jan Smuts Avenue - Joburg’s Art Gallery Row - before they open up to the public for the popular First Thursdays art party event. 

Our route will reveal hidden spaces and allow you to meet the artists, print makers, designers and innovators, plus introduce you to spaces inspired by Moorish architecture, Mexican design, and the natural elements of Joburg’s true landscape.   

Champagne, diamonds and all things handmade

Allow us to introduce you to some of South Africa's finest craft objects and techniques: From the rural art of beading and weaving, to the history of African fabrics, hand-crafting of exotic leather handbags and understanding the mystery behind the world’s most valuable stones. We will transport you from one side of the city to the other, to hidden places where you will learn more about a particular South African handmade trade from the makers themselves. 

Finishing up the day with a glass of champagne and an education in diamond and tanzanite buying in a private showroom with knockout views overlooking Sandton. 

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MEET THE MAKERS @ 44 Stanley 

This formerly industrial building on the city’s edge has been transformed into a series of pretty tree-filled courtyards lined with spaces housing some of the city’s finest artisans. From a chocolate-maker to a coffee specialist, a couturier to a shirt-maker we will take you behind the scenes to meet the people who create the beautiful things you will see at 44Stanley. 




Personalised Soweto/ CBD / PRETORIA tour 

Full or half day tailored to your interests. Thami was born in Soweto, and now thrives on introducing people to the hidden gems here. Whether you want to see the churches, schools, history, community projects or the old favourites, vilakazi Street, Hector Pieterson Memorial, or Aparteid Museum, Thami can taylor the day to ensure you soak up the vibrant Soweto culture.  


Just a couple of hours from Johannesburg, you will be picked up early morning and transported out to the incredible scenery in this Big 5 Game Reserve. 

Photography Tour 

The best way to capture the heart of Jozi life is with someone to knows it inside out. Be driven directly too the most iconic parts of Joburg, from street scenes to the top of ridges and buildings. Suitable for novice through to experienced photographers. Bring your phone, or a DSLR camera.


It is time to leave behind the media fuelled stories of life in Soweto and come explore the area for your-self and leave with a few friendships and a few traditional recipes. You may well be pleasantly surprised at the vibrant creativity and wealth of culinary treasures that you discover. 

“Township food is daring, it’s detailed and it’s made with love,” says Justice, I see a Different You

If you want to take to the streets on this unique walking tour and learn the traditions behind a kota, bunny chow, and shisa nyama, be welcomed as long lost friends to share a local beer or two in a shebeen, eat as a family, listen and learn about how daily life is conducted here in Soweto, then this experience is for you  

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Hidden Joburg is a partnership between In Your Pocket City Guides, publisher of Johannesburg in Your Pocket City Guide and Translating Me.  

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