JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Solo Tour Guides
To fully appreciate Johannesburg you need to book a Solo Tour Guide, your private friendly tour guide. He will be able to show you around like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites, places off the beaten track or discover new experiences, the Solo Tour Guide is there to help you. He looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Zaahid is a brand strategist. He has created his own digital agency along with a business partner. This is to help customers position themselves in today’s online world. Consequently Zaahid is truly comfortable with social media and internet advertising. In addition he knows how best to get your message across in the digital world. Having had some success in South Africa, he is also panning out to NYC to increase his portfolio. Zaahid describes himself as “a person who likes anything adventurous, new and wild”. He makes a good guide for those seeking adrenalin sports. Or those who wish to connect with the community. Moreover he will look after your safety and welfare at all times.
Zaahid is 24 years old, is a non smoker and speaks English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu and Lingala.
Total cost for the guide services of Zaahid for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Zaahid after his services. Total 95 US dollars.
Alternatively the total cost for the guide services of Zaahid for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Zaahid after his services. Total 50 US dollars.
This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.
How To book A Solo Tour Guide
To book any of our Solo Tour Guides please go to the enquiry form.
Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively whatsapp +94-75-225-0678.
Remember a Solo Tour Guide looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Our former Solo Tour Guide in Johannesburg, Musa, now works in Seoul.
Book one or more of these amazing activities to make the most of your stay in this South African city.
Highlights of Johannesburg
Johannesburg is a cultural hub. It rests at the epicentre of the small province of Gauteng. The economic engine of South Africa. Jo’burg or Jozi as its commonly known by locals, is the country’s largest city. It is redefined by cultural expression, colourful culinary experiences and a thriving creative scene and arts emporium which defines Johannesburg today. Truly a modern and contemporary Pan African city.
Johannesburg is a city full of rich history emerging from the shadows of apartheid. It has undergone an astonishing rebirth. Its new cultural life has never been as dynamic, as it is now. Jo’burg was once considered a no go city and a place to avoid. But now Johannesburg is one of the most intriguing and most hip & happening metropolises in the world.
It is unlikely you will be the victim of crime. Even though safety is a major concern. Especially in the inner city of Johannesburg. However like any major hub in the world, you need to take precautions. Be aware of your surroundings as petty theft, pick pocketing and muggings in unsavoury areas of the city is fairly common.
However Johannesburg has one of the most friendliest people in the world. Locals as well as your guide will always advise you on what, and what not to do. Johannesburg is no more or less dangerous than most popular tourist destinations around the world.
Safety is of course an issue in certain areas of the city. As a tourist, just use common sense. Don’t leave your belongings unattended. Keep your valuables out of sight. However that doesn’t mean you should ever feel unsafe in Johannesburg.
Johannesburg is a wealthy, prosperous city with an incredible infrastructure. It has modern neighbourhoods and a thriving tourism industry. However tourists need to also keep in mind that inequality is still rife. This is the socio-economic impact for factors that breed poverty & crime in mostly township areas.
Known as the worlds largest urban forest, the city is sprawling and buzzing with energy. Especially in trendy upcoming neighbourhoods which have undergone urban rejuvenation like Maboneng, Marshalltown, Newtown and Braamfontein. These business & creative hubs are filled with art galleries, coffee shops, rooftop bars, fashion & shopping stores & markets. In addition there is live entertainment & music and restaurants, which are a must experience when visiting this city.
The Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill. Now a heritage site, they showcase Jo’burg’s unique history embedded in a mix of traditional meets urban. Visit these to understand South Africa dark & fascinating history. Jo’burg is a food lovers mecca and you’ll easily find and taste authentic South African dishes everywhere. Moreover you can find cuisines from other African immigrant communities like Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Somalia and Morocco.
Whether its visiting vibrant neighbourhoods or experiencing Soweto, there is much more to see. Try visiting a wine farm just outside the city. Go on a hike. Or experience the beauty of a tour of Johannesburg’s botanical gardens. Stopping past a few museums & art galleries in the trendy suburbs of Parkhurst, Rosebank, Milpark or Linden. And having a drink and dinner at one of the cities trendiest rooftop restaurants in the city. You will truly discover the hidden gem that is Johannesburg and are sure of a memorable experience.
Dear Reader. This text was written by our Solo Tour Guide Musa. He is an educated black gentleman, well travelled and has a true understanding of customer service. Musa now covers the city of Seoul.