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Hillbrow Walking tour.

Interests

Hillbrow is a true representation of a world class Africa city dispite it's bad reputation for crime it's definatly a neigborhood full of culture and History from the start of Johannesburg. Now a meltingpot of African Cultures.

Price

R550 per person. All groups +5 please enquire using the form

Pick-up time & duration

Every Day 09:00AM to 12:00PM

Inclusions

Tour guide, Water or Coffee

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Why Hillbrow?

It was laid out as a residential suburb during 1894 and 1895, with Richard Currie auctioning the stands. In 1897 it became part of Johannesburg's Sanitary Board. After World War Two, developers started purchasing the stands at values beyond their worth and eventually turned it into blocks of flats.

That's when the story of this neiborhood begins, the discovery of Gold in Johannesburg saw people from all over the world flying into the city and Hillbrow welcomed all of them. Dure the political status in South africa at the Times Hillbrow was meant to a white area according to the Group Area's Act...

Hillbrow as always very cosmopolitain and very mixed racially since it's discovery and nothing as changed to day; it's just more Afro-cosmopolitain...

What really Happened to Hillbrow?

Depanding on when you where born this question could be answered in many different ways...If we go back as far as 30 years the white europeans mostly Jews will tell you it the black people that massed up Hillbrow if you go a litle back the Chines would it's the Jews who massed up Hillbrow and if you talk alot of the locals now they will tell in the foreiners who destroyed Hillbrow...

The million dollar question is what really happened to Hillbrow because 3 decades ago it was the Sandton of South Africa and now it the place everyone tells you not to visit.

What do you think happened?

Key landmarks to See in Hillbrow

Hillbrow as two of Johannesburg's iconic towers in less then 3km walking distance.

Home to the first Gay and lessbian bar in South Africa on pretoria Street. The area is as africa as it gets, you will hear anything from congolese swahili to Narian Hebu in less then a munite.

Home many randlords in Johannesburg Hillbrow as some of the oldest house in Johannesburg..

The experience will also include a local drink in one of the local bars.


 

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"This is really an amazing experience.Their nightlife experiences are worth it and the company lives up to their name. Thanks Tye and Romeo!"

Treasure M wrote a review Feb 2020