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)
Food & Drink's experience in Jhb
Guest looking for a guided recommendation of variety of food experience in Johannesburg amongst the best restaurants in the city especially the Asian cuisine (korean & Asian fusion places) Outdoor activities to do as a family like farm markets visit as they are available based on subject to availability with change of hosting address for the market day.
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
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.
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!**
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 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.
Bicycle Tour of Soweto
The township of Soweto, once a byword for oppression, had a major role in overturning apartheid. Cover more ground than you would on a walking tour while remaining close to the city streets on this half-day guided bicycle tour, complete with a traditional kota sandwich lunch. You'll learn not only about Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and Hector Pieterson but about the women who helped topple apartheid, such as Liliian Mgoyi. Start your cycling tour in Orlando West, to learn how Soweto was started in 1904 and share the history of this Township. Continue to Mama Lilian Ngoyi's house, an anti-apartheid activist. Cycle to Hector Pietersen Museum where the Soweto uprising transpired which was one of the turning points of apartheid. This tour will get you closer to all the highlights of Soweto. See the Mandela House, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962. Then, pass by Tutu House on Vilakazi Street, where Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his family once resided. Talk about the Nobel Laureate's contribution to apartheid's downfall in South Africa. Give your feet a break by stopping for lunch. Taste South African sandwiches called kota before cycling back to the starting point.
Pan-African Cooking & Dining Experience
Our Pan-African Cooking experience is an experience that will take you through a different number of African cuisines with a well know chef who is pure at heart and cooks not just to feed but to heal . We will be focusing on one country's famous meal and how the meal was derived...Africa has 54 countries and all countries eat differently and we will be preparing something combining a few countries. This experience was suggested by one of our guests who have come on our famous Taste of Africa food experience, they want to be able to make their own meals and understand the ingredients in the meals. The experience is inclusive of a conversation over nutrition and healthy eating, what most people call veganism, Our head chef is the instructor to the experience and will introduce a guest chef from a different country to make every experience different.
A treasure trove of African Art
We are wanting to educate and share our knowledge of the African Arts to Tourists, to get them excited and understand the history of the craftsmanship and artefacts that come from the tribes throughout Africa. We would offer a full 1hr tour and carefully curated talk through our gallery and museum, talking about the tribal cultures and artefacts we have on display, along with artwork from famous photographers and up-coming African artists. Everything is then available for purchase so it would be a full shopping experience.
Street Photoshoot in Maboneng Precinct
We'll explore the The Maboneng Precinct. We'll walk up to the top of the street where we will view a little bit of the Maboneng history. There are various African restaurants, street art and the famous Maboneng sign where we’ll take photo’s. We'll then walk through local African street stalls selling paintings, clothing and local handmade merchandise. There are a few spots where we’ll stop and take photo’s as we make our way to a new local area called Jewel City where there is some beautiful street art. There are some rooftop bars where you can enjoy the views of our beautiful City of Johannesburg. Here you can decide whether to enjoy a refreshing local beer or cocktail and sit back and enjoy the view. Other things to note It is very normal to feel nervous for a photoshoot. The important thing to remember is to be yourself. Make sure you wear something comfortable and something you feel comfortable wearing.
Soweto and its hidden gems
We will meet at a historical place the Hector Pieterson Memorial site which is mostly about the 1976 student uprising which was a turning point in our history and walk down the most famous street in South Africa,Vilakazi street the only street with two Nobel peace prize recipients who are Dr Nelson Mandela and The Arch Bishop Tutu.The look out point where you can get a birds view of Soweto and how big it is and get to see the iconic Orlando towers which will be one of our stops .Jump into a mini bus like the locals do,then lunch time you get to eat what the locals call lunch,browse our beautiful ,colorful markets and meet some of our elders who played an instrumental role in our liberation. After all you have absorbed about Soweto online in news papers come join me and get the real picture
African Safari Pilanesberg
Please note this safari experience is hosted from Pretoria. I will collect you from your place of lodging at 6am 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 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. I am flexible and will accommodate a later start time if required. We can arrange this once the booking is confirmed. Please inform me of any medical condition like asthma.
Soweto & Johannesburg Experience
Join me on the Johannesburg & Soweto experience as we explore the history, the lifestyle, culture and museums of the vibrant & township of Gold. This tour will give you an overall experience about south Africa's history as we visit various attractions in both Soweto & Johannesburg. KayRidewill collect and drop you off at your residence. tour date can be adjusted to meet your availability. (NB : Historical & Non Historical Sites Entrance Fees Not Included In The Fee Charged) > Visit the constitution hill >Drive to Soweto which is one of the biggest townships in South Africa >Stop at the FNB Stadium which hosted the 2010 fifa world cup >Drive past Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital which is one of the top 3 biggest hospital in the world >We then view the Soweto towers which is now the landmark of Soweto > We stop at one of the most prestigious street in the world which is home to 2 noble prize winners Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela >Visit the Hector Peterson museum ,were you will get an overview of the events of the 1976 Soweto student uprising.
SketchYour Way Around Sandton CBD
No sketching experience required- Beginners, kids & families welcome :) Great for groups, great for teams and great for team-building. This experience uncovers the trendy hotspots of Sandton CBD and revisits its rich monuments of old. We will meet on the Sandton Gautrain plaza (95 Rivonia Road Sandown) for an introduction & some warm up sketching exercises as we take in the vibrancy of the various dynamics of the CBD and the cutting edge architecture of the Sandton Precinct. We will then explore West Str- guests get a chance to see the city transform through new developments & get a sense of a genuine Sandton streetscape. We will head through vibrant Rivonia rd and 5th Str, absorbing incredible views of the architecture and street scape citynd offer great opportunities to sketch. Several great cafes & surrounding installations within Sandton CBD Precinct offer a chance to wind down thereafter. The needs of the group and daily factors means that the experience is always different, whether you have not picked up a pencil since childhood or are a seasoned artist, it is always an adventurous & eye opening way to explore this incredible example of a redeveloping city and its inhabitants & interact with it creatively and imaginatively.