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Johannesburg Skate Tour

Duration: 10am - 1pm (3 hrs)

Location: Maboneng, Marshalltown, Newtown


R 500.00pp

per person

MON - SUN (or by appointment!)


Curiocity Backpackers - Maboneng
302 Fox Street, Johannesburg, 2094.

No Prior Experience Required -

All our Skate Tours start with a lesson for beginners and first-timers - no prior experience required!

A one-of-a-kind, fun and exciting tour exploring inner city Johannesburg from the thrill of a skateboard!

MON - SUN (or by appointment!)

  • Why walk, cycle or drive when you can skate's as fun as it looks and not as hard as you think!
  • This is a fun way to question, un-learn and then re-learn everything you've ever heard about Johannesburg's inner city!
  • Combine the rich history of the city with it's growing youthful urban culture to get a more in-depth view of what the city is like today!
  • Not everything you've heard about Johannesburg is true, there's so much more than all the stereotypes - so come fill in the blanks with us!
  • Oh yes, see if you can spot the lighthouse in the inner city too...yes, Johannesburg does have a lighthouse!
  • If you've ever wanted to skateboard, this is the best and most exciting way to learn...bring your friends too, it's a lot of fun!

No open-toe shoes or sandals - please ensure you wear closed, comfortable shoes

Photos allowed on the tour - unless otherwise specified

No food or water provided on the tour - clients may bring or purchase their own refreshments

Advised to bring water and sunscreen - especially during warmer months (SEP - MAR)

All children under 18 years old must be accompanied by at least one (1) adult for the whole tour

Please make sure to let us know beforehand if you plan on bringing u18s on the tour!

Most importantly - HAVE FUN!

The tour starts at CURIOCITY Africa before we skate around the vibrant and colourful Maboneng and Jewel City precincts!

Both these areas are rich in graffiti and street art and offer amazing photo opportunities while learning about the urban transformation happening in this part of the city!

Marshalltown offers us an opportunity to go back in time to early Johannesburg by using the old buildings as reference points while also highlighting the changes happening in this area as it tries to modernize and adapt to present day Johannesburg.

We end of the tour in Newtown where we get to see some of the best graffiti that the inner city has to offer before heading back to our meeting point at CURIOCITY Africa!

Overall, expect a mixture of facts about the city and also our own personal views on Johannesburg and what we think could be better, what works and what we’d like to see in the future in the best city in the world!

Where we go to:


Voted as one of the world's coolest neighbourhoods by Forbes (2018), it's a vibrant mix of street art, people, dreamchasers and the perfect place to begin our tour!


As one of Johannesburg's oldest areas, it's full of old buildings and architecture showcasing early life in the city - it also has some of the best spots to skate in the city.


Once the city's art and cultural hub, it has lost some of its shine - home to arguably the best graffiti in Johannesburg, it's a neighbourhood caught between the old and new city!

Meeting Point -

Curiocity Hostels - Johannesburg

302 Fox Street

There is street parking available at the meeting point outside CURIOCITY Africa - car guards are available to look after your vehicle but done so at your own risk!

We encourage customers to use Ubers (and the M1/M2 highways) to and from this tour as street parking spots are not always guaranteed.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Is there parking available?

Yes, there is street parking available at the meeting point of the tour – however, it is used entirely at your own risk and we encourage you to rather use Ubers to and from the tour.

Are children allowed?

Yes, children (u18) are allowed on the tour BUT THEY MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian/adult for the full duration of the tour!

Please make sure to let us know beforehand, if you plan on bringing children on the tour.

Although we skate on the roads and pavement while on tour, we exercise a very high level of  caution to ensure the safety of all clients – please keep this in mind when thinking about bringing children (u18) on the tour.

What should I bring with me?

You should bring closed, comfortable shoes for the tour as it will make it easier for you to balance on the skateboards.

In the warmer months of the year we recommend that you bring a cap, sunscreen and some water as it can get quite hot – during the colder months, bring warm clothing.

What do we do in case of bad weather?

Although South Africa has pretty amazing weather for most of the year, the tour may be stopped or cancelled if it rains continuously – guests may choose to take the tour on another date or be partially refunded depending on when the tour is stopped or cancelled.

We encourage guests to check the weather conditions prior to coming on the tour.

I can no longer use my tickets. Can I give them to a friend?

Your tickets are transferrable, so if you can’t use your tickets, feel free to give them to a friend to use – remember, tickets are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

"This tour is so awesome because it's an unusual way of experiencing a city. More importantly, it's such an exciting way to indulge in Joburg's street life, learn about the places' history as well as Ayanda's personal view on how to conquer public urban spaces such as Joburg's Inner City.

Steffi - Cologne, Germany

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