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Maboneng Skate Tour

Duration: 2pm - 4pm (2 hrs)

Location: Maboneng, Jewel City


R 350.00pp

per person

WED - FRI (or by appointment!)


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

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

Skate and immerse yourself into the urban street culture of one of the world's coolest neighbourhoods.

WED - FRI (or by appointment!)

  • Colourful streets, graffiti lined walls, street art and murals displayed all over the area - perfect for pictures!
  • Both Maboneng and the recently completed Jewel City are redefining what it means to live in the inner city i.e. live, work and play!
  • Amazing restaurants with a variety of food offerings to taste from - local street food, Mexican, Ethiopian and South African cuisine.
  • Vibrant street culture with pavements and streets filled with people and enterprising street vendors.
  • Some amazing rooftops with fantastic views of the city - especially at "Golden Hour" or Sunset!
  • This is our most green tour so come experience skateboarding as a form of eco-mobility in Maboneng, Johannesburg.

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 and ends at the ground-breaking CURIOCITY Africa hostel in Maboneng – this building was once home to Pacific Press which printed press for Black Sash (an all-woman anti-apartheid movement) during apartheid!

The tour is a mixture of skateboarding and walking as we move around the Maboneng and Jewel City precincts while taking in all that urban life in the city has to offer!

From restaurants, to people, to skate spots, to street art, graffiti and rooftops…Maboneng and Jewel City are really the coolest places to be in the inner city.

Once done with the tour, you can finish off your experience with snack or drink on one of the available rooftops or the Hide-Out Bar at CURIOCITY…either way, we guarantee that you won’t regret it!


Established in 2013, CURIOCITY Africa is the first backpackers in inner city Johannesburg - with sites in DBN (TBC) and CPT, it's the perfect place to meet fellow travellers!

Street Art/Graffiti (Maboneng)

Maboneng and Jewel City both act as amazing outdoor gallery spaces by bringing art into the streets and allowing every person to enjoy and engage with it!

Jewel City

The latest large scale development in the inner city that provides a live-work-play model of living!

With it's colourful walls and green areas, it's the perfect city "chill-spot"!

Living Room (FRI only!)

Simply the best place to catch sunset and golden hour views of the inner city in Maboneng!

With amazing drinks and cocktails on offer, this is a "must do" at the end of your tour!

Meeting/End 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.

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

"Had an awesome morning learning about Joburg and SA culture.
Ayanda, the tour guide, is extremely knowledgeable, cultured and a great was my first ever skateboard ride and quiet an immersive experience into the history and culture of the [Maboneng] area."

Mustapha Ezd - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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