Visit some of the most astonishing hidden and forgotten spaces of the old financial district in the Johannesburg CBD – from banking halls, to underground vaults and even the old stock exchange trading floor in Diagonal Street. Admire the Shadow Boxer sculpture where Mandela & Tambo once had offices, sit on the laps of Walter & Albertina Sisulu (our favourite public artwork in the city) and be astonished by the square where Gandhi once worked as a lawyer in the court. Guests can choose any one of the five walks listed below for any day and any time, subject to availability. A With back to Car Park turn left and walk towards the famous Clapper Bridge. 12:00: Walk up Main Street and explore historic Hollard Street, Mapungubwe Rhino and Cramers Coffee The entire range of possible walks then have different implications in terms of footwear, provisions, health and wayfaring skills. Explore the city To help you find the best hikes and walks around Whaley Bridge, we’ve reviewed our full collection of trails and routes in the region. Place type: Hamlet 11:30 Arrive at JSE Newtown and visit the old stock exchange trading floor. Because of the currently surging Covid-19 pandemic, JoburgPlaces have cancelled all public tours until 15 February. Once a Jewish migrant community and today still a magnet for Pan-African migrants the area is rich in history of Cape Malay, Chinese and Portuguese migration too. A fascinating walk through the Ellis Park Precinct and the edges of Doornfontein. Walk and explore the oldest district of Joburg inner-city and marvel at the architecture and stories of Joburg during the gold rush, the plush Edwardian era of the early 1900s and all the way to the diverse and energetic current-day Joburg with coffee shops and eateries along Main Street. 10:00 Walk to Pritchard Street, with sightseeing along the way, continue to the Fashion District He later published JoburgPlaces and several other books, the latest being Johannesburg 2020 and Ahead. Sleeps: 10, Bedrooms: 5. We are so confident that you will enjoy this exceptional experience with our Chief Storyteller & Guide, Charlie Moyo, that you will be happy to pay at the end of the exploration. SPECIALIST WALK The tour tells the story of Joburg’s gold-rush inception, boom days, eventual decline and current regeneration. Mesmerising marketplaces amidst hidden history and street art. Typical schedule: 13:45: Arrive at Gandhi Square and visit Gandhi sculpture. 7:10pm: FIFTH STOP: Curiocity Backpackers There is no glory in the past. £10 for concs. 11:50: Walk down Ferreira Street and down Main Street This walk passes many of the sites of one of Marple's 18th century benefactors, Samuel Oldknow. The walk also includes Maboneng, one of the first precincts in the city to have undergone significant regeneration a decade ago. 9am: Welcome at corner of De Beer and Juta Streets in front of Post Café 10:45am: Walk back to Rea Vaya station We especially recommend our Astonishing Marshalltown Walk or the East Town is Alive Walk as options where you can easily socially distance and enjoy the city experience without engaging directly with too many people. Urban experiences, explorations and engagements that provide insight into the past, present and future of the exceptional Johannesburg inner-city. A city which is fast transforming into a neighbourhood of choice, offering the greatest lifestyle with urban living in trendy apartments with all community and commercial amenities a short walk away. Hear remarkable stories of how money, banks and vaults helped shape the City of Gold from its gold-rush inception in 1886 and up to today. 12:45am: Visit Bertrams Inner-city farm Public walks often end at 2pm only. 9:40: Visit show apartment and community levels of Towers Main Begin the walk by heading left along the pavement of the busy A86, in the direction of Laggan. You don't need to give us all these details if you do not wish, but it is often helpful for route management bodies to be able to contact you if further information about the problem is required. 13:00: Walk back though Joburg Mall and from there make way back to Thunder Walker A place on a tour is only confirmed upon receipt of proof of payment. With his exceptional voice and hospitable demeanour, a guest cannot wish for a better guide than Charlie! our mission is to provide you with insight into the remarkable past of this city, 5:15pm: THIRD STOP: Newtown Corner The road crosses a bridge over the River Roy; after this, take a left turning, signed for Bohenie. In a city with many vacant and derelict spaces, urban farming is showing huge potential in terms of urban regeneration. Request the storytelling dinner brochure for more information on these exceptional evenings. Easy. Region: Yorkshire and the Humber 9:30: Arrive at Troyeville Hotel (coffee for customers’ own account) and introductory talk on the six phases of Joburg Spofforth Castle Loop from Follifoot. We're improving this section but you can still use the 'Places' function in OS Maps to find nearby points of interest, Clouds Hill, in ALMONDBURY 9:00am Introduction at Thunder Walker 13:00: Catch Rea Vaya bus back to Library Gardens Height: 123.5m Walks around Barton-Upon-Humber. This walk is offered on Sundays during December and January on a ‘pay as much as you like’ basis. 1B: FASHION DISTRICT & LITTLE ADDIS WALK Urban futurists. Any already-paid cancellation will incur a 20% admin charge. We go rain or shine. One myth can be dispelled immediately: neither the lakes nor the bridge have any connection with the Romans. District: Kirklees Note R1000 is our minimum fee for a private walk, whether you are one or up to 3 guests, the rate remains R1000. Walking information, advice and campaigns, walking news and events, group led walks and an online library of walking routes. Make sure you have a big breakfast beforehand or you will be starving before the end. SPECIALIST WALK To help you find the best hikes and walks around Wootton Bridge, we’ve reviewed our full collection of trails and routes in the region. Ironbridge Gorge is famous for the eponymous bridge - the first iron bridge in the world - and there's plenty more to see. 1E: KERK STREET TO NEWTOWN WALK 9am: introduction at the Thunder Walker With history, incredible street-art and deliberations on the future of Joburg thrown into the mix. Enjoy street art along the way. 9:15am: Walk up to Rea Vaya Library Gardens Station Your contact details. 12:45: Arrive at Thunder Walker and visit Zwipi Underground 12:10am: Walk back to Rea Vaya station in Joubert Park Pre-booking and pre-payment are essential. Engage, interact, learn, and respect! Walks schedule by date. 10:05am: Visit the JFF Rooftop Tea Garden & Nursery (note guests have to climb a ladder up to the first floor roof garden) WALK 10:00 Visit 87 Commissioner, erstwhile Barclays Bank Head Office. Starting off along the vibrant pedestrianised Kerk Street with its super successful fruit-and-vegetable market, run by informal traders and lined by the top retail stores of South Africa, the walk also takes in the corporate Bank City precinct where the streets have successfully been brought back to life with street-side cafes and public art. Stops are indicative and may differ from day to day depending on availability of venues/stops in terms of private functions and more. 2F: Viewpoints & Watering Holes (Pubs, Bars & Rooftops) Exploration. Plus R22 in cash per person on the day for Rea Vaya buses tickets. The area is known for great art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, hotels, backpacker lodges, artist studios and more. 12:00: Walk back to Invented Mythologies sculpture (discuss Witwatersrand continental divide and Johannesburg’s water systems) What is the problem? Download the free GetOutside app for more ideas on family-friendly things to do outside, near you or search a location of your choice. 11:20 Anglo American and Impala Stampede Sculpture Sleeps: 4, Bedrooms: 2. 9am: Meet at the Thunder Walker at Gandhi Square for introduction. It is a thorough historical tour, interspersed with public art and cool sidewalk cafes. 2E: Mesmerizing Maboneng Walk Should a guest want to postpone a booking more than 14 days ahead of the original booking date, this will be done with pleasure and at no surcharge. pay only R1000 for up to 3 guests and R350 per additional guest. My wife and love areas around pately bridge walking we like but not treks as my wife has health problems and we are looking for walks around 5miles and places to stay we would appreciate any help you could advise. Charlie has absorbed an immense knowledge of the city. 3:30pm: Bus departs to Braamfontein Coalport is located a mile and a half downstream of the famous Iron Bridge and the walk provides a pleasant variety of terrain, including the bridge itself and paths on both sides of the river and passing by 6 of the 10 Ironbridge Museums. 10:00 Walk through Braamfontein, past the Grove to Park Station JoburgPlaces is ‘famous’ for its excellent Joburg inner-city immersions, explorations and engagements. A lovely, cosy cottage, set over three floors with lots of character, including stone floors, beams and mullioned windows. The focus is on the mesmerising history of the city. Newtown itself has astonishing history and public institutions such as Sci-Bono and Museum Africa but the area is tragically in a state of decline due to poor urban design and management. 11:10: Walk towards Ethiopian Quarter, known as Little Addis and visit coffee shops, restaurants and traditional Ethiopian fashion and giftware shops Note that all these walks also feature on our Saturday public walks schedule (above). Publicly, scheduled explorations at R500 per person. The Yorkshire Wolds Way offers a unique, close-up view of the impressive Humber Bridge as it passes underneath the bridge along the Humber foreshore. This walk will challenge your preconceptions and show you the thriving future of the inner-city. 10:50: Disembark at Chancellor House Station and visit the Sisulu sculpture The Pan African and migrant nature of Joburg is what sets it apart from many other great cities in the world. Name: Thunder Bridge, Kirklees Place type: Hamlet Location: Grid Ref: SE 1880 1139 • X/Y co-ords: 418803, 411399 • Lat/Long: 53.59880066,-1.71737682 10:40: Arrive at the Fashion Kapitol and do a walkabout of the Fashion District including Fashion District Wholesalers with Sheshwe fabrics. This circular walk around the Yorkshire town of Pateley Bridge makes use of the Nidderdale Way to take you on a tour the countryside, reservoirs, rivers and woodland surrounding the town. Everything we offer is informed by in-depth knowledge of the city’s history, development and future. £5 for kids. 11:40am: Visit hydroponic rooftop farm at Outreach foundation Private tours a minimum of R3500 for a group of 10 or less people. Private walks usually end around 1pm as a small group moves much faster. 11:40 Chancellor House (Mandela & Tambo’s 1952 law offices) Private walks at a minimum of R4000 for groups of 10 or less. The deal is that you decide how much the experience was worth to you at the end and you pay by card or cash on site at the end. Continue for half a mile following the Dartmoor Way & Two Moors Way until you reach a country lane. Gisburn Forest. Cultural immersion into the migrant communities of the inner-city. Lincolnshire Estuary walks ideal for beginners and more advanced walkers. Typical schedule: Probably the most fascinating walk in the inner-city, it takes in the historic garment district, today repositioned as the Fashion District. Please bring cash along to purchase these items. 13:30 Arrive back at Thunder Walker and visit Zwipi Underground Ready for Off road Loop from Mill Square. Private groups a minimum of R7500 for a group of 10 or less people. Go under the bridge, past Deep Sea World and follow the Fife Coastal Path around the coast. 10:10: Coffee at Flight Book by emailing email@example.com or send a text/whatsapp message to 082 894 5216. JoburgPlaces and Anchorco (Pty) Ltd as well as its venues (Thunder Walker Arcade, Zwipi Underground and Thunder Walker Banqueting Hall) and its guides conducting tours, do not accept any liability for any harm, injury or death that may incur, because of a guest participating in any walk, exploration or experience staged by JoburgPlaces. Amble back though Newtown and across Library Gardens for lunch of drinks at the Thunder Walker. Browse all of the details of each route below — and explore more of the nature around Wootton Bridge. As you walk across the bridge take the time to enjoy the spectacular views in each direction – the Fife coast, South Queensferry, and the Firth of Forth. Guests are welcome to enjoy Chinese and Indian/Cape Malay streetfoods along the way as well as coffee (for customer’s own account). 13:30: End, SPECIALIST BUS EXPLORATION 11:00m: Newtown Junction and surround There are plenty of walks around Pateley Bridge. B At the T junction with another Bridleway turn left and continue with the river on your left. 9am: Meet at the Thunder Walker at Gandhi Square for introduction. 2C: Of Origins & Migration Intermediate. Guests can choose to book any one of these on a private basis, but minimum fees apply as specified. The exploration starts at 1:30pm at the Thunder Walker’s Zwipi Underground (an astonishing dining space in an old bank vault, operated by JoburgPlaces. a). Starting from Gandhi Square, the tour takes in the pedestrianised Main Street, including historic landmarks such as the Mapungubwe Rhino replica, Hollard Street, the Impala Stampede Sculpture and the Shadow Boxer Sculpture in front of Chancellor House, where Mandela & Tambo once had their law offices. 13:15: Disembark at Library Gardens and walk to the Thunder Walker on Gandhi Square 11:15: Walk on to Arts on Main in Maboneng No cancellations or postponements will be accepted within 14 days of the actual booking date and no such refunds will be made. 9:30m: Gandhi sculpture Experience how small business entrepreneurs are bringing life to the city – from the mesmerising Kerk Street market to the exceptional Newtown Corner. Prebooking is essential as we need to control numbers. Typical schedule: 11:20am: Disembark from Rea Vaya at Joubert Park and walk up to Outreach Foundation However, there is no pre-charge. Meet the 100 OS GetOutside Champions who will be leading the GetOutside charge and showcasing the best of Britain with their stories and tips. Plus R44 in cash per person on the day for Rea Vaya buses tickets. From fabric stores to men’s fashion and extraordinary Ethiopian coffee, beer, and cuisine. As the Peak District’s only town, and famous for its charm and delightful puddings and tarts, Bakewell is set to the backdrop of stunning Derbyshire countryside. 2A: Money, Banks & Vaults Walk The achievements and challenges involved in regenerating a once forlorn inner-city. Typical tour schedule: 4:20pm: Bus departs for Newtown 11:10 Walk across Library Gardens and through the Bank City complex 2 - The Roman Bridge & Lakes. Walk through lush native bush, ancient forests, and along beautiful beaches. There is a small car park just across from the Darwin's Rest coffee shop in the centre of Roybridge, by the recycling bins. 12:20 Sisulu Sculpture ENROLLMENT Learn how urban farmers are playing a key role in urban regeneration while being inspired by local entrepreneurs growing produce right here in the city, where it is needed most. Country: England C Where the river bends to to left leave bridle path and take path following river on your left. 12:40am: Disembark from Reay Vaya and walk to Bertrams Inner-city Farm To help you find the best hikes and walks around Bridge, we’ve reviewed our full collection of trails and routes in the region. 10:15: Walk to original section of Maboneng, and visit Arts on Main, Main Street Life, Curiocity Backpackers, Maverick Corner and Cosmopolitan This tour is the most delightful and casual walk, exploring some remarkable hidden spaces and places. 10:15am: Explore Bank City precinct 9:30: Take Rea Vaya bus to Maboneng , disembark at Jeppe Street Police Station 13:00 End. Experience the most remarkable spaces that the JoburgPlaces guides and storytellers, Charlie Moyo and Gerald Garner, frequent in their free time in the city. OS Explorer map: 288: Bradford & Huddersfield, Download the free GetOutside app for family-friendly things to do outside. Holmdale Cottage, in NETHERTON, YORKSHIRE 9:00: Welcome at the Thunder Walker Hebden Bridge Packhorse Bridge Circular - A gentle 0.75 mile road walk starting at the 500 year old Pack Horse Bridge. 10:30am: Walk past JSE and Turbine Hall towards Newtown A 5-hour immersion into the city’s liveliest and most vibrant spaces, exploring the story of Johannesburg’s decade long programme to regenerate, despite many stops, restarts and challenges. 7:50pm: Bus departs for Hallmark House We offer a wide variety of tours, so take your pick from our selection of walks. Gisburn Forest has all the essentials for a great walk in the outdoors.. Home to a network of forest walks, it is located in the beautiful setting of the Ribble Valley. Plus R42 in cash per person on the day for Rea Vaya buses tickets. Name: Thunder Bridge, Kirklees 10:25 Arrive at Natal Bank and tour the building With history, incredible street-art and deliberations on the future of Joburg thrown into the mix. (we will email you parking information and directions when booking) Dodnaze Estate - An easily accessible 0.5 mile walk around the Dodnaze estate in Hebden Bridge. Walks Around Marple No. Experience the remarkable regeneration of the city underway east of Gandhi Square. THIS WALK IS OFFERED ON A PAY AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE BASIS ON SUNDAYS DURING DECEMBER AND JANUARY! Great base for walking. We do not dwell in history. Views over Holmfirth and hills beyond. college/career planning, etc.) 10:50am: Mary Fitzgerald Square and Market Theatre Walks Around Hebden Bridge: Speakman, Colin, Speakman, Dorian, Isherwood, Christine: Amazon.sg: Books Bring your family or any small bubble of people who are together anyway and walk the city – enjoy some sunshine and fresh-air, while being mesmerized by the astonishing stories, architecture, spaces and places of the inner-city. It's no wonder the Park is so popular with around 250,000 visitors per year. We strive to enable our guests to engage meaningfully with the city, its people, spaces and places instead. 11:30: Walk to Siemerst/Siveright/Joe Slovo Streets and view Alhambra Theatre and Lion Shul as well as Casa Arbiter shoe shop Whether you walk the city with us, enjoy a storytelling dinner or ask us to advise you on a specific project in town, 9:50: Rand Club (outside) Guests need R88 in cash on the day for bus tickets. The incredible migrant origins of our city. This stretch along the river is less popular but quite delightful and very peaceful. 13:15: Arrive back at Thunder Walker and visit Zwipi Underground There is no minimum fee or recommended price. Public walks often end at 2pm only. 10:30: Walk along Fox Street to Jewel City Whether it is an underused public park, a disused bowling green, a series of old industrial buildings or even a rooftop, urban farming can bring new life to previously forgotten spaces. If we enter any establishment along the way, you will be sanitized upon entry and exit too, but we can also simply stick to the great city outdoors if you prefer. Private Walks during Level 3 Lockdown, January & February 2021 Meet Marie Cheng - Avid adventurer, mountain enthusiast and dog mum, usually found on the side of a mountain with a pair of ski or hiking boots! We end back at the Thunder Walker’ at 7pm. 12:15pm: Walk back through Newtown Park and via Library Gardens Visit the Fashion Kapitol and Fashion District Wholesalers, known for its Shweshwe fabrics. Click to find activity guidance by region. 12:45: Walk to Rea Vaya Ellis Park Station and embark back on bus T1 to Library Gardens JoburgPlaces_WALKS_AND_EXPLORATIONS_brochure_2021_01_12, Workshops, activations and special events, JoburgPlaces_WALKS_AND_EXPLORATIONS_brochure_2021_01_12. Or just turn up? 4 - Chadkirk Walks Around Marple No. Sleeps: 2, Bedrooms: 1. 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