Street food, public art & history tour

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From $51.33

23 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Johannesburg, Johannesburg

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This fun walking tour covers the fascinating history of Fordsburg and surrounds. The tour meets up at the City Lodge Hotel in Newtown, from where we take a gentle walk to Fordsburg, covering some beautiful street and public art along the way. The focus is on street food, and we eat from Indian, Bangladeshi, Syrian, African and Pakistani traders – best to come hungry! You will discover all the hidden secrets, meet the traders and lovely people of Fordsburg, and do plenty of shopping! The tour is suitable for vegetarians and people unable to eat spicy food, but not for vegan or lactose intolerant eaters. Please note duration depends on group size and mobility, how much you shop etc. Tour lasts between 3,5 to 4 hours.

What's Included

A variety of snacks, drinks as well as lunch is included in your tour. Best to arrive very hungry!

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 7 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 78

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Fordsburg Square Flea Market
This tour focuses on the fascinating Muslim suburb of Fordsburg. We will visit a variety of traders, including Indian, Pakistani, Syrian and African.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Great adventure
Eric A, 12-12-2022
Gilda was an outstanding and knowledgeable guide. We had a great time wandering around the old parts of Jo'berg. Great variety of wonderful food we sampled. Highly recommend this tour. Suggestion... bring napkins or moist towelettes to clean up between samples.
Best food tour we’ve ever been on
DrDMel, 25-09-2022
The conversation with Gilda, the guide was as delightful as the food served on the tour. The pacing was relaxed even though we covered a lot of ground.
Unique and tasty tour!
Born2go, 15-08-2022
What a fun and informative way to experience the diversity of Johannesburg’s Fordsburg neighborhood.! Making our way through the streets and markets, Gilda introduced us to amazing, unique taste treats of this Muslim and Indian area. Her breezy warm friendly manner with the local traders and thoughtful, honest conversations with us was refreshing. The coconut samosas (or Samoosas, as the locals say) were amazing.
One of the best!
jeanette s, 06-12-2021
The variety of activities and Gilda's expertise and entertaining style

Thank you to Gilda for a fantastic experience with my son Rob (Not a teen I might add so put in couple for category) To be honest I would have probably not ventured into this neighbohood on my own having just arrived in Joburg with no knowledge. We would have missed out on a wonderful day indeed. I highly recommend this tour! Make it one of the first tours you book!
Fabulous food experience in Fordsburg
Rob_L, 05-10-2021
Learning the history of that part of Johannesburg and the amazing streetfood.
Our guide is knowledgeable and knows many people on the route, which made the experience great.
She is clearly well known and well liked.

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