Other than Tours

We also do

From sourcing of local goods to research, we do it all. Some of the other services we can offer you include:

- Sourcing of local products, including traditional fabrics, decor or other items from the inner city and surrounds

- Research on the Joburg Inner City, its history, buildings or anything else you require

- Lectures or public talks with a focus on the Johannesburg Inner City, Graffiti and Street Art, Public Art, History, degeneration and regeneration, tourism or Jo's thesis focusing on Constitution Hill. 

- Freelance writing work focussed on Joburg, contemporary & urban art and popular culture. Our articles have previously appeared in the Financial Mail, Wanted Magazine, The Simple Things (UK) and Sunday Times. 



Specialist Guide

Jo Buitendach, a passionate joburger, is inspired by her love of the inner city.

A registered guide and graduate from Wits and UCT, she has a Masters degree in “Conservation of the Built Environment” for her study of the “Heritage Value of Graffiti, with a focus on the historic graffiti at Constitution Hills, Number Four Prison”.

Not only is she clever, she made the cut for the Guardian Newspapers “10 of the World’s Best Tour Guides” feature in 2015, she was chosen as one of the 2016 “Mail and Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans”, the 2017 recipient of the Gauteng Provincial “Special Recognition Certificate” at the “Premiers Youth Excellence and Service Awards”, in recognition of her continued work in the Johannesburg Inner City, and the inaugural recipient of the UK Vanity Fair "Making a Difference Award" in 2019. 

Company Profile

Our History

Past Experiences is a small female owned specialist tour business, established in 2009 as the original Joburg Walking Tour Company.

As proud supporters of the Inner City, we aim to share our city in a truthful but positive way, all the while being respectful to the communities around us, who we aim to support wherever possible. 

We are massive fans of the Joburg graffiti and street art scene, with a reputation for our exceptional Urban Art tours. But, are also passionate about the city's history and its regeneration.

Over our 11 years in business, we have shown our city to roughly 15,000 people, and have been featured in numerous local and international publications.

Past Experiences is SATSA accredited and fully insured.

City Walk

1.5 - 2 hours

This is the perfect tour for anyone who just wants an intro to the Inner City and has a couple of hours. Learn about Joburg and South Africa’s past in an awesome walking tour passing some of our most beautiful buildings, best artworks and so much more. The tour focuses on a bit of everything: history, architecture, public art, political history, city planning, regeneration and the struggle against apartheid. 


R 1000 for 1-3 pax

R 1100 for 4 pax

Braam Urban Art

1.5 - 2 hours

If you have visited the Braamfontein precinct recently, you will know how fantastic it is looking. This tour focuses on the areas amazing regeneration, its history, and art…lots and lots of art! The walk examines sanctioned public art as well as legal and illegal graffiti and street art.


R 1000 for 1-3 pax

R 1100 for 4 pax



We Promise. As soon as we can get back on those streets, we will be posting some exciting experiences for you.

Watch this space, not too long now.




We hope you are well and surviving these tough times.

It has been a tough few months and will continue to be for the tourism industry locally and internationally. That said Level 3 does allow tour guides to resume their duties so we thought we would start with offering a few small, discounted private tours. Im sure many of you are wanting to get out of the house, and a short city walk may be just what you are looking for.

We will cap these tours at a maximum of 4 pax and masks will need to be worn at all times.

Details are provided below


COVID-19 Announcement: Level 3 Regulations allow for tours under strict health and safety requirements. Past Experiences is therefore jumping back into the game.

For enquiries or bookings, contact us at:

+27 83 701 3046 or

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