INNER CITY WALKING TOURS
CORPORATE & SCHOLARLY OFFERING
"WE'RE BACK" SPECIAL TOURS
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.
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.
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.
"WE'RE BACK" SPECIAL TOURS
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.