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East City Cycle Tour


Activity Description

Welcome to Joburg, where you can transform the city into your very own open-air museum! Join us on a captivating tour as we paddle through a variety of vibrant neighborhoods, including Jeppestown, Maboneng, Doornfontein, Victoria Yards, and Troyeville. Get ready for a day filled with immersive experiences, fascinating history, stunning architecture, and, of course, plenty of fresh air.

Our adventure begins in Maboneng, a fully integrated urban neighborhood renowned for its urban living and dynamic cultural scene. Prepare to be enthralled by the mix of independent retail, tantalizing restaurants, and captivating entertainment venues. Maboneng is a true melting pot of creativity, offering a unique blend of contemporary and traditional art forms.
Our journey continues into Doornfontein, where we’ll explore its rich history and architectural gems. This neighborhood boasts a captivating blend of old and new, with stunning buildings that showcase the city’s diverse heritage. As we delve into Doornfontein’s past, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the stories that have shaped Johannesburg.

Next! Jeppestown, an area pulsating with creativity and artistic expression. As we navigate the streets, you’ll be surrounded by captivating public art, colorful murals, and thought-provoking installations. The vibrant energy of this neighborhood will ignite your imagination and leave you inspired.

Victoria Yards awaits us next, an urban regeneration project that has transformed a former industrial space into a thriving artistic hub. Get ready to be mesmerized by the fusion of creativity and sustainability. You’ll have the opportunity to witness artisans at work, explore galleries, and perhaps even take home a one-of-a-kind treasure.

Our final stop takes us to Troyeville, a neighborhood steeped in history and cultural significance. Marvel at the charming architecture that tells tales of a bygone era, and immerse yourself in the vibrant community spirit. Troyeville offers a unique glimpse into the authentic soul of Johannesburg.

Join us on this extraordinary cycling journey.Together, we’ll discover the beauty of public art, embrace urban living, unravel captivating history, admire remarkable architecture, and soak up the invigorating atmosphere. Get ready for an unforgettable experience that will leave you with a deeper connection to this vibrant city.


Duration2 hours
WhenSaturday & Sunday 15:00 - 17:00
WhereCuriocity Backpackers, 302 Fox St, Johannesburg, Gauteng
WeatherThis service is not weather dependent.
What to WearWear comfortable clothes and walking shoes as there are some walking involved.
Things to BringBring your camera to capture this unforgettable tour.
Guests or SpectatorsOnly paying guests will be allowed on the tour.


Minimum Age18 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsGuided tour on a bicycle
ExclusionsAny other food or drinks not mentioned.




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Customer Reviews

My wife and I booked the tour as we wanted to learn more about areas that are not normally considered to be "tourist destinations". We were not disappointed. We got a greater understanding of the history and incredible street art of Maboneng while also discovering cool businesses and enterprises. Further away we learned more about the history and modern life in Troyeville and Jeppestown, while Victoria Yards was totally unexpected. Highly recommended if you are interested in doing "something different" in Johannesburg, albeit I must say the bicycles were not the best; the brakes on mine were barely functional. The longer-term success of the tour might be improved by cycles that are more obviously well maintained (perhaps we were unlucky with our bikes, and no harm was done) but no doubt at all about the energy, engagement and knowledge provided on the tour. Our excellent guide (I think his name was Sam, and it's on me that I'm not certain more than a month later) certainly knew his stuff --- and most importantly knew people out on the streets to bring the tour further to life. Really enjoyed our Sunday afternoon. - Andy

My bike tour of Manonege's Jeppes Town in Johannesburg during Heritage Weekend was absolutely phenomenal. As a result of COVID, I was lucky enough to be the only one on the tour. It was exciting, riding through the streets; it was heart-warming, seeing people that I had already met around town; it was bitter-sweet, falling in love all over again with a city that I have lived in for two years...knowing I only have one year left to enjoy this wonderful city. - Sheri

Great to explore the East City of Johannesburg on a bike. Such cool sites to see and amazing street art. - James

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