The tour starts with a 30 minute fun and exciting skateboarding lesson where you'll learn the basics of skating in a safe and fun way - if you've never skated before, that's fine, we want you and we'll teach you! Once we get the basics down, we skate and explore the Maboneng Precinct - one of the Top 12 coolest neighbourhoods in the world (Forbes, 2018) - for 30 to 40 minutes and learn about how this young and exciting neighbourhood inspired a new inner city rejuvenation in Johannesburg! After Maboneng, we jump into an Uber which takes us across town to Marshalltown where we skate around learning about the city's beginnings and history using old buildings as reference points while also learning about it's current developments and culture through the eyes of a skater! The tour winds down in Newtown, the former art and cultural precinct of Johannesburg, where we skate along lesser-known landmarks, graffiti lined walls and buildings asking "What happened here and what's happening here?"! At the end of our 3 hours, transport will take us back to Maboneng where you can enjoy and engage with the amazing people that make this city! Come explore the city through the eyes of a skater!
I grew up skateboarding and have been exploring inner-city Johannesburg for most of my life — both these things are passions of mine that are sometimes misunderstood but I want to change that. I started my business, City Skate Tours, in order to share my love for skateboarding and then use that to question and provide a unique experience of the city through a skater's eye. Johannesburg is a beautiful city full of contrasts which often leads to misunderstanding and confusion...come join me and let's have a conversation about my city, skateboarding and how they shape my experiences in the city!
Uber or Hired Minibus
Skateboards, safety gear Elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards, and helmets will be provided.
The tour is all about exploring and understanding Johannesburg's development from a factual and skater's perspective. We'll skate in Maboneng, which represents a new intepretation of inner-city living, visit the traditional home of skateboarding in the inner city, while contrasting that with the city's historical legacy which began in Marshalltown, where the city began in 1886. By the end, you'll have a fuller understanding of the City of Gold!
最多5人參加，年齡須滿18歲。 You don't need to have any prior experience skateboarding. This is what makes this experience so exciting: you get to learn a new skill and use it to explore the city.
Water and light refreshments i.e. fruits (there are some shops along the way where guests can buy light snacks
Johannesburg and skateboarding are often described as "dangerous" and "no-go" zones...allow me to challenge these ideas! Check out our instagram page for more info about what we do: @cityskatetours
Skate and Explore Johannesburg