Day Tours from Johannesburg


Soweto Full Day

Most popular tour for international  travellers!

Our most loved tour and 100% 5*-rated! An authentic, different and bespoke tour, designed to not only include the history of Soweto, but to experience life in the township as it is lived today. Eenblond TOURS attempts to break down the “us and them” mentality, and shares the places she has come to love, also in an undiscovered, less touristy area of Soweto. We use local guides for a varied and authentic experience – your tour fee will support at least 6 entrepreneurs. A lot of fun while educational at the same time.

Itinerary – this can change on any given tour due to time constraints and availability

  • Historical Kliptown – a walk with a local in this very unique community.
  • The story of June 16 told by a local guide at the Hector Pieterson Museum, with a walk together to Vilakazi Street and Mandela House.
  • The quirky Oppenheimer Tower with the best views of Soweto.
  • Visit to Soweto Home Based Caregivers – an NGO supported by Eenblond TOURS.
  • A visit to cool Native Rebels Restaurant for views of street life in Soweto – a break for a coffee, beer or cocktail. (Drinks for own account)
  • Mpho’s traditional beer tavern for a beer tasting and a chat to the locals. 
  • Soweto Theatre
  • Traditional sit-down lunch at a traditional eatery. Drinks for your own account.
  • Orlando Towers – take a bungee leap if you dare!
  • Lebo’s Backpackers for sundowners (drinks for own account) if time allows.

** The tour has a sleepover option, enquire for more info.


  • Guided Tour 
  • Private pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Full day transport with separate driver for 2 or more guests 
  • All other guides and tours (Sowetan guides are paid by Eenblond TOURS)
  • Traditional lunch (drinks for own account)
  • Traditional beer tasting
  • Entrance fee to Mandela House

Times: Up to client, but usually 10:00 – 17:00

Days: Mondays – Sundays

Kid Friendly: Yes!

Best of Jozi

Explore this vibrant city of hustlers and migrants, and see why it is called one of the friendliest cities in the world. Talk to Gilda, who was born here, and stayed here for over 20 years, to make up an itinerary that suits your interests. Some of the options to visit:

  • Constitution Hill and Constitutional Court
  • Roof of Africa
  • Maboneng Precinct and Jewel City
  • Victoria Yards
  • Graffiti Gallery
  • Melville
  • The Parks – Jozi’s largest urban forest in the world
  • Jozi Inner City
  • Ponte Towers
  • Parkhurst and Rosebank for shopping
  • Art Galleries along Rosebank’s Keys Art Mile
  • Restaurant of your choice – let Gilda help you choose!

Minimum group size: 1

Maximum Group Size: 55 (discount for groups larger than 6)


  • Private pick-up and drop off from your hotel
  • Private guided full day tour

Times: Flexible

Days: Tuesday – Saturday

Newtown/Fordsburg Street Art and Street Food Half Day or Night Tour

This fun and very popular walking tour covers the fascinating history of the Muslim neighbourhood of Fordsburg and surrounds. A photographer’s dream, 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 by some of Jozi’s most famous artists. 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. One of our most popular tours.

Minimum group size: 2

Maximum group size: 25


  • Guided Tour
  • Sit-down meal to share
  • Street drinks
  • Several street snacks 

Times: Day Tour:   9:30 – 13:00 (Times may be adjusted for group bookings)

Night tour: 18:00 – 20:30 (Excludes Newtown graffiti section)

Days: Monday – Thursday, Saturdays

Kid friendly: YES!

What to bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen or hat in summer
  • Cameras welcome – please observe rules from your guide
  • Bag for shopping
  • Cash for shopping – not all traders accepts cards
  • Kindly dress appropriately for the Muslim culture. No short shorts or revealing tops please.

Pretoria Walking Tour Half Day

Rediscover Pretoria’s CBD 165 years later!

One of our oldest cities and the capital of South Africa, Pretoria’s inner city became forgotten with the exodus of the middle class to the Eastern suburbs. It is however a vibrant, historical gem worth exploring. Our casual walking tour takes in some of the impressive historical buildings, looks at the unique inner city design of Pretoria, the street traders and some funky, new initiatives. You will fall in love again with this city – known as conservative and bureaucratic, home to the apartheid forces, today a colourful, vibey African city. We celebrate the tour with a beer or a cocktail with Pitori’s trendy crowd and also my favourite old school glam spot!

What to bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • A bit of cash
  • Cameras
  • Snacks and water (also available en route)

Meeting point: Pretoria Main and Gautrain Station. In front of the McDonalds.


  • Guided Tour 
  • Street snacks

Times: 9:00 – 14:00

Days: Mondays – Saturdays

Kid Friendly: Yes for kids over 8 years

Best of Pretoria

The capital city of South Africa is filled with history, but also with its own unique culture. Architecture ranges from colonial Edwardian, Renaissance and Victorian, to brutalism Apartheid structures. October sees the streets filled with the city’s many jacaranda trees in full bloom. We follow your lead, and focus on the things and places that are of interest to you. I am happy to add additional stops.

Tour includes

  • Union Buildings
  • Voortrekker Monument
  • Freedom Park
  • Walk around Church Square and inner city
  • Melrose House (optional)
  • Pretoria Station
  • Lunch stop at one of my favourite restaurants (own account)

Minimum guests: Minimum 2 (extra fee applies for one guest)

Maximum 60 (cheaper rates apply for groups larger than 6)


  • Guided Tour 
  • Private pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Entrance to Voortrekker Monument
  • Entrance to Freedom Park
  • Entrance to Melrose House
  • Full day transport with separate driver for 2/3 more guests 
  • ** Lunch for own account

Times: Up to client, but usually 10:00 – 17:00

Days: Mondays – Sundays

Kid Friendly: Yes!

Cradle of Humankind

The only World Heritage Site in Gauteng, come see where humankind originated and become a cave explorer. Eenblond TOURS will design a day out that suits your interests and personality, from visiting museums to enjoying local cuisine.

Some sights available on this tour:

  • Kromdraai Mine
  • Sterkfontein Caves
  • Maropeng Museum
  • Malapa Museum
  • Bothongo Rhino & Lion Reserve
  • A variety of restaurants and coffee stops


  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Full Day Guide
  • Entrance fee to Maropeng Museum
  • Entrance fee to Sterkfontein Caves
  • Lunch stop (own account)

Times: 8:00 – 17:00

Days: Tuesdays – Sundays

Hartbeespoort Nature and Adventure

Hartbeespoort with its beautiful dam, lies an hour from Johannesburg and is a popular destination with the city weekend crowds. A good option instead of another day in the city, as this is more than just a safari experience, but rather a day spent in nature. The spectacular scenery from the top of the historic Magalies Mountain (a world heritage site), the photogenic dam wall, great food and beautiful nature will make this a day to remember.  As it is within the city limits, this is not a Big 5 destination, but offers unique experiences with wildlife.

** Eenblond TOURS does not support activities where wild animals are bred in captivity for the tourist trade, neither wild animal interactions. The elephants on our interaction are however rescue elephants, are allowed to roam free and eat from the bush, and do not perform for tourists. We will therefore not include the Lion Park or Elephant Sanctuary (not a sanctuary at all!)  

Custom design your own tour with the following attractions:

  • Aerial Cable Car Ride up the Magalies – a must and included in your fee!
  • Zip lining over the African bush 
  • Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre 
  • Monkey Sanctuary
  • Boat Ride on the Harties Dam 
  • Rescue Elephant Visit
  • Lesedi Cultural Village 
  • Craft Beer Brewery visit
  • Lunch stop of your choice (for own account)


  • Private pick up and return to/ from your hotel in Johannesburg
  • Full day guided tour
  • Full Day transport
  • Return Cable Car Ride

Excluded: Additional entrance fees and lunch

Minimum group size: 2 (extra fee applies for singles)

Maximum Group Size: 20 (discounts apply for groups larger than 6. Please enquire)

Times: Flexible

Days: Tuesdays – Fridays

Kid Friendly: Elephant interaction only 12 and up.

** Sleepover Option available on request

Pilanesberg Big 5

Three hours from Johannesburg, lies the magnificent Pilanesberg Big 5 Nature Reserve. Highly recommended to do as a sleepover option, Eenblond TOURS will book all your accommodation, transfers and game activities. A must do if you do not have time to include the Kruger National Park in your travel itinerary.

What we offer:

  • Return transfers to and from Johannesburg and Pretoria
  • 3 – hour guided game drives in game vehicles
  • 2 – hour game drive in transfer vehicle
  • Accommodation, from luxury to standard
  • Meals
  • Full guided tour including game drives and catering by your guides

Dinokeng Big 5

Only an hour and a half away from Johannesburg, this unique Big 5 Reserve offers a magnificent afternoon out in the bush. We leave Johannesburg late morning, and start off with lunch overlooking a small dam. Lunch is ala carte and for your own account. A game drive, guided by a professional ranger, and unique to this reserve, also a tracker, follows. There will be a snack stop on the drive. We end the day with a magnificent sunset cruise on the lake in the reserve, waiting for the hippos to come out while enjoying a sundowner. This is a once in a lifetime experience for the foreign visitor. Kindly note that all game activities are subject to availability and conditions.

Minimum group size: 1

Maximum Group Size: 15


  • Private pick up and drop off from your hotel in Johannesburg
  • Park and conservation fees
  • Guide and game rangers
  • 2 and a half hour guided game drive
  • Snack and drink on game drive
  • Guided game cruise
  • Snack and drink on game cruise. Cash bar available. 

Times: 10:00 – 21:00

Days: Tuesday – Sunday

Sleepover Option available on request