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Past Experiences: THE ORIGINAL JOBURG WALKING TOUR COMPANY Past Experiences was started in March 2009 Our inspiration came from our love for South Africa, Johannesburg, its Inner City, people, culture, past and very bright future. Past Experiences...more
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

We had such a nice guided tour in the new Maboneng Precinct being in contact with the street art and the urban life of an amazing Jo'burgh. We learned a new way of communication and Jo is such a nice person. Thanks very much.Recommended 100%...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zuidafrika69
PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Wow! Thank so much! I had the best morning with you and the ladies. Hope to see you soon in JHB! And thanks for taking such awesome photos

Reviewed 4 November 2018

we had a great time exploring the maboneng district with jo checking out the local street art. we learned about the artists, different styles, and the history of the area as well. she is very committed to the area and its people and it showed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank treefreak
PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you so much! I really really appreciate your very kind words. Hope the rest of your holiday was awesome

Reviewed 9 October 2018

Jo Buitendach was our guide on an excellent walking tour of Johannesburg. We learned about the history of the area, architecture & art & also went to see a gold mine underneath a bank. Jo has a real passion when it comes to rejuvenating Johannesburg...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diane W
PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you so so much for this review! Really glad you enjoyed your tour and Joburg

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The best decision to choose PAST Experiences. Jo was so passionate for her hometown and had so much information for us. It was a perfect day!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Yvonne H
PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you so much! I had a great time with you guys too. Hope you have enjoyed the rest of your trip xx

Reviewed 13 July 2018

Jo was simply excellent as a tour guide on multiple levels. First of all, her friendly, warm, upbeat demeanor got our visit off to a very positive start....and then her diverse academic background and deep love of Joburg made her the perfect person for both...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

D+J, thank you so much for this amazing and warm review. I really really appreciate. I only wish there was a platform to rate amazing clients like you....its a 5* rating btw. Hope to see you on a trip soon and If I ever get...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Jo is an amazing guide to discover Johannesburg. We visited many different areas and she is very passionate and knowledgeable about the city and its history. She will point out to many very cool spots to hang out, grab lunch or a coffee, or go...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bestregardsfromfar
PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Aaah! Such kind words! Thank you so so so much for this. Jo xx

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Jo is a fantastic story teller who shared her insights about graffiti and how Jozi is changing while showing us graffiti in alleys, under overpasses, on buildings and walls in 3 different neighborhoods. Amazing way to see corners of Johannesburg which locals and visitors probably...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you so so so much for this! Such amazing kind word. Was so lovely taking you around xxxx

Reviewed 12 January 2017

Johannesburg is an incredible and underrated city. What a treat to experience it with someone who knows it, loves it, sees it for all its potential and problems, and is so excited by it. We were blown away by the developments that are in progress,...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank SoTi
PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

Wow...Thanks for such kind words about the tour...and the city. It was such a pleasure to take you around! Hope the rest of your trip was awesome Jo xx

Reviewed 28 November 2016

I cannot say enough about Jo Buitenbach as a tour guide. I feel I got a sense of Johannesburg and of South Africa that was unique and completely personal. I spent 2 days with Jo, the first in Soweto, which was a very interesting experience...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Susan L
PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

Hi Susan Thanks so much for such an awesome review! I had so much fun with you in Soweto and the city....it felt like hanging around with a friend. You definitely have a friend when you come back to Joburg xx

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Jo was joined by the very talented artist Mars to share the vibe of the Maboneng Precinct and especially the wonderful graffiti art with us. We started and ended in the Arts on Main area where urban renewal is already well under way and then...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank BrendanH565
PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Hi Brendan Thank you so much for taking time to write such a kind and personal review. I have shared it with Mars and Ray. We loved having you and your open minded and inquisitive family join us. Hope to see you all again very...More

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You can book via email, the address is on the website, it wont let me add it here (sorry). The majority of our tours are booked according to clients availability, interests etc, so are tailor-made, hence no online booking. I... More
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