Bongani's Original Street art to urs

Johannesburg, South Africa

Experience hosted by Bongani

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
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Guests felt absorbed in a community or culture.
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What you'll do

On this Street art walk i pay dedicated attention to the world of graffiti, i focus on different levels of graffiti and share unique aspects that are invisible to people who don’t have any affiliation to the art world of the streets. Visitors get a wider knowledge of why the graffiti artist are motivated to do what they do as i give you an in depth explanation of some of the pieces.
Graffiti artist are now formal and informal revivers to derelict spaces around Joburg or wherever there's a seemingly mundane culture, with rich stories and history that no one pays attention to.
Street art fills up the void, it is that missing culture that is needed to bring life to an environment, it is an expression of thoughts in imagery and the freedom of different minds, who express themselves through spray painting walls and telling different stories. I've been a part of the 4 elements of the hip-hop movement from a very young age so you'll be walking with an insider.
Other things to note
Please note that this is a walking experience in the Johannesburg city center.
On this Street art walk i pay dedicated attention to the world of graffiti, i focus on different levels of graffiti and share unique aspects that are invisible to people who don’t have any affiliation to the art world of the streets. Visitors get a wider knowledge of why the graffiti artist are motivated to do what they do as i give you an in depth explanation of some of the pieces.
Graffiti artist are now formal and informal revivers to der…

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your Host, Bongani

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 31 Reviews
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I'm a leading host Globally on airbnb as the stats show, my name is Bongani Mathebula aka "walking encyclopedia". I’m an artist and a professional tour guide recommended by Forbes, CCTV America, Thompsons Travel, just to name a few. I specialize in history, art and tailor made tours in Johannesburg. I've lived in almost all major districts in Johannesburg, and in my daily commute, Johannesburg city center would be the place to spark my interests in history and the arts, i became fully integrated in the city's culture. Most of my experiences are about introducing guests into subcultures and multiverse cultures of the city in the most pleasant way.
I'm a leading host Globally on airbnb as the stats show, my name is Bongani Mathebula aka "walking encyclopedia". I’m an artist and a professional tour guide recommended by Forbes, CCTV America, Thompsons Travel, just to name a few. I specialize in history, art and tailor made tours in Johannesburg. I've lived in almost all major districts in Johannesburg, and in my daily commute, Johannesburg city center would be the place to spark my interests in history and the arts, i became fully integrated…
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Where you'll be

We'll walk through Braamfontein a district that will make you feel old and young at the same time, Melle street is where i'll show you the first pieces of street art, snap as many pictures as you want, we'll then walk down Juta St unlocking more street art in the back streets of Braam. The journey doesn’t end now, wait until we reach the coolest space where you are most likely to bump into graffiti legends of Johannesburg.

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 31 reviews.

Brian
September 2021
In a word: Superb. Not sure how this tour doesn’t have 5 stars on here. Bongani gives a unique and, I’d say, important part of Joberg’s history thru it’s street art culture. You get insights that no book or mainline tour will provide. Great stuff.
Nasreen
August 2021
Bongqninis an amazing host. We had an awesome time with him. He really knows his subject and the area well. Go to go to a secret coffee shop with him and even managed to see some famous street artists working on new pieces. Bongani showed us a side of Jozi that we never get to see. Lots of fun !! A great experience
Sharon
February 2020
בונגני בחור מקסים הראה לנו יצירות יפיפיות שלעולם לא היינו רואים בכוחות עצמנו הרגשנו בטוחים להסתובב איתו ברחבי העיר . הגרפטי לא קבל שום התיחסות תרבותית כך שהסיור היה מאוד רדוד ללא חיבור רגשי .
Allison
February 2020
If you are interested in learning enjoy the stories behind all of the amazing street art in Johannesburg, go on this experience. Bongani is very knowledgeable on the subject and was a great host.
Dorian
January 2020
Bongani was a wonderful storyteller who kept us engaged via historical context with humor and intensity. It was a beautiful day for a tour and we got a broad perspective of the underground art and graffiti scene as it emerged in Joburg. The only thing was that those 2 hours felt short, and we could have easily been comfortable with him for 2 more hours. We are really thankful to have met him today...it was an amazing experience. He is gifted and thoughtful.
Kay
September 2019
Bongani is himself an artist, and though his stories, we understood the messages and sense of street art. It gave us a whole new perspective and we had a good time together.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

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