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Unique Guide for an Amazing Region

Jo was simply excellent as a tour guide on multiple levels. First of all, her friendly, warm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
debrak899
A must do in Johannesburg! This tour will change your vision.

Jo is an amazing guide to discover Johannesburg. We visited many different areas and she is very... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
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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 week ago

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

Thank debrak899
PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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 March 30, 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

Thank bestregards f
PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

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

Reviewed August 7, 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

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PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

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

Reviewed January 12, 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

Thank SoTi
PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 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 November 27, 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

Thank Susan L
PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 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 October 26, 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

Thank Brendan H
PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 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

Reviewed July 29, 2016

We spent a full day walking around downtown Johannesburg with Jo Buitenbach, owner of Past Experiences. The tour far exceeded our expectations; it was a high point of our trip to Africa. We spent part of our time touring public art sites, especially graffiti art,...More

Thank Lynne W
PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2016

Hi Lynne Thanks so much for this amazing review! So kind and really really appreciated. I had such a great day out with you too. Come back soon. Jo xx

Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Have done two walks with past experiences and hope to do more... It has taken me two months to write this review but the walk is very much fresh in my mind. In fact in the kids minds too (age 5&8) ... 'Mum look there's...More

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PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2016

Thank you so much for these very kind words. Such a personal and appreciated review. We loved having you and your kids along. They were so lovely on the Westdene walk and kept me entertained ;-) So glad you loved the architecture walk too, its...More

Reviewed April 11, 2016

I did a Graffiti tour with Jo, she is awesome!!! she knows what she is talking about. She knows about graffiti history and about graffiti and street art in Johannesburg. It is a different side of the city, I recommend it even if you are...More

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PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2016

Hi Claudia Thanks for this fab review! Really appreciated and so glad you were able to learn about and see more of our amazing graffiti! Thanks for being so open minded and really "getting" what we do! You are the awesome one ;-)

Reviewed March 31, 2016

We are a local community development organisation in one of the areas Past Experiences regularly run tours. We deeply appreciate the way this company includes the community in the way they plan and run their tours. Past Experiences has led free tours for the community...More

Thank Chantal M
PastExperiences, Owner at Past Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2016

Thanks for this Chantal and for understanding our aim in the city! Although we are a small bsuiness we always try to include the residents of the city and are always available to help in including them. So many great people & communities are overlooked...More

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GiantBird
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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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