THE ORIGINAL JOBURG WALKING TOUR COMPANY
From bargain shopping on Smal Street to lunch in Vilakazi Street Soweto, we’ll let the unknown become the well-known as you experience Johannesburg like never before.
At Past Experiences we offer you the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds that Joburg has to offer, as well as its culture, architecture and archaeology in a truly unique way – by immersing you in it.
Our resident guides and experienced staff will ensure that this journey will be ingrained in your heart and mind for years to come.
For PROFESSIONAL and UNIQUE tours with a PERSONAL touch, Past Experiences offers it all!
This is a company that loves Johannesburg, from its turbulent past, to its amazing potential for the future.
Established as the LEADERS in tourism in the Johannesburg Inner City, we at Past Experiences endeavor to share our knowledge with you in a truly unique way, by getting you back on the streets of Joburg with the locals. Unlike most operators, we encourage our guests to interact with the city, use its walkways, and now with the Rea Vaya Rapid Bus System, use its public transport infrastructure. We want you to EXPERIENCE the city, not the bus that is driving you through it.
Now don’t despair, those who are more comfortable using a vehicle, we can arrange this for you too, so you won’t miss out!
We are also specialists in the field, our guides are university graduates, registered with the Gauteng Tourism Authority and immensely passionate about Johannesburg so the information you receive will be accurate and in depth. All of our staff and facilitators are also hired primarily for their love and knowledge of Johannesburg , ensuring that your experience will be brilliant from beginning to end.
Fully insured and SATSA (Southern African Tourism Association) approved, there is no better way to experience Johannesburg and Soweto. Let us take you on a journey!
Past Experiences has been chosen as part of Gauteng Tourisms provincial ”Signature Tourism Collection” and will feature in their upcoming campaign in 2013/2014. We are also past Halala Award nominees for our continued belief and work in the Johannesburg Inner City.
JO BUITENDACH – COMPANY FOUNDER, CITY REJUVINATOR, GUIDE & JOBURG OBSESSED GIRL
After completing High School here in Joburg, Jo set off for London working in some of the most renowned museums on the planet. It was here that her passion for history and archaeology took shape, which has now manifested itself into an obsession with Joburg, its past, present and future.
Jo knew she had to develop this further and upon her return to Joburg she enrolled herself into The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) where she obtained her degree in History and Archaeology, and her Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours in Archaeology. She is currently enrolled at The University of Cape Town (UCT) completing a Masters Degree in Conservation of the Built Environment – WHAT A GO GETTER!
After graduating from Wits, Jo registered as a Guide with the Gauteng Tourism Authority and an Archaeologist with ASAPA. Her enthusiasm for the Johannesburgburg Inner City, its history, culture and rejuvenation are insurmountable. For an expert of all that is Jozi, Jo is all you need ask for.
Tania Olsson – Guide, Photographer & World Travelling Choir Singer
A born and raised Joburg girl, Tania started exploring the city from an early age and still spends most of her spare time walking around town taking photos. Tania also attended the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) where she completed her degree in Archaeology and Linguistics. During her studies many things tickled her fancy and got the creative juices flowing some might say. With a passion for music and singing, she joined the internationally acclaimed Wits Choir, touring the world and serenading the masses… Lucky girl!
Registered with the Gauteng Tourism Authority as a guide, Tania has now joined the Past Experiences team. But this is not her first encounter with guiding, oh no… This guiding guru some of you might recognise from Sterkfontein Caves and the Origins Centre where she was a site guide, imparting her wisdom of the archaeology and research to the people. Bubbly and enthusiastic, she is sure to make your experience one that you will never forget.
Digit – The Digital Dog from the Future and Company Mascot
The Digital Dog from the Future is an integral part of the Past Experiences Team. She is our company mascot and her crazy presence at the Past Experiences Base Camp keeps us entertained to no end! From barks that can only be described as manic, to her precision attacks on pieces of paper, life would just not be the same without her!
PAST Experiences – A Division of Excel HR Services (Pty) Ltd
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Disclaimer: Past Experiences is not responsible for any loss, theft, damage to property, injury or death that might take place during any of our tours or events