Johannesburg audio tour: Newtown Graffiti and Heritage Walk

Newtown Graffiti and Heritage Walk

Walking Tour

20 mins

About the Tour

The Newtown area is one of Johannesburg's most interesting examples of urban renewal and cultural diversity. The city is changing daily and becoming increasingly more colourful in the eyes and hearts of the people.

Join me on a walk around this historical hub and allow me to share some personal and in depth insight into the vibrant world of graffiti art.

Tour Producer



Bias is an independent Graffiti artist who has lived and painted in Johannesburg his whole life. He does graffiti tours with the company Past Experiences in the inner city. He works in a variety of mediums and does commercial as well as private murals. Bias has travelled Africa extensively and has many connections countrywide, he is well known, knowledgeable and respected in the graffiti community. You can see some of his work on instagram: @intotheabis

Major Landmarks

  • Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

  • Johannesburg MuseuMAfricA

  • Johannesburg Workers Museum

Directions to Starting Point

The route starts at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre on Miriam Makeba Street, . The center lies in between Jeppe and President Street.

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Places to stop along the way

Sci-Bono Discovery Center, Bassline, Ko spotong restaurant, Kaldis coffee shop, Museum Africa, Two by Two gallery, Newtown Junction Mall, The Market Theatre, The Workers Museum

Best time of day

During daylight hours, preferably between mid-morning and early evening (10am-5.30pm)


Please Keep an eye on your belongings and avoid this tour at night. Be vigilant and watch where you walk- there are many open drain covers. Be careful of any construction near the Mall Junction.


Brought such colour to my life today. Thank you for transforming Joburg downtown to become a wonder to admire. 🐦

Posted by Heather Saunders , almost 2 years ago

Was really interesting and def suggest it. We could not see the A4 pic of a dog! but maybe we were being dof. We also thought it would be a good idea to ALWAYS have the directive for the next step at the end of each sound clip consistently. They sometimes ended without saying where to next and had to take the phone out my arm pouch and look. but all in all fantastic and would suggest to anyone keen

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 6 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.
Newtown Graffiti and Heritage Walk