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Reviewed 20 October 2020 via mobile

I love Maboneng, don't let the surroundings scare you, right near a freeway. Fun for all types, definitely recommend!

Thank DianaM2898
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Reviewed 22 April 2020

Sensational evening in Maboneng organised by Curiocity and Bheki Dube. Roof top view of Joburg included in the tour, I enjoyed seeing experiencing Maboneng at night and the neighbourhood. If you haven't been to Maboneng, you have to go! It is trendy, arty, alternative and vibrantly wonderful. After the walking tour we had a superb intimate penthouse dinner prepared by Kobo and his awesome team. Kobo is an impressive chef was delicious! This was a memorable experience of Joburg for me and my friends. I can't wait to go again and take my friends on the penthouse evening! If you’re looking for incredibly good company, a great experience and evening in Maboneng, this is where you need to be! so worthwhile!!! We had a great laugh, fun and sublime night! Curiocity and Kobo crew you rock!!!!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank FLovetravelling
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CuriocityHostels, General Manager at Curiocity Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2020

Hello FLovetravelling!

Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback.
We appreciate your wonderful response to the tour.

We are happy you had such an amazing time on the tour and do wish to host you again in the future :)

Keep well and take care!

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Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

Inspiring evening!
Started off with a walking tour of the changing Maboneng by Bheki Dube. Then to a rooftop penthouse dinner, prepared by Kobo and his team. Delicious unique starters mains and desert. Alternative company. Fun and quirky night all round. Would highly recommend!

Thank StephTerwin
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CuriocityHostels, General Manager at Curiocity Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2020

Hello Friend!

Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback.
We appreciate your wonderful response to the tour.

We are happy you had such an amazing time on the tour and do wish to host you again in the future :)

Keep well and take care!

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Reviewed 10 March 2020

Being a local South African who has only visited Soweto before to go to sporting events, I had a lot of misconceptions about the area. It was fascinating to see how diverse Soweto is and in many ways safer and more community focused that the rest of Joburg. Bongani was a world class tour guide and exceptionally knowledgeable.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank James N
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CuriocityHostels, General Manager at Curiocity Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2020

Hello James!

Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback.
We appreciate your wonderful response to the tour.

We are happy you had such an amazing time on the tour and do wish to host you again in the future :)

Keep well and take care!

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Reviewed 7 December 2019 via mobile

A number of things didn’t go our way on this tour.
The weather was not great, which was fine and tour group took care of this by providing umbrellas. Which was awesome. The guide however wasn’t the best, he was pretty unorganised and seemed to be making up his tour as he walked. Some of the information he gave us was inaccurate and he seemed to be rushing us through most of the key places we wanted to see. In Moboneng he rushed passed all the funky interesting things we came to see, at the top of Carlton he made us race through and almost got a bit frazzled when we wanted to pause and take in some of the views. We had guests from abroad with us and it was disappointing that we couldn’t showoff and experience showcase some of Jozis heavy hitters.
A better prepared guide would have made the world of difference.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Kirt13
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CuriocityHostels, General Manager at Curiocity Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2019

Hello There,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.
We appreciate the feedback as it helps us improve.

We are sorry that you had not enjoyed the tour. Our guides are certified and we have been doing this tour for the last 5 years.
Perhaps we can invite you along on a more summery day to fully engage with the surroundings? at no extra cost.

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