Trace Urban Canvas: Newtown Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1.6km
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Duration 20m
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
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Tour preview

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  • We will send the tour within 48 hours or refund your money
  • Explore culture with the In-App Audio Tour
  • Admire the Wooden Heads' artistry
  • See Mary Fitzgerald's activist legacy
  • Discover the vibrant Graffiti Corridor
  • Feel Newtown's hip hop vibes under the overpass
Delve into a world where color meets history on this self-guided audio tour of Newtown, Johannesburg. Ideal for those with a passion for street art and urban heritage, this journey offers an insider's look at the city's cultural revolution. The tour starts at the Newtown Precinct, among the iconic carved Wooden Heads that celebrate African diversity, and concludes at the Newtown Junction Mall, encapsulating the spirit of rebirth and the marks left by history on modern canvases. As you embark on this route, you will navigate through a maze of mesmerizing graffiti, explore the significance of Mary Fitzgerald Square, and stand amidst the urban gallery under the M1 Highway overpass that is a central hub during the city's largest annual Hip Hop festivals. From the whispering walls of Museum Africa to the pulsing heart of the local hip hop scene, the sights and stories of Newtown will guide your exploration. Be prepared to encounter the artistic soul of Johannesburg as you witness a variety of street art forms, from towering murals to discreet wheatpastes. Along the way, the aromatic scent of candle wax from one of the oldest factories may envelop you, while the commentary of a local graffiti artist, 'Bias', will provide personal insights into the vibrant tags and pieces that speak volumes of the city's diverse expressions.

What's included

  • Downloadable self-guided audio tour via the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Earphones are not included — please bring your own
  • Tickets to the attractions along the way are not included

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Introduction, and a brief History of Graffiti
The Workers Museum
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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