Sometimes we here at Coffeebeans think that actually Johannesburg should have been awarded the World Design Capital 2014 status (Cape Town got it). Just sometimes, because there is so much overt design in the City of Gold, so much street-level creativity, that you could be forgiven for thinking that in fact, Jozi is the creative capital of South Africa.


The economic and financial capital of the country doesn’t have creative status, and certainly doesn’t market itself as a creative city, but there is powerful creative energy in Johannesburg.


Over this four hour journey, three of the city’s key creative outputs are showcased, drawing from a palette that includes art, architecture, design, food, fashion and music. A typical tour could start with
public art, hosted by an artist, then visit a fashion designer in a studio, and finish with a visit to the home of a musician for a concert and lunch. It might feature music, architecture and pan African food.


Whatever the programme for the day, we aim to offer a selection of the best examples of Johannesburg’s creativity.


Along the way, guests meet a range of creative minds, including artists, designers, architects, musicians, planners, brewers and makers.



  • Meet a range of creative minds in Cape Town, including designers, artists and musicians
  • Enjoy three creative engagements!


Clean Travel believes that our innovative approach to tourism has the power to revitalise communities and provide financial security for its inhabitants. Find out more about Clean Travel here.

  • private guide and transport
  • lunch
  • discretionary tips

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Coffeebeans Routes

Coffeebeans Routes works to showcase contemporary, urban, Africa.


We create travel experiences around urban stories in Cape Town and Johannesburg. These are contemporary, urban, African experiences that provide deep insights, and plenty of fun. We are a multi-award winning tour operator that lives for stories and nuance.



We splash story all over the canvas of tourism and Coffeebeans Routes are beautiful story tellers. Stories are our currency, our stories are the equalisers, our stories shift the balance of power. And tourism is our playground to share the stories of African cities.


Coffeebeans Routes create and sell original tourism experiences in South Africa, from half-day music and creativity tours to fourteen-day long specialist programmes. Their in-house creative destination management service, Creative Travel Africa, packages this original content into itineraries including accommodation and wilderness, beach or safari options.


If you want to explore between the lines, beyond the mountain, and over the rainbow, then check in with Coffeebeans Routes.


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