Special Events & City Immersions
LocalPlaces is best known for creating customized events and city immersions – both for large corporate groups and intimate family or travel parties. We can design a multi-day travel experience for you, encompassing both Johannesburg and Cape Town and including various of our own tours, as well as other recommended tours and activities, and accommodation.

We are especially famous for bespoke corporate events. Having run various event venues in Johannesburg, we have learned every nitty gritty there is to know about events. We are perfectly positioned to arrange the ultimate event for you.

Some of our most popular corporate events comprise private open-top bus tours combining our Fantastic Foodie and Viewpoints & Watering Holes tours into the most memorable day. Gone are the days of letting your guests be stuck at a conference dining table for a whole afternoon or evening without being able to move or network. Instead, we offer the perfect solution for an event that facilitates mingling, learning. Immersion and inspiration.

Some examples of events we have hosted include:

Storytelling dinners for Seventh Sense and London Business School
(November 2022 and September 2023)
Thus hosted as an inspiring opening/welcoming event at the JSE Newtown’s Red Room in Johannesburg for study tours to South Africa.

Wedding Tours
(July 2023)
A customized Viewpoints & Watering Holes tour for Pamela and Alan, and their 70 guests. And open-top bus tour with a wedding ceremony midway under the South African War Memorial next to the Joburg Zoo.

Fantastic Foodie Tour
(October 2023)
We are hosting Chartered Wealth Solutions for an IkapaPlaces Fantastic Foodie tour in Cape Town in October 2023. We will travel with 70 guests by open top bus, including a sit-down lunch complete with storytelling and company speeches at Addis in Cape restaurant.

Corporate Viewpoints & Watering Holes Tours
We have hosted many corporate clients for JoburgPlaces Viewpoints & Watering Holes tours. These include companies such as Entrepreneurs Organization, Sebenzana Consulting and Henley Business School/Standard Bank.

Weekend City Immersion
One of the most exciting events we ever hosted involved a multi-day city immersion, involving rooftop parties, restaurant dinners, walking tours and conference sessions for an international management consultancy (over 100 guests) in Johannesburg.

Public Speaking
We are often booked for storytelling sessions at corporate events. These have included the 100-year anniversary event for Royal Haskoning DHV (Toucan Communications) and a corporate storytelling for Niven Postma Inc, both hosted at the Marabi Club at Hallmark House in Maboneng. as well as a storytelling for Hatch in Midrand.

University study groups
We are often booked for storytelling dinners and/or walking tours for university study groups. Clients have come as far afield as Stanford University and University of St Louis, both in the USA, as well as local business schools such as Gibs and Henley.

School groups
We are as popular for walking tours especially with both primary and high school groups.

Ready to host you
We are ready to host you. Be in touch and discuss your requirements. We will happily put a customized proposal and quote together for you. Whether you want us to host an entire function in a single venue, plan a tour experience, a one-day or multi-day city immersion or if you simply want us to speak at your event, we want to be involved.

Pamela & Alan’s Joburg wedding was one of the most exciting tours and city immersions we have hosted.

We regularly host school groups on tour.

A bachelor’s party? A private Viewpoints & Watering Holes tour is the perfect solution.

International university and business groups? We are ready to host them on a tour or city immersion.

We can arrange any event in any city space you can imagine. Let us put your ultimate event together for you.

No end to our imagination. With the right budget city spaces can be reinvented for extraordinary events. 

Storytelling dinners are what we are famous for. Book a private event space or restaurant room and let us delight you with storytelling. 

Charlie and Gerald often take on public speaking engagements. 

Send us an email to or a WApp to + 27 82 894 5216

Please do not phone as we are mostly busy hosting guests.
Send a message and we will contact you as soon as is possible.

Guests participate in all LocalPlaces tours, immersions or events at their own risk. Neither LocalPlaces, nor its guides, accept any responsibility whatsoever for any injury, accident or death that may occur while participating in an IkapaPlaces tour, whether in a public or a private space.

An event booking is only secured upon payment of a 50% deposit with the balance due 30 days before the event.

Provisional bookings will automatically be cancelled if not paid within 48 hours from making a booking.

Bookings cannot be cancelled once paid for any reason whatsoever and no refunds will be offered for cancelled bookings.

Bookings can be postponed to another date if postponed more than 30 days in advance of the booked date. However, bookings cannot be postponed for any reason whatsoever within 30 days of the tour date, as we would lose the opportunity to take another booking for that slot.

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