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Address: 407 Orlando East, Soweto, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 83 992 9607
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SOWETO Experience

I booked a walking tour with Ntombi as we had family visit from the UK. I wasn't sure what to expect but we were all really keen to understand more about this Township and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
Sarah H
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Tunapuna, Trinidad
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42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ntombi Mlakalaka is an absolute gem. A fully qualified tour guide who has spent most of her life in Soweto, Ntombi not only has a bubbly personality but a wealth of information to share. And will personalize your tour to suit your interests and schedule, all at a very affordable rate. If we could give her more than 5 stars,... More 

Thank AmazonLodge
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We booked Usizo tours based on the recommendations of a friend (not through reading tripadvisor) for a Township Tour (Soweto) and are very glad we did. You won't get a real taste of the culture of Johannesburg if you just stay in the isolated bubble of Sandton. Our tour guide was a young man (I think it was nendela but... More 

Thank Sylvia L
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We pre-booked a tour with Ntombi for the 2nd of February and she called me the day before to confirm and again on the morning to explain she was slightly delayed by the traffic (She was meeting us at our hotel). The original plan was to travel by taxi-bus but as there was a bus strike that day these were... More 

1 Thank Trickyvegas
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If anyone is after a great personnel tour of Soweto, then contact Ntombi on the following link, no thrills but just a interesting informative walk around Soweto, visiting a couple of resident to see how the people of Soweto live and their facilities. Also get to visit amongst other great places Nelson Mandela's house, Arc Bishops Desmond Tutu's house, and... More 

4 Thank Warren S
Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I booked a walking tour with Ntombi as we had family visit from the UK. I wasn't sure what to expect but we were all really keen to understand more about this Township and understand a bit more about the community. Ntombi gave us a great tour and shared some really interesting insights to the area and let us get... More 

1 Thank Sarah H
Level Contributor
35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We booked with Ntombi after seeing a review on Lonely Planet and because my wife was keen to use a small local guide, having heard a few negatives about the larger organised tours. On the whole I found Ntombi to be a really nice lady; we were travelling with our toddler and she was very considerate of that and made... More 

2 Thank HerbieW
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We spent about 7hrs. The guide was very nice and patient, knowing local people and always explaining everything in detail.The interesting tourist destinations that you can visit are Hector Peterson Museum, Regina Mundi and Mandela House. It was indeed a very nice experience, I loved it!

1 Thank Tabzit
Level Contributor
41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We booked a full day tour with Ntombi at Usizo Lwenkosi Soweto Tours. The booking went smoothly. We wanted very much to do a private walking tour with just my wife and I as we wanted to be able to readily interact with local people and have a flexible itinerary. Our guide was King who we had read good things... More 

1 Thank Kaydn215
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I live in Cape Town and have never had the opportunity to visit Soweto, even while in Johannesburg on holiday. I decided that this year I would visit Soweto, December being a quiet time in Johannesburg would allow me to do so at my leisure. Sadly we arrived at Vilikazi Street with our tour guide barely a week after the... More 

Thank Craig L
North Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Soweto and the Apartheid museum itself are amazing. This tour operator on the other hand, not so much. The day of the tour we were assigned a random, hardly qualified local guide by the owner Ntombi. The guide had no clue what she was doing and half of the day was spent with her trying to figure out what buses... More 

1 Thank Raj R

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