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Usizo Lwenkosi Soweto Tours

407 Orlando East, Soweto, South Africa
+27 83 992 9607
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Ranked #11 of 15 Attractions in Soweto
Type: Tours
Most recent review
- Aug 10, 2014
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 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

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Soweto: The name itself conjures up all sorts of images and most would have heard about terrible atrocities committed in the late 1970's. Soweto is not just one street containing the Nelson Mandela house and touristy markets, it is about history, people and culture. Soweto covers many districts over a wide area. It is impossible to see them all in... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

When I was reading about the Soweto tours nearly every review was mentioning that it was "different". But what does this mean? It means that Soweto is not only a big slum (what probably most people - including me - expected), it is a real city with touristic attractions. And the main thing that you visit are the touristic attractions... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

The tour of Soweto was in a small group with a local driver and guide whose knowledge was excellent. The half day trip went by very quickly which meant that certain places did not have sufficient time to properly look at and therefore if you are really interested in the history of the place then I would recoommed the full... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

We had a Soweto tour with Ntombi on our recent trip to Johannesburg. I found her through her website and reviews on other travel sites. We drove our rental van. She met us in downtown Joburg and then took us through Soweto. She was knowledgeable and friendly. We liked it much better than a big bus tour. She has varying... More

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