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Street Scene Tours

187 Argyl Road, Durban, South Africa
+27 71 887 3079
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Ranked #3 of 44 Activities in Durban
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Street Scene Tours was created by Sthembiso Mbonanbi, Jonas Barausse and Richard Powell, in early 2010, with one unique goal set at its core; to... more » Owner description: Street Scene Tours was created by Sthembiso Mbonanbi, Jonas Barausse and Richard Powell, in early 2010, with one unique goal set at its core; to showcase Durban to Durbanites. As you can imagine this is by no means the conventional stance of a tour operator, but Street Scene is not your conventional tour operator. They are constantly exploring Durban and its surrounds, ever on the lookout for nuggets of history and the many hidden gems the province has to offer.Durban and its surrounding areas are filled with a rich tapestry of history which is largely unknown not only to tourists, but also its residents. After all, Mahatma Gandhi made Durban his home for many years, and it was just outside Durban that Nelson Mandela cast his vote in the 1994 elections that forever changed South Africa. The great King Shaka Zulu also spent much time on the very land upon which Durbanites now call home.From the city's architecture to its people, Street Scene aims to engulf its guests in all that is Durban. They started out with their focus on locals but soon realized that when you create a set of tours that residents of the city love, you are guaranteed to have tours that visitors to the city will find riveting and unique. There is nothing conventional about Street Scene Tours, and that's just the way we like it. « less
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Did the Shebeen tour with a heap team of Durban oaks! was a top way to kill a Saturday!! Tour bus was early and waiting for us, Jonas and his crew were into the tour as much as us. The 4 Shebeen pubs we hit were totally different and excellent with a massive braai feed half way through the day!!... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The street scene tour of Durban was the most wonderful experience during our time in Durban. Having started the tour without much idea of what to expect I was totally blown away by the diversity of the culture within the city. Seeing the traditional herb markets, the Ghandis house and the ANC monument were fantastic however a drink in the... More

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Cape Town
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my tour of Durban with Street Scene Tours - the guides are local guys, super friendly and fun, and really knowledgeable. You get to see some cool places that you would have never otherwise known about or visited on your own. Highly recommended if you want to see other sides to Durban beyond the obvious touristy spots.

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Being a Durbanite and feeling like I was on holiday in some exotic place was amazing. These guys take you off the beaten track and show you a beautiful side of my home rarely seen or explored. Every time I've been has been enlightening, informative and overall a great time. Can't wait for my next tour.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I was completely blown away by the amount of history and treasures that were in the city I grew up in. Thanks Street Scene for showing me what a magical place Durban really is. I now walk these streets with pride!

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Campo Mourao, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Me and my friend had a wonderful time visiting some areas of Durban that we probably wouldn't have visited on our own. It was an incredibly eye-opening experience thanks to Thabo, our guide. And our trip to Sani Pass couldn't have been better. Our guide that day, Rudi, turned the tiring hours inside the car into super funny moments we'll... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Took a group of students on this tour to see the village side of South Africa. A great tour with knowledgeable and friendly guides, cool experiences, and nice scenery. The company was incredibly helpful with accommodating us.

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JonasBarausse, Owner at Street Scene Tours, responded to this review

We aim to please Karen. Hope the students managed to take away all you hoped they would from the experience. Ciao for now More

North London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were on honeymoon in Durban and joined two tours with Thembiso. He is a great local guide, knowledgeable and bright. Some of the areas we visited do not have good reputation for safety but we were very safe with the guide. We talked to the local people and had a real feel of the progress being made in South... More

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JonasBarausse, Owner at Street Scene Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Street Scene and allowing us to play a small part in your Honey Moon! Wishing you both a life full of adventures and smiles. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Amazing day with friendly and super knowledgable guide. You will see and experience things that are unforgettable. I can't recommend highly enough.

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JonasBarausse, Owner at Street Scene Tours, responded to this review

Thanks a mill Gary, We hope the rest of your adventures were grand! Stay in touch. More

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

DONT BOOK WITH ANYONE ELSE!!!! I can't thank Sthembiso enough for a brilliant day, educational, entertaining, emotional. He is passionate about South Africa's and Durban's History and is very knowledgeable. I thought I knew a lot about this and i learnt so much. Met some wonderful people along the way. My special thanks to the lovely guide at Ohlange Institute... More

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JonasBarausse, Owner at Street Scene Tours, responded to this review

You sure know how to make an entire team blush with pride. Thanks so much for the kind words. The whole Street Scene team prides itself on communicating their sense of excitement about our country to our guests, to hear you left with some of that inside you gives us a sense of a job well done. Travel safe and... More

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