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Address: 39 Station Drive | 4th Floor, The Design Factory, Durban, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 82 495 5521
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Description: Street Scene Tours was created by Sthembiso Mbonanbi, Jonas Barausse and...
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.
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Shebeen Scene, great fun!

My family from the states came to visit me in South Africa recently and I wanted to show them a totally different Durban experience. The Shebeen tour was just that and then some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My family from the states came to visit me in South Africa recently and I wanted to show them a totally different Durban experience. The Shebeen tour was just that and then some! It was informal, fun, and a great way to sneak in some culture. Sthembiso's (tour guide) passion for his city was contagious and we would recommend to... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Awesome tour! The tour was relaxed and informal, and you felt free to chat to the tour guide and ask questions. At the same time, you could see that behind the scenes things had been well organised and everything ran smoothly. The bus was comfy and safe, and the meal at lunchtime was delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

this was a lovely intimate tour with only the 3 from our party. We were free to ask questions and our guide took the time to explain everything he knew in such detail. I would highly recommend this tour.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Stembiso and Jonas run a truly incredible company and are clearly super passionate about their city. They approach their tours with a unique and accessible way and we had an incredible time on our township tour with them. I will definitely be doing more tours with them in the future and will recommend them to everyone I can who want... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The tour was well run with our tour guide (Ewok) giving us an in depth view into the local Graffiti scene. Was awesome to get an inside view into some of the murals many of us have seen (corner Cowey/Argyle) and also to find areas right under our noses that have some amazing art... Top class

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Durbanville, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Wow!!! What awesome insightful day out by Street Scene & guided by Ewok! Really enjoyed the tour & getting to see parts of Durban on foot which I usually drive by. Loved hearing the different stories & the experiences which has led the street art scene to where it is today and how much influence some of the local artists... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Really enjoyed getting an inside story to some of durban's graffiti artists, really exposes some of the cities cultural differences and changes and socio-economic challenges.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

WOW WOW WOW What an incredible tour! Learnt alot more about this incredible town I live in and got to appreciate some truely creative local talent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was an outstanding tour of the Durban that tourists dont normally get to. Sthembiso, our tour guide was so passionate about his city and South Africa's renaissance and brought their history to life. The visit to Gandhi's house and also that of J L Dube were places that we wouldnt even have known about without going on this tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I can't praise Street Scene enough! Professional, down to earth Durbanites who love their city and are maximumly enthusiastic about you loving it too and having the best time possible! This is my second tour with them and it is a communal decision that all further birthday celebrations should be with these glorious folks! If you are interested, do it,... More 

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Additional Information about Street Scene Tours

Address: 39 Station Drive | 4th Floor, The Design Factory, Durban, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 82 495 5521
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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