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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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Township Tour

The Street Scene Township Tour was an enlightening experience. As a South African I was able to see the struggle and victory over Apartheid through the loving eyes of our tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Street Scene Township Tour was an enlightening experience. As a South African I was able to see the struggle and victory over Apartheid through the loving eyes of our tour guide, Sthembiso. He has a pure heart for this country and an extremely broad knowledge of where we've come from and where we are as a country. I was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had about three days in Durban and I wanted to make the most of our limited time. Consequently, my wife and I contracted with Street Scene Tours for the Super Scene Tour. Sthembiso picked us up around 9:30 am and we spent the day with him at an overlook over the city, at the markets, driving the downtown area,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We loved our tours with Sthembiso. He was so enthusiastic about South Africa and very knowledgeable. We had a tour in Durban seeing the Valley of the Thousand Hills which was amazing and a village tour that was so interesting. The next day he met us in Richards Bay and we got up close and personal with cheetahs and other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This trip with Thembiso was the highlight of our visit to Durban. Despite being an Arsenal fan(!) he was so interesting and passionate about South Africa and Durban we learned so much about the changes to your beautiful city and country. The visit to the herb market was fascinating and we enjoyed the bunny chow very much. I'd just like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I did the Safari Scene and Sani Pass Tour with Street Scene this December and can say that both experiences were true highlights of my trip to South Africa. Our tour guide Rudi was absolutely amazing. Arrived early to pick us up, extremely knowledgeable about everything South Africa, and incredibly engaging conservationist that never left us bored for a second.... More 

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Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Street scene took us on a one day trip around the real Durban. It was a really amazing experience !!! The tour ended at a pub in the township of KwaMashu, not a tourist trap for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

.. was without a doubt the Street scene tour of Durban with our guide Sthembiso. I truely enjoyed seing the real and genuine side of the local life in Durban. I was fascinated, impressed, humbled and saddened by the amazing people, the history of Durban and South Africa. From the local market, to Gandhi's house, walking in Mandalas footsteps and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Second time i used Street Scene in Durban. As last time it was perfect again. The tour around Durban and was very interesting and our "Captain Sthembiso" was amazing. Thank you for the great tour which took us around central durban, townships, local markets and other interesting things.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I had a young German rotary student staying with me and I wanted to show her the rich, cultural side of our wonderful country. I needed a professional tour operator to take us through a township and had heard about Street Scene - well all I can say is that it was truly amazing to be guided through areas that... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Street Scene was absolutely amazing. The culture, history and experience is something everyone should do. Has given me such an appreciation for KZN and Durban City Life.....

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