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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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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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Best tour operator we encountered in South Africa!

"Oh my god, WOW!" And that's probably the only honest summary I can give you of Street Scene Tours! Book in advance as these young guys are hugely popular and quickly making a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Tunapuna, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

"Oh my god, WOW!" And that's probably the only honest summary I can give you of Street Scene Tours! Book in advance as these young guys are hugely popular and quickly making a name for themselves as best tour operators in Durbs. We had to change our daily schedules around to accommodate a tour with them, and that was absolutely... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This the best way to see the city and its awesome sub cultures with the coolest people, best service... Super informative historical input- kiff

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well organised, very knowledgeable and above all - tons of fun! Such a great tour, these guys are well worth a visit!!

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2 Thank Michelle_ZA
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have now been on a number of different tours with this operator and have always been amazed at their creativity and flexibility. Our shebeen tour left me happy with the warmth we were shown at the various stops including a small bottle store/impromptu bar where we got to play one bounce (football game) and sit with the regulars while... More 

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

Seems unfair getting thanks when we have just as much fun :) #LoveWhatYouDo More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My third trip with street-scene in Durban, which happens to be my hometown. This time in a taxi full of ladies to celebrate a dear friends bachelorette party. Planning a township tour was a gamble to say the least as guests included all sorts of folks, some from Durban, others Johannesburg and Cape Town and even her sister from London.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The team at Street Scene Tours run a first class operation with exciting options for locals and foreign visitors alike- nothing better than being whisked around your own town to all sorts of great places you didn't even know existed!

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing company with attention to detail.... The tour was an authentic experience with a lot of local knowledge and loads of amazing stops... Having a beer at the local township tavern... Shisa nyama served as only locals prefer it... Where Madiba cast his vote in our first free election... It's a tour not to be missed... Great work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Street Scene Tours really knows every interesting nugget in Durban, even residents (like us) got to experience new, unknown adventures right on our doorstep. The tour was really well organized; The team were friendly, accommodating and professional. I could not recommend it more highly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You guys are simply the best in the business, I still remember the amount of fun we had driving around the township photographing everything. To anyone out there, these guys are the absolute best! Regards Kierran Allen

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Ballito, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're looking for an authentic experience of the real Durban and South Africa, then these are the guys to contact. So many others will show you the glossy, photoshopped version of South Africa's complex and diverse culture, the Street Scene guys will take into the heart of what makes Durban and South Africa tick. Any tour with Street Scene... More 

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