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Street Scene Tours

187 Argyl Road, Durban, South Africa
+27 71 887 3079
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Ranked #3 of 42 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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North London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We took the tour to Lesotho up through the Sani Pass in a 4 x 4. The scenery was fantastic. It was probably our favorite day in Durban. Ask for Rudi for your tour guide; he took us up, and he was incredible. Not only was he very candid about South African culture, he also was very familiar with the... More

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

Thrilled to hear the Mountain Kingdom treated you well. Rudi asked to pass along his regards and hopes the pics came out great! Cheers More

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Sthembiso and Richard created a memorable experience for me and my students which they are still talking about several weeks later. Highly recommended for travelers who want a unique experience and an opportunity to see South Africa's greatest treasure; it's people.

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

We hope to see you and your students again soon. Travel safe and stay well. Regards from the whole Street Scene familia More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Thabo from Street Scene was a great guide with perfect attributes he was reliable, punctual, had a full knowledge of the areas to be visited and fluent in our language. Professional at all times and with the ability to adapt to our needs. He provided us with a varied and interesting tour which has left us with a lasting memory... More

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

Thrilled to hear your expectations were so well met whilst in our care. We do hope you come back and visit us again soon. Thabo asked to send his regards! All the best. More

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We arranged a see of for a friend going back to states, arranged a 22 seater bus and packed it 19 of us and I can tell you no one got off that bus unhappy or unimpressed. It really was an awesome time. Sthembiso the tour guide kept the good vibes going and knowledge flowing, the stop's were all awesome... More

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

Hey Kev, Many thanks for the review. Too chuffed to hear you had such a great day. Sthembiso said you guys really got stuck into the experience :) Thanks for thinking of us and letting us show you a different side of your home town. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We have an exchange student from England staying with us and wanted him to see a bit more of Durban and had heard good things about Street Scene. Richard in the office was really helpful and we already had a good impression of the company before even embarking on our trip on Sunday 16 February. Thabo was our guide and... More

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

It's always special for us when we get to take born and bred Durbanites on our Durban tour. Perhaps it the knowledge that the knowledge we impart will be spread further among our fellow citizens long after the tour. Regardless it was a real pleasure and a privilege having you join us. Warmest Regards Richard. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were able to schedule 3 trips with Street Scene and had the wonderful Stembiso to take us around. Our first tour was the city scene tour. Stembiso took us around Durban, we took in the new sights, sounds, smells,experiences. We had our bunny chow lunch and learned much about the city of Durban. The second tour was the shark... More

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

You are spot on :) We pride ourselves in offering not just a tour but an experience as to us, its the best way to make memorable experiences for our guests. Thrilled to hear that our intentions married so well with your reality and we hope to see you again in the future. Stay well and thanks for choosing Street... More

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Best thing to do with friends, lots of laughter, dancing and the occasional rapping with the locals! Delicious Shisanyama and drinks. Thank you for making this happen, it really was an awesome experience.

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