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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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South Africa
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

They guys at street scene recently put together a custom tour for us around Durban to celebrate my husband's birthday and it was absolutely fantastic! From craft beers and burgers, to beachfront drinks then exotic cocktails in Umhlanga it was an absolutely perfect day and such a pleasure to not have to worry about a thing! The team at Street... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

These guys offer exactly the kind of tour I enjoy - an opportunity to explore the real, gritty, exciting, vibrant, urban side to the city. I've visited Durban all my life and never experienced it the way I experienced it with Sthembiso and Jonas. They are professional, relaxed, knowledgeable locals and its obvious that they love nothing more than offering... More 

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Ballito, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

As a very keen amateur photographer I was overwhelmed by the quality and the standard of the Durban graffiti. Most enjoyable and informative day. Street Scene Tours rock

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I had an awesome time travelling around Durban learning more about the art and graffiti scene, meeting a few new people interested in understanding more about movements in the sub cultures of our city. We were treated to a rad lunch at Unity Bar, which I really enjoyed the home brew of beers and the very tasty veg burger. The... More 

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Additional Information about Street Scene Tours

Address: 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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