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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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#031Graftour Durban city rocks

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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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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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I was unsure of what to expect but I could never have imagined what an amazing, experiential, immersing day it turned out to be. It was definitely a highlight of my week in Durban. Sthembiso was a passionate, kind, patient, informative guide. It is a day I will not ever forget. Ngiyabonga kakhulu!

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Our guide was knowledgeable, accommodating and passionate about Durban. We had a fantastic time and learned more than we ever expected. Highly recommend it.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I recently toured South Africa for 3 weeks with friends. Since my return to the U.S., I find myself talking about this tour more often than all the fantastic experiences we had on our visit. Our Street Scene guide was exceptional with sharing his passion and knowledge of the area. I felt fully immersed into the culture. I would highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I thought this tour would be a quick glimpse of Durban highlights. Instead, it was an in-your-face experience I'll never forget. We wouldn't see what we saw, or meet the people we met if we were on our own. And touring with Sthembiso was the icing on the cake. He didn't simply point things out. He explained things to us... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Our guide, Sthembiso, offered so much more than a "tour;" he offered a window into his home, quite literally, as he expertly shared the history, culture and politics of Durban. A trained educator and inspired citizen, he brought the beauty and struggles, the unchanged and the changing of South Africa to us through not merely words but the vivid sights,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

As a South African living overseas I came back to Durban with some Foreign friends to show them my home town. With the Street Scene tour I learnt and saw things I never knew about even though I grew up there. It was culturally and historically interesting, it was an experiential assault of all five senses for a whole day... More 

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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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