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Address: 9 Princes Road | Harfield Village, Cape Town Central 7708 , South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 683 8523
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Description: Uthando (Love) South Africa is an internationally award winning, unique...
Uthando (Love) South Africa is an internationally award winning, unique and innovative Non Profit and Fair Trade certified company. The aim of Uthando is to raise funds and other forms of assistance for community development projects in South Africa. Uthando runs tours as daily scheduled tours AND tailormade private tours (for groups of any size). We take visitors into the townships (impoverished areas created during Apartheid on the outskirts of Cape Town) to visit incredible community development projects. We shine a light on the remarkable people and projects that are helping to build the new South Africa at grass roots level. On our tours we tell the remarkable story and history of South Africa and its brutal past, we discuss pertinent issues confronting our people, and provide an inspiring sense of hope through the efforts of dedicated grass roots leaders. Our tours are authentic, meaningful, non-invasive, respectful and very importantly beneficial to the communities being visited. The cost of our tours incorporate contributions to the projects that we visit and can thus also be considered philanthropic in nature.
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Townships tour

This tour visited four projects, a nursery and after school centre, a creative women's group, a youth project teaching IT to unemployed young people and finally a day centre for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Greetland, halifax, United Kingdom
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Greetland, halifax, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This tour visited four projects, a nursery and after school centre, a creative women's group, a youth project teaching IT to unemployed young people and finally a day centre for the elderly. They were all inspirational but the young woman running the elderly group was something else. She had the group dancing and singing blues music belting out. We had... More 

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It was a memorable experience shared by all and thank you for partaking on it! More 

Bordentown, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My wife and I went to Cape Town for the hiking, beach going, shark cage diving, and wine drinking time we had heard about from others. We discovered Uthando through this site and we are so happy we did. This tour will humble and inspire you at the same time. The group is fantastic. I mentioned upon signing up that... More 

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An experience worth doing indeed when in Cape Town, South Africa.....tailor made excursions that will provide visitors the truly South African stories of development and empowerment! More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Many tourists will only pass the townships on their way too or from the airport but this is where one quarter of the city's population live. This is not a township tour but a visit to a number of projects supported by Uthando. Our visit consisted of a trip to an inspiring women's workshop and after school centre for kids,... More 

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Thank you for being part of the solution with the "Hand-up approach of assistance" More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I went on the Uthando tour with five friends during our time in Cape Town. The staff members here are extremely time efficient and passionate about taking you around to several sites. Great mix of environments -- from the garden to women making jewelry to schoolchildren - you get to see a bit of everything. Worth the money and a... More 

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Thank you for visiting our communities and projects that empower our societies... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A colleague and I just returned from leading a study abroad course to South Africa for DePaul University students. One of the highights of the trip was visitng three Uthando sites: a community garden; a community center that caters principally to women in the township of Khayelitscha; and a computer workshop run by an ex-con. We were escorted to all... More 

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XolaniMaseko, Uthando Private Tours at Uthando Private Tours, responded to this review

Inspirational tourism experiences embedded on the Fair Trade and Responsible tourism philosophies are what build, change, develop and empower societies, your contributions are heart-felt and appreciated.....we are humbled! More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is not just another tour or 'tourist experience; this is truly special and an insight into the other side of life in urban Africa. It was a field trip into a township where you felt safe, but saw how people lived. It was fun, upbeat and revealing. For our little group, the school was a revelation. We were made... More 

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XolaniMaseko, Uthando Private Tours at Uthando Private Tours, responded to this review

It all begins with education and giving others a chance and opportunity to see the light at the end of the tunnel, thank you for heeding the call of "Responsible Tourism"..... More 

Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Must do when in Cape Town and interested in learning about life in townships. Small groups, visiting amazing projects, meeting incredible local people and encountering feelings and stories. Worth your time for sure!

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With Love, thank you for your review.. More 

Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If one genuinely wants to learn about South Africa, its history and current situation, this tour is the best thing you possibly do! Xolani gives an insight in the most engaging way and you just feel so inspired and wanting to give back after visiting the community projects in the “townships” around Cape Town. The positive energy, confidence and perspectives... More 

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It was all but a pleasure to have had the opportunity to share our country, communities and culture with you......hope to meet again soon! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Our tour-guide Xolani is wonderful, he is witty and very engaged. He explained history and culture from his personal experiences, very enlightening and entertaining. We saw 4 projects fantastic work, but the best for me were meeting the "oldies" in what Xolani called" the kindergarten for the old people" It is highly recommendable to go on a township tour with... More 

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Greetings from Cape Town, Mother city....It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for allowing us to expose the true gems of our country! More 

Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This tour is a first class experience. The tour operators are knowledgeable and friendly. They never bore you. You meet such wonderful people that do so much for themselves with so little resource. Definitely an eye opened and highly recommended

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Thank you for partaking in our excursion, we are glad to have been able to contribute to your enlightenment. More 

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