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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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Such a pleasure!

Traveling with Xolani and James was such a pleasure! It was so refreshing to be introduced to people in the townships doing such amazing work to heal their communities, such as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Traveling with Xolani and James was such a pleasure! It was so refreshing to be introduced to people in the townships doing such amazing work to heal their communities, such as the women of eKhaya eKasi. Engaging with the people involved in the various projects Uthando supports was such inspiring experience; I'm still trying to figure out ways in which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

What a wonderful day spent at the veterinary clinic and then at the day care centre. James Fernie was our private guide and showed us the passion he and all the workers have, for these wonderful projects. What a privilege to meet these people who work tirelessly to make South Africa a better place. A proud ex South African. Jenny... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Cape Town is a city of luxury, nature, and adventure for your average tourist; it is so easy to get caught up in all of that and forget that there's another side to South Africa. Visiting the townships is something every traveler should do--it will humble you and inspire you. It will fill you with knowledge. It will remind you... More 

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

Thank you for visiting and learning about our communities and cultures. More 

Greetland, halifax, United Kingdom
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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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XolaniMaseko, Uthando Private Tours at Uthando Private Tours, responded to this review

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

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

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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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 

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

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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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 

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Address: Address: 9 Princes Road | Harfield Village, Cape Town Central 7708 , South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 683 8523
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

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