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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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An amazing, inspirational experience!

This half-day experience in the townships around Cape Town was extraordinary. We were introduced to four amazing grassroots programs in two townships by our extremely capable and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This half-day experience in the townships around Cape Town was extraordinary. We were introduced to four amazing grassroots programs in two townships by our extremely capable and friendly guide, Xolani. Were were picked up and dropped off at the flat we rented for our three-day stay in Cape Town. My cousin and I were raised in South Africa and Swaziland.... More 

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

Thanks a lot Bill, it was indeed amazing and inspirational time we all shared visiting and learning about our communities. More 

Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We spent a lovely morning and afternoon with Xolani and some new friends! We visited 5 different community projects showing a variety of the work being done in the "informal settlements" around Cape Town. We were grateful to see some of the non-touristy side of the community and were inspired by the work being done. It was also nice that... More 

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XolaniMaseko, uthando private tours at Uthando Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for being part of the experience and assisting us to empower and develop our communities. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went on two tours with Uthando of the massive city of Khayelitsha; one with a wide group of business associates and their partners, and then again with my family. Uthando (which means Love) is helping to support projects in the townships, endeavouring to rebuild South Africa from the bottom up. In places that are, to Western eyes, desperately poor and... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking on the Uthando experience not once but twice it was indeed great and warm experience shared by all. More 

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

It was great meeting you as well Malik, keep on keeping on such amazing work you guys do. It is always an honor to meet and engage with people doing their bit to make the world a better place for all. Let the continuity of giving back on a hand-up approach spread and let's play our roles. 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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XolaniMaseko, Uthando Private Tours at Uthando Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review... More 

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

Bordentown, New Jersey
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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 

New York City, New York
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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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Thank you for visiting our communities and projects that empower our societies... More 

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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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