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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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LOVE!

As Xolani (our guide) shared, Uthando means "love." And love sums up the the feeling one is left with after taking this remarkable and humbling tour to learn about the work... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Ariane504
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

As Xolani (our guide) shared, Uthando means "love." And love sums up the the feeling one is left with after taking this remarkable and humbling tour to learn about the work community based organizations are doing in some of Cape Town's largest Townships. Unlike so many other tours, Uthando ensures Township residents are treated with dignity and their voices are... More 

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

Thank you with Love from Cape Town, SA to New Orleans, Louisiana USA More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

we did this trip with our children aged 10 and 12 and we all found it extremely interesting. Xolani , our guide was completely engaging and kept the kids interested throughout. We saw 3 projects in the townships , all very different and before going on this trip ( having been to Cape Town many time ) I had always... More 

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#DoGood, it is always with great pleasure taking people to our communities showcasing development and empowerment! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Excellent tour - not a (unfortunately like the majority of tours) voyeristic tour, so you will not feel like going to a zoo. Cause they show only their supported project and you will directly support them. You will see poverty, but moreover you will encounter inspiring and proud personalities who are willing to change and do an amazong job. Brilliant... More 

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Thank you for your support and being part of the experience.... More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It's easy to be seduced by the beauty of the Cape and forget that there are still people living there, in sight of exquisite Table Mountain itself, in desperate circumstances. This tour was both enlightening and cheering as we saw how the dedication of committed individuals is bringing about huge improvements in the community. Passionate, informed tour guides and a... More 

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Greetings from the sunny Cape Town, thank you for joining us and experiencing the other side of the city with amazing people! More 

Wilderness, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We spent a morning with Uthando at the Cape Town Flats Townships in late October. A month later, this morning is still the highlight of a six- week trip to Africa and one that we continue to share with friends and family. The work that Uthando is doing in this community is outstanding! Our morning helped us better understand the... More 

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Thank you sharing your experience, we are always moved by all our contributions to our communities..... continuing with #DoGood More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I went with 3 travel buyers to see some Uthando projects led by James and Xolani. This was an abbreviated tour and we all left with a distinct sense that these two have created one of the most amazing concepts of responsible tourism. They don't mince words nor fluff things up. This is NOT a tour where it's "us versus... More 

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Experiences that contribute to people's development and empowerment, thank you for sharing your holiday with us! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Had the experience of spending a day experiencing incredible people and organizations. Filled with hope, inspiration education. James is the real deal. Please don't miss this opportunity.

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Uthando means Love that's what we are all about, thank you for your review! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Myself and my partner wanted to do a township tour to see the real Cape Town and it's people but also did not want to feel like we were intruding. This tour allowed us to visit 3 different projects that included children, adults and elderly adults. All of the people we met were welcoming and informative. Our favourite project was... More 

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We thank you for coming and for experiencing our country.....thank you from all of us! More 

Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

#LISA14 had the distinct opportunity to visit the Township with the support of James Fernie. Meeting the Ladies and Children were a highlight of the trip. Such incredible experiences to see first hand the work going on to better the lives of those who live there. They prepared a lunch for us and we had the chance to hear from... More 

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An incredible occasion shared by all, thank you for your enormous involvement. More 

Ferndale, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Uthando is performing valuable assistance in getting international exposure to the true stories of the townsships and their people. Xolani was an informed and passionate guide into the lives of millions of Africans in SA. I admit that my partner and I had some trepidation before going on the tour. We want to know the real stories of our travel... More 

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

Greetings from the lovely and beautiful Cape Town, we appreciate the time you took in writing this review and we are glad to have contributed in your joy, pleasure and edu-touring trip to our beloved continent........ More 

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