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Emzini Township Tour

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Address: Knysna, South Africa
Phone Number: 044 382 1087
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One not to miss

We can only echo the sentiments of the other reviewers. I very inspiring visit and it did feel like we were seeing the real South Africa. Keep on doing a great job Ella and Penny.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We can only echo the sentiments of the other reviewers. I very inspiring visit and it did feel like we were seeing the real South Africa. Keep on doing a great job Ella and Penny.

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Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were a bit apprehensive to go on this tour. We have seen townships in Cape Town from our car and we were very interested to see how many people live in this wonderful country, but it also felt a bit like voyeurism. The owner of our B&B convinced us that we would support the community and that's why we... More 

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Somerset UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This tour is well organised, informative and uplifting. Well worth a detour to see for yourself the good work being done by generous and supportive people, providing hope for humanity's future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

If you visit Knysna, don't miss this 2 hour tour by Ella & Penny, 2 amazing women with limitless care & compassion for the residents of this township. You will be informed on how everything works within the township, the challenges of the system, the possibilities for solutions and hope for the next generation. With education, comes opportunity! We never... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This township tour was inspiring, not only because it showed us the continuing problems plus the progress being made to improve living conditions in S. Africa but also for introducing us to the project to provide a loving home for children-at-risk (alcoholic/abusive parents) and to encourage others to attend school by financing uniforms etc. Ella and her partner in this... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Visiting a township is a must to see how so many people in South Africa live. I highly recommend this tour because the proceeds fund safe houses for women and children, a soup kitchen, and animal rescue programs within the township. Our guides were straightforward and informative, inviting us to ask any questions we had. We visited a shop, salon,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I won't repeat the details of the tour as other reviewers have already provided these. Suffice to say that it was marvellous and that Ella and her colleagues are inspirational in the work that they do. Thank you for the tour and best wishes with your future good work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The guide Ella gave us an interesting tour and insight to the townships and their development! We saw the huts of the poor and how the government is trying to help and develop this part of Africa! In the end we visited her home where she raises kids that can't be with their own family for whatsoever reasons. Recommended!

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Worcester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Ella is one of the most inspirational people I have met. She gave us a wonderful tour of the Knynsa Township and made us feel like friends calling in for a visit. Her own story is humbling too. We heard how she made something of her life after a very difficult start and how she is now able to use... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

All the positive recommendations are right. We were absolutely owerwhelmed by this tour! All the best for Ella, Penny and the children!

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