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Street Scene Tours

39 Station Drive | 4th Floor, The Design Factory, Durban, South Africa
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Great Tour in Durban!

Beautiful tour of Durban and the townships. Very moving experience visiting the home of Gandhi and... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
Islandbuckeye
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Dublin, Ohio
no refund (yet)

I waited three month before making this public as I was hoping to settle this with Street Scene... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2018
JuliaH_Berlin
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Berlin, Germany
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Street Scene Tours was created by Sthembiso Mbonanbi, Jonas Barausse and Richard Powell, in early 2010, with one unique goal set at its core; to showcase Durban to Durbanites. As you can imagine this is by no means the conventional stance of a tour operator, but Street Scene is not your conventional tour operator. They are constantly exploring Durban and its surrounds, ever on the lookout for nuggets of history and the many hidden gems the province has to offer.Durban and its surrounding areas are filled with a rich tapestry of history which is largely unknown not only to tourists, but also its residents. After all, Mahatma Gandhi made Durban his home for many years, and it was just outside Durban that Nelson Mandela cast his vote in the 1994 elections that forever changed South Africa. The great King Shaka Zulu also spent much time on the very land upon which Durbanites now call home.From the city's architecture to its people, Street Scene aims to engulf its guests in all that is Durban. They started out with their focus on locals but soon realized that when you create a set of tours that residents of the city love, you are guaranteed to have tours that visitors to the city will find riveting and unique. There is nothing conventional about Street Scene Tours, and that's just the way we like it.
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39 Station Drive | 4th Floor, The Design Factory, Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Beautiful tour of Durban and the townships. Very moving experience visiting the home of Gandhi and the location where Nelson Mandela cast his vote. A very memorable visit to a private home in one of Durban’s townships and an excellent lunch of the famous bunny...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

I waited three month before making this public as I was hoping to settle this with Street Scene Tours in the meantime. Unfortunately nothing happened so all I can do is to share my experience. I booked a Super Scene tour for three. Email communication...More

6  Thank JuliaH_Berlin
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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Just did a customized tour of Valley of a Thousand Hills and Durban City with Street Scene Tours. Very interesting and informative day with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who is one of the owners of this local company. Keep up the great work guys!

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Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

What a lucky day we had on an awesome township tour with Street Scene. We were fortunate to have a private tour with the owner, Sthembiso. He took us to Phoenix to see where Ghandi lived (there's a school there named after his wife, Kasturba),...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Have been in contact since April but e-mails were often not answered and simply could not get a confirmation on the price. However, still agreed a day and time but no-one turned up. In the end we got a taxi and did a good tour...More

1  Thank tonyfirmin
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Street Scene have so many great tours of Durban. They offer an opportunity to experience many unique sides of Durban in a really fun and well organized way. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed March 22, 2017

Our recent visit to Durban was with Australian friends who had not visited South Africa previously. They were staying with us locally with our family before heading off to Cape Town, Kruger Park and Victoria Falls on a tour package. They were keen to see...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2017

If you have 1 day in Durban, see it with Sthembiso. He is the best! We booked him 9 months ago, listing what we wanted to cram into our 1 day available and he did not disappoint. His company, Street Scene, provides, professional quality service....More

4  Thank JDarlene
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

I did the city day tour and was happy with the places and information over the 7 hours we spent with the guide (the owner). Picked up from my accommodation and introduced to the others on the trip. Interesting introduction to the markets (vegetarians beware!)...More

1  Thank Kapaas
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

We had an amazing day with our guide Lwazi who was born & raised in Durban. Not having much time, we selected the Super Scene tour which took us around some of the town center as well as the townships. The guide was very knowledgeable...More

1  Thank Tim M
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Email the company directly, they are very efficient and helpful. TripAdvisor won't let me post their email but it's on the streetscene website 👍🏻
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