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Street Scene Tours

#3 of 64 Tours in Durban
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Address: 39 Station Drive | 4th Floor, The Design Factory, Durban, South Africa
Phone Number: 0839958002
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Street Scene Tours was created by Sthembiso Mbonanbi, Jonas Barausse and...

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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Taste the true Durban

So glad I got a chance to see Durban through Street Scene! Tour guide essentially gave me a private tour as I went during an off-peak time. Got to see everything I expected and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ashram M
Vancouver, Canada

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad I got a chance to see Durban through Street Scene! Tour guide essentially gave me a private tour as I went during an off-peak time. Got to see everything I expected and then some. As other tour companies are focusing more on Cape Town, I found that my guide was so knowledgeable, accommodating, and friendly. Allowed me to... More 

Thank Ashram M
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Street Scene Tours was the most exciting tourist tour I experienced since I am in South Africa. I saw Durban like never before! Together immerged in key community hubs, we could admire, smell and taste the beauty of the Zulu culture as well as the warmth of its people. The sites chosen for the visit were unusual and exclusive; it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Did the walking tour of Durban with a local guide - Iwazi. We were promptly collected from our hotel and driven to downtown Durban. Highly informative and engaging. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Forest G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Beautiful combination of great information and nice real township lunch. I was super impressed by the knowlegde of the guide.

Thank Linn M
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Our group had the most fantastic experience with Street Scene Tours and the Shebeen Tour. The organisation prior to the tour and the actual day was; informative, professional and ultimately, awesome fun. I would not hesitate to recommend 👍🏻

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Thanks street scene for these fabulous moments, for making us discovering a different way of life, and for the beautiful landscapes. That was amazing!

Thank Marion M
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

What an amazing experience - from the fun, professional service from Jonas and Gabi in the office to the amazingness that is Lwazi our Guide on the day. 19 of us had a wonderful day learning about the history of our country and enjoying the diverse and vibrant local Shabeens. We were made to feel welcome at every stop and... More 

Thank bronwynlaing
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

We are a tour agent and organised a two day tour of Durban and surrounding for a group of 15 senior citizens visiting the country. Our clients were well taken care of and appreciated the extra mile Sthe went to in making sure their tour was of the highest quality. His honest, energetic and empathetic way of guiding was much... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We are a proud family of born and bred Durbanites. Sithembiso and Jonas of street scene tours tailor made a walking tour of Durban for my family and I for my birthday. It was three hours of absolute fun learning about the vibrant culture, street vibe, language and history of a city and people we thought we knew backwards. Highly... More 

Thank Taryn C
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

Loved this tour; it covered the heritage and cultural side of Durban so well. Sthembiso is a great guide and looked after us, explaining things as needed. Special thanks for making sure I didn't get lost, distracted by things to look at in the markets! I definitely recommend this as something visitors need to do to understand Durban, and for... More 

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