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“township tour”(32 reviews)
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Uthando (Love) South Africa is an internationally award winning and unique Non Profit Organisation and Fair Trade certified company. Uthando raises funds and other forms of assistance for a broad range of inspiring and innovative community...more
| Harfield Village, Cape Town Central 7708, South Africa
+27 21 683 8523
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This tour is nothing short of extraordinary. In my 67 years of life in traveling to dozens of countries, it has never even occurred to me that somebody would take the time in a tour to shine light on what is actually being done in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Flowerman3000
Reviewed 6 days ago

James planned a fabulous Community, cultural and music experience for our group. The day started with a scenic drive to Kronendal Music Academy (KMA) in Hout Bay, where young musicians from the township performed Jazz at "international" standards. It was an emotional experience and brought...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jambo1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique experience – felt very privileged to have seen the work of this wonderful project. This was a morning of strong emotions. There was the obvious love, care and devotion. Add to this the pride of those of those involved and their enthusiasm to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HillnVale
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went yesterday on a brilliant tour of the townships outside Cape Town and had an amazing time. We met locals making a massive difference to their struggling communities and saw 1st hand the work of these wonderful people. One guy who is a poet...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sunsoakedmancs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an absolute privilege to learn about all the community development projects in progress in the Khayelitsha Township, and the solid work that Uthando is doing to ensure their longevity. These projects are for the people, by the people and are sowing the seeds...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cultural tour with our guide, Xolani, was certainly a highlight of my visit to Capetown. His passion and love for the African people was evident throughout the tour. We were fortunate to visit three of Uthando's forty-two projects, all of which will benefit the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gys m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted our family to gain a better understanding of the history, culture and resilience of the African community. Uthando offered us the opportunity to experience this firsthand with Xolani, a very charismatic and knowledgeable guide, and the 3 projects we were invited to visit....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour of black townships in Cape Town is an experience not to be missed. Our guide, Xolani, was extremely knowledgeable, and provided us with a very personal perspective on life during apartheid, and of the anti apartheid movement of which his parents were an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ntk55
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

I highly recommend this township tour for everyone, who is interested in South African history and city development. Xolani is a very talented storyteller and a fantastic community worker! He knows everything about his home, about the impressive projects run by local heroes and it's...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank In T
Xolani M, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking time writing this review. Uthando plays a very important role in showcasing the work done in the communities and the people that work tirelessly in those communities are indeed heroes.

Reviewed March 8, 2019

After traveling nearly 35 hours from LA to Cape Town, we had a good night's sleep and took the Uthando Tour the next morning. James and Xolani love their city and their country and this love comes through in their honest and touching historical storytelling....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Uthando, General Manager at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Dear Baeth, it was really lovely to meet you and Jarret in Cape Town, and we were so pleased that we could accommodate you at the last minute on the busy tour that morning. WE are always so grateful when clients are so engaging and...More

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February 18, 2019|
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Response from Uthando | Property representative |
Greetings from Uthando. please can you send me an email so that I can send all the details to you. We only run one experience per day so best to book far in advance as possible. love James
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Response from William J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is virtually no walking at all. You are picked up and drive to different Uthando projects. Obviously, you would walk into the building but no different than parking to walk into your home. Don't worry about the fit... More