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Review of Imzu Tours

Imzu Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Imzu Tours does township tours to the two biggest townships in Cape Town South Africa, namely Langa & Khayelitsha. Our half day walking tours give you the opportunity to meet and interact with the residents, observe the sights and sounds of township life and even sample some local offerings. Our knowledgeable guides will entertain you with stories, historical facts, cultural traditions and a whole lot more. You can even spend the night and enjoy the hospitality of a local family. Our Sunday Gospel Tours are a highlight.
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Mzu us an inspiration to his community. As a specialist in community tourism development in post conflict societies I cannot recommend this tour highly enough with a real local . His passion is infectious and his inside knowledge valuable. He takes care of i his visitors and bring them into the community to fully engage. Mzu we support you in your work if job creation through tourism.
Amgelena and Anousheh UK

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Reviewed February 5, 2014

We didn't want a half day tour or to pay 420 rand plus per person with most tour companies. By booking with the hop on hop off bus it was 65 rand per person. Our tour guide, Patrick, lives in the township and has done so for 22 years. He has first hand knowledge of life there and can answer all of your questions. He took us on a 45 minute walk about and you could tell how well known and liked he is there. I wish I had taken some small gifts for the children which was my only regret. It was not a depressing or sad place that I thought it would be. They seem to have established a community spirit with the church and community centre being the hub of life of the community. Worth a visit and if you don't want to buy anything then you can donate at the church like I did which will be distributed properly.

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Absolutely great experience. The approximately 2 hour walk guided by Afrika gave a great insight to what the situation is in both formal and informal settlements. It was both interesting and eye opening, and the guide being very involved in the community was great as the locals were welcoming and very friendly. It's obviously difficult seeing people living in such terrible conditions but the tour also gives hope. Something to be remarked upon was the lack of numbers and statistics, it really underlines how little official information there is about informal settlements, everything from the current population to the ratio of people:toilets in the area. Can't recommend enough!

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Reviewed December 20, 2013

Very much worth the money for the cultural & historical experience. Excellent guide, friendly locals including children who love seeing you there. Tourism is a key component to this township so do not feel that you are intruding. Do it!

Thank Ben S
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

What a superb tour guide. Gives you a real insight into everyday life for township peoples. Mzu was very enthusiastic and knowledgable. Lots of different emotions during the tour, but lots of laughter aswell. Would certainly recommend for that personal touch. Thankyou for a great experience!

2  Thank Dave B
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