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“See the other side of Cape Town in a meaningful way with James Fernie”
Review of Uthando Tours

Uthando Tours
Ranked #26 of 334 Tours in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 development projects in South Africa. Uthando runs tours as daily scheduled tours AND tailormade private tours (for groups of any size). We take visitors into the townships (impoverished areas created during Apartheid on the outskirts of Cape Town) to visit incredible community development projects. We shine a light on the remarkable people and projects that are helping to build the new South Africa at grass roots level. On our tours we tell the remarkable story and history of South Africa and its brutal past, we discuss pertinent issues confronting our people, and provide an inspiring sense of hope through the efforts of dedicated grass roots leaders. Our tours are authentic, meaningful, non-invasive, respectful and very importantly beneficial to the communities being visited. The cost of our tours incorporate contributions to the projects that we visit and can thus also be considered philanthropic in nature. UTHANDO IS FAR MORE THAN JUST A NON PROFIT COMPANY, IT IS A LABOUR OF LOVE DEDICATED TO HELPING CREATE A MORE JUST AND EQUITABLE BRAVE NEW WORLD !
Reviewed June 16, 2013

James Fernie led us on a wonderful trip to some of the townships in the Cape Flats. He explained the history of the area and provided background about the struggles in SA from the early 1940's to the present day. These suburbs contain a hugely disproportionate number of Cape Town citizens and conditions are crowded and poverty and deprivation is a result. The tour took us to several small non-profit organisations so we could meet the people running them and also the people who benefit from them. Uthando supports the non-profits by bringing visitors and funds and helping to raise awareness. The trip was joyful and fascinating; it's not voyeuristic walk - snapping at people as they go about their daily business. It's a respectful yet fun opportunity to see why the people of Cape Flats need assistance and how successful it is when it's available. I highly recommend it!

Thank Lollyven
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

High recommended professional, knowledgeable township tour company. Fair Trade accredited Uthando support carefully selected viable development projects in Cape Town townships. They add valuable in-depth context to the visit with SA's history and present. A must do for visitors *and locals* alike, providing a fascinating, moving, accessible and contributory path into a world that can feel impenetrable or intimidating. You will be very warmly welcomed by the projects that your visit will financially support.

Thank bomon
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is an experience you should have when travelling through South Africa
It makes you realise how rich we are and what little things can do
Uthando lets you see what projects can do for the townships
Xolani is a great guide with a lot of knowledge to share
Thanks for showing us the other side of life

Thank Berkje2195
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

It should be compulsory for all visitors to come on a tour with Uthando to the Townships.For my wife and I it was inspirational and taught us so much both historically and what the future may hold.We visited three projects each one opening our eyes to another world.The work being done by Uthando is fantastic and our guide Xolani was excellent along with Fred.

Thank clivepollard
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Thank you so much Xolani Maseko and Fred for a wonderful visit to the townships of the Cape Town area. Uthando is doing amazing work with non-profit, grassroots organizations, and it is an inspiration to visit with the kind, thoughtful and motivated individuals who are doing such important work in their own communities. It was an absolute privilege to be able to see this side of life in South Africa. Many blessings to you in your continuing work!

Thank Joanne F
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