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Review of Uthando Tours

Uthando Tours
Ranked #26 of 332 Tours in Cape Town Central
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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 December 5, 2013

The day I spent with James visiting different projects in the townships of capetown was a highlight of my trip. All the projects from daycare to the organic garden were so inspirational. And the visit to the center for the elderly where we were treated to wonderful singing was so beautiful! James also shared with us his vast knowledge of the history of South Africa. This experience is not to be missed!

1  Thank Erin W
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

I was able to go with James on several tours with my family. All tours were were an enriching experience. On one of the tours we visited the Hout Bay Music Project; a music school for the children of the nearby township. On another tour, we were able to visit Abalimi Bezekhaya where women from the township grow vegetables. On the same tour, we were able to see a performance from the Thokozani Brothers where both the boys and girls sang beautiful songs.
Fantastic experience and great to share with the family.

Thank XPL2306
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

This was an exceptional experience. We visited four different non-profits and were able to observe some wonderful work being done in the community. We danced with the elderly, listened to children singing, saw marvelous gardens planted for and by locals and watched beading and other crafts being taught. All these projects contribute to helping bring the townships out of poverty. We owe it to ourselves to go and watch and contribute. Cape Town is a marvelous place for restaurants, museums and scenery, but that's only part of what should be seen.

Thank Nannysuef
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

I was very impressed with the quality of this Tour.
Our tour guide, Xolani was superb. His excellant knowledge of the townships was clearly communicated to us, with his skilled vocal vocabulary. His endless energy kept us regailed the entire Tour. He gave us great incite into the African cultures and his story of his imminent marriage and the Lobola ( payment to his future wifes family) that he was busy with negotiating was fasinating to hear.
The Tour gave all of us such a good insite into African life in the townships and it was important that we experienced this side of our community.
Recommended for everybody who visites South Africa.

1  Thank Phyllking
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We were a little nervous of taking our children (7and 10) on this tour but we are so glad we did - informative, real and truly inspirational I hope it will transform their lives. The projects we visited were diverse and the information we were given on all aspects of life in the townships really opened our eyes to the problems that are faced as well as the amazing optimism with which they are tackled. We visited a community garden and packing shed, kindergarden and an old people's day group all helping to give the communities real help.

1  Thank sarah s
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