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Uthando Tours

| Harfield Village, Cape Town Central 7708, South Africa
+27 21 683 8523
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Amazing work being done

Uthando (love) is a non- profit organization attempting to help township residents escape their... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
William J
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Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States
Inspiring!

Xolani gave us an amazing background of the issues in SA en route to Khayalitsha. We were inspired... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
N2665YOsandrad
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Toronto, Canada
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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 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 !
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| Harfield Village, Cape Town Central 7708, South Africa
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+27 21 683 8523

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Uthando (love) is a non- profit organization attempting to help township residents escape their below poverty level of life. Schools for children, urban gardening and women's empowerment groups are just some of the activities sponsored. A very noble cause in a land that needs much...More

Thank William J
Uthando, Manager at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review, it was such a pleasure meeting you and spending the morning with you. love James

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Xolani gave us an amazing background of the issues in SA en route to Khayalitsha. We were inspired by three completely different township experiences - a day care center, an animal clinic and a women's vegetable garden center, as well as a wonderful choir stop!...More

Thank N2665YOsandrad
XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your inspiring review, such response keeps us going and support us in the pursuit of developing communities and contributes in the efforts of informing the world of the amazing work done in South African local communities.

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We spent a wonderful morning with Xolani visiting three projects in the Khayelitsha township - a women's centre (including the most incredibly performance by a teenage choir), children's daycare centre and ballet school. Each visit gave us a completely different but unique and inspiring insight...More

Thank Richard S
Uthando, Owner at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you so much for the great feedback, we truly value our clients feedback and appreciate the time and effort to write a review for Uthando and the beautiful people and projects that we visit. love James

Reviewed 6 April 2017

We visited four community programs and it was a moving and inspiring program. The work that Uthando and the program organizers do is so impressive. We are eager to support these and similar programs. Seeing the city through this tour was a perfect way to...More

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thank you for the amazing review, we are glad your time with us was special. Looking forward to hosting you and your children next time you are in Cape Town.

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Uthando guide, Xolani, led our family (ages 9-51) on a visit to Khayelitsha Township that we will never forget. We learned so much and were amazed and inspired by the people we met there and the work that they are doing. We were able to...More

Thank Orangegrovetraveller
XolaniMaseko, Tour Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Thank you so much for your heart-felt review and we are greatful to have contributed to a meaningful experience.

Reviewed 13 March 2017

The founders of this organization are doing really important things to help South Africans help themselves, working within the community to expand skills and knowledge. It was an inspiring morning and a rare opportunity to meet people dedicated to making an important difference in the...More

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Uthando, General Manager at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you so much for the very kinds words and amazing feedback. It such a privilege for Uthando to introduce people to each other with a view to learning and sharing our common humanity. the title of your review is so profound, and makes me...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

I am currently living in Capetown for a few months (from the US). My parents were visiting me and I thought this would be a great excursion to learn more about the culture here. This tour was time well spent and we all thoroughly enjoyed...More

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank youbso much for your great review.

Reviewed 24 February 2017

This was a half-day morning trip (you must check availability and book in advance). It was excellent, and I would highly recommend it. Xolani was our wonderful guide for the morning, who explains a lot about the townships including stereotypes about them, how and why...More

Thank alexpea
XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it is both a privilege and an honor to share our communities.

Reviewed 17 February 2017

This tour is a chance to learn about the townships and meet people who are working hard to make their communities better places to live. Our guide was excellent in his review of South African history and enthusiastically answered all of our questions. Our three...More

Thank Diane B
XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you for such a great review.

Reviewed 7 February 2017

I and my friend visited South Africa for the first time. I wanted to see more of the culture and what the locals were doing. The Uthando tour was recommended. The hard work, dedication, energy and passion of those involved is overwhelming. It is a...More

Thank JudieRFindlay
XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank for coming out with us and sharing the moments that make our tours especial.

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DaisyMay56
Do you get to choose which of the projects you are interested in? Or do they choose for you?
20 June 2016|
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Response from XolaniMaseko | Property representative |
Hi Reviewer, thank you for the question. You can certainly choose provided availability of the chosen projects and such if done in advance. But do note projects are subject to availability.
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fitfunfab
How do i make a reservation? Is transportation available to my hotel and back?
14 December 2015|
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Response from XolaniMaseko | Property representative |
You can make a reservation on our website. Yes transportation is available from and back to the hotel/guesthouse in and around the City Bowl area.
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