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Uthando Tours

| Harfield Village, Cape Town Central 7708, South Africa
+27 21 683 8523
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Cultural Eye-opener

Going to see how the people who were and are segregated from the white opportunities is an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda W
Uthando means Love

I had the best time on this Township tour with a twist! It was an incredible touching experience... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hamburg, Germany
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going to see how the people who were and are segregated from the white opportunities is an eye-opener. The people are so warm even though they have so little, it is inspiring. Our guide was very knowledgable and open. We have a fuller understanding of...More

Thank Linda W
XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for booking with us and allowing us to showcase our communities and great work done to develop previously disadvantaged persons & communities in Cape Town.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the best time on this Township tour with a twist! It was an incredible touching experience because you literally experience projects in the Township of Kayelitsha (Uthando supports 45 prjects in total!!) and the people behind these projects tell their story. The touching...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Xolani, our guide for the tour, was excellent in explaining how the townships started and life there today. It was so inspiring to see the children in their new day care building, the women's center and the gardening center. I really enjoyed the gardening center...More

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such kind words and we are glad that you were able to learn more about the good work done in our communities.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Uthando takes you on an inspiring set of visits to get to know what regular people are doing to make the lives of others in their community better. In a morning we visited in one township an organic garden and a community center with tutoring,...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

We took our 3 children, 7, 11 and 14 off on a very well run tour. Our guide was honest and insightful into township life (cleverly giving us enough information for adults to answer our questions, but not to terrify the children). We saw 3...More

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for taking time in writing this review, it always our aim and purpose to impact positively to travelers holiday experiences thus engaging authentically with amazing local doing wonderful work in our communities. We are honored to have contribute and providing a highlight of...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

The visit of some of your projects in the Cape Flats was very impressive and encouraging; we are thankful for the nice and well-informed guidance of Xolani. We will recommend the tour anytime to any friends of ours visiting CT.

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Enkosi kakhulu "Thank you so much", from the Team Uthando as we celebrate and embrace humanity...

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Thanks for giving us the opportunity of being part of Uthando whilst getting in insight into the different projects of the townships. This tour offered much more than we could have expected from any of the touristy township tours. Worth taking. I am considering going...More

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you so much for joining us and visiting our community partners in development and empowerment. It is always of great importance to engage in a responsible and fair trade principles manner, as such our visits to the communities are of great benefit to the...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Cape Town has a lot to offer any visitor - stunning scenery, great food, cool bars and warm and friendly locals. It also has its political history and its challenges. Uthando was a great way to become more informed and see the positive efforts that...More

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Uthando, General Manager at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you so much, or in Xhosa, enkosi kakhulu, for the wonderful review. Team Uthando is really passionate about ensuring that visitors understand the history of our country, while meeting truly inspiring and remarkable South Africans doing great work in their communities. love James

Reviewed 7 October 2017

We toured 3 locations - garden, skills center & Home from Home preschool. Wonderful experience! Our tour guide Xolani was awesome! Special treat was a performance by Major Voices - a group of young men singers who were amazing!

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review, we always aim to showcase positive work done in our communities.

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We toured with Xolani to three sites supported by Uthando. It included a pre-school, community garden, and a woman's training and empowerment center. They were located in townships near Cape Town and close to several shanty towns. It was gratifying to see the good work...More

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your kind and on point review, as you noted we working tirelessly in providing solutions to problem facing our communities and through tourism engagements we are managing to change and improve their outlook by supporting the initiatives.

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Maggie P
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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
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.