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Uthando Tours

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Address: 9 Princes Road | Harfield Village, Cape Town Central 7708, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 683 8523
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Uthando (Love) South Africa is an internationally award winning, unique and...

Uthando (Love) South Africa is an internationally award winning, unique and innovative Non Profit and Fair Trade certified company. The aim of Uthando is to raise funds and other forms of assistance for 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.

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Inspiring and rewarding experience!!

We visited 4 community projects and had the opportunity to interact with many individual throughout the half day tour. It's unbelievable the resilience that we found in every... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited 4 community projects and had the opportunity to interact with many individual throughout the half day tour. It's unbelievable the resilience that we found in every single one, despite all challenges that they have. It's not a tour, it is a life changing and touching experience that will transform you in some many ways! It was a honor... More 

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your view. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In October I had the privilege of joining the Uthando tour on a guided visit to community upliftment projects around the Cape environs, and can heartily endorse comments made by Sean M and Alison P et all. It is truly a wonderful experience - something to be enjoyed by South Africans as well as overseas visitors. The Outreach project by... More 

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review and contribution in making visible difference to the local communities. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This day trip was an absolute highlight! Our guide took us to 3 projects and meeting the people working there was fanstastic. They were so welcoming and interesting and so quietly proud of all their hard work and achievements. Our 13 year old daughter was not sure at first but she enjoyed the day as much as we did and... More 

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and taking time in coming out with us. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the half day Uthando tour. It was such a rare opportunity to meet some wonderful South Africans that are working to help others learn skills to provide for themselves. We visited four community projects in the Khayelitsha township. We were forever touched by their kindness! Make sure you go on this tour.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently visited South Africa and booked a tour with Uthando , it was the highlight of our trip ! We were collected by Xolani ( our guide for the morning ) his knowledge of the history of South Africa was fantastic , delivered with such passion and enthusiasm. We visited three different projects, ending with the community centre for... More 

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for giving us half day of your holiday in Cape Town. It is with great joy and pleasure to expose wonderful work done in our local communities. More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the most fantastic time on the tour - Xolani was great and took us to 4 wonderful places that they are helping - a garden project "gardening is cool" , a crèche , a community project helping with health , beading activities and after school activities and the Maccasar pottery project. it was great to see first hand the... More 

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Thank you for sharing your experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Friday 28th October I had the privilege of joining the Uthando Tour for a guided visit to several community upliftment projects around the Cape Town environs. Overall, James Fearney's knowledge of the recent sociopolitical history of South Africa and its impact on diverse communities was thorough and detailed, with a strong ethos of the constructive approach developed by the... More 

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XolaniMaseko, Guide Tour at Uthando Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and we are glad time spent with us and community projects was moving and uplifting. Share Love, share Uthando!! More 

Willington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say? Only praise!!! My wife and myself went on holiday to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday, we had 19 nights and a very varied holiday. Although we enjoyed every part of the holiday, our visit on the Uthando township tour will remain in our memory for the rest of our lives. This tour was recommended by our... More 

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this review

Thank for your so very much for coming out with Uthando, it is always a great pleasure and privilege showcasing incredible and amazing local initiatives geared at developing and empowering people. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had the privilege this morning of doing a tour with the CEO of Uthando,James Fernie.Uthando promises on their website to " constantly strivie to offer TRULY inspiring, authentic and meaningful experiences WHILE doing good, showcasing remarkable stories AND helping to raise money for innovative community projects. "We shine a light on beautiful people, doing incredible things WHILE helping them"... More 

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Such a truly moving morning with a special offering, thank you for your review. More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Its hard to put into words the value Uthando tours brings to the validation of community born and run efforts in and near Cape Town as well as to the incredible power of sharing these experiences with a wider global community. I have worked in international community development for over six years and I have never encountered a tourism operation... More 

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XolaniMaseko, Tour Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautiful of words of support and we are always trilled and grateful to showcase amazing work done in our South African communities by true leaders. More 

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