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Uthando Tours

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Address: 9 Princes Road | Harfield Village, Cape Town Central 7708, South Africa
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+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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An inspiring and interesting tour

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stops: a garden, community center, and preschool were inspiring and informative. Definitely a highlight of... More 

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 definite a place where you have an opportunity to see for your self how the... More 

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this review

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What sets Uthando apart from any other cultural activity that I have experienced throughout the years is that they exist to UPLIFT their partners and do not exploit an unfortunate situation for the sake of tourism. Xolani and James live from their heart and it shows. I was fortunate to spend time with Uthando/Xolani today and was immediately struck by... More 

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this review

Heart-felt thank you for your review. It is always with honour and great humanity showcasing the work done to empower and develop the disadvantaged communities. We are proud of the efforts made by real heroes and heroens in our societies and in us (all of us) continuing in coming together and providing much needed support and assistance. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was the highlight of our trip to South Africa. It really gave us an incredible insight into the complicated history of the country but at the same time we were overwhelmed and heartened by the energy, positivity and vision of the people we were fortunate enough to meet and utterly inspired by our tour guide Xonali Maseko. It was... More 

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It was a prevelage and pleasure meeting you and thank you for your heart felt review, greatly appreaciated. More 

London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I joined the Uthando tour on 2 December and it proved to be one of the highlights of my trip to Cape Town. While central Cape Town is a bubble of wealth and comfort, it was the trip to the townships with Uthando that opened our eyes to the real Cape Town. The disparity of lifestyle and housing between the... More 

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review, it was a humbling festival experience shared by all. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It was one of my highlights of our trip to South Africa. We visited 4 different programs related to helping women to learn a craft, a preschool, a community garden and a program dedicated to senior citizens. Xolani was a wonderful guide and gave us great context about the townships and specific neighborhoods we visited. This was a very personal... More 

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A rewarding experience for each and everyone that was part of the excursion and thank you for the review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

When planning our trip to Cape Town, I had no interest in doing a township tour, it just didn't feel right to me. So when Uthando first popped up on my radar, I wasn't very interested, but then I began reading about it. I visited their website, I watched the videos, and I became inspired, as did my three children.... More 

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this review

Thank you family for taking part in our philanthropic tours and for allowing the work done in our communities inspire you and special thanks for taking time in writing this review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had an amazing tour trough the townships where we visited multiple start-ups such as the Spinach King, there we had the opportunity to taste some spinach dishes and hear about his meet up with Richard Branson, after that we went to visit a local school where the kids grow spinach for the Spinach King and we played some soccer... More 

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Wonderful meeting you all and thank you for the review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We had a tour from James. Great Guy. He showed us a lot of things. The townships, a bicycle tour around the city. We also visited Some entrepreneurs, with great ideas. Which was really inspiring. A great experience if i had to summarize and highly recommendable!

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I really enjoyed the Uthando Tour. Our guide, James was really friendly. He is the best tour guide you can imagine! The different places we visited are really interesting. Along the way James told us so much about the people, the hobbits, traditions etc. So I learned a lot. He takes you to places where you would never go to... More 

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Much appreciate your review, thank you. More 

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