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Emzini Township Tour

#1 of 48 Tours in Knysna
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Address: Knysna, South Africa
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+27 44 382 1087

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Best townshiptour

We had an amazing experience with Emzini tours. I would recommend it to anyone, young, old, couples, families with kids. The tourguide Zee was the best guide ever, had a fun time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Luka t
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had an amazing experience with Emzini tours. I would recommend it to anyone, young, old, couples, families with kids. The tourguide Zee was the best guide ever, had a fun time with him. He gives lots of information about the township and situation in SA and is as well up for a laugh. Keep it up Zee!

Thank Luka t
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to do a township tour but had some concerns, we found out about the Emzini Tour half way through our SA trip while we were staying in Knysna and is was one of the highlights of our holiday. The whole set up is fantastic and very informative, Ella, Penny and Zee are doing a outstanding job in this... More 

Thank hutchingson
Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My wife and I were recommended this township tour, as it supports the township community. How impressed we were! Penny met us from outside our apartment in the minibus and we then met Ella, who was our host for the duration. What an inspirational and contagiously happy lady! Her work within the community and inspiring zest for life was truly... More 

Thank contentedone2017
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Such an interesting, informative tour and learned so much about the history of townships and understanding of their place in South Africa. Can't thank Ella and Penny enough for this outstanding experience. A must do!

Thank Anne H
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience with an amazing cause. Highly recommend it to all!!! My husband and I did it while we were traveling through South Africa on our honeymoon. Amazing people and an enlightening informational experience!!! Worth it all and so much more! Mama Ella and Penny have really set an amazing precedent to inform others. So blessed to have participated in... More 

Thank Emily M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We certainly did enjoy the tour and found it to be poignant and inspiring; it will certainly very much be a key part of our treasured memories of our wonderful holiday in South Africa. It was important to see both the legacy of apartheid and the progress that is being made as the new South Africa moves towards the future.... More 

Thank barlowbull26
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This provided us with a great window into township life, albeit of a township with a strong sense of community, relatively low crime rate and with an increasing proportion of well set out brick built houses. Ella led the tour through local shops, businesses, library and a lovely welcome in the creche. She came across as a driving force behind... More 

Thank MandC56
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

My wife and I were a bit skeptical about a township tour, as it felt a bit voyeuristic to us, but our skepticism was proved wrong upon meeting our hosts, Mama Ella and Zee (sorry if I got the names wrong). We were given a very informative tour of the Knysna township, which involved speaking to locals, visiting local businesses,... More 

Thank Brendan M
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Guided by the very personable 'Zee' a resident of the Knysna township we had a great insight into township life. Knysna is not a typical 'shantytown' but a developing community where the government rebuilding programme is much in evidence. We learned much about township life, visiting and talking to some of the tradespeople but the highlight of the 'tour' was... More 

Thank greygaps
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

It's possible to travel through the Western Cape with little contact with the majority black population, except through being served in restaurants and petrol stations, so a township tour is the best way of getting a balanced view of the country. We chose this tour because the proceeds directly benefit a number of important projects. Our guide was very welcoming... More 

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