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Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist
Ranked #13 of 152 Tours in Johannesburg
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Owner description: Take a daily trip into Soweto and other Townships such as Alexandra and Diepsloot, South Africa, as a photojournalist and discover exciting happenings in the Townships. As we set out we plan a theme. It could be people staring out their shack windows, residents with umbrellas (see here) or growing food or whatever we decide. I photograph, you photograph and at the end of the trip, you will receive a CD with photos of the trip or the photos dropboxed to you. We discuss what makes great photo! Improve on photography while enjoying South African township life. Join us up to 5 people per group. Bring Cameras! A hat for the sun. Most of all, bring your creativity!
Reviewed September 1, 2018

My husband, 11 year-old son and I had the pleasure of spending the day in Soweto and the Apartheid Museum with Ilan.

He is a very caring, cultured, friendly and easy-going person.He is also very good with children. He managed to make our son smile and even pose for some pictures. He took us around Soweto and Kliptown where we met and interacted with the locals. What a fantastic experience that was! He also took beautiful pictures during the tour.

Ilan's tour is not a run- of -the- mill one. You will have a great time and learn a lot about the community. I highly recommend it!

Thank Angelinna
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Of Johannesburg. We were fortunate enough to be on a day tour and go to this part of the city. Shacks, goats, an entirely different way of living. These people are on line for better housing but mean time they live in this neighborhood. A must see!

Thank seetheworld010
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Ilan is a great man who will make you meet great people in Soweto. This is absolutely not the usual guide for tourists. This “crazy white man in Soweto”, as he describes himself, knows so many people in Kliptown where he supports community projects. Doing this visit you will contribute to the projects, like a kindergarten or a playground for this shinning community. Our three kids and teens loved the experience and discovered how life can be colorful and joyful in what looks to us as a tough reality. Thank you so much Mr Ilan !

Thank fredforsteve
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TourSoweto, Owner at Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Hi. Thanks so much for the kind words. Hopefully you will come back to visit South Africa again.
Cheers
Ilan

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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Spending a day with Ilan touring Soweto was a rare privilege. We got to meet dozens of local people and wonderful, beautiful children of all ages. We visited some homes, shared a birthday cake (my wife) with friends of Ilan’s, delivered a walker which Ilan donated to a handicapped woman, visited a day care center and school that he helps support & on & on. We gained a great deal of knowledge about Nelson Mandela, Apartheid and other major issues faced by the citizens of Soweto.

Thank paul3776
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

My girlfriend and I contacted Ilan to visit Soweto and Johannesburg in the only day we had in town (middle of July). Ilan was so nice to take us first to Soweto, in particular Kliptown, where he helps the local community and its school. It was an overwhelming experience and a true glimpse of real situation of certain part of South Africa. We had the opportunity to mix with and talk to the people, visit the local school and the local market. Ilan has a deep knowledge of the South African history and culture and he seems to know every single person on the street :) ! We also had the chance to meet a local street artist who took us on a small tour to see his masterpieces. Ilan is not only a great photographer and guide but an extremely positive, talkative and social person, which will make your day super enjoyable. We also had the time to see the main points of Joburgh and its amazing street art.

Thanks again Ilan for making our day in Johannesburg unforgettable!

Thank Francesco D
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