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Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist

59 2nd Avenue, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
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Amazing Tour with Ilan

We had a great time with Ilan going around Soweto. The trip was very moving, meeting the people who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
avieskinazi
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Fantastic time

Ilan Ossendryver tells me he is a photographer who takes people along for the journey not a tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paddy O
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Benalla, Australia
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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!
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time with Ilan going around Soweto. The trip was very moving, meeting the people who live there. Ilan knows the people and they love him. They welcomed us with open arms and showed us around. We hope to come back soon...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ilan Ossendryver tells me he is a photographer who takes people along for the journey not a tour guide and he is totally correct. Yesterday we did a 6 hour total Mandela / Soweto tour that was outstanding. This great and decent human being has...More

Thank Paddy O
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TourSoweto, Owner at Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paddy, How are you? Thanks for the amazing feedback. I am glad you got to see Soweto and the other areas of Johannesburg like the Ponte building that you had read about. and that all enjoyed the rest of my photo trip. I will...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a fantastic day with Ilan touring Soweto. He has a very unique perspective of being both and outsider and an insider and his knowledge of the history and collapse of apartheid is extensive. Neither of us knew what to expect...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

My husband and I did this trip with Ilan back in 2014 and wanted to come back with our family. It was an absolute highlight of our trip to South Africa. This doesn't feel like a tourist trip because it is so personal being just...More

Thank Louise C
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

An amazingly authentic visit with Ilan who will make you discover real Soweto in total security and with real love for the people there. He is well connected with all the locals and really tries to help them ongoingly. No fake. He’s got amazing stories...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Picked up the small mini transfer bus outside Gold Reef / City Casino Hotel on Friday 10/11/17 for a short Soweto Tour. Overall the driver & tour guide was informative on the area of Soweto & its history. Met up with some wonderful cheerful locals...More

Thank Stephen N
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

We had a fantastic day with Ilan who shared his experiences and knowledge, introducing us to the wonderful people in this community. It is obvious that Ilan is well thought of by the way we were welcomed, We also found the trip round Klip town...More

Thank Peter D
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TourSoweto, Owner at Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Hi Peter, How are you? Thanks so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to take you on the trip with me. Your photos will be on the way soon. Cheers Ilan

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

The Soweto tour with Ilan was an extraordinary experience, a glimpse of the real life and struggles of the Soweto community. He is a really friendly guy and in the short time we spent together we learned a great deal from him. It was an...More

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TourSoweto, Owner at Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Hi Guys Thanks so much for the kind words. It was great to take you with me to Soweto. I have sent you the link to the photos of the trip. I hope you like them. Cheers Ilan

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Lou Reed sang "Just a perfect day", and that's exactly what you will have when you will do this tour with Ilan (because you must do it). What a lovely day we had, meeting his friends in Soweto. If you need a feel good moment,...More

Thank Alexandre D
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TourSoweto, Owner at Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Bonjour Alexandre, Thanks so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to take you and your family on my photographic trip of Soweto. I will be uploading the photos of your trip to Dropbox in the next few days, especially the ones of...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

A very well developed township that has great attractions line Mandela's house, Tutu's house, and many more.

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funnydude
13 May 2018|
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Response from TourSoweto | Property representative |
Hi There FunnyDude, I would love to take you on a Soweto trip. Here are the details of the trip and other trips available: Departure time for trip I will pick you up at 09:00am from your hotel and drop you off there... More
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RenaeG76
5 January 2018|
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Response from TourSoweto | Property representative |
Hi This is usually a private trip. But we can always ask if you can join another party. Thanks Ilan
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Ibrahim S
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Response from Conradsz | Reviewed this property |
Based on our trip in March 2017, the base charge for a 4 - 6 hour tour was R1800 or about $150. There was a surcharge for the weekends due to traffic around another $30. The cost does include pick up and drop off at your... More
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