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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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Study trip Nyenrode in Cape Town

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Kars V

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 2 days ago NEW

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice tour, visited really interesting places. We were told very interesting stories by enthusiastic people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This tour is a safe, secure visit of what was once known as Township 2 outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Our tour guide was born and raised in this township and gave us his insight of growing up there. We stopped at several locations, among which was a Woman's Center, a Day Care Program and a Senior Citizen Center.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 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 4 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 4 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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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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 

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