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Imbizo Tours and Travel - Day Tours

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Address: Johannesburg, South Africa
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+27 11 838 2667

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Excellent Half-day Tour with Mandy

A friend of ours booked us for a half-day tour with Imbizo Tours, and we didn't really know what to expect. In the end we were very pleasantly surprised with Mandy doing an... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2016
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

A friend of ours booked us for a half-day tour with Imbizo Tours, and we didn't really know what to expect. In the end we were very pleasantly surprised with Mandy doing an excellent job as a guide through Soweto. During the three hours we had available she took us to very different neighborhoods, Mandela's house and other locations where... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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166 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 675 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Mandy spent 8 months in Ford Prison and despite this can still manage to smile at other people looking for the best in them. This takes more strength and bravery than most people have. I feel privileged to have spent the day with her. Her insight and humor are a priceless gift. If you find yourself in Johannesburg for a... More 

4 Thank fireman452
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Mandy is so knowledgable and accomplished, this was such an incredible experience for all of us. We only had 2 days in Jo'burg so we did the half day city tour straight into the Soweto shabeen crawl - first stop was Mandy's friends' shabeen, full of folks ready to invite us in and talk politics and current events over beer... More 

1 Thank reneegilinger
Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2016

This is a tour for those who want to have their preconceptions blown apart, to meet people close up, and experience what feels like a genuine introduction to Soweto. My friend and I enjoyed an unforgettable time with Mandy, who shared her passion for the city, its people and its history. I could not recommend Imbizo tours more highly.

1 Thank Marilyn T
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Going on tour with Mandy is not your average experience. I imagine if you're not talkative this is not going to be your thing, you better get into a larger tourist bus. However, if you like to interact, discuss, change locations spontaneously then you're in good hands with Mandy. We were talking, a lot, learned so much about history, politics,... More 

2 Thank grantlassie
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We have recently returned from 25 days in South Africa and our half day Soweto tour with Mandy Mantazana was a highlight (very different but on a par with the Hluhluwe Wildlife Park), so much so that we arranged a second tour - of "beer and music" - for the following day. And so we spent our last night in... More 

2 Thank Nigel B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

My boyfriend and I only had a day and half to spend in Johannesburg before our flight back to the US. We definitely knew that we wanted to do a tour of Soweto while in JoBurg. We went online to find a tour, but had some difficulty finding one so last minute. We came across Imbizo Tours and were lucky... More 

2 Thank IvanaS702
Tamborine Mountain, Australia
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165 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

I found out at the last minute that we had a free day in Joburg, so we decided to try a tour of Soweto. Mandy was the first person to get back to me for a half day tour. Soweto was nothing like nothing I had expected, the place is massive, I must admit I thought it would all be... More 

2 Thank Nick N
Batam, Indonesia
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315 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

After reading the story about Mandy we thought this would be an in-depth Soweto experience and where prepared to pay the higher cost to have Mandy herself touring us around. On hindsight it was a BIG disappointment. Mandy came late and we were cramped in a small car. We stopped at places where any tour would have visited and were... More 

3 Thank terbangbelanda
Boston, MA
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

From my first encounter with Mandy on the phone, I knew it was going to be a great tour. Jabu met me right on time and took me on a wonderfully personalized tour of Soweto that left me speechless. He's a brilliant man who really loves where he comes from and did a spectacular job of making me love it... More 

2 Thank dermotlahey

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