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Imbizo Tours and Travel - Day Tours

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Address: Johannesburg, South Africa
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A Soweto Tour from a very personal perspective

If you want a personal Soweto tour with someone who knows the township since childhood and was an eyewitness to and victim of the repression there under apartheid, Mandy is your... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2014
New York, NY
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New York, NY
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Reviewed 4 October 2014

If you want a personal Soweto tour with someone who knows the township since childhood and was an eyewitness to and victim of the repression there under apartheid, Mandy is your best choice. My husband and I took her half-day tour, riding in her car, and were impressed by her ebullient personality and deep knowledge of the place. And the... More 

4 Thank E.Bachman
Moscow, Russia
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

If dinner in Johannesburg Shopping Mall is just not your kind of thing, then a night out in Soweto with Mandy is probably just what you need. We had a fun and interesting night visiting bars and dance clubs in Soweto. Mandy took us to a selection of bars where we talked politics and football with Mandy and her friends.... More 

2 Thank Markie500
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

After returning from a three-week trip to Africa, one experience and person keeps returning to my mind; an afternoon in Soweto and Mandy Mankazana. If you want to open your heart and mind to Soweto, go with Mandy. She'll make you feel comfortable and will show you an inside view that you couldn't see with someone who hasn't lived and... More 

2 Thank kgirard11
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

We took a half day tour to Soweto and it was a good experience. Very open and interactive It's the second time for me. Mandy was showing us the good and the bad. We drive through different areas, hospital, residential houses of all types... The most amazing thing to me is the contrast. At the market we bought several kilos... More 

2 Thank DavidAmetlla
Paris, France
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We did the 9-1 tour with Mandy and her trainee who both live in Soweto. Mandy was highly knowledgeable about the history of Soweto, South Africa and apartheid. She was very open and funny and answered all of our questions honestly and objectively. In the morning on Sunday we went to Church which was an incredible experience as everyone was... More 

2 Thank MC862014
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Zo was an amazing tour guide for my day in Soweto and JoBerg with Imbizo Tours. She was full of first-hand knowledge about the people and places of Soweto and was very helpful. I particularly loved giving oranges and bananas to the children in the poorer area of Soweto. Lunch was delicious! The Apartheid museum was sobering.

2 Thank Suzanne E
New York City
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159 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

I did a full day tour with Imbizo. This included a drive around Soweto, a visit to the Mandela House, Pieterson Museum, lunch and the Apartheid Museum. The Apartheid Museum is very well done and should not be missed. A very powerful experience. The Mandela House is a bit of a disappointment as the tours are not that great and... More 

3 Thank aps101
St. Louis
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94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We had heard about tours like this in various cities in South Africa and decided that we wanted a guide who actually lived in Soweto, which brought us to Mandy of Imbizo Tours (thanks to trip advisor). She is terrific as was her charming guide-in-training, Zo, who also accompanied us. Went on a Sunday morning, 9 to 1, which was... More 

4 Thank ulysses06
Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We decided at the last minute to take an afternoon tour of Soweto before our flight left, and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our three-week trip to South Africa. I worried that a Soweto tour would be a bus full of tourists gawking at poor people, but it turned out to be more like an... More 

2 Thank OlySilver
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

An interesting & informative tour by Mandy of a number of different townships within Soweto. She is very knowledgeable about the areas visited

2 Thank FionaDoonhamer

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