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

59 2nd Avenue, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
+27 72 368 9344
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Enlightening and Sobering

When we planned this we thought we would be locked in a secure bus with a bunch of other tourists... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
James F
Gunnedah, Australia
Amazing Experence

I am 13 years-old, and I went on the tour with my 10 year-old brother and Mom from Canada. Both my... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Victoria, Canada
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59 2nd Avenue, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
+27 72 368 9344

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Reviewed 5 days ago

When we planned this we thought we would be locked in a secure bus with a bunch of other tourists rubber-necking our way thru "dangerous" Soweto. Little did we realise that Ilan has such a wealth of experience and knows the area so well. It...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I am 13 years-old, and I went on the tour with my 10 year-old brother and Mom from Canada. Both my brother and I found it very interesting and informative. I was a bit worried at first, but I did not feel unsafe at all...More

1  Thank jacobsmit
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We have taken city tours in a dozen or more cities, but our tour of Soweto with Ilan stands out as our most engaging and moving experience. Ilan has an absolute passion for the character and plight of the people of Soweto. He has perfected...More

Thank Conradsz
Reviewed 6 March 2017

When I booked with Ilan, it was because we shared a similar background and I was interested in hearing about his personal life/experiences/views not only in South Africa but his time living in Israel as well. Not only did I appreciate every minute of the...More

Thank gidget2
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Mandela home town you must visit his small house which still has items of his before he went to prison, for example his boxing awards, boots, furniture, the house visit is a very peaceful and overwhelming experience to know that he actually lived there... don't...More

Thank melzjamz
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and myself enjoyed our tour with Ilan very much. It was both informative and casual, the people and surroundings were wonderful and we felt emerged into the culture of Johannesburg. The historic aspect was also interesting and we would recommend this tour to...More

Thank Tessaziz
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I had the pleasure of a one on one tour with Ilan on a Monday. He picked me up from my hotel and drove me to Soweto via various suburbs of Joburg. Ilan's weatlh of local knowledge is truly amazing. During my hours with Ilan,...More

Thank wherewhenwhat
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Wow, this tour was truly one of the best things we experienced in South Africa. Ilan shared his personal and impressive life story with us and gave us an insight in how it is to work with the wonderful people from the township. He also...More

Thank Dion N
Reviewed 30 January 2017

One can't get closer to reality than this. Ilan has a contagious passion: a passion for the people of Soweto which he combines with his passion for photography. Through his historical knowledge, life experiences and his personal contacts (and through his camera lens), you will...More

Thank Marie G
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We chose Ilan's tour because he offered something different; we were not disappointed. Our kids are 11 and 14 and after hearing from people about the crime in Johannesburg, my wife and I were slightly nervous about Soweto. At the same time, we didn't just...More

1  Thank phun-key
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Will I be collected and dropped back from my hotel? How long is the tour? What time does the tour start and complete? How much is the tour? How do I book from Australia? I will be there in May - what is the appropriate thing to wear? What toys are appropriate to bring to the tour? (can I buy these from Australia before I arrive- pencils, little koalas?)
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Response from Massimiliano F | Reviewed this property |
The tour begins calmly at 9:30 am, and can last several hours according to the proposed activities, but until the early afternoon. You can contact Ian through its website, and will get you to the hotel. The cost is about... More