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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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Zagater37

Spending a day with Ilan touring Soweto was a rare privilege. We got to meet dozens of local people... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
paul3776
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Paramus, New Jersey
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Best way to experience Soweto!

My girlfriend and I contacted Ilan to visit Soweto and Johannesburg in the only day we had in town... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Francesco D
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Leuven, Belgium
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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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59 2nd Avenue, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spending a day with Ilan touring Soweto was a rare privilege. We got to meet dozens of local people and wonderful, beautiful children of all ages. We visited some homes, shared a birthday cake (my wife) with friends of Ilan’s, delivered a walker which Ilan...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I contacted Ilan to visit Soweto and Johannesburg in the only day we had in town (middle of July). Ilan was so nice to take us first to Soweto, in particular Kliptown, where he helps the local community and its school. It...More

Thank Francesco D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ilan took us ( myself, my husband, and our daughters age 13 and 10) on a tour of Johannesburg and Soweto at the end of June. From the moment he picked us up at our hotel we felt completely at ease and he is incredibly...More

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TourSoweto, Owner at Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Guys, Thanks so much for the review. I really appreciate it. Hope to see you on South Africa again. Cheers Ilan

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have a 6hr tour with Ilan recently around the Soweto area. Having read the reviews on TA my expectations were very high, and Ilan and the Soweto area did not disappoint! Ilan is very knowledgeable about the history of apartheid...More

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TourSoweto, Owner at Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi guys, Thanks so much for your review. I really appreciate the kind words. Everyday, going into Kliptown Soweto inspires me. There is nothing as great as bringing love and joy to children. See you all soon. Cheers Ilan

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

After hearing so many negative things about Jo'Berg this experience was the perfect antidote to all the negative press. Ilan passed his enthusiasm for the city on to us and we saw areas of Sowetho and met some fantastic individuals that we would not have...More

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TourSoweto, Owner at Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi Rebecca, How are you? I am so happy that you liked the trip and all the photos that I sent you. Johannesburg is an amazing city to explore. Next time you come to South Africa again, I will take you to other places in...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We had a full day tour to Soweto and Alexandra with Ilhan in May. We had such an incredible experience. Ilhan was very flexible with what we did and took us around to the different sites and areas we were interested in. Ilhan is very...More

Thank Peter S
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TourSoweto, Owner at Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hey Peter, Thanks so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to show you around. I hope you like the photographs I sent of you the trip. If you are ever in this part of the world again, look me up to experience...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 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 7 May 2018

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 8 May 2018

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

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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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