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

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Address: 59 2nd Avenue, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
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+27 72 368 9344
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Take a daily trip into Soweto and other Townships such as Alexandra and...

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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Ilan Ossendryver is a legend

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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, I saw that he has been tirelessly assisting the Soweto community in various projects and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 shared some of SA history and we learned a lot. The people in the township... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 (literally) step into the everyday life in Soweto. Don't go if you just want to... More 

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Thank Marie G
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 want to be those tourists with their noses pressed up against the window inside the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

What an amazing experience it was going with Ilan on a tour to Soweto. We all thoroughly enjoyed this life changing experience. Such a special day

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South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

A day with Ilan is more than a tour. It's a life-changing experience. To be honest, this is not the first Soweto tour I've ever been on. We once took one of the popular, air-conditioned bus tours of Soweto that stops at the museums, Mandela's house, etc. There is absolutely no comparison between one of these and Ilan's tour. On... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Not only deeply moving and educational, but Ilan is a phenomenon, an example of integrating tourism and community building. Something great to see.

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

Hi Paul F. Thank you for kind words. Its great to show people South Africa and at the same time, making a difference! Hope to take you on another trip in the future. Cheers Ilan More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

What a wonderful way to experience Soweto - through the eyes of a photo journalist. Ilan was so passionate about the people of Soweto. He made sure we saw the different ways people lived. Kliptown is a must see. Well I should say you should meet the people of Kliptown. I think I smiled more while there than any other... More 

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

Hi QueenMemphis, Thanks so much for the review. I am glad i made you smile alot! Come back to South Africa for more smiling! :) Cheers Ilan More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

3 of us did a half day private tour of Soweto. As others have said, Ilan is an incredible guide and photographer. The interaction with locals in the Klipsburg community is warm, genuine and positive. If possible contact Ilan in advance to see if there any things you can bring to donate to the community (such as pens or toys... More 

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

Hi Savvy_dave, Thanks so much for your review. I really appreciate the kind words about my photographic trip. See you back in South Africa again. Cheers Ilan More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I'm going to start by saying that Ilan's tour of Soweto has been one of the highlights of my trip thus far. Ilan is amazing and a truly passionate and dedicated human. His relationship with Soweto and love for its people go way back and is a story onto itself. At the present time, it's to my understanding that, Ilan... More 

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

Hi Henny, How are you? Thanks so much for coming on my photo trip. It was a pleasure to take you to see Soweto as a photographer. I am also glad that you like the photos that I sent to you from the trip. Take care and have a great 2017 and see you back in South Africa. Cheers Ilan More 

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