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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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Amazingly authentic visit

An amazingly authentic visit with Ilan who will make you discover real Soweto in total security and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
georgeskoller
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Brussels, Belgium
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Interesting Experience During The Soweto Tour

Picked up the small mini transfer bus outside Gold Reef / City Casino Hotel on Friday 10/11/17 for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen N
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Rockdale, Australia
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazingly authentic visit with Ilan who will make you discover real Soweto in total security and with real love for the people there. He is well connected with all the locals and really tries to help them ongoingly. No fake. He’s got amazing stories...More

Thank georgeskoller
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked up the small mini transfer bus outside Gold Reef / City Casino Hotel on Friday 10/11/17 for a short Soweto Tour. Overall the driver & tour guide was informative on the area of Soweto & its history. Met up with some wonderful cheerful locals...More

Thank Stephen N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic day with Ilan who shared his experiences and knowledge, introducing us to the wonderful people in this community. It is obvious that Ilan is well thought of by the way we were welcomed, We also found the trip round Klip town...More

Thank Peter D
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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 Peter, How are you? Thanks so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to take you on the trip with me. Your photos will be on the way soon. Cheers Ilan

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

The Soweto tour with Ilan was an extraordinary experience, a glimpse of the real life and struggles of the Soweto community. He is a really friendly guy and in the short time we spent together we learned a great deal from him. It was an...More

Thank Crisa82
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TourSoweto, Owner at Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Hi Guys Thanks so much for the kind words. It was great to take you with me to Soweto. I have sent you the link to the photos of the trip. I hope you like them. Cheers Ilan

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Lou Reed sang "Just a perfect day", and that's exactly what you will have when you will do this tour with Ilan (because you must do it). What a lovely day we had, meeting his friends in Soweto. If you need a feel good moment,...More

Thank Alexandre D
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TourSoweto, Owner at Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Bonjour Alexandre, Thanks so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to take you and your family on my photographic trip of Soweto. I will be uploading the photos of your trip to Dropbox in the next few days, especially the ones of...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

A very well developed township that has great attractions line Mandela's house, Tutu's house, and many more.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

For sure the best tour I ever had! Before coming to Soweto I was scared that it might feel like I would go to a zoo taking pictures of people and I want to meet and learn when I go somewhere and not just be...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

We had the most memorable trip to Soweto with Ilan. Both of us initially felt awkward going to visit Soweto but Ilan soon allayed our fears and explained that we were visiting a happy commuity that would be glad to see us and this was...More

Thank Taralara44
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TourSoweto, Owner at Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Hey Thanks so much for the kind words. Hopefully you will come on another photo trip with me again. Cheers Ilan

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

An amazing and emotional experience in Soweto. Ilan’s passion and love for the community, food, music and plight of kliptown brings you close to people struggling with little support but getting together to improve their lives. We wandered down the street and were greeted with...More

1  Thank Eugene C
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

ilan created one of the best days of my monthlong trip to southern africa. i say 'people' day, because the smiles of the people that i met in soweto will live with me forever...and i have ilan's amazing photos to remind me of the experience...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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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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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
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