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Atamela Tours

Soweto 1860, South Africa
+27 78 798 8627
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Two-day tour of Johannesburg

We arranged with Thuli for her two-day tour of Johannesburg. It was a thorough and at many times... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Southwest USA
Well done!

My family of 4 spent 2 days with Thuli on the Contrast and Soweto tours. Although the schedule was... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Desmond M
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ATAMELA - "Your gateway to South African culture and its people”!ATAMELA, meaning 'come closer', was established in 1999 to provide authentic guidance to vistors of South Africa. The name aims is to build a bridge between Africans, white South Africans and visitors that come from other countries/continents through cultural tour packages. Our logo-design emphasizes this through the three roads that meet in the middle. The three roads represent our visitors, us Africans and our white South African counterparts that meet through our tours. They are all equal and they meet to share different life experiences and thus learn from each other.Culture means "A way of life". This can further be defined as the usual way of behaving or acting by a certain group of people from a specific area and country.Our core business is selling cultural tour packages that are different from your normal sightseeing or beach holidays.
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Soweto 1860, South Africa
+27 78 798 8627
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

We arranged with Thuli for her two-day tour of Johannesburg. It was a thorough and at many times sobering view of a city that has come a long way since the end of Apartheid, but still faces many challenges. We visited the poorest and richest...More

Thank toomanyteddybears
Reviewed 15 July 2017

My family of 4 spent 2 days with Thuli on the Contrast and Soweto tours. Although the schedule was tight, Thuli squeezed in all the sights that we wanted to see. We really enjoyed our tour with Thuli. Thuli's love and passion for SA is...More

Thank Desmond M
Reviewed 4 December 2016

My boyfriend and I spent one day with Thuli which was the perfect start to get to know Johannesburg and its people. We combined the Contrast Tour with the Johannesburg and Soweto Tour. The visits of the different parts of the city (e.g. Sandton, Melville,...More

Thank Friederike A
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Thank you, Thuli, for making our Johannesburg-Soweto trip one of our great memories! We had a mixed group, which included our two teenage children, our daughter's exchange student friend from Germany and 2 business friends. A true mix of cultures. All of us, from me...More

Thank TheresaTrump
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We did a three-hour-tour around Johannesburg with Atamela. It was our first experience in South Africa and a great one, it could not have been better at all. Thuli, our guide, is so passionate and really driven by the desire to bring her guests straight...More

Thank Dirk F
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My wife and I contacted Atamela Tours after noticing her high ratings on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. Thuli treated us as long lost family members. She accommodated us on short notice for a 6 hour tour. We visied areas of Johannesburg which we later...More

Thank mario13
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We took a day tour with Thuli and felt that we really got to experience Johannesburg & Soweto. Thuli really shares herself and will take you deep into the city and make it come alive. A highlight of our South African adventure.

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Booked Thuli after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and was not disappointed. We spent much longer than we agreed upon, as we were stuck in traffic and Thuli knew we really wanted to learn about Soweto. Our day started Soweto at a local school. I...More

Thank Kathy1290
Atamela, Owner at Atamela Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Thank you so much Kathy for this wonderful review!! I am really glad you and especially your daughter loved the tour. The most important part of my job as a guide is to make sure that by the time we finish the tour you have...More

Reviewed 15 November 2015

After contacting Thuli on short notice, she still managed to plan a tour for us, which fit our schedule perfectly. After she picked us up at our hotel, we got the first impression of Johannesburg from a nice vantage point and Thuli provided us with...More

Thank DasStreifenhorn
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We spent the winter (IE- the summer) in South Africa, and this tour with Thuli was one of the highlights. We had two small kids with us which didn't make things easy but Thuli and her driver were terrific, the tour was genuinely interesting and...More

Thank Weeebay
Atamela, Owner at Atamela Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2015

Hi I am humbled by most of the reviews i get thank you so much!! Yours is even more exceptional, however i am struggling to remember your visit. Apologies i have so many tours that i do. Please post pic's of that day if you...More

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