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Street Scene Tours

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Address: 39 Station Drive | 4th Floor, The Design Factory, Durban, South Africa
Phone Number:
0839958002
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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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Street Scene Tours was created by Sthembiso Mbonanbi, Jonas Barausse and...

Street Scene Tours was created by Sthembiso Mbonanbi, Jonas Barausse and Richard Powell, in early 2010, with one unique goal set at its core; to showcase Durban to Durbanites. As you can imagine this is by no means the conventional stance of a tour operator, but Street Scene is not your conventional tour operator. They are constantly exploring Durban and its surrounds, ever on the lookout for nuggets of history and the many hidden gems the province has to offer.Durban and its surrounding areas are filled with a rich tapestry of history which is largely unknown not only to tourists, but also its residents. After all, Mahatma Gandhi made Durban his home for many years, and it was just outside Durban that Nelson Mandela cast his vote in the 1994 elections that forever changed South Africa. The great King Shaka Zulu also spent much time on the very land upon which Durbanites now call home.From the city's architecture to its people, Street Scene aims to engulf its guests in all that is Durban. They started out with their focus on locals but soon realized that when you create a set of tours that residents of the city love, you are guaranteed to have tours that visitors to the city will find riveting and unique. There is nothing conventional about Street Scene Tours, and that's just the way we like it.

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An Amazing, Fabulous Tour With Sthembiso

If you have 1 day in Durban, see it with Sthembiso. He is the best! We booked him 9 months ago, listing what we wanted to cram into our 1 day available and he did not... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
JDarlene
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Victoria, Canada

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our recent visit to Durban was with Australian friends who had not visited South Africa previously. They were staying with us locally with our family before heading off to Cape Town, Kruger Park and Victoria Falls on a tour package. They were keen to see a bit of the real urban scene and we recommended Street Scene with whom we... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you have 1 day in Durban, see it with Sthembiso. He is the best! We booked him 9 months ago, listing what we wanted to cram into our 1 day available and he did not disappoint. His company, Street Scene, provides, professional quality service. We did a combo City & Township Tour which was one of the highlights of... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

I did the city day tour and was happy with the places and information over the 7 hours we spent with the guide (the owner). Picked up from my accommodation and introduced to the others on the trip. Interesting introduction to the markets (vegetarians beware!) and all they offer. City orientation to the buildings and history, from someone steeped in... More 

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1 Thank Kapaas
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had an amazing day with our guide Lwazi who was born & raised in Durban. Not having much time, we selected the Super Scene tour which took us around some of the town center as well as the townships. The guide was very knowledgeable and a really nice guy. The highlights of the day were visiting Gandhi's house and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

So glad I got a chance to see Durban through Street Scene! Tour guide essentially gave me a private tour as I went during an off-peak time. Got to see everything I expected and then some. As other tour companies are focusing more on Cape Town, I found that my guide was so knowledgeable, accommodating, and friendly. Allowed me to... More 

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1 Thank Ashram M
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Street Scene Tours was the most exciting tourist tour I experienced since I am in South Africa. I saw Durban like never before! Together immerged in key community hubs, we could admire, smell and taste the beauty of the Zulu culture as well as the warmth of its people. The sites chosen for the visit were unusual and exclusive; it... More 

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Australia
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Did the walking tour of Durban with a local guide - Iwazi. We were promptly collected from our hotel and driven to downtown Durban. Highly informative and engaging. Thoroughly recommended.

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Thank Forest G
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Beautiful combination of great information and nice real township lunch. I was super impressed by the knowlegde of the guide.

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Our group had the most fantastic experience with Street Scene Tours and the Shebeen Tour. The organisation prior to the tour and the actual day was; informative, professional and ultimately, awesome fun. I would not hesitate to recommend 👍🏻

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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Thanks street scene for these fabulous moments, for making us discovering a different way of life, and for the beautiful landscapes. That was amazing!

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