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Street Scene Tours

39 Station Drive | 4th Floor, The Design Factory, Durban, South Africa
+27 83 995 8002
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unusual, very interesting, fun

Nice to see these joung people so enthusiastic about their city (in the greater sense) and what... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2011
Trafalgar, South Africa
Ubuntu in hidden Durban: muti markets, rasta caves and friendly shebeens!

The guides were really knowledgable. The food was fantastic. This was a real interaction with urban... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2011
Milan, Italy
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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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39 Station Drive | 4th Floor, The Design Factory, Durban, South Africa
+27 83 995 8002

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Reviewed 23 July 2011

Nice to see these joung people so enthusiastic about their city (in the greater sense) and what they are doing. And nice to see some spots you would never go to on your own! Well done Jonas Thebiso and Richard !

3  Thank Mariofilippo
Reviewed 22 July 2011

The guides were really knowledgable. The food was fantastic. This was a real interaction with urban and rural locals. A great opportunity to engage with friendly South African cultures. Thanks guys!

1  Thank EpicEarthworm
Reviewed 19 July 2011

In summary an awesome day out soaking up the sights and sounds of inner and outer Durbs. Great to get on the road less travelled and experience the vibe this genuine city has to offer. Very authentic and well worth it - would love to...More

1  Thank Jan312595
Reviewed 11 July 2011

This is a great day out especially if you organize a group of friends together you are on track to see and experience a side of Durban that is amazing. Street Scene Tours never miss a beat and if you are local or foreign you...More

Thank BrandonDurban
Reviewed 6 June 2011

I really enjoyed this tour. From the perspective of someone who grew up in Durban It really showed me a side of my city that I'd never seen before. The tour guides were knowledgable and friendly and were willing to answer any questions our group...More

2  Thank candice090
Reviewed 20 May 2011

When my birthday was approaching this year, I was looking for something different, fun and memorable to do with my 20 closet friends. All the usual birthday shenanigans didn’t really appeal to me, and when I remembered the Street Scene Tour that two of my...More

4  Thank leighvee
Reviewed 19 May 2011

I'm not a reviewer or writer of any sort but I felt compelled to share the tour I went on recently with Street Scene tours. For the Locals: As a born and bred Durbanite (or Durbanide if you talk Durban) I assumed I knew what...More

2  Thank Paul-Likes-Durban
Reviewed 1 December 2010

I had the pleasure of using Street Scene during my recent business trip to Durban. I wanted to see something out of my hotel during the 6 hours I had free and Street Scene seemed to offer thoughtful and very interesting tours. I spoke to...More

4  Thank ragingragnar
Reviewed 30 October 2010

Finding Richard and Sthembiso via tripadvisor was a real gem on our recent tour of South Africa. As a family of four with two teenage boys, having just visited Kruger we were looking to chill out in Durban and experience something new. Durban with its...More

2  Thank bubblejet
Reviewed 22 October 2010

I learned about Street Scene Tours from here on tripadvisor.com when searching for things to do for a recent weekend trip to Durban (as a solo female traveler, late 20s). I don't like touristy things, so guided tours are not usually on my itinerary in...More

4  Thank mw827
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Response from tarynsam | Reviewed this property |
Email the company directly, they are very efficient and helpful. TripAdvisor won't let me post their email but it's on the streetscene website 👍🏻