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Street Scene Tours

39 Station Drive | 4th Floor, The Design Factory, Durban, South Africa
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Durban is the heat!

I don't think people realise the heritage and rich culture we have in our city. The tour literally... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2011
Stathi K
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Durban, South Africa
Very interesting

The full day tour was very interesting. We went to parts of Durban that we wouldn't have found or... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2011
AJMglobaltraveller
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London, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

I don't think people realise the heritage and rich culture we have in our city. The tour literally blew my mind with every destination considered and well thought out. Our guide was knowledgeable and 1 of the coolest people I have met in a while....More

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Reviewed 2 October 2011

The full day tour was very interesting. We went to parts of Durban that we wouldn't have found or gone to on our own - it was fascinating. The Dr John Dube section was very interesting. The Indian snacks were delicious. Overall a great experience...More

3  Thank AJMglobaltraveller
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

Thanks so much to the enthousiastic people of this company, they brought sparkels to our stay in Durban. We travelled with a very special group, including 2 deaf-blind guys. Not only did Richard meet us before to discuss the program personly with them, but he...More

3  Thank Manoe
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 👍🏻
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