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Street Scene Tours

39 Station Drive | 4th Floor, The Design Factory, Durban, South Africa
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We have just had the most amazing day doing both the city walk and the township tour, our guide was... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2016
Steph621
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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Cape Recife High School Grade 10 - 12 Geography tour of Port St Johns and Durban

Gabi Morrell of "Street Scene" helped organise an itinerary for a day in Port St John's region and... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2016
Durban2016
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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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 7 April 2016 via mobile

We have just had the most amazing day doing both the city walk and the township tour, our guide was outstanding and showed great passion for his city and the experience he wanted us to have. We felt 100% safe at all times and met...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Gabi Morrell of "Street Scene" helped organise an itinerary for a day in Port St John's region and for two days in Durban. In Port St John's we had the experience of seeing the Magwa Falls, touring through tea plantations and our tour guides, Chris...More

1  Thank Durban2016
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Having overseas guests to stay, I decided to give Street Scene Tours a go. Booking on line, paying on line and all correspondence was a breeze. Our guide for the day was Sthembiso, he was amazing! His knowledge of our history and willingness to share...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2016

This was my second experience of the township/shebeen tour with Street Scene and it was just as fun as the first time. We were a group of 10 friends, some having flown in from overseas and we had an epic day and great lunch out...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2016

was travelling with my mom and aunt, we made a last minute call (which is really no good...), but the staff was super friendly and helpful, and still managed to put everything together for us, big thanks for it! Our guide Thabo was very friendly...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2016

My wife organized an 8 hour Heritage Tour with Street Scene for 12 people during a cruise ship stop. As soon as we found out the ship's arrival was going to be delayed 3-4 hours, she emailed Jonas at Street Scene. At that time, the...More

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JonasBarausse, Owner at Street Scene Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2016

The pleasure was entirely ours. Thanks for entrusting us with your Durban experience guys. Hope the remainder of the trip is smooth and full of amazing stories and adventures!

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

"Oh my god, WOW!" And that's probably the only honest summary I can give you of Street Scene Tours! Book in advance as these young guys are hugely popular and quickly making a name for themselves as best tour operators in Durbs. We had to...More

2  Thank AmazonLodge
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JonasBarausse, Owner at Street Scene Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2016

Heya, wow. Thanks so much for the amazing words on your experience with us. Thrilled you had such a great time. It's what we are in this game for. Helping peeps like yourselves make epic memories in new places. Thanks for allowing us to be...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

This the best way to see the city and its awesome sub cultures with the coolest people, best service... Super informative historical input- kiff

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JonasBarausse, Owner at Street Scene Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2016

Ah Max. You are the best! Always a pleasure having a true blue Durbanite like yourself join us for an adventure!

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Well organised, very knowledgeable and above all - tons of fun! Such a great tour, these guys are well worth a visit!!

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

I have now been on a number of different tours with this operator and have always been amazed at their creativity and flexibility. Our shebeen tour left me happy with the warmth we were shown at the various stops including a small bottle store/impromptu bar...More

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JonasBarausse, Owner at Street Scene Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2016

Seems unfair getting thanks when we have just as much fun :) #LoveWhatYouDo

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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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