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Street Scene Tours

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39 Station Drive | 4th Floor, The Design Factory, Durban, South Africa
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Radical!!

My third trip with street-scene in Durban, which happens to be my hometown. This time in a taxi... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
MichelleReynolds
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Great for locals too

The team at Street Scene Tours run a first class operation with exciting options for locals and... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
saratrickett
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Durban, 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 8 February 2016 via mobile

My third trip with street-scene in Durban, which happens to be my hometown. This time in a taxi full of ladies to celebrate a dear friends bachelorette party. Planning a township tour was a gamble to say the least as guests included all sorts of...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

The team at Street Scene Tours run a first class operation with exciting options for locals and foreign visitors alike- nothing better than being whisked around your own town to all sorts of great places you didn't even know existed!

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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

What an amazing company with attention to detail.... The tour was an authentic experience with a lot of local knowledge and loads of amazing stops... Having a beer at the local township tavern... Shisa nyama served as only locals prefer it... Where Madiba cast his...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Street Scene Tours really knows every interesting nugget in Durban, even residents (like us) got to experience new, unknown adventures right on our doorstep. The tour was really well organized; The team were friendly, accommodating and professional. I could not recommend it more highly.

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

You guys are simply the best in the business, I still remember the amount of fun we had driving around the township photographing everything. To anyone out there, these guys are the absolute best! Regards Kierran Allen

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

If you're looking for an authentic experience of the real Durban and South Africa, then these are the guys to contact. So many others will show you the glossy, photoshopped version of South Africa's complex and diverse culture, the Street Scene guys will take into...More

1  Thank BarryTuck
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

It was wonderful to be a tourist in your own city! Highly recommend this tour to Shebeen and Tavern in the township plus a visit to some historical sights! Tour was fun for all ages and very informative! The organsation and guides were world class...More

1  Thank AnitaDunsdon
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

On 29 December we were lucky enough to get a drive/walk tour of Durban city centre by Street Scene founder, the peerless Sthembiso Mbonambi. Our impeccable guide not only took us around Durban's ethnic spice, meat and clothes markets but he also gave us a...More

Thank John P
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

We are just back from a 30 day cruise Dubai to Cape Town we. Joined an excursion in Durban arranged by one of the passengers street scenes took us all around where regular visitors would not go he even took us to his home where...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Was part of a business event on culture. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and the tour itself was awesome. The Victoria Street Market and Station area amazing. Great insight into the food and traditional healing of Indian's and African's. I definite must do!!!

Thank Rex S
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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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