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Uthando Tours

| Harfield Village, Cape Town Central 7708, South Africa
+27 21 683 8523
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A wonderful addition to our South Africa Tour

At the urging of my daughter we signed up for the Uthando tour. What a wonderful experience... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
37chuck708
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Norfolk, Virginia
An inspiring highlight of our trip!

It was great to have an opportunity to feel the heart of this community through the inspiring work... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maricarmen P
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Uthando (Love) South Africa is an internationally award winning and unique Non Profit Organisation and Fair Trade certified company. Uthando raises funds and other forms of assistance for a broad range of inspiring and innovative community development projects in South Africa. Uthando runs tours as daily scheduled tours AND tailormade private tours (for groups of any size). We take visitors into the townships (impoverished areas created during Apartheid on the outskirts of Cape Town) to visit incredible community development projects. We shine a light on the remarkable people and projects that are helping to build the new South Africa at grass roots level. On our tours we tell the remarkable story and history of South Africa and its brutal past, we discuss pertinent issues confronting our people, and provide an inspiring sense of hope through the efforts of dedicated grass roots leaders. Our tours are authentic, meaningful, non-invasive, respectful and very importantly beneficial to the communities being visited. The cost of our tours incorporate contributions to the projects that we visit and can thus also be considered philanthropic in nature. UTHANDO IS FAR MORE THAN JUST A NON PROFIT COMPANY, IT IS A LABOUR OF LOVE DEDICATED TO HELPING CREATE A MORE JUST AND EQUITABLE BRAVE NEW WORLD !
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| Harfield Village, Cape Town Central 7708, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the urging of my daughter we signed up for the Uthando tour. What a wonderful experience.... the grandkids gained an insight to life in the townships and the work being done to assist the residents of the townships. It was a very well organized...More

Thank 37chuck708
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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming out with us and seeing first hand the development and empowerment of our communities. Glad your daughter urged for you all to join the Uthando tour experience to share in the life's of people living in places we visited and gaining...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great to have an opportunity to feel the heart of this community through the inspiring work, community members shared with us on the Uthando tour. Xolani, our guide, was incredibly gracious and knowledgeable, and provided us an experience we will not forget. We...More

Thank Maricarmen P
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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking time in writing this review. Indeed we showcase the incredible and amazing community initiatives, our labor of Love.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a most memorable tour with Xolani visiting Uthando sites in a few townships. We had 3 generations from age 11-72 years old and all of us were moved and inspired by the work and love they are spreading! Playing udu drums and dancing...More

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much Irene and your family for taking time in coming out with us on a human to human experience that provides visitors with hands on approach in community development work and sustainable empowerment. Indeed "We enter to learn and exit to serve"....More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I joined a couple from the Netherlands for a wonderful morning tour of three community projects in the townships outside of Cape Town with a great guide, Xolani. He is a remarkable individual and made us feel at home with his friendliness...More

Thank esseljt
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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It is with great joy and honor to receive such kind words on your review. The experiences we shared are indeed meaningful and powerful and are everlasting, the efforts of #TeamUthando are examples of what is possible if we all come together to do good....More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I visited a few community development projects in the Cape Town township of Khayelitsha, via a non-profit called Uthando, which works with and supports a huge number of local development programs, three of which I got to visit. Khayelitsha, on the far eastern side of...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This was a wonderful, insightful and impressive tour and definitely a highlight from our visit in Cape Town. It gives you a very differentiated view on the townships and the people who live there. Xolani, our guide, grew up and is still living in one...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

A fantastic trip and experience. We visited three projects in the townships as well as learning so much from Xolani who was an excellent guide, explaining the history and able to answer all our questions. This is th trip that everyone who visits Cape Town...More

Thank JaneHerts123
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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you Jane for writing this review, it was a pleasure engaging with you and showing first hand the work done in our communities.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We loved this experience, which was a strong contrast to everything else we‘ve seen in South Africa so far, but in a good way. Xolani is an excellent tour guide and provided us with a lot of historical information as well as backgrounds of the...More

Thank ellahelmig
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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Greetings Ella Thank you kindly for such a great review, it was wonderful meeting you in Cape Town and appreciated your interactive engagement with the community members and seeing first hand positive developmental work done.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

A must if you’re interested in more than white Africa. Half day of remarkable experiences in a township. Led by a knowledgeable young man who lived through the troubles

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for taking time in writing this review. We are grateful for giving us time to expose the amazing work done in our societies.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Connect to the hearts of the people of South Africa who are rising up to find ways to make life better for their community, through Uthando. Uthando supports 45 "projects" in the townships from eldercare to choirs. We visited a grandmother who started an organic...More

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you for taking time in writing this review. We are glad to have met you during your holiday in Cape Town. These indeed are the stories of courage and belief in a just world, sharing the love and humility. We showcase amazing work done...More

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Maggie P
12 July 2017|
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Response from William J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is virtually no walking at all. You are picked up and drive to different Uthando projects. Obviously, you would walk into the building but no different than parking to walk into your home. Don't worry about the fit... More
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DaisyMay56
19 June 2016|
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Response from XolaniMaseko | Property representative |
Hi Reviewer, thank you for the question. You can certainly choose provided availability of the chosen projects and such if done in advance. But do note projects are subject to availability.
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