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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...more
| Harfield Village, Cape Town Central 7708, South Africa
+27 21 683 8523
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are frequent travellers to South Africa and felt that we wanted and needed to understand more about the life of the townships, and the majority of black Captonian's, who still live in townships in order to fully appreciate the complexity of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

James led our university group (professor and 15 students) to four different non-profit organizations in different townships. At each place, we got to learn about the important work that was being done in each organization. We also were blessed to see a number of different...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steven K H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

after also having a bad experience in a township before, I decided to try again and went with the Uthando tour. I was so positively surprised by all the amazing projects that Uthando supports and that we have visited to get an insight. All very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Noratheexplorer1994
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Two weeks ago we got to visit the senior citizen center in Khayelitsha, Cape Town for their annual Christmas dinner together with Utandho. This was a day where the elder in the community gathered for some Christmas celebration. A group of young talented performers sang...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Uthando is doing a fantastic job to not be intrusive and make you feel like the privileged white guy traveling around the township, it is for me its major success. I've had an amazing day, sharing and experiencing something different and usefull for the community.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BenjaminA1759
XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time in writing this review, we greatly appreciate it.

Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

If you want to get the most out of your visit to Cape Town then this is a must. Spend a morning with them and you will leave with a much better understanding of the situation in south Africa and life in a township. It's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review and words about your experience with us, our tours seek to contribute in a meaningful way in developing and empowering communities. We would love next time to take the whole family. Have a jolly merry festive season....

Reviewed 3 December 2018

We chose Cape Town's township Khayelitsha as our year end outing destination at African Twist Travel. We visited three local community projects, a Kindergarten, an organic vegetable garden, managed by women, and we crashed the Christmas party of Seniors, which involved lots of music and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Warm greetings from Cape Town Thank you kindly for taking writing this review, we greatly appreciate your words and expressions about the experience we shared. Indeed it is a wonderful & authentic experience with real human to human interactions that unable visitors to our city...More

Reviewed 1 December 2018

We visited the Uthando township tour as part of our holiday. From the word go it was to be a most memorable experience. Xolandi gave us an informative history of South Africa as we were being driven to the township. We saw 3 projects.... a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Greetings Sue I was a great pleasure meeting you and taking you to visit those inspirational community projects and thank you for the donated items. We are glad to have contributed to a wonderful experience in your holiday. Thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018

Please book this trip whilst in Cape Town. It is well worth the time and helps a variety of projects in The Townships. James ,who started the charity is an amazing individual who is supporting various communities in Cape Town through his charity. Take as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

We had a great visit to some of the projects supported by Uthando. Xolani gave us an education on the townships and shared his life experience. The projects we saw were full of positivity and focused on the future while still maintaining reverence and respect...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JLWING55
XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you so much for writing the review, we are honoured and greatful for having met and engaged with you on your holiday in Cape Town.

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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
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.