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Emzini Township Tour

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Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 1087
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Amazing Emzini

This is a must. The money you pay goes to keep the safe house running. There is no additional help... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jane b
via mobile
Experience of a lifetime

This tour was probably the best thing we did in Africa. It brought us to tears. The tour guide (Ze... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maor H
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“ella's home” (20 reviews)
“south africa” (27 reviews)
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Knysna, South Africa
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+27 44 382 1087
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must. The money you pay goes to keep the safe house running. There is no additional help from the government. Ella is a very special lady who is mothering 17 kids at the moment. They stay for years.it made me feel very...More

Thank jane b
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This tour was probably the best thing we did in Africa. It brought us to tears. The tour guide (Ze) was amazing and took us to all the authentic spots and met us with some kids who made us cry.. amazing, amazing, amazing.

Thank Maor H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had the tour with lovely Ze, who learned us a lot about the life and the people in Knyzna Township. We met wonderful Ella, who host us in her special home, and honored us with her singing. Thank you Ella and Ze.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Having visited townships before, this experience was above the usual. Meeting Ella was truly wonderful, she does amazing things for her local community and is so humble and friendly. The tour guide was friendly, funny and knowledgeable and it was lovely to participate on a...More

Thank DIF483
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While visiting S A I wanted to see more than just the white tourist industry. Having protested apartheid in college and marched against its policies I wanted to see how much things had really changed. I have more hope now and have a much better...More

Thank Susan E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the township with our two boys (17 and 15 year old). What a great tour we had with our nice, inspiring and positive guide. We advice all tourist to visit this township when they have the opportunity. Beforehand we had mixed emotions about...More

Thank catharina345
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the town trip all of us. We meet a very special lady’s . My children were so happy to meet the children prom the safe house. They play with them, dance and had lots of fun. Penny and Anna were lovely . They...More

Thank Liat P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Emzini township tours for the amazing experience. It was very interesting to see how people (and animals) live in the township. Loved visiting the kindergarten, I will never forget those smiles 😊. The tour guides were very friendly too. Also thanks to Mama...More

Thank Max F
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We visited SA with our 9 and 11-year-old daughters and this tour was one of the highlights of our 3-week trip. What a privilege to be invited into Ella's home and to see and hear first-hand how life works in the townships. Thank you for...More

Thank Fishesm
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Very interesting, moving and eye opening tour around the Township. Excellent tour guide very knowledgeable as he lives in the township himself. Visited Joe de Cobbler who is making great leather goods. Ella is a remarkable lady for thinking of this project and what she...More

Thank Hayley E
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Olivia P
7 August 2017|
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Response from TravelSteph22 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, near the clocktower at Knysna Waterfront
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lmhighland
21 September 2015|
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Best is to give the ladies from Emzini a quick call to arrange for a tour and a pick-up location. They are incredible nice and most helpful.
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