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“An unforgatable evening.”

Imbizo Tours and Travel - Day Tours
Ranked #25 of 92 Tours in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Hannover, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An unforgatable evening.”
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Mandy is a very special and lovely person. Her knowledge and experiences gave us a deeper view into the history and present of Soweto.
After that we had a great evening with new friends, some beers, African dance lessons and a lot of fun.

Visited July 2016
Thank Daniel8684
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Half-day Tour with Mandy”
Reviewed 1 July 2016

A friend of ours booked us for a half-day tour with Imbizo Tours, and we didn't really know what to expect. In the end we were very pleasantly surprised with Mandy doing an excellent job as a guide through Soweto. During the three hours we had available she took us to very different neighborhoods, Mandela's house and other locations where history was made. Mandy is very entertaining, funny, knowledgeable and has clear political opinions which she gladly shares. Therefore, spending time with Mandy means you do not receive your average city tour, but much rather a very interesting discussion with her during which the outsider will get a first true insight into life in Soweto. Clearly recommended!

Visited June 2016
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Tallahassee, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
221 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 723 helpful votes
“No one knows unless you have been there. Mandy has.”
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Mandy spent 8 months in Ford Prison and despite this can still manage to smile at other people looking for the best in them. This takes more strength and bravery than most people have. I feel privileged to have spent the day with her. Her insight and humor are a priceless gift. If you find yourself in Johannesburg for a day or two take the time to have her show you HER city. You will not regret it. As to the negative reviews on here -- I really have to wonder who they spent time with because it was not the same person I had dinner with last night.

Visited May 2016
4 Thank fireman452
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unforgettable experience ”
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Mandy is so knowledgable and accomplished, this was such an incredible experience for all of us. We only had 2 days in Jo'burg so we did the half day city tour straight into the Soweto shabeen crawl - first stop was Mandy's friends' shabeen, full of folks ready to invite us in and talk politics and current events over beer and cider, we were enthralled and had to be pried out. Dinner was great and we ended the night dancing with locals, so much fun and everyone was so nice. Took the Soweto day tour the next day, including a mind blowing walk through Kliptown with a resident who kindly showed us his home. It was difficult to see a lot of it but everyone was so nice and we are so glad we had this opportunity.

Visited May 2016
1 Thank reneegilinger
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Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“a fantastic tour”
Reviewed 23 April 2016

This is a tour for those who want to have their preconceptions blown apart, to meet people close up, and experience what feels like a genuine introduction to Soweto. My friend and I enjoyed an unforgettable time with Mandy, who shared her passion for the city, its people and its history. I could not recommend Imbizo tours more highly.

Visited March 2016
1 Thank Marilyn T
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