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“Eye opening tour”

Imbizo Tours and Travel - Day Tours
Ranked #19 of 87 Tours in Johannesburg
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Eye opening tour”
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Mandy provides a great tour of her home town and takes you beyond the well known sights of Soweto. There were 2 doctors and a nurse in our group so she took us into the emergency waiting room of the huge hospital so they could compare it to their hospital in France.
None of us knew there were upper and middle class areas to Soweto, even a country club. We saw these as well as the shanties of Kliptown with a young man who lives there.
Be prepared to discuss the politics of your country with Mandy. She is very well informed and has very strong opinions. Definitely a tour for people who want something different.

Visited August 2016
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Bristol
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Great experience with Mandy”
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had a great trip with Mandy around Soweto - she is a knowledgeable, entertaining and informed tour guide. Very professionally run and well organised. She made the two children travelling with us feel very special.

Visited August 2016
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Hannover, Germany
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3 reviews
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“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
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Oberglatt
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6 reviews
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“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
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152 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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“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
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