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“Super experience”
Review of Street Scene Tours

Street Scene Tours
Ranked #8 of 85 Tours in Durban
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Owner description: Street Scene Tours was created by Sthembiso Mbonanbi, Jonas Barausse and Richard Powell, in early 2010, with one unique goal set at its core; to showcase Durban to Durbanites. As you can imagine this is by no means the conventional stance of a tour operator, but Street Scene is not your conventional tour operator. They are constantly exploring Durban and its surrounds, ever on the lookout for nuggets of history and the many hidden gems the province has to offer.Durban and its surrounding areas are filled with a rich tapestry of history which is largely unknown not only to tourists, but also its residents. After all, Mahatma Gandhi made Durban his home for many years, and it was just outside Durban that Nelson Mandela cast his vote in the 1994 elections that forever changed South Africa. The great King Shaka Zulu also spent much time on the very land upon which Durbanites now call home.From the city's architecture to its people, Street Scene aims to engulf its guests in all that is Durban. They started out with their focus on locals but soon realized that when you create a set of tours that residents of the city love, you are guaranteed to have tours that visitors to the city will find riveting and unique. There is nothing conventional about Street Scene Tours, and that's just the way we like it.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Beautiful combination of great information and nice real township lunch. I was super impressed by the knowlegde of the guide.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Our group had the most fantastic experience with Street Scene Tours and the Shebeen Tour. The organisation prior to the tour and the actual day was; informative, professional and ultimately, awesome fun. I would not hesitate to recommend

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Thanks street scene for these fabulous moments, for making us discovering a different way of life, and for the beautiful landscapes.
That was amazing!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Marion M
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

What an amazing experience - from the fun, professional service from Jonas and Gabi in the office to the amazingness that is Lwazi our Guide on the day. 19 of us had a wonderful day learning about the history of our country and enjoying the diverse and vibrant local Shabeens. We were made to feel welcome at every stop and never felt unsafe. A proudly South African experience that I can not recommend highly enough.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

We are a tour agent and organised a two day tour of Durban and surrounding for a group of 15 senior citizens visiting the country. Our clients were well taken care of and appreciated the extra mile Sthe went to in making sure their tour was of the highest quality. His honest, energetic and empathetic way of guiding was much applauded by all.

Right from our initial meeting with Jonas and Sthe when we started planning, to our last communication regarding the tour, we felt their 100% commitment. We loved their passion, enthusiasm and dedication to South Africa and their heartfelt desire to tell its’ true story. Being local Durbanites ourselves, it was so gratifying to learn how much they have raised the profile of Durban and promoted our wonderful city to its’ rightful place!

We look forward to working with Street Scene again in the near future. Karen and Naftaly. Pamoja Experience

Date of experience: April 2016
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