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Uthando Tours

| Harfield Village, Cape Town Central 7708, South Africa
+27 21 683 8523
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Essentially Cape Town experience

Cape Town has a lot to offer any visitor - stunning scenery, great food, cool bars and warm and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
April J
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Australia
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Best Tour in Cape Town!

We toured 3 locations - garden, skills center & Home from Home preschool. Wonderful experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
P2573CFmichaelp
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Seattle, Washington
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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 development projects in South Africa. Uthando runs tours as daily scheduled tours AND tailormade private tours (for groups of any size). We take visitors into the townships (impoverished areas created during Apartheid on the outskirts of Cape Town) to visit incredible community development projects. We shine a light on the remarkable people and projects that are helping to build the new South Africa at grass roots level. On our tours we tell the remarkable story and history of South Africa and its brutal past, we discuss pertinent issues confronting our people, and provide an inspiring sense of hope through the efforts of dedicated grass roots leaders. Our tours are authentic, meaningful, non-invasive, respectful and very importantly beneficial to the communities being visited. The cost of our tours incorporate contributions to the projects that we visit and can thus also be considered philanthropic in nature. UTHANDO IS FAR MORE THAN JUST A NON PROFIT COMPANY, IT IS A LABOUR OF LOVE DEDICATED TO HELPING CREATE A MORE JUST AND EQUITABLE BRAVE NEW WORLD !
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| Harfield Village, Cape Town Central 7708, South Africa
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+27 21 683 8523

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cape Town has a lot to offer any visitor - stunning scenery, great food, cool bars and warm and friendly locals. It also has its political history and its challenges. Uthando was a great way to become more informed and see the positive efforts that...More

Thank April J
Uthando, General Manager at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much, or in Xhosa, enkosi kakhulu, for the wonderful review. Team Uthando is really passionate about ensuring that visitors understand the history of our country, while meeting truly inspiring and remarkable South Africans doing great work in their communities. love James

Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured 3 locations - garden, skills center & Home from Home preschool. Wonderful experience! Our tour guide Xolani was awesome! Special treat was a performance by Major Voices - a group of young men singers who were amazing!

Thank P2573CFmichaelp
XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review, we always aim to showcase positive work done in our communities.

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We toured with Xolani to three sites supported by Uthando. It included a pre-school, community garden, and a woman's training and empowerment center. They were located in townships near Cape Town and close to several shanty towns. It was gratifying to see the good work...More

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your kind and on point review, as you noted we working tirelessly in providing solutions to problem facing our communities and through tourism engagements we are managing to change and improve their outlook by supporting the initiatives.

Reviewed 28 August 2017

We took a half-day tour with Uthando in Cape Town, South Africa. Uthando is a non-profit that funds community development projects in the townships and gives tours. We visited a group of women making and selling their beadwork, an organic garden where nutrition and sustainable...More

Thank Jane S
Uthando, General Manager at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you Jane for the wonderful review, Team Uthando is so pleased that you had a great experience with us. love James and Xolani

Reviewed 18 August 2017

We were lucky enough to get to do this half day tour on Mandela Day and see the other side of Cape Town where many of the locals live.. We visited a gardening project, a place that trains people in making crafts, and an Old...More

Thank 230Ann
Uthando, General Manager at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you Ann, it was such a pleasure meeting you and the rest of the Fair Trade Safaris group. It was indeed very special for us to celebrate Mandela Day by bringing together so many wonderful human beings and kindred spirits. Thank you also for...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

My tour with Uthando on a sunny Cape winter's day was made considerably warmer by the fantastic welcome that we received everywhere we went on the Cape Flats. Our trip only took a morning, but the places that we saw and people we met made...More

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Uthando, General Manager at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for coming out with Uthando, we are so pleased that the experience was enlightening and meaningful. with all of our love and best wishes. James

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Happy to add my positive review of Uthando to the others on TripAdvisor. After several days touring the major sights in Cape Town we were looking for a way to begin to understand the lives and hopes of the millions of residents in the townships....More

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

It with great pleasure to have met you in your holiday in Cape Town and to have had an opportunity to make it a very memorable experience. It was indeed an absolute pleasure sharing and showcasing the work done by change makers in our communities....Thank...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Our hotel wanted to organise our tour with a private chauffeur but we insisted to reach out to Uthando and we were not disappointed. Not only our guide explained us in a very honest, detailed and clear way South Africa's past and present; but we...More

Thank Alexandra B
XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Greetings from the beautiful Cape Town, thank you for coming out with us and sharing meaningful experience with the locals doing so much to improve the livelihood of many in our communities and special thanks for the review, we appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

A friend organized this tour for our families during a recent trip to Cape Town. Not only was it a nice way to support non-profit public service work in Cape Town, it was a great way to visit townships and get closer to kids. It...More

Thank MamaAyinde
XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for coming with us and it was great to meet you and the families, glad we were able to contribute meaningfully to your holiday. It is always with such amazing support we continue helping and aiding community initiatives that seek to develop and...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

My husband and I spent a 1/2 day with Xolani. We visited 3 different communtiy service programs - a community garden project - womens crafts project and a ballet school. Each one was wonderufl in its own way and offered more insight to the challenges...More

Thank Hilary S
XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you so much for coming out with us and greatly appreciate this review, it is our aim to shine a light on and support incredible community projects and thank you for the review.

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PhileasFogg0nTour
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
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DaisyMay56
20 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.
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