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Emzini Township Tour

Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 1087
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Great moment, full of energy, very instructive

We did this tour with 3 kids between 7 and 11yo, and everybody enjoyed it. We were surprised by the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Delightful Experience - a Must Do if You Want to Understand the Modern South Africa

My husband and I come about this tour on TripAdvisor and as it was a low season were able to book... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Ashley Galina W
Hong Kong
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+27 44 382 1087

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this tour with 3 kids between 7 and 11yo, and everybody enjoyed it. We were surprised by the energy that the organisations had to provide us many infos. We loved to understand many of the problematics of township by discussing with the organisators....More

Thank p0ulet0
Reviewed 4 June 2017

My husband and I come about this tour on TripAdvisor and as it was a low season were able to book the tour on the day. Penny and Ella are two inspirational women that run a business, a charity and a home for children -...More

Thank Ashley Galina W
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing experience with Emzini tours. I would recommend it to anyone, young, old, couples, families with kids. The tourguide Zee was the best guide ever, had a fun time with him. He gives lots of information about the township and situation in...More

Thank Luka t
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We wanted to do a township tour but had some concerns, we found out about the Emzini Tour half way through our SA trip while we were staying in Knysna and is was one of the highlights of our holiday. The whole set up is...More

Thank hutchingson
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My wife and I were recommended this township tour, as it supports the township community. How impressed we were! Penny met us from outside our apartment in the minibus and we then met Ella, who was our host for the duration. What an inspirational and...More

Thank contentedone2017
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Such an interesting, informative tour and learned so much about the history of townships and understanding of their place in South Africa. Can't thank Ella and Penny enough for this outstanding experience. A must do!

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience with an amazing cause. Highly recommend it to all!!! My husband and I did it while we were traveling through South Africa on our honeymoon. Amazing people and an enlightening informational experience!!! Worth it all and so much more! Mama Ella and Penny...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We certainly did enjoy the tour and found it to be poignant and inspiring; it will certainly very much be a key part of our treasured memories of our wonderful holiday in South Africa. It was important to see both the legacy of apartheid and...More

Thank barlowbull26
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This provided us with a great window into township life, albeit of a township with a strong sense of community, relatively low crime rate and with an increasing proportion of well set out brick built houses. Ella led the tour through local shops, businesses, library...More

Thank MandC56
Reviewed 28 February 2017

My wife and I were a bit skeptical about a township tour, as it felt a bit voyeuristic to us, but our skepticism was proved wrong upon meeting our hosts, Mama Ella and Zee (sorry if I got the names wrong). We were given a...More

Thank Brendan M
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22 September 2015|
Response from Claudiandharm |
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.