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Uthando Tours

| Harfield Village, Cape Town Central 7708, South Africa
+27 21 683 8523
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Happy to add my positive review of Uthando to the others on TripAdvisor. After several days... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Evanston, Illinois
One of the best way to connect with people and have a meaning impact during your stay in Cape Town

Our hotel wanted to organise our tour with a private chauffeur but we insisted to reach out to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
+27 21 683 8523

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank tjl202
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Uthando Tour was our first real activity in Cape Town and our introduction to the townships. Seeing the townships is a lot to absorb especially against the backdrop of the considerable wealth in much of Cape Town. On this tour we visited three different...More

Thank thehighroad
XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

A warm-earthed thanks for such a wonderful review, we are always honored and grateful when travelers share their own experiences. We believe it is our utmost importance role to contribute immensely to the development and empowerment of our societies and such what we live by....thank...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were totally inspired by both our guide Xolani and the Uthando community projects we visited. We went to a pre-school, a community garden, beading project and aged care facility. All were fantastic to visit and hear about the wonderful work Uthando is doing and...More

Thank Lee K
Uthando, General Manager at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for the beautiful message. :) Uthando is a heartfelt attempt to help create a better world by helping so many incredible and worthy projects. Thank you for being part of our family. love James

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Xolani was excellent! He was very inspirational and full of hope and goodwill. It was an eye opener for some of our first time visitors.

Thank Bernie K
Uthando, Owner at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear Bernie, thank you so much for the wonderful review. :) much love James

Reviewed 30 June 2017

We used Uthando Tours to do a half day tour of several of their projects in different Cape Town area Townships. Rather than "slum tourism" that we experienced in other places in South Africa, this was very interactive and it was incredibly clear that Xolani...More

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Uthando, General Manager at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

I am so pleased that you enjoyed the tour. Uthando is labour of love and passion, with a mission to help build our communities and bring people of different races, cultures and nationalities together in a genuine spirit of love and understanding. love James

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Uthando (love) is a non- profit organization attempting to help township residents escape their below poverty level of life. Schools for children, urban gardening and women's empowerment groups are just some of the activities sponsored. A very noble cause in a land that needs much...More

Thank William J
Uthando, Manager at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thank you so much for the review, it was such a pleasure meeting you and spending the morning with you. love James

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Xolani gave us an amazing background of the issues in SA en route to Khayalitsha. We were inspired by three completely different township experiences - a day care center, an animal clinic and a women's vegetable garden center, as well as a wonderful choir stop!...More

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XolaniMaseko, Guide at Uthando Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you so much for your inspiring review, such response keeps us going and support us in the pursuit of developing communities and contributes in the efforts of informing the world of the amazing work done in South African local communities.

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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
19 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.