Great tour with Mandy and Imbizo

 

No trip to South Africa is complete without a visit to the townships and Imbizo Tours provides an unforgettable firsthand experience. Our tour took us through various neighborhoods and highlights in Soweto, including the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, the Mandela House, the Chris Hani Hospital, and Orlando Towers (I did not bungee jump). We visited affluent and poor areas in Soweto. A highlight of the tour was when we purchased vegetables and fruit from the local market to give to the residents of Kliptown, the poorest area. Our guide Mandy was very friendly and knowledgeable about South African history and township life; we had some great talks about life in our respective countries. She encourages support of local businesses and interaction between tourists and locals, and incorporates this into the tour. Everyone was friendly and I never felt scared or unsafe. We ended our tour with a visit to the Apartheid Museum, which is a must if you want to learn more about the history of apartheid in South Africa. I recommend Imbizo if you want an authentic and memorable township tour.

- T. Michelle

lonely Trip Adviser routard nomination