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Uthando (Love) South Africa is a unique and innovative Non Profit and Fair Trade in Tourism accredited company. The aim of Uthando is to raise funds and other forms of assistance for community development projects in South Africa.

Uthando also offers:

authentic, uplifting, fun, inspirational, interactive and meaningful experiences

for FIT travellers as well as groups of any size in the sprawling and impoverished townships of Cape Town.

The Uthando Tours run as daily scheduled tours AND tailormade private tours (for groups of any size) to suite particular interests, whether it be urban agriculture; animal welfare; youth development through the medium of art, dance, choir singing, classical music, drumming or sport; special needs education; assistance to refugees; the environment; economic empowerment through skills development; arts and crafts; township theatre; prisoner rehabilitation; care and protection for children, women and the elderly.

Visit from Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The visit by Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Uthando to the “oldies” at Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH) From left, Ndumie Funda (Luleki Sizwe), Mama Sinah (NOAH), Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Tata Patrick Mrabalala, Thembie Gaclo (NOAH), James Fernie (Uthando South Africa)

Reviews :

I cannot believe that I have visited South Africa since I was 8 years old, but never seen anything that taught me as much as those few hours did. Incredible work you are doing ! Thank you so much.
Sally Kirby

Formerly of Black Tomato
London, UK

The morning we spent with you visiting the projects was for me, the highlight of our trip to Cape Town. It was not only meaninfgul and interesting but totally inspiring. The courage of Margaret and Nokwanda and the team from the Abalimi vegetable gardens to pursue their projects in the midst of such adversity and poverty is incredible. The sights we saw and people we met that morning have stayed with me since and I hope will remain with the boys for ever and cause them to appreciate the advantages they have in life.

Pearce Family

We absolutely loved the Uthando Tour! The way you approach the problems that the township communities are facing, is definitely one of the most sustainable and amazing options to get a look inside.
Evelien Van Veen, Talisman Travel Design

You have one of if not THE BEST MODEL for helping travelers better understand the local issues in a responsible way. Your service is needed and so very valuable!
Priscilla P. Macy
Global Sojourns
Arlington, USA

The latest news and blog posts

Livingstone Safaris supports Isikhokelo Primary School Garden Project

Uthando is VERY pleased to announce that LIVINGSTONE SAFARIS has committed R40 000.00 to the development of the organic vegetable garden located at the Isikhokelo Primary School in Khayelitsha to be started and run Xolisa Bangani. Earlier this year 50 trees (many fruits trees) were planted at the school with Greenpop / Ripples of Hope [...] read more

Stephen Perse Foundation

The Stephen Perse Foundation girls from Cambridge in the UK raised much needed funding to improve sports facilities at the Lathi-tha School of Skills. Much fun was had by all during the inter-school netball game on the 19th of August when the school from the UK visited the school in Khayelitsha. read more

Cape Town Tourism Responsible Tourism Award – Official Ceremony

In May 2013 at Indaba Travel Trade Show members of the national and international tourism industry voted for Uthando which went on to win the Cape Town Tourism Responsible Tourism Award for 2013. On Saturday the 27th of July Cape Town Tourism accompanied Uthando to visit the recipient projects and see first hand where the [...] read more

Tour with SA Tourism and TV crew on film about South Africa

An interview taking place at Zama Dance School with SA Tourism TV Crew read more

SA Tourism

Taking a SA Tourism Delegation fron Italy and TV crew to visit Zama Dance School and Thokozani Youth Choir this morning. Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom – let your email find you! read more

Nico and Corry Hooijmaaijer

I had the great pleasure of spending time with Nico and Corry Hooijmaaijer once again in Cape Town this month. Since 2008, Nico and Corry, together with their children and the Mitialto Foundation in Belgium, have been enormously supportive of Uthando and specifically Kiddies Educare, Dance for All and Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH). Uthando [...] read more

Isiseko Day Care Centre

Uthando is very excited to be working with an supporting Mama Zoliswa and the Isiseko Day Care Centre. Thank you to Patrick West and Jessica Pepper-Peterson for taking so many beautiful photographs of mama, the day care, and of course the children. read more

“Oldies” Book of short stories

The book of short stories for the “Oldies” from Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH) is Uthando’s big project for 2013. read more

Thokozani Brothers children day around the peninsula

More than 70 children from the Thokozani Brothers Youth Development project are very excited about their upcoming trip around the Cape Peninsula, Cape Point and visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach, taking place on Saturday the 26th of January. Much gratitude goes to Dominique Callimanopulos from Elevate Destinations and Ikapa Tours for making this incredible [...] read more

Live From The Field

Uthando Love, Xolani Maseko Uthando logo smaller UTHANDO (LOVE) SOUTH AFRICA Registered Section 21 Company 2007/030289/08 Office 5, Harfield Village Centre, 48 2nd Avenue, Harfield Village, Clairmont, Cape Town Postal Address : PO Box 16491, Vlaeberg, 8018, South Africa Tel : +27 21 683 8523 Fax : +27 21 683 8520 Mobile: +27 82 496 4889 Uthando Facebook!/jamesferniesa> Uthando Twitter read more