Uthando (Love) South Africa

Uthando (meaning love in Xhosa) is a unique non-profit and Fair Trade in Tourism accredited organization which aims to raise funds for life changing community development projects in South Africa.

Despite its breath-taking natural beauty and diverse cultures, South Africa has many acute social challenges – millions of its citizens live in extreme poverty and face daily struggles to survive, let alone flourish. Motivated by love, compassion and respect for our common humanity, Uthando seeks to form part of the solution to meet these challenges.

As an award winning model of Responsible Tourism and Travelling Philanthropy, Uthando is drawing on an extensive network of cherished partnerships in tourism and community development, with the ultimate goal of linking these two sectors in a myriad of innovative, sincere and meaningful ways.

Through our deeply respectful and culturally-sensitively Philanthropic Tours and experiences, Uthando celebrates our Proudly South African culture, while shining a light on the many deserving but hitherto unsung community heroes whose efforts so often go unrecognized and unrewarded.

Through a powerful combination of love and action, Uthando works to make South Africa, and the world, a better place.

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Phil and Margo Harding visit to Thokozani Together Centre

Phil and Margo Harding first went on an Uthando Tour in March 2016 and visited the...

Visit with Craig Smith and New Frontiers Tours Team

Uthando is extremely grateful to Craig Smith and the New Frontiers Tours team for the many...

Russian Ballet Society teacher at Zama Dance School

Uthando is extremely proud to be involved with and supporting Zama Dance School, and provided funding...

Our Campaigns
Masibulele Educare Centre Construction

Many thousands of children in Cape Town between the ages 0 and 7 years of age do not attend any form of daycare or pre-school.

Sponsor a Table Tennis Table

Uthando is incredibly excited to help transform communities through sport. These cement tables are a first in South Africa.

Zizamele “just do it” Educare Centre fundraising

Zizamele Educare was started by Mama Bukeka in 1995, today they have 60 children with 4 staff members. The children are ..

Abantu Abadala “Conversations with the Elders”

We are very pleased to announce that our long anticipated book is ready for purchase. This hard covered beautifully illustrated ..

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