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.


Latest News
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Winner – African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017

On the 20th of April 2017 Uthando graciously and gratefully accepted the award “Best Tour Operator for...

We Are Africa Innovation Awards – Engage Africa

Uthando was super excited to be voted as joint winner together with TIME + TIDE of...

Travel Beyond Fundraiser in Stockholm

A very big THANK YOU to Travel Beyond, Livingstone Safaris, all of the suppliers that donated...

Our Campaigns
Iminathi Educare / Thokozani Together Centre

Uthando has worked with Mhla and the Thokozani Youth Project since 2009. Mhla has been an amazing partner and we have ..

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 ..

Cape Town Cycle Tour / Amy Biehl Foundation Challenge 2017

Once again, in 2017 Team Uthando will be cycling this race to raise funds to support the incredible work of the Amy Biehl Foundation ..

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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