Philanthropic Tours Of Impact With Uthando - A Non-Profit Accredited Company
Uthando is a Non-Profit and Fair Trade in Tourism accredited company that offers unique and innovative tour experiences in and around Cape Town, South Africa.
It has created an exciting model of 'Philanthropic Educational Excursions and Tours', whereby a large part of the cost of its tours goes towards raising funds and providing assistance for community development projects.
A tour of the Uthando projects is the perfect way to explore Cape Town and its rich cultural diversity while giving back at the same time.
Experience Uthando, where you will be transported into a world of vibrant culture and history while doing your part to help local communities. Whether it is learning traditional Xhosa cooking or exploring the townships of the wine regions of Stellenbosch, you will indeed have an unforgettable and meaningful experience.
With Uthando, your travels will be more than just a trip; they will be an impactful journey that makes a difference in the lives of those around you.
So join Uthando today (or at least the next time you are in Cape Town) for an enriching holiday when in Cape Town! The perfect tours to combine tourism and community development into one.
Discovering Authentic Experiences With Cultural Tours In Cape Town
Jikeleza Dance Project
The Jikeleza Dance Project was established in April 2002. It currently teaches African, modern, Spanish, and classical ballet dances and also offers music classes (marimbas and drumming) to children and teenagers in the informal communities of Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg in Hout Bay as well as Nyanga Township.
Additionally, the project provides the Learn-to-Live Program for street children in Green Point, Cape Town.
Abalimi Bezekhaya is a Non-Profit Organisation that aims to promote sustainable and eco-friendly food production for low-income communities in Cape Town.
With a focus on coaching and supporting individuals and businesses interested in practising organic horticulture and micro-farming in order to improve their skills. This is the main priority.
The aim is to encourage initiatives that promote sustainable development while also renewing, building, and preserving social organization, self-responsibility, and the natural environment.
Uthando Day Tours
From R1 300.00 per person
During each of the half-day tours on offer, guests get to visit three community projects.
These projects offer guests the chance to engage with the locals and learn about their inspiring work and the inspiring work of Uthando itself.
Uthando can accommodate groups of any size and the projects showcase their work and lives to visitors.
2013 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor.
2013 Cape Town Tourism Responsible Tourism Award as voted by local and international people and companies in the tourism industry.
2013 Nominated by Dance for All for the 16th Annual Business Day Awards in Small Business Category.
2012 Winner Skal International Sustainable Development in Tourism Award – category Cities-Villages.
2012 finalist in "The Good Safari Guide" category "Best Wildlife or Charity in Africa".
2012 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor 2012.
Awards and Achievements
2015 Best Charitable Organisation in Africa – The Good Safari Guide 2015.
2014 Best Charitable Organisation in Africa – The Good Safari Guide 2014.
2014 Certificate of Excellence – Trip Advisor.
2013 Winner - Cape Town Tourism Responsible Tourism Award.
2013 James Fernie finalist on the "Who's Who" in African Diaspora World Tourism Awards.
Ekhaya eKhasi Centre
Art Aids Art is an organization in South Africa that was established in 2003. Their aim is to enhance education, healthcare, and sustainable economic growth.
The literacy workshops developed into a long-term project that involved the community and aimed to enhance the quality of life by addressing economic, health, and educational needs.
Hout Bay Music Project
The Hout Bay Music Project teaches music and songs, focusing on string instruments, singing, and drums. They do this for around 60 young people who live in the underprivileged areas of Hangberg Harbour Village and Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay.
The project conducts life orientation courses that tackle issues related to self-esteem, HIV/AIDS, and teenage pregnancy.